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Jonathan Flood

MA Geography, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Jonathan Flood

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Biography

Jonathan Flood is finishing his PhD in the Department of Geography and the Environment, University of Texas at Austin. His general research interests focus on the relationship between societies and their groundwater resources, and more specifically on how the aqueous geochemistry of natural aquifer systems influence aspects of a user or user-group's culture, from agriculture to material culture. Jonathan has spent the last 3 summers collecting and analyzing groundwater from the Greek island of Crete, multiple sites on the Greek mainland, and several regions in western Turkey. Outside the Aegean, Jonathan has participated in hydrologic work in western Belize.

Along with hydrogeology, Jonathan is passionate about archaeology and geoarchaeology. He has served as the field-director of the Mochlos Excavations (Crete) and has conducted geoarchaeological research in southern and western Turkey and in the Yucatan. He’s currently publishing the groundstone tools for the Minoan site of Mochlos with the help of Professor Tristan Carter and under the supervision of project director Professor Jeffrey Soles (http://www.uncg.edu/arc/Mochlos/first.html). Jonathan worked for a year and a half as a field archaeologist in the southeast US for the CRM company New South Associates Inc.

Interests

Geoarchaeology, groundwater quality, water rituals, lithic technologies, cultural and natural history of the Eastern Mediterranean
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