Jeffrey Frost received his BA from Ripon College (Wisconsin) and holds a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He is an archaeologist specializing in the prehistory of southern Central America and the Central Andes. He has conducted extensive fieldwork in southern Costa Rica and western Panama where he aims to understand the development and organization of non-state complex societies. His research focuses on the regional patterning and spatial organization of late pre-Columbian mortuary complexes. For the past nine years Jeff has been contributing to research on several research projects in Peru investigating the daily lives of Moche and the Chimu people through the excavation of commoner households.