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Q&A: Laura Jones on preserving Stanford’s archaeological sites and historic buildings

Dr. Laura Jones is the Stanford Director of Heritage Services and University Archaeologist. Jones coordinates preservation efforts for areas of the University’s campus, including hundreds of historic buildings and more than 100 campus archaeological sites. She oversaw excavation of the former Men’s Gymnasium — which was destroyed during the Great Earthquake of 1906 — and the transformation of the Old Chemistry Building, among other historical archaeology projects.

Stanford archaeologist wins Amy J. Blue Award

Stanford archaeologist Laura Jones is one of three Stanford faculty members to win the Amy J. Blue Award. As director of heritage services and special projects, Jones has been celebrated as “a champion of all things Stanford” and for setting a high ethical benchmark in the care of tribal remains. Jones was recognized by President…

One Summer in Peru

This article is a shameless plug for the awesome, random opportunities Stanford has to offer. If you only have time to read this, I urge you to find these opportunities and take advantage of them – as they teach in ME104S: Design Your Stanford, YOSO (you only Stanford once). Last summer, I went to Peru courtesy…