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Prof. Martin Jones

Prof. Martin Jones

Head of the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

George Pitt-Rivers Professor of Archaeological Science

Office: G09
Faculty Building
Downing Street

Cambridge CB2 3DZ
Office Phone: 01223 333507

Research Interests

I work on archaeobotany and archaeogenetics, in the context of the broader archaeology of food. My current research interests include:

  • The spread of farming across Asia, currently in the context of the Domestication of Europe project and the FOGLIP project
  • Food sharing in the Upper Palaeolithic, currently in the context of the Moravian Gate project
  • The development of agrarian societies and their food economies in later prehistory and historic periods

Research Supervision

Current Students:

Ting An

Ningning Dong

Penelope Jones

Cynthia Larbey

Minghao Lin

Chioma Ngonadi

Natalia Przelomska


Past Students:

Rachel Ballantyne

Jennifer Bates

Mim Bower

Lindsay Friedman

Dorian Fuller

Adam Gardner

Aioi Hosoya

Liliana Janik

Brigitta Kulcsarne Berzsényi

Carla Lancelotti

Xinyi Liu

Marco Madella

Evi Margaritis

Scott Martin

Dawn Mooney

Laura Motta

Giedre Motuzaite Matuzeviciute

Hugo Rafael Oliveira

Victor Paz

Delwen Samuel

Manon Savard

Christopher Stevens

Fiona Zacchariasse

Hanna Zawadska

Key Publications

2016 Food globalisation in prehistory: The agrarian foundations of an interconnected continent. Journal of the British Academy, 4, 73–87.


2016 The trans-Eurasian crop exchange in prehistory: Discerning pathways from barley phylogeography Quaternary International


2016 Unlocking the Past: How Archaeologists Are Rewriting Human History with Ancient DNA. New York: Arcade Publishing


2015 Agriculture facilitated permanent human occupation of the Tibetan Plateau after 3600 BP Science 347: 248–250


2007 Feast: why humans share food.  Oxford University Press


Other Publications

Martin Jones: publication list


Books and edited volumes


Jones M.K. and G.W.Dimbleby (eds) 1981            The environment of man: the Iron Age to the Anglo-Saxon period Oxford: British Archaeological Reports 87

Jones M.K. (ed.) 1983 Integrating the subsistence economy Oxford: British Archaeological Reports S181

Jones M.K. 1986 England before Domesday Batsford: Academic Press

Jones M.K. 1988 (ed.) Archaeology and the flora of the British Isles: human influence on the evolution of plant communities Oxford University: Committee for Archaeology: Monograph 14


Jones M.K., Briggs, D.E.G., Eglinton, G. and Hagelberg, E. (eds.) 1999a. Molecular information and prehistory. Proceedings of a Royal Society discussion meeting. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, London, B 354, 1-159


 Brown T.A. G.Eglinton and Jones M.K. 1999 Ancient Biomolecules Initiative (ABI)  Ancient Biomolecules: Special Issue 2:2


Jones M.K. 2001 The Molecule Hunt: Archaeology and the Search for Ancient DNA  London: Allen Lane. Also 2002 London: Penguin and New York: Arcade


Jones M.K. (ed.) 2004         Traces of ancestry: studies in honour of Colin Renfrew Cambridge: McDonald Institute monographs


Jones M.K. and A.C.Fabian (eds) 2006 Conflict: papers from the 20th Darwin Lecture Series Cambridge University Press


Jones M.K. 2007 Feast: why humans share food.  Oxford University Press (Food Book of the Year Award 2008, Guild of Food Writers)


Martlew H. K.Tsedakis and M.K.Jones 2008  Archaeology Meets Science: Biomolecular and Site Investigations in Bronze Age Greece    Oxford: Oxbow books


Jones M.K. 2016 Unlocking the Past: How Archaeologists Are Rewriting Human History with Ancient DNA. New York: Arcade Publishing



Published articles

1)    Jones M.K. 1974       Archeologia ed applicazioni botaniche  Notiziario di Archeologia Medievale.1974 11-14

2)   Jones M.K.     1975a Contribution to: Excavations at the Old Gaol, Abingdon (M.Parrington) Oxoniensia 40 77

3)   Jones M.K. 1975b Contribution to: Excavations at Broad Street, Abingdon (M.Parrington) Oxoniensia 40 50-52

4)   Jones M.K. 1978a     The plant remains.  In:  The excavation of an Iron Age settlement, Bronze Age ring ditch and Roman features at the Ashville Trading Estate, Abingdon, Oxon  (ed. M.Parrington) London, Council for British Archaeology Research Report 28 93-110

5)   Jones M.K. 1978b    Sampling in a rescue context.  In  Sampling in contemporary British Archaeology  (eds J.Cherry et al.) Oxford: British Archaeological Report 50 191-205 191-205

6)   Evans A. and M.K.Jones 1979         The plant remains.  In:  Gussage-All-Saints: an Iron Age settlement in Dorset (ed. G.Wainwright) London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office 172-175

7)   Jones M.K. 1979a     Contribution to: Excavations at Stert Street, Abingdon (M.Parrington) Oxoniensia 44 24-25

8)   Jones M.K. 1979b    Plant remains from the dry bulk samples.  In:  Iron Age and Roman riverside settlements at Farmoor, Oxfordshire  (eds G.Lambrick & M.Robinson) London: Council for British Archaeology Research Report 32 103-104


9)   Jones M.K.  and D.Miles 1979         Celt and Roman in the Thames Valley: approaches to culture change.  In:  Invasion and response: the case of Roman Britain (eds B.Burnham & H.Johnson) Oxford: British Archaeological Report 73 315-325

10)                  Jones M.K. 1980       Carbonised cereals from Grooved Ware contexts  Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society 46 61-63

11)                  Jones M.K. 1981       Scavo e paleoecologia.  In:  Storia dalla Terra  (ed. A.Carandini) Bari: De Donato 289-299

12)                  Jones M.K. 1981       The development of crop husbandry.  In:  The environment of man: the Iron Age to the Anglo-Saxon period  (eds M.Jones & G.Dimbleby) Oxford: British Archaeological Report 87 95-127

13)                  Jones M.K. 1982       Crop production in Roman Britain.  In:  The Romano-British Countryside: studies in rural settlement and economy  (ed. D.Miles) Oxford: British Archaeological Report.103 97-107

14)                  Chambers F.and M.K.Jones 1984   The antiquity of rye in Britain  Antiquity  58 219-224


15)                  Jones M.K. 1984       The plant remains.  In:  Danebury: an Iron Age hillfort in Hampshire  (ed. B.Cunliffe) London: Council for British Archaeology Research Report 52 483-495

16)                  Jones M.K. 1984       Regional patterns in crop production.  In:  Aspects of the Iron Age in Central Southern Britain  (eds B.Cunliffe & D.Miles) Oxford University: Committee for Archaeology: Monograph 2 120-124

17)                  Jones M.K. 1985       Archaeobotany beyond subsistence reconstruction.  In:  Beyond domestication in prehistoric Europe (eds G.Barker & C.Gamble) London: Academic Press 107-128

18)                  Jones M.K. 1985       The plant remains.  In:  Guide to the Silchester excavations  (ed. M.Fulford) Reading University


19)                  Jones M.K., E.P.Dillon, T.A.Quine, O.Rackham, K.D.Thomas and L.Williams 1985 I paesaggi nella Valle d’Oro.  In:  Settefinestre: una villa schiavistica nell'Etruria Romana. Vol.1  (ed. A.Carandini) Modena: Edizioni Panini  32-47


20)                  Jones M.K. and J.Sheldon 1985  I resti vegetali.  In:  Settefinestre: una villa schiavistica nell'Etruria Romana (eds A.Carandini & A.Ricci) Modena: Edizioni Panini 306-309


21)                  Jones M.K. 1986       Towards a model of the villa estate.  In:  Archaeology at Barton Court Farm  (ed. D.Miles) London: Council for British Archaeology Research Report 50 38-42

22)                  Jones M.K. 1986       Chapter VII: the carbonised plant remains.  In:  Archaeology at Barton Court Farm..(ed. D.Miles) London Council for British Archaeology Research Report 50 Fiche 9A1-9B4

23)                  Jones.M.K. and M.A.Robinson  1986 Chapter IX: The crop plants.  In:-  Archaeology at Barton Court Farm (ed. D.Miles) London: Council for British Archaeology Research Report 50 Fiche 9E10-9E14


24)                  Jones M.K. 1987       Carbonised grain.  In:  Roman Milton Keynes: Excavations and fieldwork 1971-1982  (ed. D.Mynard) Buckinghamshire Archaeological Society: Monograph 1 192-193

25)                  Jones M.K. 1987  Environmental Studies.  In:  Research priorities in Archaeological Science  (ed. P.A.Mellars) London: Council for British Archaeology 4-6

26)                  Nye S. and M.K.Jones 1987 The carbonised plant remains.  In:  Hengistbury Head, Dorset. Volume 1  (ed. B.Cunliffe) Oxford University: Committee for Archaeology: Monograph 13 323-328


27)                  Jones M.K. 1987       Plant macrofossils.  In:  Research priorities in Archaeological Science  (ed. P.Mellars) London: Council for British Archaeology 4-6

28) Jones M.K. 1988  Contribution to:-  Excavations at Bierton, 1979 (D.Allen) Records of Buckinghamshire 1986 40-45

29)                  Jones M.K. 1988  The arable field: a botanical battleground.  In:  Archaeology and the flora of the British Isles: human influence on the evolution of plant communities  (ed. M.Jones) Oxford University: Committee for Archaeology: Monograph 14 86-92

30)                  Jones M.K. 1988  The phytosociology of early arable weed communities, with special reference to southern Britain.  In:  Festschrift: Udelgard Körber-Grohne.  Der prähistorische Mensch und sein Umwelt Stuttgart: Konrad Theiss Verlag 43-51

31)                  Jones M.K. 1989  Agriculture in Roman Britain: the dynamics of change.   In M.Todd (ed) Research on Roman Britain1960-1989: Britannia Monograph 11 London


