Dr. Jeff  Hantman

Dr. Jeff Hantman

Dr. Jeff Hantman is a professor of archaeology and the former director of the Archaeology Interdisciplinary Program at the University of Virginia. He received his Ph.D. from Arizona State University in 1983. Throughout his career, Dr. Hantman has focused his research on Native American societies and cultures, most recently in the Chesapeake region of the eastern United States. He is concerned primarily with the early colonial period and constructing new histories based on a merger of archaeology, ethno-history and indigenous world-views. Dr. Hantman is currently involved in writing a history of the Monacan people of Virginia, employing a collaborative archaeology in order to create a more nuanced understanding of pre- and post- contact period Virginia. Dr. Hantman has authored and co-authored numerous professional papers, articles and books.