Emily L Jones

Associate Professor
Director, Public Archaeology Graduate Program; Chair, Graduate Committee; Graduate Faculty Advisor, Archaeology and Public Archaeology

Photo: Emily L Jones


At UNM since 
Curriculum vitae

Recent Courses:

  • Archaeological Method and Theory, Anth 1211 [120]

  • Anthropology of Heritage, Anth 381/581

  • Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, Anth 523

  • Stone Age Europe, Anth 325/525

  • Zooarchaeology, Anth 484/584


BA, Vassar College (1996)

MA, University of Washington (2001)

PhD, University of Washington (2004)
Dissertation: "Broad spectrum diets and the European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus): Dietary change during the Pleistocene-Holocene transition in the Dordogne, Southwestern France"


Human-environment interactions, zooarchaeology, historical biogeography, evolutionary ecology; Stone Age Europe, American Southwest/Northwest; public archaeology and outreach.

Recent Publications:

Jones, Emily Lena (in press). Revisiting the Cantabrian Solutrean: the archaeofaunal record. Chapter 17 in Human Adaptations to the Last Glacial Maximum: the Solutrean and its Neighbors, Isabell Schmidt and João Cascalheira, editors. Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 323-343.

Ainsworth, Caitlin, Patricia L. Crown, Emily Lena Jones, and Stephanie Franklin (2018). Ritual Deposition of Avifauna in the Northern Burial Cluster at Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Canyon. KIVA: Journal of Southwestern Anthropology and History 84:110-135. DOI: 10.1080/00231940.2017.1420615

Conrad, Cyler, Laura Pagès Barceló, Jeffrey A. Seminoff, Calandra N. Turner Tomaszewicz, Marie J. Labonte, Brian M. Kemp, Emily Lena Jones, Michael Stoyka, Kale Bruner and Alan G Pastron (2018). Ancient DNA Analysis and Stable Isotope Ecology of Sea Turtles (Cheloniidae) from the Gold Rush-era (1850s) Eastern Pacific Ocean. Open Quaternary 4(1). DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/oq.41

Hamilton, Marian, B. Lee Drake, W.H. Wills, Emily Lena Jones, Cyler Conrad, and Patricia L. Crown (2018). Stable Oxygen Isotope Sourcing of Archaeological Fauna from Chaco Canyon, New Mexico. American Antiquity 83(1):163-175. DOI: 10.1017/aaq.2017.61

Jones, Emily Lena, Jonathan Dombrosky, and Caitlin Ainsworth, editors (2018). “New directions in Southwestern zooarchaeology,” special section of KIVA: Journal of Southwestern Anthropology and History 84(1):46-135.

Jones, Emily Lena (2018). “Mediterranean” Archaeofaunas of Late Pleistocene and Early Holocene Iberia. Quaternary Science Reviews 184: 107-113. DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2017.11.018.

Jones, Emily Lena (2018). Coming to terms with imperfection: comparative studies and the search for grazing impacts in 17th century New Mexico. Chapter 13 in C.M. Giovas and M.J. LeFebvre, eds., Zooarchaeology in Practice: Case Studies in Methodology and Interpretation in Archaeofaunal Analysis. Springer International, New York, pp. 251-268. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-64763-0_13.

Monagle, Victoria, Cyler Conrad, and Emily Lena Jones (2018). What makes a dog? Stable isotope analysis and human-canid relationships at Arroyo Hondo Pueblo. Open Quaternary 4(1). DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/oq.43

Jones, Emily Lena and David Hurley (2017). Beyond Depression? A Review of the Optimal Foraging Theory Literature in Zooarchaeology and Archaeobotany. Ethnobiology Letters 8(1):35-43, DOI: 10.14237/ebl.8.1.2017.786

Jones, Emily Lena (2016). Changing landscapes of early colonial New Mexico: demography, rebound, and zooarchaeology. Chapter 5 in C. L. Herhahn, and A. F. Ramenofsky, eds., Exploring Cause and Explanation: Historical Ecology, Demography, and Movement in the American Southwest. University of Colorado Press, Boulder, CO: pp. 73 – 90. Jones, Emily Lena (2016). In Search of the Broad Spectrum Revolution in Paleolithic Southwest Europe. SpringerBriefs in Archaeology. New York: Springer.

Conrad, Cyler, Emily Lena Jones, Seth Newsome, and Douglas Schwartz (2016). Bone Isotopes, Eggshell, and Turkey Husbandry at Arroyo Hondo Pueblo. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, special section: “Recent advances in past turkey husbandry and use,” Erin Thornton, Kitty Emery, and Eduardo Corona, eds., 10: 566-574, DOI: 10.1016/j.jasrep.2016.06.016.

Jones, Emily Lena, Cyler Conrad, Seth Newsome, Brian Kemp and Jacqueline Marie Kocer
(2016). Turkeys on the fringe: variable husbandry in “marginal” areas of the prehistoric American Southwest. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, special edition: “Recent advances in past turkey husbandry and use,” Erin Thornton, Kitty Emery, and Eduardo Corona, eds., 10: 575–583, DOI: 10.1016/j.jasrep.2016.05.051.