Professor Rhys Jones

Professor Rhys Jones

Rhys Jones Medal for Outstanding Contribution to Australian Archaeology 2002

Rhys Maengwyn Jones (26 February 1941-19 September 2001)

Described as ‘The Australian archaeologist’ in the obituary Les Hiatt (2001) wrote in the ANU Reporter, Rhys died on 19 September 2001 after a three-year battle with cancer. He had celebrated his 60th birthday in February the same year, and his retirement that June. A scholar to the end, he and Betty Meehan finished two articles only weeks before he passed away. His death was keenly felt by friends and colleagues the world over.

Born in Wales, at age 18 Rhys won a Trevelyan scholarship to Emmanuel College, Cambridge. There he studied archaeology under Graham Clarke, Eric Higgs and Charles McBurney as a contemporary of other well-known researchers such as Carmel Schrire and Jim Specht. In 1963 he became a Teaching Fellow in the Department of Anthropology at Sydney University. Five years later he moved to the Australian National University, where he stayed for the rest of his life, working his way to a personal Chair in 1993. Rhys was Australian Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies in the Humanities in Edinburgh in 1991, and in 1996 held the Visiting Chair of Australian Studies at Harvard. He was a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Humanities and of the Society of Antiquaries in London, as well as an Honorary Fellow and Professor at the University of Wales. Rhys is probably best known for his Tasmanian researches, but from the early 1970s he joined Betty Meehan to work with Anbarra people in Arnhem Land. According to Les Hiatt (2001), Rhys’s long association with the Anbarra saw the scope of his interests widen ‘and his archaeology became increasingly informed by the responses and activities of living people’. From this flowed the work probably best known to the general public, concerning the traditional uses of fire and especially “firestick farming”.

As befits a proudly-Welsh Welshman, Rhys was a wonderfully entertaining communicator (and not a bad tenor) who made full use of the media and film as well as more traditional scholarly avenues to project his vast knowledge of and passion for archaeology, history and Aboriginal Studies. Surrounded by friends and colleagues, this much-loved man was buried in an ‘excavation’ at Bungendore cemetery near his and Betty’s long-time home Ty’r Paith, wearing his well-worn bushman’s hat. His spirit is perhaps best captured by one of his favourite poems (Anderson et al. 2001:ix):

Worked stones and mountains – and walls
And remains of cities
And leaves, your interests were,
And histories of old ages.

References

Hiatt, L. 2001 Archaeologist who thrived on mateship. ANU Reporter 32(15) Friday 5 October.

Anderson, A., I. Lilley and S. O’Connor (eds) 2001 Histories of Old Ages: Essays in Honour of Rhys Jones. Canberra: Pandanus Books.


1964

  • Jones, R. 1964 Archaeological fieldwork in Tasmania. Antiquity 38:305-306.

1965

  • Jones, R. 1965 Archaeological reconnaissance in Tasmania, summer 1963-64. Oceania 35:190-201.
  • Jones, R. 1965 Pwy oedd y Tasmaniaid? Ymchwiliadau archaeolegol. Y Gwyddonydd, pp.30-36 (Who were the Tasmanians? Archaeological investigations. The Scientist). Cardiff: University of Wales Press.
  • Jones, R. 1965 Observations on the geomorphology of a coastal cave near Wynyard, northwest Tasmania. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania 99:15-16.
  • Jones, R. 1965 Excavations on a stone arrangement in Tasmania. Man 65:78-79.

1966

  • Jones, R. 1966 A speculative archaeological sequence for northwest Tasmania. Records of the Queen Victoria Museum 25.
  • Jones, R. 1966 Reconstructing the rural economy of a Medieval site in NE Iran: A report on the mammalian remains from the Great Cave of Moghan. Iran: Journal of the British Institute of Persian Studies 4:29-33.

1967

  • Jones, R. 1967 From totemism to totemism in Palaeolithic art. Mankind 6:384-392.
  • Jones, R. 1967 Middens and man in Tasmania. Australian Natural History 18:359-364.

 

1968

  • Jones, R. 1968 The geographical background to the arrival of man in Australia and Tasmania. Archaeology and Physical Anthropology in Oceania 3:186-215.
  • Jones, R. 1968 Editorial. Mankind 6:535-536.

1969

  • Jones, R. 1969 Fire-stick farming. Australian Natural History 16:224-228.
  • Jones, R. 1969 Bass Strait in prehistory. In S. Murray-Smith and J. Hope (eds), Bass Strait: Australia’s Last Frontier, pp.26-31. Sydney: Australian Broadcasting Commission.
  • Jones, R. 1969 Editorial. Mankind 7:81-82.

1970

  • Jones, R. 1970 Tasmanian Aborigines and dogs. Mankind 7:256-271.
  • Bowler, J.M., R. Jones, H. Allen and A.G. Thorne 1970 Pleistocene human remains from Australia: A living site and human cremation from Lake Mungo, western New South Wales. World Archaeology 2:39-60.

1971

  • Jones, R. 1971 The demography of hunters and farmers in Tasmania. In D.J. Mulvaney and J. Golson (eds), Aboriginal Man and Environment in Australia, pp.271-287. Canberra: Australian National University Press.
  • Jones, R. 1971 Rocky Cape and the Problem of the Tasmanians. Unpublished PhD thesis, University of Sydney, Sydney.

1972

  • Megaw, J.V.S. and R. Jones 1972 The Dawn of Man. London: Wayland Press.

1973

  • Jones, R. 1973 Emerging picture of Pleistocene Australians. Nature 246:278-281.

1974

  • Jones, R. 1974 Tasmanian tribes. Appendix to N.B. Tindale, Aboriginal Tribes of Australia, pp.319-354. San Fransisco: University of California Press.

1975

  • Jones, R. 1975 The Neolithic Palaeolithic and the hunting gardeners: Man and land in the antipodes. In R.P. Suggate and M.M. Cresswell (eds), Quaternary Studies, pp.21-34. Bulletin 13. Wellington: Royal Society of New Zealand.
  • Jones, R. 1975 Research report of the Department of Prehistory, Research School of Pacific Studies, The Australian National University, for the year 1974. Australian Archaeology 2:49-56.
  • Jones, R. and H.A. Polach 1975 ANU radiocarbon dating laboratory: General projects. Australian Archaeology 2:56-61.

