Position/s

Lecturer
Department of Archaeology

Biography

Dr Jonathan Benjamin is a specialist in early prehistory, underwater archaeology and the archaeology of submerged prehistoric landscapes. Dr Benjamin's research interests include the inundation of terrestrial sites and resulting impacts on hunter-gatherer and early agricultural societies, Pleistocene-Holocene transitions, early human and cultural migrations and applied methodology in maritime and underwater archaeology. Dr Benjamin has undertaken various aspects of terrestrial, aerial and underwater archaeological research across a wide temporal spectrum from prehistoric to classical and historical periods in Britain, Slovenia, Croatia, Cyprus, Israel, Denmark, the USA and Australia. He is an expert in diver-based photographic and photogrammetric recording of underwater archaeological sites. As a member of the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) Action 'SPLASHCOS' Jonathan represented the UK as an Early Stage Researcher (2009 - 2013) and was lead editor of Submerged Prehistory (2011). Before joining Flinders Jonathan was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Edinburgh (History, Classics and Archaeology) and worked for Wessex Archaeology Coastal & Marine, based in Scotland. Jonathan joined Flinders University in January of 2014 as Lecturer in Maritime Archaeology.

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, Archaeology, University of Edinburgh (2007)
Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology, University of California Los Angeles (2000)

Teaching interests

New Topic Coming soon: The Archaeology of Submerged Landscapes

Topic Coordinator:

  • ARCH8153  Underwater Cultural Heritage
  • ARCH8154  Issues in Maritime and Underwater Archaeology

Research expertise

  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology

Supervisory interests

  • Archaeology
  • Maritime archaeology
  • Prehistoric archaeology
  • Underwater cultural heritage

