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Jason M. O’DonoughueJason M. O’Donoughue

Ph.D., Anthropology, Univ. of Florida, 2015
M.A., Anthropology, Univ. of Tennessee, 2008
B.A., Anthropology, Univ. of Florida, 2004

Background and Research Interests

After receiving a B.A. degree from the University of Florida, O’Donoughue enrolled in the graduate program at the University of Tennessee, where he conducted collaborative research on Paleoindian settlement, early container technologies (fiber-tempered pottery and soapstone vessels), and Archaic Period culture history, exchange, and social identity in the Tennessee River Valley and greater American Southeast. His thesis research utilized GIS to develop models of archaeological site location in the lower Coastal Plain of South Carolina. Jason returned to Gainesville in 2008 to pursue a Ph.D., with an emphasis on Archaic communities and freshwater springs in the St. Johns River valley.

Current Research Projects

Jason is currently conducting dissertation research and analyzing materials recovered during survey and test excavations conducted at multiple springs in the region. This research is geared towards investigating the history of springs through an examination of paleohydrological indicators and cultural deposits. His dissertation is focused on constructing landscape histories of Florida’s freshwater springs, understanding their significance, and exploring the ways that archaeological and contemporary engagements with these places can be mutually revealing.

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