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Jon A. Weiland

Jon A. Weiland

PhD Candidate - Classical Archaeology
Graduate Research Fellow, Humanities+Design Lab - Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA)
Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellow (SIGF)
B.A. in Anthropology, University of Nebraska - Lincoln 2008
Classical Studies post-baccalaureate, University of Pennsylvania 2009
M.A. Classics, University of Arizona 2011
Graduate Certificates in Geographic Information Science, University of Arizona 2011

Jon's research uses traditional classics scholarship, bioarchaeology and digital research methods, to investigate the darker aspects of the ancient world, topics like poverty, disease, slavery and violence.  His master's thesis explored how malaria affected the landscapes of Roman Italy.  His dissertation focuses on the archaeology of what some refer to as the “Invisible Romans,” the people with the lowest socio-economic status in Italy, such as slaves and peasants.  His other projects include developing effective low-cost 3D modeling techniques for documenting archaeological evidence and using GIS to model ancient travel and exchange. 

Jon has worked for the Midwest Archaeological Center of the National Park Service, the Archaeological Mapping Lab at the University of Pennsylvania's Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, and in Archaeological Collections at the Arizona State Museum.  He has participated in archaeological investigations in Italy, Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Mexico, Peru, and at several locations in the United States. 

In his free time Jon enjoys travel, photography, rambling conversation, excessively long walks and binge watching good TV.


Jon A. Weiland, J.T. Watson
January 2013
Watson, J. T., and J. Weiland. "Documenting Archaeological Mortuary Features using High Dynamic Range (HDR) Imaging." International Journal of...
January 2011
Weiland, Jonathan. "Malaria in Etruria." Etruscan Studies 14, no. 1 (2011): 97-106.
January 2009
Weiland, Jonathan. "A Comparison and Review of Window Glass Analysis Approaches in Historical Archaeology." Technical Briefs in Historical...