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.
Doctor of Philosophy, Archaeology, University of Edinburgh (2007)
Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology, University of California Los Angeles (2000)
: Submerged Prehistoric Landscape Archaeology
: Coastal Archaeology, Marine Resource Exploitation
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