Jera Davis, PhD


Georgia Office

Phone: (770) 498-4155 ext. 115



Dr. Jera R. Davis joined New South Associates in 2017, where she serves as an Archaeologist.  She is a four-field anthropologist specializing in archaeology, with over a decade of experience designing, conducting, managing, and reporting archaeological projects in both academic and professional settings. Her academic research has focused on political economy, ritual, and landscape at Pre-Columbian sites in the southeastern United States—principally Moundville in west-central Alabama, but also Late Archaic, Woodland, and Mississippian sites in the Tennessee River Valley and elsewhere. Her work has been featured in American Antiquity, Southeastern Archaeology, The Museum Chronicle, and in edited volumes published by the University of Alabama Press and the University of Florida Press. Upon earning her Ph.D. in 2014, she began full-time employment at the University of Alabama’s Office of Archaeological Research (OAR), where her duties included NAGPRA and Section 106 compliance in addition to lead authorship on Moundville Archaeological Park’s bid for UNESCO World Heritage Site status. Dr. Davis is a skilled lithicist and ceramicist, public communicator, technical illustrator, and writer. Her field experience spans the states of Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, and Tennessee, as well as the coastal highlands of Holguín Province, Cuba.

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