Ian Jones

Ian Jones
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Ian Jones entered the University of California, San Diego anthropology program in 2008, after receiving B.A. degrees in anthropology and English from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2007. He received his M.A. in anthropology from the University of California, San Diego in 2010.

He is an archaeologist whose current work focuses on copper mining and smelting in southern Jordan during the Middle Islamic period (ca. 1000-1400 AD), primarily at 13th century Khirbat Nuqayb al-Asaymir in the Faynan district. His interests include production systems and exchange, the daily lives of laborers, the interaction of state and local interests in Middle Islamic Jordan, and Islamic period ceramics. He is also an IGERT-TEECH trainee in the CISA3 research group at Calit2, where he works on a project investigating the applications of satellite remote sensing and GIS to the archaeology and cultural heritage of Jordan.

Anthropology