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):

MedAfriCarbon, 2019-2020 – interactive database of radiocarbon dates relating to Mediterranean Africa for the MedAfrica project (w/ Cyprian Broodbank, Giulio Lucarini). ; see Shiny web app:-

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):

Cambridge Computational and Digital Archaeology Lab (CDAL), 2016-ongoing – research group focussed on copmutational applications to archaeological problems:

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):

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) :

Isparta Archaeological Survey, 2012 – multi-period survey project in south-western Turkey (w/ Bilge Hürmüzlü):

Cide Archaeological Project, 2009–2011/2013 – multi-period intensive survey:

British Institute at Ankara (BIAA) Pottery Collections Database, 2006–2007 – web-resource; :

The Tibet Album – online resource of photographs from Tibet 1920s-1950s; 2004–2005: