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Research Biography

Dr Jonathan Benjamin FSA is a specialist in the archaeology of submerged landscapes, Pleistocene-Holocene transitions and applied methods in Maritime and Underwater Archaeology. Dr Benjamin's research interests include past human transitions and cultural migrations, the inundation of coastal sites and resulting impacts on past societies, 3D site recording and the advancement of method in maritime and underwater archaeology. Jonathan has undertaken various aspects of terrestrial, aerial and underwater archaeological research across a wide temporal spectrum from prehistoric, classical and historical periods in Britain, Slovenia, Croatia, Cyprus, Israel, Denmark, as well as pre and post-contact sites in North America 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' (2009 - 2013) Jonathan was an Early Stage Researcher 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 2014 and served as Co-Chair of the UNESCO UNITWIN Network for Underwater Archaeology from 2015 - 2018. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries (London), and is the Lead CI for the Deep History of Sea Country: Climate, Sea Level and Culture (ARC DP1700100812).

Research Interests

Archaeology; Submerged Landscapes; Coastal and Maritime Archaeology; Impacts of sea-level changes on past human societies; Aerial Archaeology; 3D Recording and Interpretation for Archaeology; Mesolithic-Neolithic Transition; Scientific Diving

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Edinburgh

… → 2007

Award Date: 1 Feb 2007

Bachelor of Arts, University of California, Los Angeles

… → 2000

Award Date: 1 Jan 2000

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Research Output

Aboriginal artefacts on the continental shelf reveal ancient drowned cultural landscapes in northwest Australia

Benjamin, J., O’Leary, M., McDonald, J., Wiseman, C., McCarthy, J., Beckett, E., Morrison, P., Stankiewicz, F., Leach, J., Hacker, J., Baggaley, P., Jerbic, K., Fowler, M., Fairweather, J., Jeffries, P., Ulm, S. & Bailey, G., 1 Jul 2020, In : PLoS One. 15, 7 July, 31 p., e0233912.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Great Britain: The Intertidal and Underwater Archaeology of Britain’s Submerged Landscapes

    Bailey, G., Momber, G., Bell, M., Tizzard, L., Hardy, K., Bickett, A., Tidbury, L., Benjamin, J. & Hale, A., 2020, The Archaeology of Europe’s Drowned Landscapes. Bailey, G., Galanidou, N., Peeters, H., Jöns, H. & Mennenga, M. (eds.). 1 ed. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing, p. 189-219 31 p. (Coastal Research Library; vol. 35).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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    3D Recording and Interpretation for Maritime Archaeology

    McCarthy, J. (ed.), Benjamin, J. (ed.), Winton, T. (ed.) & Van Duivenvoorde, W. (ed.), 2019, 1 ed. Cham: Springer International Publishing. 237 p. (Coastal Research Library; vol. 31)

    Research output: Book/ReportAnthology

    Open Access
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    A Strategy for Assessing Continuity in Terrestrial and Maritime Landscapes from Murujuga (Dampier Archipelago), North West Shelf, Australia

    Veth, P. M., McDonald, J., Ward, I. A. K., O’Leary, M., Beckett, E., Benjamin, J., Ulm, S., Hacker, J. M., Ross, P. J. & Bailey, G. N., Apr 2019, In : Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology. 0, p. 1-27 27 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 6 Citations (Scopus)

    A submerged 7000-year-old village and seawall demonstrate earliest known coastal defence against sea-level rise

    Galili, E., Benjamin, J., Eshed, V., Rosen, B., McCarthy, J. & Horwitz, L. K., 18 Dec 2019, In : PLoS One. 14, 12, 17 p., e0222560.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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  • 3 Citations (Scopus)

    Prizes

  • Activities

    • 2 Other
    • 1 Membership of committee
    • 1 Membership of network

    UNESCO UNITWIN Network for Underwater Archaeology (2015 - 2018) (External organisation)

    Jonathan Benjamin (Chair)

    20152018

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of network

    Australasian Institute for Maritime Archaeology (External organisation)

    Jonathan Benjamin (Member)

    2008 → …

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee

    Fellow, Society of Antiquities of London

    Jonathan Benjamin (Other)

    2007 → …

    Activity: Other activity typesOther