32)                  Buikstra, J., Castro, P., Chapman, R., Gale, N., Gonzalez Marcen, P., Grant, A., Jones M.K., Lull V., Picazo, M., Risch, R., Sanahuja, MªE. i Stos Gale, S. 1991 Proyecto Gatas, II fase: informe preliminar del estudio de los materiales   Annuario Arqueologicao de Andalucia para 1989 pp. 214-218


33)                  Jones M.K. 1991  Down Farm Woodcutts: the carbonised plant remains.   In: J.Barrett, R.Bradley, and M.Hall (eds)Papers on the Archaeology of Cranborne ChaseOxbow monographh 11 49-53


34)                  Jones M.K. 1991  Sampling in palaeo-ethnobotany.   In W.van Zeist, K.Wasylikowa and K.E.Behre (eds) Progress in Old World Palaeoethnobotany Rotterdam, Balkema 53-61


35)                  Jones M.K. 1991 various sections in: J.Barrett, R.Bradley, and M.Green (eds) Landscape, monuments and society: the prehistory of Cranborne Chase Cambridge University Press


36)                  Jones M.K. 1991  Comments on Boyd's Towards a conceptual framework for environmental archaeology as a key to past geographies Circaea 7:2 71-72


37)                  Jones M.K. 1991  Agricultural change in the pre-documentary past.  In  B.Campbell and M.Overton (eds) Productivity change and agricultural development Manchester University Press 78-93


38)                  Jones M.K. 1991 Analysis and synthesis: compatible activities or separate roles in archaeological science Archaeological Review from Cambridge 10:1 6-11


39)                  Jones M.K. 1991  Food production and consumption.   In R.F.J.Jones (ed.) Roman Britain: recent trends Sheffield Univ pp. 21-28


40)                  Jones M.K. and S.Nye 1991 The plant remains: a quantitative analysis of crop debris.  In B.W.Cunliffe (ed) Danebury: an Iron Age Hillfort in Hampshire. Volume 5 439-447


41)                  Palmer C. and M.K.Jones 1991  The botanical remains.   In: A.Mohamedi, A.Benmansour, A.Amara and E.Fentress (eds) Fouilles de Setif 1977-1984   Agence Nationale d'Archaeologie et de Protection des Sites et Monnuments Historiques: Algiers 260-267


42)                  Castro P., R.W.Chapman, P.Gonzalez Marcen, M.K.Jones, V.Lull, M.Picazo, R.Risch and M.Sanahuja 1992   A palaeoecological research project in the southeast of the Iberian peninsular.   In: N.S.Baer, C.Sabbioni and A.I.Sors (eds) Science, technology and the European cultural heritage: proceedings of the European Symposium, Bologna, Italy, 13-16 June 1989  Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann 372-375


43)                  Jones M.K. 1992   Food remains, food webs and ecosystems.   In: A.M.Pollard (ed.) New developments in archaeological science: Proceedings of the British Academy 77 209-219


44)                  Palmer C. and M.K.Jones 1992   Plant resources in N.M.Sharples (ed) Maiden Castle: excavations and field survey 1985-1986  London, HBMC pp. 129-139 and fiche M6 A2-C2


45)                  Brown T.A., R.Allaby, K.Brown and M.K.Jones 1993  Biomolecular archaeology of wheat: past, present and future   World Archaeology 25:1 64-73


46)                  Jones M.K. 1993       The carbonised plant remains.   In R.J.Williams (ed.) Pennyland Hartigans: two Iron age and Saxon sites in Milton Keynes   Buckinghamshire Archaeological Society: Monograph 4, pp 167-174


47)                  Jones M.K. 1993       The carbonised plant remains.   In: T.G.Allen and M.A.Robinson (eds)  The prehistoric landscape and Iron Age enclosed settlement at Mingies Ditch, Hardwick cum Yelford, Oxon.   Oxford University Committee for Archaeology, pp 121-123


48)                  Allaby R.G., M.K.Jones and T.Brown 1994 DNA in charred wheat grains from the Iron Age hillfort at Danebury, England   Antiquity 68 126-132


49)                  Castro P., Chapman R., Colomer E., Courty M.-A., Federoff N., Gili S., Gonzalez Marcen P., Jones M.K., Lull V., McGlade J., Mico R., Monton S., Rihuete C. Risch R., Ruiz Parra M., Sanahuja M.E. & Tenas, M. 1994  Temporalities and desertification in the Vera Basin, south east Spain.   In S.E.van der Leeuw (ed.) Understanding the natural and anthropogenic causes of soil degradation and desertification in the Mediterranean Basin Report for the European Commission D.G.12 pp.1-326


50)                  Nye S. and M.K.Jones 1994 The plant remains.   In: R.J.Williams and R.J.Zeepvat (eds) Bancroft: a late Bronze Age / Iron Age settlement, Roman Villa and temple mausoleum 562-565


51) Jones M.K. 1995       Patterns in agricultural practice: the archaeobotany of Danebury in its wider context.   In: B.W.Cunliffe Danebury: an Iron Age hillfort in Hampshire London: Council for British Archaeology pp. 43-50


52)  Jones M.K. 1996 Plant exploitation   In: T.Champion and J.Collis (eds)   The Iron Age in Britain and Ireland Sheffield Academic Press#


