Jesse Casana

Academic Appointments
  • Professor of Anthropology

  • Chair of Department of Anthropology

Jesse Casana is a specialist in the archaeology of the Middle East and joined the Department of Anthropology at Dartmouth in 2015.  His research investigates settlement and land use history, the emergence and development of complex societies, and the dynamic interactions of humans with their environment.  Casana's projects explore large regions, embrace long periods of human history, and employ a wide range of technologies.  He is currently the co-director of a regional archaeological survey project in the upper Diyala (Sirwan) River Valley and an excavation at the second millennium BC city of Khani Masi, both in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

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HB 6047


  • B.A. University of Texas at Austin
  • M.A. University of Chicago
  • PhD University of Chicago