Who we are

Jennifer Thatcher received her initial obsidian hydration training at the University of Oregon and BioSystems Analysis obsidian hydration laboratories, and was the hydration analyst at Northwest Research Obsidian Studies Laboratory from 1996  to 2013. She has extensive laboratory and field experience working on archaeological projects of all scales.

She graduated from the University of Oregon in 1991 and completed her master’s degree at Oregon State University in 2001. Her thesis research focused on the geochemistry and GIS analysis of obsidian source material and artifacts from the Silver Lake/Sycan Marsh obsidian source, south-central Oregon.