53)                  Jones M.K. T.A.Brown and R.G.Allaby 1996 Tracking early crops and early farmers: the potential of biomolecular archaeology.  In D.R.Harris (ed.) The Origins and spread of agriculture and pastoralism in Eurasia   UCL Press pp. 93-100


54) Allaby R.G., O'Donoghue K., Sallares R., Jones M.K., Brown T.A. 1997     Evidence for the survival of ancient DNA in charred wheat seeds from European archaeological sites Ancient Biomolecules  1(2) 119-129


55)                  Matthews W., C. A. I. French, T. Lawrence, D. F. Cutler and M.K.Jones 1997 Microstratigraphic traces of site formation processes and human activities World Archaeology 29 281-308


56)                  Matthews, W., C. A. I. French, T. Lawrence, D.F. Cutler and M.K.Jones 1997 Activities inside the temple: the evidence of microstratigraphy (with W.Matthews and others) In: H.Crawford, R.Killick and J.Moon (eds)  The Dilmun Temple at Saar   London: Kegan Paul pp. 31-46


57)                  Clapham A.J., M.K.Jones, J.Reed, and M Tenas i Busquets 1998 Análisis carpólogico del Proyecto Gatas  In Castro Martinez P. et al. (eds)  Proyecto Gatas 2 La Dinámica Arqueoecológica de la ocupación prehistorica.   Junta di Andalucia: Arqueologíca Monographs pp.311-319


58)                  Jones M.K. 1998 An agenda for archaeological science: concluding remarks   In: J.Bailey (ed.) Science in Archaeology: an agenda for the future  pp.237-241


59)                  Madella M., A. M. Powers-Jones and M. K. Jones 1998      A simple method of extraction of opal phytoliths from sediments using a non-toxic heavy liquid   Journal of Archaeological Science 25 801-803


60)                  Powers-Jones A.H., Echlin P. and M.K.Jones 1998            Investigating ancient plant-water relations by the means of analytical microscopy of phytoliths.   In Pinilla A,Tresserras J.J. and Machado M.J. (eds) Estado actual de los Estudios de Fitolitos en Suelos y Plantas (Proceedings of the First European Meeting on Phytolith Research). Madrid: Centro de Ciencias Medioambientales  pp. 245-253


61)                  Jones M.K., R.G.Allaby and T.A.Brown 1998 Wheat domestication  Science 279: 303


62)                  Jones M.K. and T.A.Brown 2000 Agricultural origins: the evidence of modern and ancient DNA.  Holocene 10,6 775-782 


63)                  King A., A.Waldron, M.K.Jones, J.Reed and C. de Vartavan  2000 Chapter 6: the environment.   In  S.Keay, J.Creighton and J.Rodriguez (eds)  Celti Peñaflor   University of Southampton: Department of Archaeology Monograph 2  pp.113-123


64)                  Jones M.K. 2001  Eating for calories or for company?  Concluding remarks on consuming passions.   In: Consuming passions and patterns of consumption (eds P.Miracle and N.Milner)  Cambridge: McDonald Institute Monographs  pp. 131-136


65)                  Jones M.K. and S.Colledge 2001 Archaeobotany and the transition to agriculture.  In: A.M.Pollard and D.R.Brothwell (eds) Archaeological Sciences.  London: John Wiley. Chapter 32 pp. 389-397


66)                  Matthews W., C.A.I.French, T.Lawrence, D.F.Cutler and M.K.Jones 2001  Microstratigraphic analyses of depositional sequences in areas FS and SS (Chapter 14).   In D.Oates, J.Oates and H.McDonald (eds) Excavations in Tel Brak: vol 2: Nagar in the third millennium BC 353-367


67)                  Madella M.,  M.K.Jones,  P.,Goldberg,  Y.Goren and E.Hovers 2002         The exploitation of plant resources by Neanderthals in Amud Cave (Israel): the evidence from phytolith studies. Journal of Archaeological Science, 29:703-719


68)                  Jones M.K. 2003       Ancient DNA in pre-Columbian archaeology: a review.    Journal of Archaeological Science 30 629 - 635


69)                  Jones M.K. 2003       Bio-archaeology and the Proto-Indo-European Lexicon: the Kurgan Hypothesis Revisited. In Boyle K. Renfrew C. and Levine L. (eds) Ancient interactions: east and west in Eurasia. McDonald Institute Monographs pp. 293-297


70)                   Jones M.K. 2003 Issues of scale and symbiosis: unpicking the agricultural “package”.    In:  Bellwood P.and Renfrew C. (eds)   Examining the farming / language dispersal hypothesis. Cambridge: McDonald Institute Monographs pp. 369-377


71)                  Fuller, D., R.Korisettar, P. Venkatasubbaiah and M.K.Jones 2004   Early plant domestications in Southern India: some preliminary archaeobotanical results.   Vegetation History and Archaeobotany 13 115-129


72)                  Jones M.K. 2004 Archaeology and the genetic Revolution.  Chapter 3 in: J.Bintliff (ed.)  A companion to archaeology  (J.Bintliff ed.) Oxford: Blackwell pp. 39-51


73)                  Jones M.K. 2004 Archaeology and DNA: understanding the human past. English Heritage Conservation Bulletin 45 41-43