1976

  • Jones, R. 1976 Tasmania: Aquatic machines and offshore islands. In G. de G. Sieveking, I.H. Longworth and K.E. Wilson (eds), Problems in Economic and Social Archaeology, pp.235-263. London: Duckworth.
  • Jones, R. 1976 Face to face. In Anon. (ed.), The Tasmanian Aboriginal in Art, pp.2-7. Hobart: Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.
  • Jones, R. 1976 Greater Australia: Research into the palaeo-ecology of early man 1974-75. Early Man News 1:2-6. Tubingen: INQUA Commission into the Palaeo-ecology of Early Man.

1977

  • Jones, R. 1977 Australia Felix: The discovery of a Pleistocene prehistory. Journal of Human Evolution 6:353-361.
  • Jones, R. 1977 Man as an element of a continental fauna: The case of the sundering of the Bassian bridge. In J. Allen, J. Golson and R. Jones (eds), Sunda and Sahul: Prehistoric Studies in South-East Asia, Melanesia and Australia, pp.317-386. London: Academic Press.
  • Jones, R. 1977 Sunda and Sahul: An introduction. In J. Allen, J. Golson and R. Jones (eds), Sunda and Sahul: Prehistoric Studies in South-East Asia, Melanesia and Australia, pp.1-9. London: Academic Press.
  • Jones, R. 1977 The Tasmanian paradox. In R.V.S. Wright (ed.), Stone Tools as Cultural Markers: Change, Evolution and Complexity, pp.189-204. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.
  • Jones, R. and B. Meehan 1977 Floating bark and hollow trunks. Hemisphere 21:16-21.
  • Allen, J., J. Golson and R. Jones (eds) Sunda and Sahul: Prehistoric Studies in South-East Asia, Melanesia and Australia. London: Academic Press.

1978

  • Jones, R. 1978 Why did the Tasmanians stop eating fish? In R.A. Gould (ed.), Explorations in Ethno-Archaeology, pp.11-48. Albuquerque: School of American Research and University of New Mexico Press.
  • Jones, R. 1978 Cymdeithas yr heliwr cyntefig. In R. Jones, G. Wyn and J. Ll. W. Williams (eds), Y Creu, pp.138-47 (Social life of the first hunters. In The Creation). Cardiff: University of Wales Press.
  • Jones, R. The first Tasmanians. National Review August 25-31:21. Jones, R. and J. Allen 1978 Caveat Excavator: A sea bird midden on Steep Head Island, northwest Tasmania. Australian Archaeology 8:142-145.
  • Jones, R. and R.J. Lampert 1978 A note on the discovery of stone tools on Erith Island, the Kent Group, Bass Strait. Australian Archaeology 8:146-149.
  • Jones, R. and B. Meehan 1978 Anbarra concept of colour. In L.R. Hiatt (ed.), Australian Aboriginal Concepts, pp.20-39. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.
  • Jones, R. and B. Meehan 1978 Floating bark and hollow trunks. In K.R. Henderson (ed.), From Earlier Fleets: Hemisphere an Aboriginal Anthology, pp.91-6. Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service.
  • Haydon, T. and R. Jones 1978 The Last Tasmanian: Film Script. Sydney: Artis Film Productions.

1979

  • Jones, R. 1979 The fifth continent: Problems concerning the human colonization of Australia. Annual Review of Anthropology 8:445-466.
  • Jones, R. 1979 A short note. Scientific Australian September 24:5.
  • Jones, R. 1979 Iaith liwgar. Y Gwyddonydd 17:31-5 (Colourful language, The Scientist). Cardiff: University of Wales Press.
  • Jones, R. 1979 A note on the discovery of stone tools and a stratified prehistoric site on King Island, Bass Strait. Australian Archaeology 9:87-93.
  • Jones, R. 1979 The First Australians. The Australian, The Weekend Magazine August 4-5:1.
  • Jones, R. and J. Allen 1979 A stratified archaeological site on Great Glennie Island, Bass Strait. Australian Archaeology 9:2-11.
  • Bowler, J.M. and R. Jones 1979 Australia was a land of lakes. Geographical Magazine 51:679-685.
  • Morphy, H. and R. Jones 1979 Eastern Arnhemland Aborigines Today. Sydney: Aboriginal Arts and Crafts Pty Ltd.
  • Lorblanchet, M. and R. Jones 1979 Les premieres fouilles a Dampier (Australie de l’ouest) et leur place dans l’ensemble australien. Bulletin de la Societe Prehistorique Francaise 76:463-487.

1980

  • Jones, R. 1980 Hunters in the Australian coastal savanna. In D. Harris (ed.), Human Ecology in Savanna Environments, pp.107-46. London: Academic Press.
  • Jones, R. 1980 Cleaning the country: The Gindjingali and their Arnhemland environment. BHP Journal 1980(1):10-15.
  • Jones, R. 1980 Different strokes for different folks: Sites, scales and strategy. In I. Johnson (ed.), Holier Than Thou: Proceedings of the 1978 Kioloa Conference on Australian Prehistory, pp.151-171. Canberra: Department of Prehistory, Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University.
  • Jones, R. 1980 Taith goelbren: Ymsefydliad dyn yn Awstralia. Y Gwyddonydd 17:108-23 (The sweepstake journey: The human settlement of Australia, The Scientist). Cardiff: University of Wales Press.
  • Jones, R. 1980 Une ile comme miroir d’un continent: La position unique de la Tasmanie dans la prehistoire de l’Australie. Journal de la Societe des Oceanistes 36:207-222.
  • Jones, R. (ed.) 1980 Northern Australia: Options and Implications. Canberra: Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University.
  • Jones, R. and J. Allen 1980 A radiocarbon date for the final prehistoric occupation of Glennie Island Cave, Bass Strait. Australian Archaeology 10:21-25.
  • Jones, R. and J. Bowler 1980 Struggle for the savanna: Northern Australia in ecological and prehistoric perspective. In R. Jones (ed.), Northern Australia: Options and Implications, pp.3-31. Canberra: Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University.
  • Allen, J. and R. Jones 1980 Oyster Cove: Archaeological traces of the last Tasmanians and notes on the criteria for the authentication of flaked glass artefacts. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania 114:225-233.
  • Meehan, B., P. Gaffey and R. Jones 1980 Fire to steel: Aboriginal exploitation of Pandanus and some wider implications. In P. Lauer (ed.), Readings in Material Culture, pp.73-96. Occasional Papers in Anthropology 9. St Lucia: Anthropology Museum, University of Queensland.
  • Meehan, B. and R. Jones 1980 The outstation movement and hints of a white backlash. In R. Jones (ed.), Northern Australia: Options and Implications, pp.131-157. Canberra: Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University.

