Urgeschichte und Naturwissenschaftliche Archäologie

Jonathan Scott Reeves, Ph.D.

Post-Doctoral Research Associate

Department of Prehistory and Quaternary Ecology

Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen

Tübingen, 72074

Germany

Ph: +1 (585)483-6842

Email: Jonathan.Reevesspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de

 

Research interests

I am broadly interested lithic technology during the Early Stone Age from a variety of different perspectives. My work focuses on using quantitative methods to better understand the link between Early Stone Age stone tool variability and hominin culture and ecology.

Positions Held

2019 – Present        Post-Doctoral Researcher, Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen. ERC Funded Project STONECULT

Education

2014 – 2019 Ph.D. in Human Paleobiology, The George Washington University

 
 
2011-2012    MSc. in Paleoanthropology and Paleolithic Archaeology, University College London.  
2007-2011     BA. in Anthropology, Archaeological Studies and Geology (minor), State University of New York at Potsdam  

 

Research Interests

Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

2018               Dissertation Field Work Grant, Wenner-Gren Foundation, $12355

2018               Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant, National Science Foundation, $19990

2017               Research Grant, Leakey Foundation, $14810

2017               William Warren Award, The George Washington University, $1000

2017               Lewis N. Cotlow Award, The George Washington University, $1650

2016               William Warren Award, The George Washington University, $1200

2016               Lewis N. Cotlow Award, The George Washington University, $1600

2016               Cosmos Scholars Award, Cosmo Club Foundation, $2820

2016               Paleoanthropology Society Travel Grant, Paleoanthropology Society, $150

2015 – 2019 Graduate Assistantship, The George Washington University, $17000

2015 – 2019 University Graduate Fellowship, The George Washington University, $5500  

2014               NSF IGERT Doctoral Training Fellowship, The George Washington University, $26000

2012               Irene Sala Prize, University College London, $150

2011               Charles R. Jenkins Award, Lambda Alpha Honor Society

2011               Lambda Alpha Anthropology Award, State University of New York at Potsdam

2011               Thomas Stone Award, State University of New York at Potsdam

2011               Archaeological Studies Award, State University of New York at Potsdam

2011               Anthropology Department Scholar, State University of New York at Potsdam

2011               Strengthening Institutions Grant, State University of New York at Potsdam, $1250

2010               Kilmer Summer Research Grant, State University of New York at Potsdam, $1000

Professional Experience

2019 – Present        Experimental Archaeology, Controlled stone tool production experiments, STONECULT, Germany

2019 – Present        Senior Research Staff, Koobi Fora Research and Training project, Kenya

2016 – Present        Researcher, Excavation and analysis of material from Ledi Geraru, Ethiopia

2017               Lithic Analysis of Geelbek, South Africa

2016               pXRF of basalt conglomerates from East Turkana, Kenya 

2015 – 2018  Field Director, excavation and analysis of lithic material from Elandsfontein, South Africa

2014 – 2019 Graduate Research Staff, Koobi Fora Research and Training project, Kenya

2014 – Present         Principal Investigator, excavation, survey, and analysis of material from sites in the Koobi Fora Fm, Kenya

2014 – 2018  Researcher, Lithic analysis and survey of archaeological sites, Homa Pennisula, Kenya

2014               Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Operator, Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania

2013               Field Assistant, Excavation of lithic material from La Boja, Spain

2012 – 2013   Field Lab Manager, Curation and organization of excavated material from Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania

2011 – 2014   Lab Assistant, Curation of stone artifacts, University College London, United Kingdom

2011               Field Assistant, Excavation of artifacts from Cueva Antón, Mula, Spain

2011               Field Assistant, Excavation of human remains from Nuvuk, Alaska

2010               Field Assistant, Excavation and documentation of rock art, Iosepa, Utah

2009               Field Assistant, Excavation and curation of artifacts from Buendia Rockshelter, Spain

2008               Student, Iosepa Archaeology Field School, Utah

Notable Technical Experience

Teaching Experience

2014 – Present        Teaching Staff, Koobi Fora Research and Training Project, The George Washington University

2014 – 2016   Instructor, Introduction to Biological Anthropology Lab, The George Washington University

2013               Teaching Staff, Olduvai Gorge Field School, University College London and Institute of Field Research

2011               Teaching Assistant, Geographic Information Systems, State University of New York at Potsdam

2010               Teaching Assistant, Field Archaeology, State University of New York at Potsdam

2010               Teaching Assistant, Human Origins, State University of New York at Potsdam

2009               Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Archaeology, State University of New York at Potsdam

