Jason T. Herrmann
Mentors: Deborah Nichols, Anthropology; Jonathan Chipman, Earth Sciences and Geography
Jason T. Herrmann is an archaeologist who specializes in the use of aerial and ground-based remote sensing methods to investigate settlement patterns, ancient built and natural environments, and the complex interactions between ancient societies and their environments. In his dissertation research, Jason examines the relationships between settlement systems and environmental change in prehistoric southeast Arabia (ca. 8,000 - 300 BC) in what are now the desert reaches of the United Arab Emirates. Jason also contributes to long-term research at the ancient royal capital of Sam'al, modern Zincirli Höyük, Turkey. While Herrmann's regional focus is on the archaeology of the Middle East, he has also contributed to archaeological research in Mesoamerica, the Andean Altiplano, Egypt, and the United States. Herrmann teaches archaeological remote sensing to students in two field schools: the Tell el-Amarna Field Program in Archaeological Geophysics and the Arizona State University Field Program at the Center for American Archeology in Kampsville, Illinois.
- Spring 2013 - ANTH 12.2 Archaeology of the Ancient Near East
- Summer 2013 - Archaeological Geomatics. Arizona State Archaeology Field Program at the Center for American Archaeology, Kampsville, Illinois
- Spring 2014 - ANTH 50.5 Environmental Archaeology
Publications & Press
- Three-Dimensional Mapping of Archaeological and Sedimentary Deposits with Ground-penetrating Radar at Saruq al-Hadid, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- Digital Domains: A Conference on the New Archaeology
- Neukom Fellow Probes Ancient Lives With High-Tech Tools
Jason Herrmann is now at the Eberhard Karls University, in Tübingen, Germany, where he is a research associate in the Institute for Ancient Near Eastern Studies.