1981

  • Jones, R. 1981 Rocky Cape, West Point and Mt. Cameron West, north west Tasmania. In The Heritage of Australia: The Illustrated Register of the National Estate, Section 7:86-90. Melbourne: Macmillan Australia.
  • Jones, R. 1981 Rocky Cape, West Point and Mt. Cameron West, north west Tasmania. In The Heritage of Tasmania: The Illustrated Register of the National Estate, pp.86-90. Melbourne: Macmillan Australia.
  • Jones, R. 1981 A discovery down memory lane. Australian Archaeology 12:111-113.
  • Jones, R. 1981 The extreme climatic place? Hemisphere 26:54-59.
  • Jones, R. 1981 Tasmania and the Bassian land bridge: A case study of human colonisation and extinction. Union International de Ciencias Prehistoricas y Protohistoricas. (Meimbro del Consejo International de Filosofia y de las Ciencias Humanas de la Unesco, Paris.) X Congreso. Mexico, October 19-24. Resumenes de comunicaciones, Seccion 1V, Paleolitico Superior, 88-89.
  • Jones, R. 1981 Hunters of Arnhemland: A perspective from the Pleistocene to the present. Union International de Ciencias Prehistoricas y Protohistoricas. (Meimbro del Consejo International de Filosofia y de las Ciencias Humanas de la Unesco, Paris.) X Congreso. Mexico, October 19-24. Resumenes de comunicaciones, Seccion 1V, Paleolitico Superior, 90-91.
  • Jones, R. 1981 The extreme climatic place. Reprinted in K.R. Henderson (ed.), From Earlier Fleets – II, pp.50-55. Canberra: Curriculum Development Centre.

1982

  • Jones, R. 1982 Submission to the Senate Select Committee on Southwest Tasmania. Written submission and verbal evidence at Parliament House 19 March 1982. Hansard, 19 March 1982. Canberra: Australian Government Printer, 1715-1764. Submission reprinted in Australian Archaeology 14:96-106.
  • Jones, R. 1982 The world significance of archaeology on the Franklin. Habitat Australia 10:7-9.
  • Jones, R. 1982 The Franklin River caves: A recapturing of mankind’s past. ANU Reporter 13:3.
  • Jones, R. 1982 Aboriginal landscapes. In B. Mackenzie (ed.), Landscape Australia: A Challenge, pp.29-34. Canberra: Australian Institute of Landscape Architects.
  • Meehan, B. and R. Jones 1982 Ngatcho: The role of the toxic plant cycas media in Aboriginal secular and ceremonial life. Toxicon 20:40.

1983

  • Jones, R. 1983 Ions and eons: Some thoughts on archaeological science and scientific archaeology. In W. Ambrose and P. Duerden (ed.), Archaeometry: An Australian Perspective, pp.22-35. Occasional Papers in Prehistory 12. Canberra: Department of Prehistory, Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University.
  • Jones, R. 1983 Archaeological sites in the southwest Tasmania National Parks World Heritage area. Deposition in the Registry of the High Court of Australia. Commonwealth of Australia vs the State of Tasmania. No. C6 of 1983. Canberra.
  • Jones, R. 1983 The archaeological significance of Fraser Cave, Franklin River, southwest Tasmania. Journal of the Sydney Speleological Society 26:212-213.
  • Jones, R. 1983 Standing where they stood. Hemisphere 28:58-64. Reprinted in K.R. Henderson (ed.), Hemisphere Annual V, 1984, pp.58-64. Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service.
  • Jones, R. 1983 The Tasmanian Aborigines. The Australian Encyclopaedia 1:200-201. Melbourne: The Grolier Society of Australia.
  • Jones, R. 1983 Hunters in the Australian coastal savanna. In R.F. Brissenden, R.L. Brissenden and J. Hosel (eds), Gift of the Forest, pp.102-105. Sydney: Australian Conservation Foundation.
  • Jones, R. 1983 Franklin Valley sites. Nature 306:726.
  • Jones, R. 1983 Kakadu archaeology. Hemisphere 28:130-137. Reprinted in K.R. Henderson (ed.), Hemisphere Annual V, 1984, pp.130-7. Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service.
  • Allen, J. and R. Jones 1983 Facts, figures and folklore. Australian Archaeology 16:165-167.
  • Blain, B., R. Fullagar, D. Ranson, J. Allen, S. Harris, R. Jones, E. Stadler, R. Cosgrove and G. Middleton 1983 The Australian National University – Tasmanian National Parks and Wildlife Service Archaeological Expedition to the Franklin and Gordon Rivers, 1983: A summary of results. Australian Archaeology 16:71-83.
  • Head, J., R. Jones and J. Allen 1983 Calculation of the ‘Marine Reservoir Effect’ from a dating of shell-charcoal paired samples from an Aboriginal midden on Great Glennie Island, Bass Strait. Australian Archaeology 17:99-112.
  • Jones, R., D. Ranson, J. Allen and K. Kiernan 1983 The Australian National University – Tasmanian National Parks and Wildlife Service archaeological expedition to the Franklin River, 1982: A summary of results. Australian Archaeology 16:57-70.
  • Kiernan, K., R. Jones and D. Ranson 1983 New evidence from Fraser Cave for glacial age man in southwest Tasmania. Nature 301:28-32.
  • Noller, B., R. Jones and J. Stockton 1983 Heavy metals from archaeological sites: An indicator of palaeoenvironmental conditions. In W. Ambrose and P. Duerden (eds), Archaeometry: An Australian Perspective, pp.173-186. Occasional Papers in Prehistory 12. Canberra: Department of Prehistory, Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University.
  • Ranson, D., J. Allen and R. Jones 1983 Australia’s prehistory uncovered. Australian Natural History 21(3):83-87.

1984

  • Jones, R. 1984 Hunters and history: A case study from western Tasmania. In C. Schrire (ed.), Past and Present in Hunter Gatherer Studies, pp.27-65. London: Academic Press.
  • Jones, R. 1984 From Xanadu to Kakadu: Interpretive ideas for the prehistory of a pleasure park. In H. Sullivan (ed.), Visitors to Aboriginal Sites: Access, Control and Management, pp.94-113. Canberra: Australian National Parks and Wildlife Service.
  • Jones, R. and J. Allen 1984 Archaeological investigations in the Andrew River valley, Acheron River valley and at Precipitous Bluff, southwest Tasmania, February 1984. Australian Archaeology 19:86-101.
  • Beaton, J. and R. Jones 1984 Man in the Late Quaternary history of Australia. In S.E. Wilford (ed.), Quaternary Studies in Australia: Future Directions, pp.11-30. Record 1984/4. Canberra: Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics.
  • McKenzie, K., N. White, R. Jones, R.A. Winingbir, B. Shebeck, M. Sekars and R. Yilarama 1984 The Spear in the Stone: A Study Guide. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.

1985

  • Jones, R. 1985 Ordering the landscape. In I. Donaldson and T. Donaldson (eds), Seeing the First Australians, pp.181-209. Sydney: George Allen and Unwin.
  • Jones, R. 1985 Y Pintubi. Sbec, 23 March:6. Sianel Pedwar Cymru. (The Pintubi, S4C, Channel 4 TV.) Cardiff.
  • Jones, R. 1985 Archaeological aspects pertaining to the environmental impact statement on Tasmanian woodchip exports beyond 1988. Australian Archaeology 21:37-48.
  • Jones, R. 1985 Prehistory in the Australian tropics. In B. Hughes and J. Eedle (eds), Northern Studies: Report of a Workshop, pp.73-91. Darwin: Northern Territory University Planning Authority.
  • Jones, R. (ed.) 1985 Archaeological Research in Kakadu National Park. Special Publication 13. Canberra: Australian National Parks and Wildlife Service.
  • Jones, R. 1985 New research aims, Aboriginal liaison and field strategy. In R. Jones (ed.), Archaeological Research in Kakadu National Park, pp.17-29. Special Publication 13. Canberra: Australian National Parks and Wildlife Service.
  • Jones, R. 1985 Archaeological conclusions. In R. Jones (ed.), Archaeological Research in Kakadu National Park, pp.291-298. Special Publication 13. Canberra: Australian National Parks and Wildlife Service.
  • Jones, R. 1985 Recommendations for archaeological site management in Kakadu National Park. In R. Jones (ed.), Archaeological Research in Kakadu National Park, pp.299-304. Special Publication 13. Canberra: Australian National Parks and Wildlife Service.
  • Jones, R. 1985 From Xanadu to Kakadu: Interpretation of a prehistory pleasure park. In R. Jones (ed.), Archaeological Research in Kakadu National Park, 305-310. Special Publication 13. Canberra: Australian National Parks and Wildlife Service.
  • Jones, R. and T. Negerevich 1985 A review of previous archaeological work. In R. Jones (ed.), Archaeological Research in Kakadu National Park, pp.1-16. Special Publication 13. Canberra: Australian National Parks and Wildlife Service.
  • Jones, R. and I. Johnson 1985 Rockshelter excavations: Nourlangie and Mt. Brockman massifs. In R. Jones (ed.), Archaeological Research in Kakadu National Park, pp.39-76. Special Publication 13. Canberra: Australian National Parks and Wildlife Service.
  • Jones, R. and I. Johnson 1985 Deaf Adder Gorge: Lindner Site Nauwalabila. In R. Jones (ed.), Archaeological Research in Kakadu National Park, pp.165-227. Special Publication 13. Canberra: Australian National Parks and Wildlife Service.
  • Fujiwara, H., R. Jones and S. Brockwell 1985 Plant opals (phytoliths) in Kakadu archaeological sites: A preliminary report. In R. Jones (ed.), Archaeological Research in Kakadu National Park, pp.155-164. Special Publication 13. Canberra: Australian National Parks and Wildlife Service.
  • Johnson, I. and R. Jones 1985 Fieldwork methods. In R. Jones (ed.), Archaeological Research in Kakadu National Park, pp.31-37. Special Publication 13. Canberra: Australian National Parks and Wildlife Service.
  • Meehan, B., S. Brockwell, J. Allen and R. Jones 1985 The wetlands sites. In R. Jones (ed.), Archaeological Research in Kakadu National Park, pp.103-153. Special Publication 13. Canberra: Australian National Parks and Wildlife Service.

1986

  • Jones, R. 1986 Northern Australia: The last 30,000 years: Results and future problems. Pertemuan Ilmiah Arkeologi IV, Cipanas 3-9 Maret 1986: Vol 1. Evolusi Manusia, Lingkungan Hidup dan Teknologi, pp. 336-368. Abstract. Australia Utara: 30,000 tahun terakhir, hasil dan masalah dimasa yang akan datang, op. cit., pp.53-54. Pusat Penelitian Arkeologi Nasional, Jakarta, Indonesia.
  • Meehan, B. and R. Jones 1986 Hunter-gatherer diet: An archaeological perspective and ethnographic method. In T.G. Taylor and N.K. Jenkins (eds), Proceedings of the XIII International Congress of Nutrition, pp.951-955. London: John Libby.
  • Meehan, B. and R. Jones 1986 From Anadjerramiya to Canberra. In S. Wild (ed.), Rom in Canberra, pp.15-31. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies and Museum of Australia.
  • Jones, R. 1986 Ice-age hunters of the Tasmanian wilderness. Australian Geographic 8:26-45.

1987

  • Jones, R. 1987 Bass Strait in prehistory: Colonists of the Bassian Plain. In S. Murray-Smith (ed.), Bass Strait: Australia’s Last Frontier, pp.27-41. 2nd ed. Sydney: Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
  • Jones, R. 1987 The ape on board the Recherche: The first non-human primate to reach Australia. Australian Primatology (Bulletin of the Australian Primate Society) 2(4):3-7.
  • Jones, R. 1987 Pleistocene life in the dead heart of Australia. Nature 328:666.
  • Jones, R. 1987 Hunting forebears. In M. Roe (ed.), The Flow of Culture: Tasmanian Studies, pp.14-49. Canberra: Australian Academy of the Humanities.
  • Jones, R. 1987 Participation of a prehistory scholar in ANARE activities. In J.E. Bleasel (ed.), Australian Antarctic Research Program: Initial Field Report, pp.215-27. Kingston, Tasmania: Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions, Antarctic Division.
  • Colley, S.M. and R. Jones 1987 New fish bone data from Rocky Cape, northwest Tasmania. Archaeology in Oceania 22:67-71.

