Scientific Drilling, Surtsey Volcano, Iceland


Jackson, M. D., M. T. Gudmundsson, W. Bach, P. Cappelletti, N. J. Coleman, M. Ivarsson, K. Jónasson, S.

   L. Jørgensen, V. Marteinsson1, J. McPhie, J. G. Moore, D. Nielson, J. M. Rhodes, C. Rispoli, P.

   Schiffman, A. Stefánsson, A. Türke, T. Vanorio, T. B. Weisenberger, J. D. L. White, R. Zierenberg,

   B. Zimanowski, 2015, Time-lapse characterization of hydrothermal seawater and microbial

   interactions with basaltic tephra at Surtsey volcano: Scientific Drilling, 20, 51-58,


Jackson, M. D., 2014, New proposed drilling at Surtsey Volcano, Iceland: Eos Transactions American

   Geophysical Union, 95[51], 488,




Roman Harbor Concretes

Jackson, M. D., S. R. Mulcahy, H. Chen, Y. Li, Q. Li, P. Cappelletti, H.-R. Wenk, in press, Phillipsite and Altobermorite

   produced by cementitious water-rock reactions in Roman marine concrete: American Mineralogist.

Jackson, M. D., 2014, Seawater Concretes and their Material Characteristics: In Building for Eternity the

   History and Technology of Roman Concrete Engineering in the Sea, edited by J. P. Oleson,

   Oxbow Books, Oxford. p. 141-187.

Jackson, M. D., S. R. Chae, S. R. Mulcahy, C. Meral, R. Taylor, P. Li, J. Moon, S. Yoon, A.-H. Emwas, G.

   Vola, H.-R. Wenk, P. J. M. Monteiro, 2013, Unlocking the secrets of Al-tobermorite in Roman

   seawater concrete: American Mineralogist, 98, 1669-1687.

   Highlights and Breakthroughs Article 2013: 

   Elsen, J., O. Cozer, R. Snellings, 2013, Lessons from a lost technology: The secrets of Roman

   concrete, American Mineralogist, 98, 1917-1918.

Jackson, M. D., J. Moon, E. Gotti, R. Taylor, S. R. Chae, M. Kunz, A.-H. Emwas, C. Meral, P. Guttmann, P.

   Levitz, H.-R. Wenk, P. J. M. Monteiro, 2013, Material and elastic properties of Al-tobermorite in

   ancient Roman seawater concrete: Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 96[8], 2598-2606.

   doi: 10.1111/jace.12407

   Featured article 2013. 

Jackson, M., G. Vola, J. P. Oleson, B. Scheetz, C. Brandon, R. Hohlfelder, 2012, Cement microstructures

   and durability in ancient Roman seawater concretes: Historic Mortars, Characteristics and

   Tests, edited by J. Valek, C. Groot, and J. Hughes. Springer – RILEM, p. 49-76.

   doi: 10.1007/978-94-007-4635-0_5



Roman Stone Masonry and Architectural Concretes

Jackson, M. D., Y. Zhang, H. Chen, J. Moon, in press, Autogenous mineral textures in micropores and microcracks, Roman architectural concrete, Markets of Trajan, Rome: Proceedings 14th International Conference on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Universiteit Gent, Gent, Belgium, 29-31 May 2017.


Jackson, M. D., E. N. Landis, P. F. Brune, M. Vitti, H. Chen, Q. Li, M. Kunz, H.-R. Wenk, P. J. M. Monteiro,

   A. R. Ingraffea, 2014, Mechanical resilience and cementitious processes in imperial Roman

   architectural mortar: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111[52], 18484-18489.



Brune, P., Ingraffea, A. R., Jackson, M. D., Perucchio, R., 2013, The fracture toughness of an Imperial

   Roman mortar: Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 102, 65-76.


Jackson, M., J. Logan, F. Marra, B. Scheetz, D. Deocampo, C. Cawood, 2010, Composizione e

   caratteristiche meccaniche dei calcestruzzi della Grande Aula, a cura di L. Ungaro, M.P. Paola,

   M. Vitti, Mercati di Traiano restituiti. Studi e restauri 2005-2007, p. 145-153, Rome, Palombri



Bianchi, E, R. Meneghini, M. Jackson, P. Brune, F. Marra, 2011, Archaeological, structural, and

   compositional observations of the concrete architecture of the Basilica Ulpia and Trajan’s

   Forum: Comm. Hum. Litt. 128, 72-93.

Jackson, M. D., P. Ciancio Rossetto, C. K. Kosso, M. Buonfiglio, F. Marra, 2011, Building materials of the Theater of Marcellus, Rome:     Archaeometry, 4[4], 728-742.


Jackson, M. D., D. Deocampo, F. Marra, and B. E. Scheetz, 2010, Mid-Pleistocene volcanic ash in ancient Roman concretes,        

   Geoarchaeology, 25, 36-74.

   doi: 10.1002/gea.20295

   Award, 25 best articles in 25 years, 2010.

