Nate Deaton

Field Technician
CAD/GIS Specialist

Centre College, B.A. Applied Anthropology

Tel Aviv University, M.A. Archaeology

Nate Deaton has been involved with archaeology for over six years and received his MA in Near Eastern Archaeology from Tel Aviv University in December of 2017. Throughout his studies, Nate conducted GIS surveys for multiple sites dating between the Iron Age – Roman Periods in the Levant. He assisted as a field technician and area supervisor for multiple projects such as the Central Timna Valley Project, the Roman military camp Legio near Megiddo, the Shikhin Expedition, and Kiriat Jearim in Abu Gosh among others. Much of his GIS concentration focused on spatial soil analysis for the CTV Project, providing diachronic stratigraphy models, as well as mapping ancient routes around the Roman-Period Masada complex in the Jordan Rift Valley.


Nate’s passion and interest in archaeology began during his B.A. studies at Centre College where he concentrated on religion and behavioral/applied anthropology. While studying at Centre College, Nate was exposed to GIS technologies while working as a research assistant in Varanasi, India, where he and his professor mapped ‘mandirs’ (Hindu shrines) throughout the urban and rural communities.


In his spare time, Nate enjoys a variety of outdoor activities including cycling, whitewater kayaking, and backcountry hiking.