Student Mentorship

    
    

Publications

In Review B.C. Pykles, J.S. Reeves., Hawaiian Mormons in the Utah Desert: The Negotiation of Identity at Iosepa, Historical Archaeology
2019 D.R. Braun, V. Aldeias, W. Archer, J.R. Arrowsmith, N. Baraki, C.J. Campisano, A.L. Deino, E.N. DiMaggio, G. Dupont-Nivet, B. Engda, D.A. Feary, D.I. Garello, Z. Kerfelew, S.P. McPherron, D.B. Patterson, J.S. Reeves, J.C. Thompson, K.E. Reed., Reply to Sahle and Gossa: Technology and Geochronology at the earliest known Oldowan site at Ledi-Geraru, Ethiopia. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Letter, 1-2.
2019 J.S. Reeves, S.P. McPherron, V. Aldeias, H.L. Dibble, P. Goldberg, D. Sandgathe, A. Turq., Measuring spatial structure in time-averaged deposits insights from Roc de Marsal, France., Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences. 1-20.
2019 D.R. Braun, V. Aldeias, W. Archer, J.R. Arrowsmith, N. Baraki, C.J. Campisano, A.L. Deino, E.N. DiMaggio, G. Dupont-Nivet, B. Engda, D.A. Feary, D.I. Garello, Z. Kerfelew, S.P. McPherron, D.B. Patterson, J.S. Reeves, J.C. Thompson, K.E. Reed., Earliest known Oldowan artifacts at > 2.58 Ma from Ledi-Geraru, Ethiopia, highlight early technological diversity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 116 (24), 11712-11717.
2019 D.B. Patterson, D. R. Braun, K. Allen, W.A. Barr, A.K. Behrensmeyer, M. Biernat, S.B. Lehmann, T. Maddox, F.K. Manthi, S.R. Merritt, S.E. Morris, K. O’Brien, J.S. Reeves, B.A. Wood, R. Bobe., Comparative isotopic evidence from East Turkana supports a dietary shift within the genus Homo. Nature Ecology & Evolution. 3, 1048–1056.
2018 N.T. Roach, A. Du, K.G. Hatala, K.R. Ostrofsky, J.S. Reeves, D.R. Braun, J.W.K. Harris, A.K. Behrensmeyer, B.G. Richmond. Pleistocene animal communities of a 1.5 million-year-old lake margin grassland and their relationship to Homo erectus paleoecology. Journal of Human Evolution, 122., 70-83.
2017 D.B. Patterson, D.R. Braun, A.K. Behrensmeyer, S.B. Lehmann, S.R. Merritt, J.S. Reeves, B.A. Wood, R. Bobe., Landscape scale heterogeneity in the East Turkana ecosystem during the Okote Member (1.56–1.38 Ma). Journal of Human Evolution, 112, 148-161.
2017 D.B. Patterson, D.R. Braun, A.K. Behrensmeyer, S. Merritt, I. Zliobaite, J.S. Reeves, B.A. Wood, M. Fortelius, R. Bobe. Ecosystem evolution and hominin paleobiology at East Turkana, northern Kenya between 2.0 and 1.4 Ma., Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 481, 1-13.
2016 N.T. Roach, K.G. Hatala, K.R. Ostrofsky, B. Villmoare, J.S. Reeves, A. Du, D.R. Braun, J.W.K. Harris, A.K. Behrensmeyer, B.G. Richmond., Pleistocene footprints show intensive use of lake margin habitats by Homo erectus groups. Scientific Reports, 6, 1-9.

 

Invited Lectures and Organized Symposia

2018 Discussant. The Nuts and Bolts of Agent-Based Modelling for Archaeological Science. Forum at the Society for American Archaeology, Washington D.C..
2018 Co-Chair. Paleolithic Surface Sites: New Surveys, Methods and Data. Symposium at the Society for American Archaeology, Washington D.C..
2016 Organizer and Presenter. Instructive workshop for 3D modeling using photogrammetric methods, Mid-Atlantic Biological Anthropology Interest Group, Richmond Virginia.
2012

Exhibition designer. “100 Years of Human Evolution”, Natural History Museum, Arusha, Tanzania.

