Martin Jones - Curriculum Vitae#


Career and academic history
  • 2012-(continuing) Vice-Master, Darwin College, Cambridge
  • 2007 Special Research Advisor, Institute of Archaeology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
  • 1990- (continuing) George Pitt-Rivers Professor of Archaeological Science, University of Cambridge
  • 1981-90 Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer in Archaeological Science, University of Durham
  • 1979-81 Research assistant, University of Oxford
  • 1974-79 Environmental Specialist, Oxford Archaeological Unit
  • 1985 DPhil (Oxon) The ecological and cultural implications of selected carbonised seed assemblages from southern Britain
  • 1973 BA(Cantab) 1st class honours in Natural Science
  • 1972 Cambridge University Prize for Botany (Frank Smart Prize)

External appointment history
  • HBMC: (English Heritage)
    • Chairman, Research Advisory Panel (2004-2007)
    • Chairman, Science and Conservation Panel (1997-2004)
    • Ancient Monuments Advisory Committee (1998-2001)
    • Historic Sites and Landscapes Advisory Committee (2001-
  • NERC: (Natural Environment Research Council)
    • Chairman, Science-based Archaeology Strategy Committee (1996 to 1999)
    • Earth Sciences Technology Board (to 1996-1999)
  • British Association for the Advancement of Science
    • President of the Archaeology and Anthropology section 1998
  • Wellcome Trust
    • Chairman Bio-archaeology Panel (2000-2005)
  • AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council))
    • Convenor, Research Panel 1 (2006-2009)
    • Research Panel Member (2004-2009)
  • ERC SH5 Advanced Panel member (2012)
  • Leicester University
    • i-science steering committee member (2003-ongoing)
  • Oxford Archaeological Unit
    • Research Advisory Panel member (2003-ongoing)
  • External examinerships present and past
    • Univs of Bradford, Dublin, Durham, Sheffield, Leicester, London, UMIST and York

Current Research Interests

a) Food and foodways
b) Cold climate ecology and pre-agricultural use of plant foods (current focus on Dolni Vestonice and the Moravian Gate. New collaboration with the Baikal Archaeology Project).
c) Early crops through bio-archaeology and genetics (current focus on Triticum diccocum, Hordeum vulgare and Panicum miliaceum)
d) Later prehistoric and early historic agriculture
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