74)                  Jones M.K. 2004 Between Fertile Crescents: minor grain crops and agricultural origins.  In: Jones M. (ed) Traces of ancestry: studies in honour of Colin Renfrew. Cambridge: McDonald Institute Monographs pp. 127-135


75)                  Jones M.K. 2005 Environmental Archaeology.  In: C.Renfrew and P.Bahn (eds) Archaeology the key concepts.  London: Routledge pp.79-84


76)                  Jones M.K.  2005  Ecological Archaeology.  In: C.Renfrew and P.Bahn (eds) Archaeology the key concepts.  London: Routledge pp.85-89


77)                  Margaritis E.and M.K.Jones 2006  Beyond cereals: crop-processing and Vitis vinifera L. Ethnography, experiment and charred grape remains from Hellenistic Greece. Journal of Archaeological Science 33:784–805


78)                  Savard M., M.Nesbitt, and M.K.Jones 2006 The role of wild grasses in subsistence and sedentism: new evidence from the northern Fertile Crescent.  World Archaeology 38/2 179-196


79)                  Jones M.K. 2007 A feast of Beltain? Reflections on the rich Danebury harvests. In: C.Gosden, H.Hamerow, Jersey, and G.Lock (eds) Communities and Connections: essays in honour of Barry Cunliffe. Oxford University Press. pp.142-153


80)                  Bower M. and M.K.Jones 2007 Ancient DNA. In: Pearsall D.M. (ed.) The Encyclopaedia of Archaeology. California: Elsevier


81)                  Foxhall L., M.K.Jones and H.Forbes 2007  Human ecology and the classical landscape (Chapter 3) In: S.Alcock and R.Osborne (eds) Blackwell studies in Classical Archaeology. Oxford: Blackwell. Pp.89-117


82)                  Jones M.K. and T.Brown 2007 Selection, cultivation, and reproductive isolation; a reconsideration of the morphological and molecular signals of domestication.  In: T.Denham, J. Iriarte and L. Vrydaghs (eds) Rethinking agriculture: archaeological and ethnoarchaeological perspectives. California: Left Coast Press  pp.36-49


83)                  Margaritis E. and M.K.Jones 2007 Crop processing of Olea europaea L.: an experimental approach for the interpretation of archaeobotanical olive remains Vegetation History and Archaeobotany, online edition


84)                  Svoboda J.,  M.Novak, M.Nyvltova Fisakova and M.K.Jones 2007 Dolní Věstonice. Přehled Výskumu 47 82-84


85)                  Beck C.W., V.Garner, M.K.Jones and M.P.Richards 2008 Biomolecular archaeology in the Aegean context. In: Martlew H. K.Tsedakis and M.K. Jones (eds) Archaeology Meets Science: Biomolecular and Site Investigations in Bronze Age Greece. Oxford: Oxbow books 238-242


86)                  Hunt H. and M.K.Jones 2008 Pathways across Asia: exploring the history of Panicum and Setaria in the Indian subcontinent. Pragdhara 18 53-68


87)                  Lister DL, Bower MA, Howe CJ, M.K.Jones 2008   Extraction and amplification of nuclear DNA from herbarium specimens of emmer wheat: a method for assessing DNA preservation by maximum amplicon length recovery", Taxon 57(1) 254-258


88)                  Jones H., D.L.Lister, M.A.Bower, F.J.Leigh, L.M.Smith & M.K.Jones 2008 Approaches and constraints of using existing landrace and extant plant material to understand agricultural spread in prehistory.  Plant Genetic Resources: characterization and utilization 6(2) 98-112


89)                  Jones H.; F.J. Leigh; Ian Mackay; M.A. Bower; L.M. J. Smith; M.P. Charles; G.E.M. Jones; M.K. Jones; T.A. Brown; W. Powell 2008 Population Based Re-sequencing Reveals that the Flowering Time Adaptation of Cultivated Barley Originated East of the Fertile Crescent. Molecular Biology and Evolution; 25 (10):2211–2219


90)                  Liu, X. & M. K.Jones 2008    When archaeology begins - cultural and political context of Chinese archaeological thought. Bulletin of the History of Archaeology 18:1 25-27


91)                  Margaritis E. and M.K.Jones 2008a Greek and Roman Agriculture. In: Oleson J.P. (ed.) Handbook of engineering and technology in the Classical World. Oxford University Press. Pp158-174 (winner of the 2009 Eugene S. Ferguson Prize by the Society for the History of Technology)


92)                  Margaritis E. and M.K.Jones 2008b Crop processing of Olea europaea L.: an experimental approach for the interpretation of archaeobotanical olive remains. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany, 17 381-392


93)                  Margaritis E. and M.K.Jones 2008c Olive oil production in Hellenistic Greece: the interpretation of charred olive remains from the site of Tria Platania, Macedonia, Greece (fourth-second century B.C.) Vegetation History and Archaeobotany, 17 393-401


94)                  Hunt H.V., M. Vander Linden,X. Liu, G. Motuzaite-Matuzeviciute, S. Colledgeand M.K. Jones 2008  Millets across Eurasia: chronology and context of early records of the genera Panicum and Setaria from archaeological sites in the Old World. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany. 17 (Suppl 1):S5–S18