1988

  • Allen, J., C. Gosden, R. Jones and J.P. White 1988 Pleistocene dates for the human occupation of New Ireland, Northern Melanesia. Nature 331:707-709.
  • Hiatt, L.R. and R. Jones 1988 Aboriginal conceptions of the workings of nature. In R. Home (ed.), Australian Science in the Making, pp.1-22. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, in association with the Australian Academy of Science.
  • Jones, R. 1988 Images of natural man. In J. Bonnemains, E. Forsyth and B. Smith (eds), The Art of Baudin in Australian Waters, pp.35-64. Melbourne: Oxford University Press, in association with the Australian Academy of the Humanities.
  • Jones, R. and N. White 1988 Point blank: Stone tool manufacture at Ngilipitji quarry, Arnhem Land 1981. In B. Meehan and R. Jones (eds), Archaeology with Ethnography: An Australian Perspective, pp.51-87. Occasional Papers in Prehistory 15. Canberra: Department of Prehistory, Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University.
  • Meehan, B. and R. Jones (eds) 1988 Archaeology with Ethnography: An Australian Perspective. Occasional Papers in Prehistory 15. Canberra: Department of Prehistory, Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University.
  • Jones, R. 1988 Beirniadaeth; Hanes un teulu neu unigolyn a ymfudodd o Gymru i Awstralia. In W.R. Nicolas (ed.), Cyfansoddiadau a Beirniadaethau; Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Frenhinol Cymru, Casnewydd 1988, pp.126-128. Gwasg Gomer, Llandysul, Dyfed (Literary Adjudication; on Emigration from Wales to Australia, Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales, Newport 1988; Australian Bicentenary literary prize).
  • Jones, R. 1988 The Alligator Rivers: A mirror to a continental prehistory. In D. Wade-Marshall and P. Loveday (eds), Northern Australia: Progress and Prospects, Vol 2, Floodplains Research, Appendix 1. Darwin: North Australian Research Unit, Australian National University.
  • Jones, R., R. Cosgrove, J. Allen, S. Cane, K. Kiernan, S. Webb, T. Loy, D. West and E. Stadler 1988 An archaeological reconnaissance of karst caves within the southern forests region of Tasmania, September 1987. Australian Archaeology 26:1-23.
  • Jones, R. 1988 The southern continent: An episode in human colonisation. In N.W. Bruce, L. Freedman and W.F.C. Blumen (eds), Perspectives in Human Biology (The University of Western Australia 1987, Octagon Lecture Series), pp.75-98. Perth: Centre for Human Biology, University of Western Australia.

1989

  • Jones, R. 1989 Island occupation. Nature 337:605-606.
  • Jones, R. 1989 The coming of the Aborigines: A Pleistocene perspective. In J. Hardy and A. Frost (eds), Studies from Terra Australis to Australia, pp.11-24. Canberra: Australian Academy of the Humanities.
  • Jones, R. 1989 East of Wallace’s Line: Issues and problems in the colonization of the Australian continent. In P. Mellars and C. Stringer (eds), The Human Revolution: Behavioural and Biological Perspectives on the Origins of Modern Humans, pp.743-782. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
  • Jones, R. and B. Meehan 1989 Plant foods of the Gidjingali: Ethnographic and archaeological perspectives from northern Australia on tuber and seed exploitation. In D.R. Harris and G.C. Hillman (eds), Foraging and Farming: The Evolution of Plant Exploitation, pp.120-135. London: Unwin Hyman.
  • Colley, S. and R. Jones 1989 Rocky Cape revisited: New light on prehistoric Tasmanian fishing. In J. Clutton-Brock (ed.), The Walking Larder: Patterns of Domestication, Pastoralism and Predation, pp.336-346. London: Unwin Hyman.
  • Cosgrove, R. and R. Jones 1989 Judds Cavern: A subterranean Aboriginal painting site, southern Tasmania. Rock Art Research 6:96-104.

1990

  • Jones, R. 1990 From Kakadu to Kutikina: The Southern Continent at 18,000 years ago. In G. Gamble and O. Soffer (eds), The World at 18,000 BP, Volume 2, Low Latitudes, pp.264-95. London: Unwin Hyman.
  • Jones, R. 1990 Sylwadau cynfrodor ar Gor y Cewri; Or a British Aboriginal’s land claim for Stonehenge. In C. Chippindale, P. Devereux, P. Fowler, R. Jones and T. Sebastian (eds), Who Owns Stonehenge?, pp.62-87. London: B.T. Batsford Ltd.
  • Jones, R. 1990 Hunters of the Dreaming: Some ideational, economic and ecological parameters of the Australian Aboriginal productive system. In D.E. Yen and J.M.J. Mummery (eds), Pacific Production Systems: Approaches to Economic Prehistory, pp.25-53. Occasional Papers in Prehistory 18. Canberra: Department of Prehistory, Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University.
  • Jones, R. 1990 The emergence of sapiens: By their works shall ye be known (precis). In L. Freedman (ed.), Is Our Future Limited by Our Past?, p.131. Proceedings of the Australasian Society for Human Biology 3. Perth: Centre for Human Biology, University of Western Australia.
  • Jones, R. and S. Brockwell 1990 Archaeological Report on the Kakadu Conservation Zone. Resource Assessment Commission, Consultancy Series. Canberra: Australian Government Printing Service.
  • Chippindale, C., P. Devereux, P. Fowler, R. Jones and T. Sebastian (eds) 1990 Who Owns Stonehenge? London: B.T. Batsford Ltd.
  • Hall, H.J. and R. Jones 1990 Palaeoscatology and taphonomic implications at Rocky Cape, northwest Tasmania. In S. Solomon, I. Davidson and G. Connah (eds), Problem Solving in Taphonomy: Archaeological and Paleontological Studies from Africa, Europe, and Oceania, pp.219-229. Tempus 2. St Lucia: Anthropology Museum, University of Queensland.
  • Loy, T.H., R. Jones, D.E. Nelson, B. Meehan, J. Vogel, J. Southern and R. Cosgrove 1990 Accelerator radiocarbon dating of human blood proteins in pigments from late Pleistocene art sites in Australia. Antiquity 64:110-116.
  • Roberts, R.G., R. Jones and M.A. Smith 1990 Thermoluminescence dating of a 50,000-year-old human occupation site in northern Australia. Nature 345:153-156.
  • Roberts, R.G., R. Jones and M.A. Smith 1990 Stratigraphy and statistics at Malakunanja II: A reply to Bowdler. Australian Archaeology 31:94-97.
  • White, N., B. Meehan, L. Hiatt and R. Jones 1990 Demography of contemporary hunter-gatherers: Lessons from central Arnhem Land. In N. White and B. Meehan (eds), Demography of Hunter-Gatherers: Past and Present, pp.171-85. Oceania Monographs 39. Sydney: University of Sydney.

