Current research interest:-
Spatial visualization (maps, GIS and remote-sensing); intensive and aerial/remote survey techniques; macro-scale historical change; visuality and photography; socio-technological change and cross-craft interaction; ancient technology (including textiles and metallurgy); the archaeology of Eurasia in the 5th to 2nd millennia BC, especially of Anatolia, Transcaucasia, Iran and Central Asia and adjacent regions.
Research Associate, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research.
Junior Research Fellow, Churchill College, University of Cambridge.
Visiting Postdoctoral Researcher, Institut Català d’Arqueologia Clàssica (ICAC).
Current and past projects or research groups I have been involved with:-
Project Panormos, 2012-ongoing – excavation, intensive survey and remote-sensing (w/ Anja Slawich, Néhémie Strupler): http://www.panormos.de/
MedAfriCarbon, 2019-2020 – interactive database of radiocarbon dates relating to Mediterranean Africa for the MedAfrica project (w/ Cyprian Broodbank, Giulio Lucarini). https://www.medafrica-cam.org/ ; see Shiny web app:- https://theia.arch.cam.ac.uk/MedAfriCarbon/
Kythera Island Project, 2019-ongoing – spatial analysis of multi-year intensive survey project.
Critical Palaeoeconomics, 2018-ongoing – research group focussed on critical evaluation of long-term economic relationships in global comparative perspective (w/ Adam Green, Thomas Leppard, Darryl Wilkinson). Grand Narratives workshop (2019): http://www.grandnarrative.org/gn/
Cambridge Computational and Digital Archaeology Lab (CDAL), 2016-ongoing – research group focussed on copmutational applications to archaeological problems: https://www.arch.cam.ac.uk/research/laboratories/cdal
Micro-revolutions, 2016–2019 – economy and technology in the formation of 5th and 4th millennium Eurasia.
Miletos-Didyma Sacred Way, 2017 – re-evaluation the route of the Sacred Way from Miletos to Didyma (w/ Anja Slawisch): http://www.panormos.de/sacredway/
Tying the threads of Eurasia, 2008–2014 – doctoral research into trade routes and material flows in eastern Anatolia, Transcaucasia, western Central Asia and beyond. [see publications].
ArchAtlas, 2004–ongoing – online archaeological atlas and journal, (w/ Sue Sherratt and Andrew Sherratt) : http://www.archatlas.org/
Isparta Archaeological Survey, 2012 – multi-period survey project in south-western Turkey (w/ Bilge Hürmüzlü): http://classics.case.edu/ias/isparta.html
Cide Archaeological Project, 2009–2011/2013 – multi-period intensive survey: http://www.cidearchaeology.com/
British Institute at Ankara (BIAA) Pottery Collections Database, 2006–2007 – web-resource; : http://www.biaatr.org/collections/
The Tibet Album – online resource of photographs from Tibet 1920s-1950s; 2004–2005: http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/