Matt first began working with Archaeology Southwest in 2011 as a post-doctoral research associate on the NSF-sponsored Southwest Social Networks collaborative grant with the University of Arizona. Before coming to Tucson, he completed his B.A. in anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin in 2003 and his graduate studies in anthropology at Arizona State University, earning an M.A. in 2006 and Ph.D. in 2011.
Matt has been involved in field and laboratory research in many portions of the American Southwest, particularly the greater Zuni/Cibola and Mimbres regions of Arizona and New Mexico. His regional-scale research explores the organization and trajectory of the rapid and widespread social, demographic, and political changes that characterize the late prehistoric and protohistoric Southwest.
Matt embraces the notion of preservation archaeology, and his research largely involves the use of existing archaeological collections, low-impact site documentation, and the development of large comparative databases that inform primary research and site protection efforts.
Contact Matt by email or at (520) 882-6946.