1991

  • Jones, R. 1991 Landscapes of the mind: Aboriginal perceptions of the natural world. In D.J. Mulvaney (ed.), The Humanities and the Australian Environment, pp.21-48. Occasional Paper 11. Canberra: Australian Academy of the Humanities.
  • Jones, R. 1991 Journal of the history of collections. Antiquity 65:1004-1006. Jones, R. and B. Meehan 1991 The Arnhem Salient. In D. Ball (ed.), Aborigines in the Defence of Australia, pp.100-162. Sydney: Australian National University Press.
  • Evans, N. and R. Jones 1991 The cradle of the Pama-Nyungans: Some archaeological and linguistic speculations. In P. McConvell (ed.), Archaeology and Linguistics: Understanding Ancient Australia. Conference Papers 2:175-199. Darwin: Northern Territory University.

1992

  • Jones, R. 1992 The human colonisation of the Australian continent. In G. Brauer and F.H. Smith (eds), Continuity or Replacement: Controversies in Homo sapiens Evolution, pp.289-301. Rotterdam: A.A. Balkema.
  • Jones, R. 1992 Tom Haydon 1938-1991: Film interpreter of Australian Archaeology. Australian Archaeology 35:51-64.
  • Jones, R. 1992 Philosophical time-travellers. Antiquity 66:744-757.
  • Jones, R. 1992 The radiocarbon bottle-neck: Fact or illusion? In C. Chippindale (ed.), Australia Day: A Meeting of the Old and New in Australian Archaeology, pp.9-10. Conference Papers. Cambridge: Cambridge University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
  • Fullagar, R., B. Meehan and R. Jones 1992 Residue analysis of ethnographic plant-working and other tools from northern Australia. In P.C. Anderson (ed.), Prehistoire de l’Agriculture: Nouvelles Approches Experimentales et Ethnographiques, pp.39-53. Monographie du Centre de Recherches Archeologiques 6. Paris: Editions du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique.
  • Roberts, R.G. and R. Jones 1992 The test of time: Physical dating methods in archaeology. Australian Natural History 23:858-865.

1993

  • Jones, R. 1993 Discovery of a Pleistocene world. In S.R. Smith and M.R. Banks (eds), Tasmanian Wilderness: World Heritage Values, pp.49-53. Hobart: Royal Society of Tasmania.
  • Jones, R. 1993 A continental reconnaissance: Some observations concerning the discovery of the Pleistocene archaeology of Australia. In M. Spriggs, D. Yen, W. Ambrose, R. Jones, A. Thorne and A. Andrews (eds), A Community of Culture: The People and Prehistory of the Pacific, pp.97-122. Occasional Papers in Prehistory 21. Canberra: Department of Prehistory, Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University.
  • Spriggs, M. and R. Jones 1993 Professor. In M. Spriggs, D. Yen, W. Ambrose, R. Jones, A. Thorne and A. Andrews (eds), A Community of Culture: The People and Prehistory of the Pacific, pp.27-31. Occasional Papers in Prehistory 21. Canberra: Department of Prehistory, Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University.
  • Spriggs, M., D. Yen, W. Ambrose, R. Jones, A. Thorne and A. Andrews (eds) 1993 A Community of Culture: The People and Prehistory of the Pacific. Occasional Papers in Prehistory 21. Canberra: Department of Prehistory, Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University.
  • Roberts, R.G., R. Jones and M.A. Smith 1993 Optical dating at Deaf Adder Gorge, NT indicates human occupation back to between 53,000 and 60,000 years ago. Australian Archaeology 37:58-59.

1994

  • Jones, R. 1994 The Pleistocene. In D. Horton (ed.), Encyclopaedia of Aboriginal Australia, pp.876-877. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies.
  • Jones, R. 1994 The Welsh in search of gold. The Welsh Australian – Yr Awstralwr Cymreig – 1994, pp.3-16. Canberra: Welsh Cambrian Society of the ACT.
  • Roberts, R.G., R. Jones and M.A. Smith 1994 Beyond the radiocarbon barrier in Australian prehistory. Antiquity 68:611-616.
  • Roberts, R.G., R. Jones, N.A. Spooner, M.J. Head, A.S. Murray and M.A. Smith 1994 The human colonisation of Australia: Optical dates of 53,000 and 60,000 years bracket human arrival at Deaf Adder Gorge, Northern Territory. Quaternary Science Reviews 13:575-583.
  • Roberts, R.G. and R. Jones 1994 Luminescence dating of sediments: New light on the human colonisation of Australia. Australian Aboriginal Studies 2:2-17.

1995

  • Jones, R. 1995 Tasmanian archaeology: Establishing the sequences. Annual Review of Anthropology 24:423-446.
  • Jones, R. 1995 Mindjongork: Legacy of the firestick. In D.B. Rose (ed.), Country in Flames: Proceedings of the 1994 Symposium on Biodiversity and Fire in North Australia, pp.11-17. Biodiversity Series 3. Canberra: Biodiversity Unit, Department of the Environment, Sport and Territories and North Australia Research Unit, Australian National University.
  • Jones, R. 1995 A dilemma. In Gavin Lucas “Interpretation in contemporary archaeology: Some philosophical issues”. In I. Hodder, M. Shanks, A. Alexandri, V. Buchli, J. Carman, J. Last and G. Lucas (eds), Interpreting Archaeology: Finding Meaning in the Past, pp.39-40. London: Routledge.
  • Roberts, R.G., R. Jones and M.A. Smith 1995 Reply to Bowdler. Australian Archaeology 41:56.