Jackson, M. D., J. M. Logan, B. E. Scheetz, D. M. Deocampo, C. G. Cawood, F. Marra, M. Vitti, L. Ungaro, 2009, Assessment of

   material characteristics of ancient concretes, Grande Aula, Markets of Trajan, Rome: Journal of Archaeological Science, 36, 2481-  


Jackson, M., F. Marra, D. Deocampo, A. Vella, C. Kosso, R. Hay, 2007, Geological observations of excavated sand (harenae  

   fossiciae) used as fine aggregate in ancient Roman pozzolanic mortars: Journal of Roman Archaeology, 20, 25-51.


Jackson, M. D., F. Marra, 2006, Roman stone masonry: Volcanic foundations of the ancient city: American Journal of Archaeology, 110,    403-436


Jackson, M. D., F. Marra, R. L. Hay, C. Cawood, E. Winkler, 2005, The judicious selection and preservation of tuff and travertine

    building stone in ancient Rome: Archaeometry, 47[3], 485-510.


Basaltic Rock Pozzolan

Celik, K., M. D. Jackson, M. Mancio, C. Meral, A. M. Emwas, P. K. Mehta, P. J. M. Monteiro, 2014, High-volume natural volcanic

    pozzolan and limestone powder as partial replacements for portland cement in self-compacting and sustainable concrete: Cement      and Concrete Composites, 45, 136-147.


Structural Geology, Near Surface Intrusive and Volcanic Processes

Jackson, M. D., 1998, Processes of laccolith emplacement in the southern Henry Mountains, Southeastern Utah: Laccolithic complexes of

   southeastern Utah: Time of Emplacement and Tectonic Setting: In Workshop Proceedings: edited by J. D. Friedman and A. C. Huffman,

   Jr., U. S. Geological Survey Bulletin, n. 2158, p. 51-59.


Jackson, M. D., E. T. Endo, P. T. Delaney, T. Arnadottir, A. M. Rubin, 1992, Ground ruptures of the 1974 and 1983 Kaoiki

   earthquakes, Mauna Loa volcano, Hawaii: Journal of Geophysical Research, 97, 8775-8796.


Jackson, M. D., D. D. Pollard, 1990, Flexure and faulting of sedimentary host rocks during growth of igneous domes, southern Henry

   Mountains, Utah: Journal of Structural Geology, 12, 185-206.


Jackson, M. D., 1989, Book review of: Geology of the Henry Mountains, Utah, as recorded in the notebooks of G. K. Gilbert, C. B.

   Hunt, editor, 1988, Geological Society of America Memoir 167: Economic Geology, 84, 206.


Jackson, M. D., D. D. Pollard, 1988, The laccolith-stock controversy: New results from the southern Henry Mountains, Utah: Reply:

   Geological Society of America Bulletin, 100, 1657-1659.


Jackson, M. D., D. D. Pollard, 1988, The laccolith-stock controversy: New results from the southern Henry Mountains, Utah:    

   Geological Society of America Bulletin, 100[1], 117-139.


Jackson, M. D., and P. T. Delaney, 1985, Extension and contraction of faulted marker planes:  Geology, 13, 569-572.

   Boudier, F., A. Nicolas, M. Jackson, 1983, Structural study of the Balmuccia peridotite (Western Alps): a transition from mantle to  

   lower crust:  Geologie en Mijnbow, 63, 179-188.

   Nicolas, A., M. Jackson, 1982, High temperature dikes in peridotites: origin by hydraulic fracturing:  Journal of Petrology, 23,



Jackson, M. D., M. Ohnenstetter, 1981, Peridotite and gabbroic structures in the Monte Maggiore Massif, Alpine Corsica: Journal of

   Geology, 89, 703-719.


History of Science, Roman Construction Technologies

Jackson, M. D., in press, Technological confidence in Roman architectural and maritime concrete production: Archivo Español de

   Arqueología, Proceedings 5th International Workshop on the Archaeology of Roman Construction: Arquelogía de la Construcción V,

   University of Oxford, Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, Oxford, 11-12 April, 2015.



Jackson, M. D., C. K. Kosso, 2013, Scientia in republican era stone and concrete masonry: In A Companion to the Archaeology of

   the Roman Republic, First Edition, edited by J. R. Evans. Blackwell Publishing Ltd. p. 268-284.

   2013 PROSE Award, Honorable Mention, Single Volume Reference/Humanities & Social Sciences, American Publishers for  

   Professional and Scholarly Excellence.


Historic Stone and Concrete Masonry

Zhao, P., M. D. Jackson, Y. Zhang, G. Li, P. J. M. Monteiro, L. Yang, 2015, Material characteristics of ancient Chinese lime binder and

   experimental reproductions with organic admixtures: Construction and Building Materials, 84, 477-488.


Delaney, I., M. Jackson, 2015, Geologic Setting of Picture Canyon, Flagstaff, Arizona: Plateau Magazine, Museum of Northern

   Arizona, Flagstaff, Arizona, p. 6-11.


Howe, C., M. Jackson, C. Woolfit, 2010, Tuff Stone Masonry near Tower Hill in Victoria: Fragmentary Remains of Pioneer Settlement in

   Australia: Journal of Architectural Conservation, 16[3], 91-109.


Jackson, M. D., 1999, Stone Landmarks, Flagstaff’s Geology and Historic Building Stones, Piedra Azul Press, Flagstaff,


Selected Publications