As the director of WMCAR since 2004, Mr. Jones has successfully expanded our client base and service offerings, while ensuring the quality of research and service for which we are renowned. Since completing an M.A. in American Studies from the College of William & Mary in 1989, he has supervised cultural resource investigations in the southeastern and western United States, including 14 years of cumulative experience as a project archaeologist and more than eight years as a principal investigator. Early assignments included supervising Monticello's archaeological field school and serving as a staff archaeologist with P-III Associates, Inc., based in Salt Lake City, Utah.
During his years in supervisory roles at the WMCAR, he has directed archaeological and architectural history research on a wide variety of site types and time periods in all regions of Virginia and in neighboring states. Mr. Jones’ research interests include the archaeology of plantations and farmsteads, frontier settlement and adaptation, prehistoric Native American settlement patterns, site structure and site function.