95)                  Brown T.A., M.K.Jones, W.Powell and R.Allaby 2009. The complex origins of domesticated crops in the Fertile Crescent. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 24 103-109


96)                  Jones M.K. 2009. Dormancy and the plough: Weed seed biology as an indicator of agrarian change in the first millennium AD. In: A.Fairbairn and E.Weiss (eds) From foragers to farmers: Gordon C.Hillman Festschrift. Oxford: Oxbow Books pp. 58-63


97)                  ListerD.A., S.Thaw, M.A.Bower, H.Jones, M.P.Charles, G.Jones, L.M.J.Smith, C.J.Howe, T.A.Brown and M.K.Jones  2009. Latitudinal variation in a photoperiod response gene in European barley: insight into the dynamics of agricultural spread from ‘historic’ specimens. Journal of Archaeological Science 30 1-7


98)                  Liu X, H. Hunt and M.K. Jones. 2009  River valleys and foothills: changing archaeological perceptions of North China’s earliest farms. Antiquity 83: 82-95


99)     Jones M.K. and X.H.Liu, 2009 Origins of Agriculture in East Asia. Science 324 730-731


100)              Motuzaite-Matuzeviciute G., H.V. Hunt & M.K. Jones 2009 Multiple sources for Neolithic European agriculture: Geographical origins of early domesticates in Moldova and Ukraine. In P.Dolukhanov (ed.) The East European Plain on the Eve of Agriculture. Oxford BAR pp.53-64


101)              Jones M.K. 2009 Moving North: Archaeobotanical Evidence for Plant Diet in Middle and Upper Paleolithic Europe. In: J-J.Hublin & M.P.Richards (eds) The Evolution of Hominin Diets: Integrating Approaches to the Study of Palaeolithic Subsistence. Springer Netherlands, pp. 171-180


102)              Hunt,H.V., K.Denyer, L.C.Packman, M.K.Jones, and C.J.Howe. 2010 Molecular Basis of the Waxy Endosperm Starch Phenotype in Broomcorn Millet (Panicum miliaceum L.) Mol. Biol. Evol. 27(7):1478–1494.


103)              Beresford-Jones D.G.; K.Johnson; A.G.Pullen; A.J.Pryor; J.Svoboda; and M.K.Jones, 2010: Burning Wood or Burning Bone? A Reconsideration of Flotation Evidence from Upper Palaeolithic (Gravettian) sites in the Moravian Corridor. Journal of Archaeological Science 37 2799-2811


104)                Lister D.L., M.A. Bower and M.K.Jones (2010) Herbarium specimens expand the geographical and temporal range of germplasm data in phylogeographic studies. Taxon 59(5) 1-3


105)              Li, C., D.L.Lister, H. Li , X.Yue, Y.Cui, M.A.Bower, M.K.Jones, and Z.Hui (2011) Ancient DNA analysis of desiccated wheat grains excavated from a Bronze Age cemetery in Xinjiang Journal of Archaeological Science Volume 38, Issue 1, 115-119


106)              Beresford-Jones D., S.Taylor, C.Paine, A.Pryor, J.Svoboda, and M.K.Jones (2011) Rapid climate change in the Upper Palaeolithic: the record of charcoal conifer rings from the Gravettian site of Dolní Vĕstonice, Czech Republic. Quaternary Science Reviews 30 1948-1964


107)              Oliveira H.R., H.Jones, F.Leigh, D.L.Lister, M.K.Jones & L. Peña-Chocarro (2011). Phylogeography of einkorn landraces in the Mediterranean basin and Central Europe: population structure and cultivation history. Archaeol Anthropol Sci DOI 10.1007/s12520-011-0076-x


108)              Oliveira H.R., D.L.Lister, & M.K.Jones  2011. Phylogeography of Cereal Landraces and the Spread of Agriculture in Northwest Africa: Review and Prospects. In: Ahmed Fahmy and Stephanie Kahlheber (eds), Reports in African Archaeology, Volume III, Africa Magna Verlag, Frankfurt am Main 2011.


109)              Motuzaite-Matuzeviciute G., H.Hunt and M.K.Jones 2011 Experimental approaches to understanding variation in grain size in Panicum miliaceum (broomcorn millet) and its relevance for interpreting archaeobotanical assemblages. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany DOI 10.1007/s00334-011-0322-2


110)              Hunt H.V., M.G.Campana, M.C.Lawes, Y-J. Park, M.A.Bower, C.J.Howe and M.K.Jones 2011 Genetic diversity and phylogeography of broomcorn millet (Panicum miliaceum L.) across Eurasia. Molecular Ecology doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2011.05318.x


111) Jones H., P.Civán, J.Cockram, F.J.Leigh, L.M.J.Smith, M.K.Jones, M.P.Charles, J-L Molina-Cano, W.Powell, G.E.M.Jones and T.A.Brown  2011. Evolutionary history of barley cultivation in Europe revealed by genetic analysis of extant landraces. BMC Evolutionary Biology 11:320 doi:10.1186/1471-2148-11-320


112) Jones M.K., H.V.Hunt, E.Lightfoot, D.L.Lister, X.Liu, and G.Motuzaite-Matuzeviciute 2011 Food Globalisation in Prehistory. World Archaeology  43(4): 665-675


