Mr Matthew Jacobson

  • Lecturer in Archaeological Science, Research Assistant (Archaeology)

Biography

Matthew J Jacobson is a Lecturer in Environmental Archaeology

Matthew has submitted his PhD thesis by publication to the University of Reading in October 2021. His PhD research examined palaeoclimate change in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East during Late Antiquity and assessed potential influences of this change on societies at varied scales.

Research interests

His research interests include the following areas:

  • Environmental archaeology, particularly relating to past agricultural practices
  • Palaeoclimatology, focusing on speleothems (stalagmites) as multi-proxy palaeoclimate records
  • Human-climate-environment interactions and the History of Climate and Society (HCS), including adaptation/resilience to past and future climate change, data-assimilation/consilience and interdisciplinarity
  • Middle Eastern archaeology, especially the role of environmental dynamics
  • Late Antiquity, particularly political, religious, and economic transformations
  • Settlement archaeology, including the role of networks, environmental dynamics, and chronological/spatial modelling

Matthew has completed environmental and archaeological fieldwork in Hampshire and the Lower Thames Valley, England, UK; Cappadocia and Lycia-Pamphylia, Turkey; and the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. He is a member of the Association for Environmental Archaeology (AEA); the Climate Change and History Research Initiative (CCHRI), Princeton University; the Centre for Past Climate Change (CPCC), University of Reading; the Speleothem Isotopes Synthesis and AnaLysis (SISAL) working group, PAGES; and the Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS).

Publications

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Jump to: 2021 | 2020 | 2019
Number of items: 5.

2021

Nicholson, S. L., Jacobson, M. , Hosfield, R. and Fleitmann, D. (2021) The stalagmite record of Southern Arabia: Climatic extremes, human evolution and societal development. Frontiers in Earth Science, 9, 749488. (doi: 10.3389/feart.2021.749488)

Jacobson, M. J. , Flohr, P., Gascoigne, A., Leng, M. J., Sadekov, A., Cheng, H., Lawrence Edwards, R., Tüysüz, O. and Fleitmann, D. (2021) Heterogenous late Holocene climate in the Eastern Mediterranean—The Kocain Cave record from SW Turkey. Geophysical Research Letters, 48(20), e2021GL094. (doi: 10.1029/2021GL094733)

2020

Fohlmeister, J., Voarintsoa, N. R. G., Lechleitner, F. A., Boyd, M., Brandtstätter, S., Jacobson, M. J. and Oster, J. L. (2020) Main controls on the stable carbon isotope composition of speleothems. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 279, pp. 67-87. (doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2020.03.042)

2019

Altaweel, M. et al. (2019) New insights on the role of environmental dynamics shaping southern Mesopotamia: from the pre-Ubaid to the early Islamic period. Iraq, 81, pp. 23-46. (doi: 10.1017/irq.2019.2)

Burstyn, Y., Martrat, B., Lopez, J. F., Iriarte, E., Jacobson, M. J. , Lone, M. A. and Deininger, M. (2019) Speleothems from the Middle East: an example of water limited environments in the SISAL database. Quaternary, 2(2), 16. (doi: 10.3390/quat2020016)

This list was generated on Mon May 16 06:37:57 2022 BST.
Jump to: Articles
Number of items: 5.

Articles

Nicholson, S. L., Jacobson, M. , Hosfield, R. and Fleitmann, D. (2021) The stalagmite record of Southern Arabia: Climatic extremes, human evolution and societal development. Frontiers in Earth Science, 9, 749488. (doi: 10.3389/feart.2021.749488)

Jacobson, M. J. , Flohr, P., Gascoigne, A., Leng, M. J., Sadekov, A., Cheng, H., Lawrence Edwards, R., Tüysüz, O. and Fleitmann, D. (2021) Heterogenous late Holocene climate in the Eastern Mediterranean—The Kocain Cave record from SW Turkey. Geophysical Research Letters, 48(20), e2021GL094. (doi: 10.1029/2021GL094733)

Fohlmeister, J., Voarintsoa, N. R. G., Lechleitner, F. A., Boyd, M., Brandtstätter, S., Jacobson, M. J. and Oster, J. L. (2020) Main controls on the stable carbon isotope composition of speleothems. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 279, pp. 67-87. (doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2020.03.042)

Altaweel, M. et al. (2019) New insights on the role of environmental dynamics shaping southern Mesopotamia: from the pre-Ubaid to the early Islamic period. Iraq, 81, pp. 23-46. (doi: 10.1017/irq.2019.2)

Burstyn, Y., Martrat, B., Lopez, J. F., Iriarte, E., Jacobson, M. J. , Lone, M. A. and Deininger, M. (2019) Speleothems from the Middle East: an example of water limited environments in the SISAL database. Quaternary, 2(2), 16. (doi: 10.3390/quat2020016)

This list was generated on Mon May 16 06:37:57 2022 BST.