Jason Moser is an archaeologist and historian with approximately 21 years of professional experience in the field of archaeology. Jason has a BA in History and Ancient Studies and an MA in History from the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). Throughout his career Jason has worked as an archaeologist for the U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, the Maryland State Highway Administration, Anne Arundel County and a number of private CRM firms. In 2002 Jason moved from Maryland to Florida to pursue a PhD in Anthropology at Florida State University (FSU). Prior to arriving in Florida Jason worked as a Public Archaeologist for five years for Anne Arundel County government. In this capacity he supervised professionals, volunteers, and students in the excavation of Colonial sites.
Jason has maintained a strong research interest and focus on the historical archaeology of the Colonial Period. In addition to this interest, he also has an interest and background in maritime and underwater archaeology. In Maryland, Jason served as volunteer SCUBA diver with the Maryland Maritime Archaeological Program and he has also worked with the Maritime Archaeological and Historical Society. In 2011, he successfully defended his dissertation on the topic of shipyard archeology on the Lower Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay. His other archaeological research interests include Geographic Information Systems applications in archaeology, industrial archaeology, prehistoric ceramics, maritime history, historic architecture, video editing, photography, 3D modeling and animation for public outreach. Jason now works as a Public Archaeologist for the Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN) through the University of South Florida (USF) He now works to preserve and protect Florida's archaeological heritage through public education and outreach.