113)              F. J. Leigh1, H.R. Oliveira2, I. Mackay1, H.Jones1, L.M.J. Smith1, P.Wolters3, M.P. Charles4, M.K.Jones2, W.Powell1, 5, T.A.Brown 6 and G.E.M. Jones4  (2011) Remnant genetic diversity detected in an ancient crop:  T. dicoccum landraces from Asturias, Spain. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution. DOI 10.1007/s10722-012-9840-8


114)              Motuzaite-Matuzeviciute G., S. Telizhenko and M.K.Jones (2012) Archaeobotanical investigation of two Scythian-Sarmatian period pits in eastern Ukraine: Implications for floodplain cereal cultivation. Journal of Field Archaeology 37(1) 51-61


115)              Oliveira H.R., M.G.Campana, H.Jones, H.V.Hunt, F.Leigh, D.I.Redhouse, D.L.Lister, M.K.Jones (2012) Tetraploid Wheat Landraces in the Mediterranean Basin: Taxonomy, Evolution and Genetic Diversity PLoS ONE 7(5): e37063. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0037063


116)              Oliveira H.R., P. Civáň, J.Morales, A.Rodriguez-Rodriguez, D.L.Lister & M.K.Jones. (2012). Ancient DNA in archaeological wheat grains: preservation conditions and the study of pre-Hispanic agriculture on the island of Gran Canaria. Journal of Archaeological Science. 39: 828–835


117)              M.K.Jones (2012) Time to Connect: A Commentary on Science and the Material Record.  Archaeological Review from Cambridge 27:1 pp**


118)              Jones G.E.M., H.Jones, M.P.Charles, M.K.Jones, S.Colledge, F.J.Leigh, D.A.Lister, L.M.J.Smith, W. Powell and T.A.Brown (2012) Phylogeographic analysis of barley DNA as evidence for the spread of Neolithic agriculture through Europe. Journal of Archaeological Science 39 (2012) 3230e3238


119)              Hunt, H.V., H. M. Moots, R.A. Graybosch, H.Jones, M.Parker, O.Romanova, M.K.Jones, C. J. Howe &K.Trafford (2012) Waxy-Phenotype Evolution in the Allotetraploid Cereal Broomcorn Millet: Mutations at the GBSSI Locus in their Functional and Phylogenetic Context.  Molecular Biology and Evolution doi: 10.1093/molbev/mss209


120)              Liu X., M.K. Jones, Z.Zhao, G.Liu, andT.C.O’Connell (2012) The Earliest Evidence of Millet as a Staple Crop: new light on Neolithic foodways in North China. American Journal of Physical Anthropology DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.22127


121) Lister, D.L. and M.K.Jones (2012) Is naked barley an eastern or a western crop? The combined evidence of archaeobotany and genetics. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany DOI: 10.1007/s00334-012-0376-9


122) Motuzaite-Matuzeviciute G., S.Telizhenko and M.K. Jones (2013). The earliest evidence of domesticated wheat in the Crimea at Chalcolithic Ardych-Burun. Journal of Field Archaeology 2013 38: 2-128


123) Motuzaite-Matuzeviciute, G., J.Jacob, S.Telizhenko, and M.K.Jones (2013) Miliacin in palaeosols from an Early Iron Age in Ukraine reveal in situ cultivation of broomcorn millet. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences DOI 10.1007/s12520-013-0142-7


124) Lister D.L., H.Jones, M.K.Jones, D.M. O’Sullivan, J.Cockram (2013) Analysis of DNA polymorphism in historic barley material: validation of the KASPar SNP genotyping platform  Taxon 62(4) 779-789


125) Jones, G., Charles, M., Jones, M.K., Colledge, S., Leigh, F., Lister, D., Smith, L., Powell, W., Brown, T.A. and Jones, H. (2013) DNA evidence for multiple introductions of barley into Europe following dispersed domestications in W. Asia Antiquity 87  337) 701–713


126) Alexander J E Pryor A.J.E., M.Steele, M. K.Jones., J.Svoboda, D.G. Beresford-Jones (2013) Plant foods in the Upper Palaeolithic at Dolni Vestonice? Parenchyma redux  Antiquity 87, (338)  971-984


127) Motuzaite Matuzeviciute G., R.A. Staff, H.V. Hunt, X. Liu, M. K. Jones (2013) The early chronology of broomcorn millet (Panicum miliaceum) in Europe. Antiquity 87, (338) 1073-1085


128) Lightfoot E., X.Liu, M.K.Jones (2013) Why move starchy cereals? A review of the isotopic evidence for prehistoric millet consumption across Eurasia . World Archaeology 12/2013; 45(4):574-623.