Publications

  • Bicket, A., Tizzard, L., Firth, A. and Benjamin, J. (2014). Heritage Management and Submerged Prehistory in the United Kingdom. In Evans, A.; Flatman, J.; Flemming, N., ed. Prehistoric Archaeology on the Continental Shelf. London: Springer, pp. 213-232.
  • Benjamin, J., Komšo, D., Bekic, L., Uhac, I.K. and Bonsall, C. (2011). Submerged prehistory in the Eastern Adriatic: preliminary research and future prospects. In Benjamin, J., Bonsall, C., Pickard, A., Fischer, A., ed. Submerged Prehistory. Oxford: Oxbow Books, pp. 193-206.
  • Ammerman, A.J., Howitt-Marshall, D.H., Benjamin, J. and Turnbull, T. (2011). Underwater Reconnaissance Works at the Early Site of Aspros on Cyprus. In Benjamin, J., Bonsall, C., Pickard, A., Fischer, A., ed. Submerged Prehistory. Oxford: Oxbow Books, pp. 263-271.
  • Benjamin, J. and Cresner, M. (2009). Submerged Prehistoric Site Discovery and a Proposed Application in the Croatian Adriatic. In L Bekic, ed. Jurišicev zbornik: Zbornik radova u znak sjecanja na Marija Jurišica. Zagreb, Republic of Croatia: Croatian Conservation Institute, International Centre for Underwater Archaeology in Zadar, pp. 52-67.
  • Benjamin, J. (2006). Underwater Archaeological Feasibility Report for the Pre-Neolithic Aspros Site, Cyprus. In Andrew McCarthy, ed. Island Dialogues: Proceedings from POCA, 2006. University of Edinburgh Archaeology Occasional Papers 21. University of Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh Press, pp. 4-14.
  • Benjamin, J. (2014). Book Review: Climate change archaeology: building resilience from research in the world's coastal wetlands. By Robert Van De Noort. Antiquity, 88(341) pp. 986-987.
  • Cowley, D., Benjamin, J. and Martin, C. (2013). Aerial reconnaissance of maritime landscapes in Scotland - some preliminary observations on context, methodology and results. AARGNews, 45 pp. 64-73.
  • Rovere, A., Furlani, S., Benjamin, J., Fontana, A. and Antonioli, F. (2012). MEDFLOOD: Mediterranean Sea-Level Change and Projection for Future Flooding. Journal of Alpine and Mediterranean Quaternary, 25(2) pp. iii-vi.
    [Web Link]
  • Benjamin, J. (2010). Comments on Submerged Prehistoric Site Discovery: A Response. Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology, 5(2) pp. 285-287.
    [10.1080/15564894.2010.506629]
  • Benjamin, J., Bonsall, C., Pickard, C. and Fischer, A. (2011). Editors. Submerged Prehistory. Oxford, UK: Oxbow Books.
  • McCarthy, J. and Benjamin, J. (2014). Multi-image Photogrammetry for Underwater Archaeological Site Recording: An Accessible, Diver-Based Approach. Journal of Maritime Archaeology, 9(1) pp. 95-114.
  • Benjamin, J. and Hale, A. (2012). Marine, Maritime, or Submerged Prehistory? Contextualizing the Prehistoric Underwater Archaeologies of Inland, Coastal, and Offshore Environments. European Journal of Archaeology, 15(2) pp. 237-256.
    [10.1179/1461957112Y.0000000007]
  • Benjamin, J. (2010). Submerged Prehistoric Landscapes and Underwater Site Discovery: Reevaluating the 'Danish Model' for International Practice. Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology, 5(2) pp. 253-270.
    [10.1080/15564894.2010.506623]
  • Benjamin, J. and Bonsall, C. (2009). The prehistoric chert dagger from Piran, Slovenia: an underwater find from the northern Adriatic. Arheološki vestnik, 60 pp. 9-15.
    [Web Link]
  • Benjamin, J. and Bonsall, C. (2009). A Feasibility Study for the Investigation of Submerged Sites Along the Coast of Slovenia. International Journal of Nautical Archaeology, 38(1) pp. 163-172.
    [10.1111/j.1095-9270.2008.00210.x]
  • McCarthy, J. and Benjamin, J. (2014). Multi-image Photogrammetry for Underwater Archaeological Site Recording: An Accessible, Diver-Based Approach. Journal of Maritime Archaeology, 9(1) pp. 95-114.
  • Benjamin, J. and Hale, A. (2012). Marine, Maritime, or Submerged Prehistory? Contextualizing the Prehistoric Underwater Archaeologies of Inland, Coastal, and Offshore Environments. European Journal of Archaeology, 15(2) pp. 237-256.
    [10.1179/1461957112Y.0000000007]
  • Benjamin, J. (2010). Submerged Prehistoric Landscapes and Underwater Site Discovery: Reevaluating the 'Danish Model' for International Practice. Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology, 5(2) pp. 253-270.
    [10.1080/15564894.2010.506623]
  • Benjamin, J. and Bonsall, C. (2009). A Feasibility Study for the Investigation of Submerged Sites Along the Coast of Slovenia. International Journal of Nautical Archaeology, 38(1) pp. 163-172.
    [10.1111/j.1095-9270.2008.00210.x]
  • Benjamin, J. and Bonsall, C. (2009). The prehistoric chert dagger from Piran, Slovenia: an underwater find from the northern Adriatic. Arheološki vestnik, 60 pp. 9-15.
    [Web Link]
  • Bicket, A., Tizzard, L., Firth, A. and Benjamin, J. (2014). Heritage Management and Submerged Prehistory in the United Kingdom. In Evans, A.; Flatman, J.; Flemming, N., ed. Prehistoric Archaeology on the Continental Shelf. London: Springer, pp. 213-232.
  • Ammerman, A.J., Howitt-Marshall, D.H., Benjamin, J. and Turnbull, T. (2011). Underwater Reconnaissance Works at the Early Site of Aspros on Cyprus. In Benjamin, J., Bonsall, C., Pickard, A., Fischer, A., ed. Submerged Prehistory. Oxford: Oxbow Books, pp. 263-271.
  • Benjamin, J., Komšo, D., Bekic, L., Uhac, I.K. and Bonsall, C. (2011). Submerged prehistory in the Eastern Adriatic: preliminary research and future prospects. In Benjamin, J., Bonsall, C., Pickard, A., Fischer, A., ed. Submerged Prehistory. Oxford: Oxbow Books, pp. 193-206.
  • Benjamin, J. and Cresner, M. (2009). Submerged Prehistoric Site Discovery and a Proposed Application in the Croatian Adriatic. In L Bekic, ed. Jurišicev zbornik: Zbornik radova u znak sjecanja na Marija Jurišica. Zagreb, Republic of Croatia: Croatian Conservation Institute, International Centre for Underwater Archaeology in Zadar, pp. 52-67.
  • Benjamin, J., Bonsall, C., Pickard, C. and Fischer, A. (2011). Editors. Submerged Prehistory. Oxford, UK: Oxbow Books.

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