Ph.D. Student, Anthropology
Ian Jones learned the significance of storytelling when he and his mother cleaned out his grandfather’s store – each item revealed more about the character of his grandfather than was previously known. Now Jones pieces together cultures by examining and comparing data sets and satellite images to better understand the settlement patterns of Southern Jordan during the Islamic Period. By examining the data sets from 1967 to current times, Jones can determine the state of conservation on these sites. He received a BA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and MA in Archaeology from UC San Diego in 2010.
Feb 13, 2013 - "Archaeological Remote Sensing in Jordan's Faynan Copper Mining District with Hyperspectral Imagery,"Savage SH, Levy TE, and Jones IWN, Mapping Archaeological Landscapes from Space, Springer, pp. 97-110
Nov 23, 2012 - "Islamic Metallurgy in Faynan: Surveys of Wadi al-Ghuwayb and Wadi al-Jariya in Faynan, Southern Jordan,"I.W.N. Jones, T.E. Levy, M. Najjar, American Schools of Oriental Research
Nov 16, 2011 - "Prospects and problems in the use of hyperspectral imagery for archaeological remote sensing: a case study from the Faynan copper mining district, Jordan,"Stephen H. Savage, Thomas E. Levy and Ian W. Jones, Journal of Archaeological Science (2011), doi: 10.1016/j.jas.2011.09.28