Adrian Chase

Grad Research Associate
Graduate Assistant/Associate
Graduate Assistant/Associate

Student Information

Graduate Student
The College of Lib Arts & Sci


Adrian S. Z. Chase is a graduate student studying archaeology at the School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University. His primary research interests are ancient Maya urbanism and computational archaeology. He has participated on field projects at Teotihuacan and Chichen Itza in Mexico, Caracol in Belize, and Hibermerdon Tepe in Turkey. He has also undertaken three internships at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee. He obtained his Masters degree in Anthropology at ASU in 2014 with a focus in Archaeology. Prior to this he obtained his undergraduate degree in Computer Science and Anthropology at Harvard College in 2012 with an honors thesis on LiDAR analysis of reservoir construction and use at the Classic Maya city of Caracol, Belize.

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Research Interests

My two primary research interts are:

Maya Urbanism: a landscape archaeology approach to the built environment, social organization, management strategies, and subsistence systems present in ancient Maya cities.

Computational Archaeology: integrating computer science with archaeological research problems incorporating geographic information systems, social network analysis, and agent based modeling. 

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