My name is Christopher Jones. I am a Ph.D student in ancient Near Eastern history at Columbia University in New York. My primary research interests focus on the Neo-Assyrian Empire, especially the organization and structure of the Assyrian government and military. Previously, I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2011 with a B.A. in Peace, War & Defense and Ancient & Medieval History, and a minor in Archaeology. I then graduated from Wheaton College in 2014 with an M.A. in Biblical Archaeology.