1996

  • Jones, R. 1996 Late Ice-Age hunters in Tasmania. In B.M. Fagan (ed.), Eyewitness to Discovery: First Person Accounts of More Than Fifty of the World’s Greatest Archaeological Discoveries, pp.288-293. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • David, D., M. Barbetti, R. Bekessy and R. Jones 1996 The Ngarrabullgan Homeland Project: Current research in Kuku Djungan country, north Queensland. Australian Archaeology 43:32-36.
  • Roberts, R.G., N.A. Spooner, R. Jones, S. Cane, J.M. Olley, A.S. Murray and M.J. Head 1996 Preliminary luminescence dates for archaeological sediments on the Nullarbor Plain, South Australia. Australian Archaeology 42:7-16.

1997

  • Jones, R. 1997 The sceptical archaeologist: Some observations on Pleistocene climates and prehistoric Aboriginal responses to environmental change in Australia. In G. Farquhar. S. Harris. R. Jones and J. Zillman (eds), Australians and Our Changing Climate: Past Experiences and Future Destiny, pp.22-37. Canberra: Australian Academy of Science.
  • Jones, R. and B. Meehan 1997 Balmarrk wana: Big winds of Arnhem Land. In E. Webb (ed.), Windows on Meteorology: An Australian Perspective, pp.14-19. Melbourne: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation.
  • Evans, N. and R. Jones 1997 The cradle of the Pama-Nyungans: Archaeological and linguistic speculations. In N. Evans and P. McConvell (eds), Linguistics and Archaeology: Aboriginal Australia in Global Perspective, pp.385-417. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • David, B., R. Roberts, C. Tuniz, R. Jones and J. Head 1997 New optical and radiocarbon dates from Ngarrabullgan Cave, a Pleistocene archaeological site in Australia: Implications for the comparability of time clocks and for the human colonisation of Australia. Antiquity 71:183-188.
  • Roberts, R., G. Walsh, A. Murray, J. Olley, R. Jones, M. Morwood, C. Tuniz, E. Lawson, M. MacPhail, D. Bowdery and I. Naumann 1997 Luminescence dating of rock art and past environments using mud-wasp nests in northern Australia. Nature 387:696-699.

1998

  • Allen, J., C. Gosden, R. Jones and J.P. White 1998 Pleistocene dates for the human occupation of New Ireland, northern Melanesia. In T. Murray (ed.), Archaeology of Aboriginal Australia: A Reader, pp.71-76. St Leonards, NSW: Allen and Unwin.
  • Jones, R. 1998 Vladimir Kabo: An appreciation of his scholarship in the context of Soviet anthropological theory and Australian Aboriginal ethnography. In The Road to Australia: Memoirs, pp.283-313. Canberra: Aboriginal Studies Press.
  • Jones, R. 1998 The fifth continent: Problems concerning the human colonisation of Australia. In T. Murray (ed.), Archaeology of Aboriginal Australia: A Reader, pp.102-118. St Leonards, NSW: Allen and Unwin.
  • Jones, R. 1998 Folsom and Talgai: Cowboy archaeology in two continents. In H. Bolitho and C. Wallace-Crabbe (eds), Approaching Australia: Papers from the Harvard Australian Studies Symposium, pp.30-50. Cambridge, MASS: Harvard University Press.
  • Jones, R. and R. Roberts 1998 Prehistories of carbon and of silica: The problem of the dating of the human colonisation of the Australian continent. In M.A. Raath, H. Soodyall, D. Barkhan, K.L. Kuykendall and P.V. Tobias (eds), Dual Congress 1998, Abstracts of Contributions, pp.36-37. International Association for the Study of Human Palaeontology and the International Association of Human Biologists, 28 June to 4 July 1998, Johannesburg.
  • Kiernan, K., R. Jones and D. Ranson 1998 New evidence from Fraser Cave for glacial age man in southwest Tasmania. In T. Murray (ed.), Archaeology of Aboriginal Australia: A Reader, pp.61-70. St Leonards, NSW: Allen and Unwin.
  • Pockley, P. and R. Jones 1998 The colonisation of Australia. Australasian Science 19:38-39.
  • Roberts, R., M. Bird, J. Olley, R. Galbraith, E. Lawson, G. Laslett, H. Yoshida, R. Jones, R. Fullagar, G. Jacobsen and Q. Hua 1998 Optical and radiocarbon dating at Jinmium rock shelter in northern Australia. Nature 393:358-362.
  • Roberts, R., H. Yoshida, R. Galbraith, G. Laslett, R. Jones and M. Smith 1998 Single-aliquot and single grain dating confirm thermoluminescence age estimates at Malakunanja II rock shelter in northern Australia. Ancient TL 16:19-24.
  • Roberts, R.G., R. Jones and M.A. Smith 1998 Beyond the radiocarbon barrier in Australian prehistory. In T. Murray (ed.), Archaeology of Aboriginal Australia: A Reader, pp.19-25. St Leonards, NSW: Allen and Unwin.
  • Watchman, A.L. and R. Jones 1998 Dating rock images in the tropical monsoon region of northern Australia. Australian Aboriginal Studies 2:64-70.

1999

  • Jones, R. 1999 Dating the human colonization of Australia: Radiocarbon and luminescence revolutions. In J. Coles, R. Bewley and P. Mellars (eds), World Prehistory: Studies in Memory of Grahame Clark, pp.37-65. Proceedings of the British Academy 99. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Jones, R. 1999 Byw gyda’r Aboriginiaid. In G. Jenkins, A. Misell and T. Jones (eds), Llyfr y Ganrif (Book of the Century), p.335. Talybont, Ceredigion: National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth and Y Lolfa.
  • Jones, R. 1999 Foreword. In S. O’Connor, 30,000 Years of Aboriginal Occupation: Kimberley, North West Australia, pp.v-vi. Terra Australis 14. Canberra: Department of Archaeology and Natural History and Centre for Archaeological Research, Australian National University.
  • Fullagar, R., B. Meehan and R. Jones 1999 Residue analysis of ethnographic plant-working and other tools from northern Australia. In P.C. Anderson (ed.), Prehistory of Agriculture: New Experimental and Ethnographic Approaches, pp.15-23. Monograph 40. Los Angeles: Institute of Archaeology, University of California.
  • Bryden, M.M., S. O’Connor and R. Jones 1999 Archaeological evidence for the extinction of a breeding population of elephant seals in Tasmania in prehistoric times. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 9:430-437.
  • Meehan, B., R. Jones and A. Vincent 1999 Gula-kula: Dogs in Anbarra society, Arnhem Land. In L. Hercus and G. Koch (eds), Sally White Commemorative Edition, pp.83-106. Aboriginal History 23. Canberra: Aboriginal History Inc.

