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Jonathan Micon

UGA Arch

My name is Jonathan Micon. I graduated with a B.A. in Anthropology and History from Purdue University. My dissertation research addresses key anthropological themes related to borderlands, interaction, and movement in northeastern North America. Specifically, it uses chronometric dating techniques to re-write archaeological histories about Iroquoian population collapse in the St. Lawrence River Valley during the 16th century. In doing this, it challenges the notion that St. Lawrence Iroquoians (SLI) "disappeared" due to warfare, climate change, or European disease and instead highlights how movement and social networks were actively employed by SLI to create new opportunities and maintain long-standing cultural traditions. Aside from this work, I have also assisted with archaeological projects in other parts of eastern North America, including Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Ontario, and New York. 


B.A., Anthropology & History, Purdue University, 2016

Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Georgia, December 2022

Articles Featuring Jonathan Micon

Congratulations to PhD student, Jonathan Micon and Associate Professor, Dr. Jennifer Birch, along with Ronald F.

The SAA Archaeological Record featured the Dating Iroquoia project in their September issue. The issue features multiple articles by members of the Dating Iroquoia team, including Co-Principal Investigator, Dr. Jennifer Birch, and PhD candidates, Megan…

Events featuring Jonathan Micon
Baldwin, Room 202








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