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Matthew Howland

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Matthew Howland entered the University of California, San Diego anthropology program in 2012, after receiving a B.S. degree in Archaeological Science and a B.A. degree in Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies from the Pennsylvania State University in 2012. He received his M.A. in anthropology from the University of California, San Diego in 2014.

He is an archaeologist whose current work focuses on southern Jordan's Faynan region during the early Iron Age period (ca. 1200-900 BCE), primarily at the copper producing site Khirbat al-Jariya. His interests include the role of trade and long-distance exchange in the development of social complexity, ceramic technology, and the economic lives of ordinary people in the past. In order to investigate these issues, Matthew applies ceramic petrography, spatial analysis in GIS, and 3D modelling with photogrammetry.