Research Projects

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.

Current affiliations:-

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/