Biography

Dr. González-Tennant’s work combines archaeology, ethnography, and history. He specializes in the use of geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing tools, and 3D/VR technologies to research the dynamic geophysical and social processes that threaten cultural heritage, new ways of engaging the public, and his other research interests. He is an ardent open source software supporter. Learn more at his website.

He is the author of dozens of articles, chapters, and papers on a variety of topics. His book The Rosewood Massacre: An Archaeology and History of Intersectional Violence is available from the University Press of Florida. He is the director and writer of the 2019 documentary Hate Is Too Great A Burden exploring a decade of research in Rosewood, funded by the Florida Division of Historical Resources.

Dr. González-Tennant’s courses include Digital Anthropology, Disaster Anthropology, Historical Archaeology, Mortuary Archaeology, and Southeastern Archaeology. He maintains an active public speaking schedule and regularly gives talks on his work. He also offers workshops on digital heritage, geospatial analysis, and human evolution.

Dr. González-Tennant holds a BA in Anthropology from the University of Arkansas (2004), an MS in Industrial Archaeology from Michigan Tech (2005), and MA and PhD degrees in Anthropology from the University of Florida (2008 and 2011, respectively). He serves as Chair of the Technologies Committee with the Society for Historical Archaeology and Vice President of the Central Florida Anthropological Society.

Honors & Awards

Charles H. Fairbanks Archaeology Award (2011); Elizabeth Eddy Applied Anthropology Award (2011); Eleanor Roosevelt Global Citizenship Award (2010); Humanities, Arts, Sciences, and Technology Collaboratory Scholar (2010); Phi Beta Kappa (2004)

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