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Jonathan Benjamin

Associate Professor in Maritime Archaeology, Flinders University and ARC Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage, Flinders University

I am an Associate Professor in Maritime Archaeology with a speciality in the archaeology of submerged landscapes.

My research interests include past human transitions and cultural migrations, the inundation of coastal sites and resulting impacts on past societies, 3D site recording and the advancement of method in maritime and underwater archaeology.

I have undertaken various aspects of terrestrial, aerial and underwater archaeological research across a wide temporal spectrum from prehistoric, classical and historical periods in Britain, Slovenia, Croatia, Cyprus, Israel, Denmark, as well as pre and post-contact sites in North America and Australia.

I am an expert in diver-based photographic and photogrammetric recording of underwater archaeological sites.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Archaeology, Flinders University
  • 2020–present
    Associate professor, Flinders University
  • 2017–2019
    Senior lecturer, Flinders University


  • 2007 
    University of Edinburgh, UK, Ph.D. / Archaeology

Grants and Contracts

  • 2017
    Deep History of Sea Country (DP170100812)
    Lead CI
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council


Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries