Field School Director
Dr. Alexandra Jones
Alexandra Jones, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Archaeology in the Community, has dedicated her career to educating the public about archaeology. Alexandra has been an educator for more than ten years; she has taught in multiple educational environments from primary schools to museums, colleges, and camps. Alexandra obtained dual Bachelors of Arts degrees from Howard University in History and Anthropology in 2001. She became a classroom teacher and discovered she had a natural talent for teaching. In an effort to further her career as a teacher she continued her education by obtaining a Master’s degree in History from Howard University in 2003 and then attending University of California, Berkeley, to obtain a Ph.D. in Historical Archaeology in 2010. Alexandra currently teaches people of all ages about archaeology.
If you could have any tool what would it be?
As an archaeology educator I don’t need any one tool, I just need my imagination. Archaeology is the study of human culture through the objects, places, and spaces. As long as I have my imagination I can teach anyone about archaeology in any environment.
What was the worst thing that ever happened?
While working in the field I stopped and leaned against a railing that was made of wood. The wood was dry rotted and it collapsed, leaving me to fall in a ravine and the railing to then fall on top of me. I was not hurt but I was shaken quite a bit.