Jason Nesbitt's fields of study include archaeology, Andean prehistory, early complex societies, monumental architecture, urbanism, archaeological theory, relationships between culture and nature, ceramic analysis, and remote sensing applications to archaeology. He specializes in the archaeology of the central Andes, with a focus on the Initial Period (1700-800 BC) and Early Horizon (ca. 800-300 BC) of Peru. Currently he is working on the "Chavin Hinterlands Project" (2014-present) and the Campanayuq Rumi Project (2013-present). Recent research has employed pXRF in order to study obsidian interregional obsidian exchange systems between Campanayuq Rumi and contemporary centers during the Early Horizon.