Rick JONES is a Reader in Roman Archeology at the Department of Archaeological Sciences of the University of Bradford, UK. Dr. Jones has 30 years' experience leading excavations in Britain, Spain, France, the Netherlands, mostly on sites of the Roman period. Since 1994 his field research has focused on Pompeii, where he has been directing the "Anglo-American Project".
Dr. Jones' research has concentrated on the social dynamics of the western Roman Empire: first through burial practice, and more recently through urbanization and the interactions in the Roman frontier zone. He has directed long-term research excavations at, and in the region around, the Roman frontier bases of Binchester, Newstead and York. In the course of all the excavations organized from the Bradford Department of Archaeological Sciences, Rick Jones has trained students in field archaeology and integrating the best modern scientific techniques into field practice. These experiences have now been applied to the development of the Pompeii research and Field School. After a preliminary season in 1994, the field team has grown each season to its present scale.