 

Conference Presentations (Since 2015)

a) Podium Presentations

2019 D.R. Braun, V. Aldeias, W. Archer, J.R. Arrowsmith, N. Baraki, C.J. Campisano, A.L. Deino, E.N. DiMaggio, G. Dupont-Nivet, B. Engda, D.A. Feary, D.I. Garello, Z. Kerfelew, S.P. McPherron, David B. Patterson, J.S. Reeves, J.C. Thompson, K.E. Reed. Earliest known Oldowan Artifacts at >2.58 Ma from Ledi-Geraru, Ethiopia, Highlight Early Technological Diversity. European Society For Human Evolution, Leige, Belgium.
2019 J.S. Reeves, D.R. Braun. Time-averaging, hominin foraging strategies, and assemblage formation: How do we draw behavioral inferences from the Earlier Stone Age record? Paleoanthropology Society, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
2019 E. Finestone, T. Plummer, D. Braun, P. Ditchfield, J.S. Reeves. Raw material selection and transport at three Oldowan localities on the Homa Peninsula, Kenya. Paleoanthropology Society, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
2019 E.M. Finestone, T.W. Plummer, D.R. Braun, P. Ditchfield, J.S. Reeves. ED-XRF study of Oldowan artifacts documents raw material selection and transport through time on the Homa Peninsula, Kenya. American Association of Physical Anthropology, Cleveland Ohio.
2018 J.S. Reeves, S. P. McPherron, V. Aldeias, H. Dibble, P. Goldberg, D. Sandgathe, A. Turq. Using Time-Averaged Cave Deposits and Geospatial Statistics to Demonstrate Spatial Structure in Neanderthal Behavior. European Society for Human Evolution, Faro, Portugal.
2018 D.R. Braun, J.S. Reeves, T. Plummer, E. Finestone. Oldowan Transport and Use of Stone Resources: Insights from Kanjera South. Congress of the Pan-African Archaeological Association, Rabat, Morocco.
2018

J.S. Reeves, D.R. Braun, M. J. Douglass. The Regional Structure of the Early Stone Age

Archaeological Record: Inisghts from the Koobi Fora Formation. Congress of the Pan-African Archaeological Association, Rabat, Morocco.
2018 J.S. Reeves, D.R. Braun, T. Plummer, E. Finestone, P. Ditchfield, L. Bishop., Oldowan Transport and Use of Stone Resources: Insights from Kanjera South. Society for Africanist Archaeologists, Toronto, Canada.
2018 E. Finestone, T. Plummer, J.S. Reeves, D.R. Braun, P. Ditchfield, E. Whitefield, L. Bishop, T. Vincent. Early Oldowan raw material selection and transport at Nyayanga, Kenya. Society for Africanist Archaeologists, Toronto, Canada
2018

J.S. Reeves, D.R. Braun, M.J. Douglass. Landscape Evolution, Digital Terrain Analysis

and the Integrity of Surface Assemblages: A Case Study from the Koobi Fora Formation. Society for American Archaeology, Washington D.C..

2018 D.R. Braun, M.J. Douglass, B. Davies., J.S. Reeves. Whole Assemblage Behavioral Indicators: Expectations and Inferences from Surface and Excavated Records at Elandsfontein, South Africa. Society for American Archaeology, Washington D.C..
2018 E. Beaudoin, D.R. Braun, J.S. Reeves. Spatial Variation in Tool Use: Acheulean Forager Patterning at Elandsfontein, South Africa. Society for American Archaeology, Washington D.C..
2017 J.S. Reeves, Braun, D.R., Douglass, M.J., Behavioral Inferences from Early Stone Age Sites: A View from the Koobi Fora Formation, Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, Canada.
2017 Braun, D.R., J.S Reeves., Douglass, M.J., Density, Discard, and Distraction: How Do We Form Inferences of Behavior from the Early Pleistocene Record, Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, Canada.
2015 Richmond B.G., Roach N.T., Hatala, K.G., Ostrofsky, K.R., Behrensmeyer, A.K., Reeves, J.S., Bobe, R., Kiura, P., Harris, J.W.K., Braun, D.R., Hominin paleoecology and use of lake margin environments in the early Pleistocene. European Society for Human Evolution, London, United Kingdom.
2015 J.S. Reeves, Braun, D.R., Douglass, M.J., Du, A., Patterson D.B., Hlubik, S., Harris, J.W.K.,  A “Scatter Between the Patches” approach to issues of Spatio-Temporal Scale in Early Stone Age Landscape Archaeology. Symposium for Landscape Archaeology in Honor of Jack Harris, Healdsburg, California.
2015 N.T. Roach, K.G. Hatala, K.R. Ostrofsky, J.S. Reeves, Behrensmeyer, A.K., Richmond., B.G., Hominin paleoecology and land use based on 1.5 Ma footprint surfaces at Ileret, Kenya., annual meeting of the Paleoanthropology Society, San Francisco, California.