2000

  • Jones, R. 2000 Radiocarbon dating: The workhorse of modern archaeology. In Discoveries in Time, p. 6. London: The Royal Society.
  • Jones, R. 2000 Crynodeb (Welsh translation of the Summary). In S. Aldhouse-Green (ed.), Paviland Cave and the “Red Lady”: A Definite Report, pp.xxiv-xxxv. Bristol: Western Academic and Specialist Press.
  • Jones, R. 2000 “Y Gwynt” – (Translation of “The Wind”). In S. Aldhouse-Green (ed.), Paviland Cave and the “Red Lady”: A Definite Report, p.v. Bristol: Western Academic and Specialist Press.
  • Jones, R. 2000 Gun-gugaliya Rrawa: Place, ochre and death, a perspective from Aboriginal Australia. In S. Aldhouse-Green (ed.), Paviland Cave and the “Red Lady”: A Definite Report, pp.247-264. Bristol: Western Academic and Specialist Press.
  • Jones, R. and B. Meehan 2000 A crucible of Australian prehistory: The 1965 Hobart ANZAAS Conference. In A. Anderson and T. Murray (eds), Australian Archaeologist: Collected Papers in Honour of Jim Allen, pp.40-61. Canberra: Coombs Academic Publishing, Australian National University.
  • Jones, R. and V. Megaw 2000 Confessions of a wild colonial boy. Australian Archaeology 50:12-26.
  • Jones, R., S. Macintyre, M-J. Mountain and J. Mulvaney 2000 Recollections of Jim Allen’s early career. In A. Anderson and T. Murray (eds), Australian Archaeologist: Collected Papers in Honour of Jim Allen, pp.21-30. Canberra: Coombs Academic Publishing, Australian National University.
  • Roberts, R.G., G.L. Walsh, J.M. Olley, A.S. Murray, M.K. MacPhail, I.D. Naumann, R. Jones and M.J. Morwood 2000 Rock picture chronologies and palaeoenvironmental records from fossil mud-wasp nests: Preliminary investigations using optical dating. In G. Ward and C. Tuniz (eds), Advances in Dating Australian Rock-Markings: Papers from the First Australian Rock-Picture Dating Workshop, pp.40-44. Occasional AURA Publication 10. Melbourne: Australian Rock Art Research Association.

2001

  • Jones, R. 2001 Blowing the climatic trumpet. Review of Tim Flannery’s ‘The Eternal Frontier: An Ecological History of North America and its People’. Australian Book Review 230:47-48.
  • Meehan, B. and R. Jones 2001 Obituary. Jack Leonard Davies, 1917-2000. The Australian Academy of the Humanities Proceedings 64-67.
  • Roberts, R.G., T.F. Flannery, L.K. Ayliffe, H. Yoshida, J.M. Olley, G.J. Prideaux, G.M. Laslett, A. Baynes, M.A. Smith, R. Jones and B.L. Smith 2001 New ages for the last Australian megafauna: Continent-wide extinction about 46,000 years ago. Science 292:1888-1892.
  • Roberts, R.G., T.F. Flannery, L.K. Ayliffe, H. Yoshida, J.M. Olley, G.J. Prideaux, G.M. Laslett, A. Baynes, M.A. Smith, R. Jones and B.L. Smith 2001 The last Australian megafauna. Australasian Science October:40-41.
  • Roberts, R.G. and R. Jones 2001 Chronologies of carbon and silica: Evidence concerning the dating of the earliest human presence in northern Australia. In P.V. Tobias, M.A. Raath, J. Moggi-Cecchi and G.A. Doyle, assisted by K.L. Kuyendall and H. Soodyall (eds), Humanity from African Naissance to Coming Millennia: Colloquia in Human Biology and Palaeo-Anthropology, pp.239-248. Firenze University Press and Witwatersand University Press.
  • Roberts, R.G., H. Yoshida, T. Flannery, L.K. Ayliffe, J.M. Olley, G.J. Prideaux, G.M. Laslett, A. Baynes, M.A. Smith and R. Jones 2001 Archaeology and Australian megafauna. Science 294:7a.
  • Watchman, A., I. Ward, R. Jones and S. O’Connor 2001 Spatial and compositional variations within finely laminated mineral crusts at Carpenter’s Gap, an archaeological site in tropical Australia. Geoarchaeology 16(7):803-824.

2002

  • Bird, M.I., C.S.M. Turney, L.K. Fifield, R. Jones, L.K. Ayliffe, A. Palmer, R. Cresswell and S. Robertson 2002 Radiocarbon analysis of the early archaeological site of Nauwalabila 1, Arnhem Land, Australia: Implications for sample suitability and stratigraphic integrity. Quaternary Science Reviews 21:1061-1075.
  • Gurrmanamana, F., L. Hiatt, K. McKenzie with B. Ngurrabangurraba, B. Meehan and R. Jones 2002 People of the Rivermouth: The Joborr Texts of Frank Gurrmanamana. CD ROM. Canberra: National Museum of Australia and Aboriginal Studies Press.
  • Jones, R. and M. Spriggs 2002 Theatrum Oceani: Themes and arguments concerning the prehistory of Australia and the Pacific. In B. Cunliffe, W. Davies and C. Renfrew (eds), Archaeology: The Widening Debate, pp.245-294. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Watchman, A.L. and R. Jones 2002 An independent confirmation of the 4 ka antiquity of a beeswax figure in western Arnhem Land, northern Australia. Archaeometry 44(1):145-153.

2004

  • Fullagar, R. with R. Jones 2004 Usewear and residue analysis of stone artefacts from Enclosed Chamber, Rocky Cape, Tasmania. Archaeology in Oceania 39:79-93.

2005

  • Meehan, B. and R. Jones 2005 Stone tool use in a land with no stone: Ethnographic notes from the Gu-jingarliya. In I. Macfarlane with M-J. Mountain and R. Paton (eds), Many Exchanges: Archaeology, History, Community and the Work of Isabel McBryde, pp.147-169. Aboriginal History Monograph 11. Canberra: Aboriginal History Inc.