Jonathan Reeves

Jonathan Reeves

Email:
jsreeves@gwu.edu

Jonathan’s research focuses on reconstructing Pleistocene hominin landuse patterns from stone artifact distributions. Specifically, this involves combining agent-based modeling, with lithic analysis, and geographic information science in order to generate more informed hypotheses regarding hominin-environment interactions.

Education

MSc. Paleoanthropology and Paleolithic Archaeology, University College London, 2012

BA/BSc in Archaeological Studies, Anthropology, and Geology, State University of New York at Potsdam, 2011


Year Entered GW Program: 2014

Advisor: David R. Braun

Publications

Publications

2017 Patterson, D. B., Braun, D.R., Behrensmeyer, A.K., Merritt, S., Zliobaite, I., Reeves, J.S., Wood, B.A., Fortelius, M., Bobe, R. Ecosystem evolution and hominin paleobiology at East Turkana, northern Kenya between 2.0 and 1.4 Ma. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology.
 
2016 Roach N.T., Hatala K.G., Ostrofsky K.R., Villmoare B., Reeves J.S., Du A., Braun D.R., Harris J.W.K., Behrensmeyer A.K., Richmond B.G. Pleistocene footprints show intensive use of lake margin habitats by Homo erectus groups. Sci Rep 6(26374).
 

Conference Presentations

2017 Emma M. Finestone, Thomas W. Plummer, Peter W. Ditchfield, Elizabeth Whitfield, Thomas Vincent, Scott A. Blumenthal, Laura C. Bishop, James S. Oliver, David R. Braun, Jonathan S. Reeves, Raquel Lamela-Lopez, Jennifer A. Parkinson., Preliminary findings from Sare River, an early Pleistocene Oldowan site on the Homa Peninsula, Kenya

2017 B. Thompson, J. Arenson, M. Biernat, W. Barr, J. Reeves, D.R. Braun, A. Hammond. A preliminary study of primate abundance in East Turkana collection areas relative to outcrop size. Poster presented at the American Association of Physical Anthropology, New Orleans, Louisiana.
 
2017 Jonathan S. Reeves, David R. Braun and Matthew Douglass., Behavioral Inferences from Early Stone Age Sites: A View from the Koobi Fora Formation, Paper presented at the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, Canada.
 
2017 Meredith Carlson, Jonathan S. Reeves, David R. Braun and Matthew Douglass., An Experimental and Archaeological Investigation of the Role of Edge Angle in Lithic Artifact Damage: Applications to the Koobi Fora Fm., Kenya, Poster presented at the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, Canada. 
 
2017 Ella Beaudoin, David R. Braun and Jonathan 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 Sidney Reynolds, Jonathan S. Reeves, Matthew Douglass and David R. Braun., Hominin Land Use of and Movement in the Koobi Fora Formation (Kenya), Poster presented at the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, Canada.
 
2017 David R. Braun, Jonathan S. Reeves, and Matthew Douglass., Density, Discard, and Distraction: How Do We Form Inferences of Behavior from the Early Pleistocene Record, Paper presented at the 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. Poster presented at the meeting of the Paleoanthropology Society, Atlanta, Georgia. 

2016 J.S. Reeves, M. Miller and D. R. Braun., Modeling the formation of lithic surface assemblages through the application of aerial photography and photogrammetry. Poster presented at the meeting of the Society of American Archaeology, Orlando Florida.

2015 B.G. Richmond, N.T. Roach, K.G. Hatala, K. Ostrofsky, A. K. Behrensmeyer, J. Reeves, René Bobe, P. Kiura, J.W.K. Harris, D.R. Braun., Hominin paleoecology and use of lake margin environments in the early Pleistocene. Paper presented at the conference of the European Society for Human Evolution, London, U.K.

2015 J. Reeves, D.R. Braun, M. J. Douglass, A. Du, D. B. Patterson, S. Hlubik, John W. K. Harris.  A “Scatter Between the Patches” approach to issues of Spatio-Temporal Scale in Early Stone Age Landscape Archaeology. Paper presented at the Symposium for Landscape Archaeology in Honor of Jack Harris, Healdsburg, California.

2015 J. 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. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Paleoanthropology Society, San Francisco, California.

2015 N.T. Roach, K.G. Hatala, K. R. Ostrofsky,  J. Reeves, A.K. Behrensmeyer, Brian G. Richmond. Hominin paleoecology and land use based on 1.5 Ma footprint surfaces at Ileret, Kenya., Paper presented at the meeting of the Paleoanthropology Society, San Francisco, California.

2015 B. Richmond, N. T. Roach, K.G. Hatala, K.R. Ostrofsky, A.K. Behrensmeyer, R. Bobe, D.R. Braun, J. Reeves, P. Kiura, B. Villamore. What can footprint assemblages tell us about early hominin habitat preferences and social behavior? Am J Phys Anthropol 156, S60:266.

Research Experience

2016 Photogrammetric documentation of lithic artifacts, National Museum of Ethiopia, Ethiopia

2015 - Present West Coast Research Project, Elandsfontein, South Africa, Site Manager.

2014 - Present Koobi Fora Research and Training project, Marsavit County, Kenya, Research Staff.

2013 La Boja, La Rambla Perea, Murcia, Spain, Field Archaeologist.

2012-2014 Olduvai Geochronology and Archaeology Project, Olduvai Gorge,Tanzania, Field Archaeologist.

2012 Master's Thesis: “A characterization of water induced stone tool edge damage and its implications for interpreting the Lower Pleistocene record”


CASHP Blog Entries

Winter Break at Elandsfontein

Distinctions

2017        William Warren Award, The George Washington University, $450

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 Research and Travel Grant, Paleoanthropology Society, $150