129) Lisa.L and M.K.Jones (2013) Tjeerd Van Andel's Stage Three challenge In: Lisa L. and M.K.Jones (eds) MIS3 in Central Europe.  Quaternary International  294 1-2


130) Oliveira H.R., J.Hagenblad, M.W.Leino, F. J.Leigh, D.L.Lister, L.Peña-Chocarro and M.K.Jones (2014) Wheat in the Mediterranean revisited: tetraploid wheat landraces assessed with elite bread wheat single-nucleotide polymorphism markers. BMC Genetics 15 54


131) Lightfoot E.,  G. Motuzaite-Matuzeviciute, T. C. O'Connell, I. A. Kukushkin, V. Loman, V. Varfolomeev, X. Liu and M. K. Jones (2014) How ‘Pastoral’ is Pastoralism? Dietary Diversity in Bronze Age Communities in the Central Kazakhstan Steppes. Archaeometry  DOI: 10.1111/arcm.12123


132) Liu X.and M.K.Jones (2014) Food globalisation in prehistory: top down or bottom up? Antiquity 88 (2014): 956–963


133) Liu X., E.Lightfoot, T.C. O’Connell, H.Wang, S.Li, L.Zhou, Y.Hu, G.Motuzaite-Matuzeviciute & M.K. Jones (2014) From necessity to choice: dietary revolutions in west China in the second millennium BC World Archaeology 46 (5) 661-680


134) Liu X and M.K. Jones (2014) Under one roof: People, crops and animals in Neolithic North China. In Boyle K, Rabett RJ and Hunt CO (eds) Living in the Landscape: Essays in Honour of Graeme Barker (McDonald Institute Monographs: Cambridge)


135) Liu X, DQ Fuller and M.K. Jones (2015) Early agriculture in China. In Barker G and Goucher C (eds) The Cambridge World History vol II: A World with Agriculture, 12,000 CBE - 500 CE (Cambridge University Press: Cambridge)


136) Motuzaite-Matuzeviciute G, E Lightfoot, TC O'Connell, D Voyakin, X Liu, S Svyatko, E Usmanova and M.K. Jones (2015): The extent of agriculture among pastoralist societies in Kazakhstan using stable isotope analysis of animal bone Journal of Archaeological Science 59: 23–34


137) Chen F, G Dong, D Zhang, X Liu, X Jia, CB An, M Ma, YW Xie, L Barton, X Ren, Z Zhao, X Wu, M.K. Jones (2015) Agriculture facilitated permanent human occupation of the Tibetan Plateau after 3600 BP Science 347: 248–250


138) Dong G, D Zhang, X Liu, F Liu, F Chen, M.K. Jones (2015) Agriculture facilitated permanent human occupation of the Tibetan Plateau after 3600 BP. Response to comment Science 348: 6237


139) Motuzaite Matuzeviciute G., R.C. Preece, S. Wang, L. Colominas, K. Ohnuma, S. Kume


, A. Abdykanova, M.K. Jones (2015) Ecology and subsistence at the Mesolithic and Bronze Age site of Aigyrzhal-2, Naryn valley, Kyrgyzstan. Quaternary International doi:10.1016/j.quaint.2015.06.065


140) Ma MM, Dong GH, Liu X, Lightfoot E, Chen F, Wang H, Li H and Jones MK (2015) Stable isotope analysis of human and animal remains at the Qijiaping site in Middle Gansu, China International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 25(6): 923-934


141) Jones M.K. (2016) Preface In: Yanfu Z. and D.Viejo Rose 史与物  (shǐ yǔ wù) History And Object: Interpreting the Letters Written From Chinese Scholars To a French Sinologist. Beijing; Commercial Press, pp 1-4


142) Liu X., R.E.B. Reid, E. Lightfoot, G. Motuzaite Matuzeviciute, and M.K Jones (2016) Radical change and dietary conservatism: Mixing model estimates of human diets along the Inner Asia and China’s mountain corridors The Holocene, 0959683616646842


143) Liu


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, D.L. Lister, Z.Zhao, R.A. Staff, P.J. Jones, L.P.Zhou, A.K. Pokharia, C.A. Petrie, A.Pathak, H.Lu, G.Motuzaite Matuzeviciute, J.Bates, T.K. Pilgram, M.K. Jones (2016) The virtues of small grain size: Potential pathways to a distinguishing feature of Asian wheats . Quaternary International


144) Jones

H., D.L. Lister, D.Cai, C.J. Kneale, J.Cockram, L.Peña-Chocarro, M.K. Jones (2016) The trans-Eurasian crop exchange in prehistory: Discerning pathways from barley phylogeography Quaternary International


145) Lightfoot E., N. Przelomska, M.Craven, T.C.O’Connell, L.He, H.V.Hunt, and M.K.Jones (2016) nitrogen isotopic variability in foxtail millet (Setaria italica) Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 30, 1475–1487


146)  Jones M.K., H.V.Hunt, C.J.Kneale, E.Lightfoot, D.Lister, X.Liu, and G. Motuzaite-Matuzeviciute (2016) Food globalisation in prehistory: The agrarian foundations of an interconnected continent. Journal of the British Academy, 4, 73–87. DOI 10.5871/jba/004.073


147) Liu X., E.Margaritis and M.K.Jones (in press) From the harvest to the meal in prehistoric China and Greece: a comparative approach to the social context of food. In G.E.Lloyd (ed.) Ancient Greece and China Compared.


148) C.Inchley, (+20 authors), M.K.Jones, J.A.L.Armour & T.Kivisild (2016) Selective sweep on human amylase genes postdates the split with Neanderthals. Nature Scientific Reports 6 doi:10.1038