David Jacques is one of the best known archaeologist in Britainn. Since 2005 he has been the Project Director of an internationally significant Mesolithic archaeological site, one mile from Stonehenge. His team has discovered the oldest settlement in the Stonehenge area, the longest continually occupied site in the United Kingdom, as well as the communities which built the first monuments at Stonehenge. These discoveries have contributed significantly to a new understanding of the initial settlement patterns and practices in the Stonehenge landscape, and to a broader understanding of the sense of place, ritual and memory such hunter-gatherer societies had more generally. In 2013 he was elected a Fellow of the Society of the Antiquaries (FSA) in recognition of the importance of these discoveries.
David Jacques has published in the Prehistoric Society’s PAST Journal, Current Archaeology Magazine, and via the Open University. In 2012, his project at Stonehenge was nominated ‘Research Project of the Year 2013’ by Current Archaeology Magazine, and was runner-up to Leicester University’s discovery of Richard III. Under David Jacques’s direction, the team’s work has also featured on BBC 4’s ‘Flying Archaeologist’ series, regional BBC and ITV output, and has been extensively reported in the press.