About Jay Stephens
Jay Stephens is a student in the Archaeology of the Mediterranean world PhD. concentration program. He grew up as an army brat in Heidelberg, Germany and attended the University of Arizona for his undergrad. Here, he completed a BA in Art History, a BS in Archaeology, and a minor in Material Science and Engineering. As a part of his senior thesis, Jay used SEM-EDS, Optical Petrography, Electron Microscopy, Xeroradiography, and Differential Thermal Analysis to investigate the technology and production processes behind Corinthian Polychrome pottery. Jay is primarily interested in using Archaeometric techniques to investigate ceramic production and technology in the Mediterranean during the early Iron Age. He has conducted field and laboratory work on projects in New Mexico, Arizona, and Arcadia, Greece.