David Michael Jones PhD studied Anthropology and History at the University of California, Berkeley. He obtained a PhD in the Archaeology of the Americas at the Institute of Archaeology, University of London. In 2000 he completed a BSc (Honours) in Earth Sciences and Biological Sciences with the Open University. Dr Jones is co-author of the Blue Guide Mexico and has written many articles on Mesoamerican and South American art for the Macmillan Dictionary of Art. He is co-author of The Kingfisher Book of Mythology.