b) Poster Presentations

2019 E. Skosey-LaLonde, J.S. Reeves, M.J. Douglass, D.R. Braun, E.K. Ndiema. A Characterization of Site Formation Processes at FxJj34, Northern Kenya. Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
2019 S. James, J.S. Reeves, Matthew Douglass and David Braun. The Influence of Raw Material Availability on Lithic Assemblage Variability in the Koobi Fora Fm. (Kenya). Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
2019 J. Frye, J.S. Reeves, M.J. Douglass, D.R. Braun. Post-depositional Processes and Their Impact of Inferences of Behavior at FxJj 34 (Koobi Fora Formation, Northern Kenya). Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
2018 S. Seeley, J.S. Reeves, M.J. Douglass, D. R. Braun., Lithic Taphonomy and Digital Hydrogeological Models: A GIS Based Approach to Understanding the Formational History of Surface Assemblages. Society for American Archaeology, Washington D.C..
2018 E. Philips, J.S. Reeves, M.J. Douglass, D.R. Braun., Taphonomic Comparisons of Stone Tool Transport: Surface vs. Excavated Collections. Society for American Archaeology, Washington D.C.
2018 S. Merrit, M. Avilez, J.S. Reeves., Bone Preservation, Specimen Identifiability, and Outcrop Shape—A Preliminary Investigation of Early Pleistocene Taphonomy at Koobi Fora, Kenya. Society for American Archaeology, Washington D.C..
2018 A. Curley, S. Wemanya, J.S. Reeves, David R. Braun., Quantifying Basalt Artifact Weathering and Depositional Context: Insights from the Koobi For a Formation, Kenya. Society for American Archaeology, Washington D.C..
2017 E. Finestone, T.W. Plummer, P.W. Ditchfield, E. Whitfield, T. Vincent, S.A. Blumenthal, L.C. Bishop, J.S. Oliver, D.R. Braun, J.S. Reeves, R. Lamela-Lopez, J.A. Parkinson., Preliminary findings from Sare River, an early Pleistocene Oldowan site on the Homa Peninsula, Kenya., Paleoanthropology Society, Vancouver, Canada.
2017 B. Thompson, J. Arenson, M. Biernat, W. Barr, J.S Reeves, D.R. Braun, A. Hammond. A preliminary study of primate abundance in East Turkana collection areas relative to outcrop size. American Association of Physical Anthropology, New Orleans, Louisiana.
2017 M. Carlson, J.S. Reeves, D.R. Braun, M.J. Douglass. An Experimental and Archaeological Investigation of the Role of Edge Angle in Lithic Artifact Damage: Applications to the Koobi Fora Fm., Kenya, Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, Canada.
2017 E.V. Beaudoin, D.R. Braun, J.S. Reeves., Tool Use Across Space in the Middle Pleistocene: Novel Techniques of Edge Damage Analysis at Elandsfontein, South Africa, Poster presented at the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, Canada.

2017

S. Reynolds, J.S. Reeves, M.J. Douglass D.R. Braun., Hominin Land Use of and Movement in the Koobi Fora Formation (Kenya), Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, Canada.
2016 J.S. Reeves, D.R. Braun., Paleolithic site integrity and edge damage: Novel methods of digital microscopy to identify post-depositional processes. Paleoanthropology Society, Atlanta, Georgia.
2016

J.S. Reeves, M. Miller, D.R. Braun., Modeling the Formation of Lithic Surface Assemblages through the Application of Aerial Photography and Photogrammetry. Society of American Archaeology, Orlando Florida.

2015 J.S. Reeves, D.R. Braun, M.J. Douglass, S. Hlubik, A. Du, D.B. Patterson and J.W. K. Harris., Landscape-scale patterning in hominin behavior in the Okote Member at East Turkana northern Kenya: paring behavioral and paleoeological data. Paleoanthropology Society, San Francisco, California.