Carleton Jones is a lecturer in prehistoric archaeology at NUI Galway. Dr. Jones’s research is primarily concerned with investigating the organization and dynamics of prehistoric societies in Ireland with a focus on the Neolithic, Chalcolithic, and Bronze Age periods. To that end, he has over many years conducted surveys and excavations on the Burren in western Ireland which were supported in part by the Heritage Council and the Royal Irish Academy. In addition to prehistoric social organization, Dr. Jones has also published on megalithic monuments, the archaeology of karst landscapes, and climate change in the past, as well as contributing to studies focused on isotopic evidence, ancient DNA, and human – environment interactions.