Archaeology and Ancient History

Ancient History

Professor Penelope Allison

  • Pompeii
  • Roman art
  • Roman households

 

Professor Simon James

  • Violence and military institutions, especially the Roman army
  • Archaeology of the Roman provinces and related cultures 

Dr Jack Lennon

  • Republican and Early Imperial cultural and political history
  • Roman religion
  • Cultural identities
  • Ancient sacrifice
  • The Roman family 

Dr Jane Masséglia

  • Greek and Latin epigraphy
  • Ancient body language status and social prejudice in Antiquity
  • Funerary practices and commemoration
  • Anatolia in the Hellenistic and Roman periods
  • Greek monuments and sculpture

Professor David Mattingly

  • Roman Britain
  • Roman Africa
  • The Roman economy
  • Aspects of Roman imperialism, identity 

Dr Andy Merrills

  • Roman and Post-Roman North Africa
  • Late Antique and Early Medieval history - especially in Western Mediterranean
  • Classical and Medieval 'geographical' writing
  • Historiography and historical writing

Professor Graham Shipley

  • Landscapes, politics and economies of Hellenistic Greece
  • Hellenistic material culture and society
  • Greek geographical writings
  • The Peloponnese 

Dr Dan Stewart

  • Late Hellenistic and Roman Greece
  • Roman Crete
  • Text and material culture

 


 

Dr Selena Wisnom

  • Assyria and Babylonia
  • Mesopotamian literature
  • Mesopotamian religion
  • Ancient Near East

Bioarchaeology

Dr Jo Appleby

  • Human osteology
  • Mortuary archaeology
  • Bronze Age Britain
  • Bronze Age Europe
  • Archaeology of age and ageing

Dr Huw Barton

  • Hunter-gatherer studies
  • Analysis of ancient starch granules
  • Functional analysis of stone tools
  • Australian archaeology
  • Surface archaeology

 


Dr Eric Guiry

  • Stable isotope analyses
  • Paleodietary reconstructions
  • Animal husbandry
  • Historical ecology
  • Past human-animal relationships
  • Animals as proxies for human behaviour
  • Agricultural transitions

 


Dr Richard Thomas

  • Zooarchaeology
  • Past human-animal relationships
  • Animal palaeopathology
  • Agricultural economy
  • Food as material culture

Greek Archaeology


Dr Jane Masséglia

  • Greek and Latin epigraphy
  • Funerary practices and commemoration
  • Anatolia in the Hellenistic and Roman periods
  • Greek monuments and sculpture

Professor Graham Shipley

  • Landscapes, politics and economies of Hellenistic Greece
  • Hellenistic material culture and society
  • Greek geographical writings
  • The Peloponnese

Dr Dan Stewart

  • Late Hellenistic and Roman Greece
  • Roman Crete
  • Text and material culture
  • Archaeological field surveys, urban and rural

Historical Archaeology

Professor Neil Christie

  • Early Medieval and Medieval archaeology
  • Urbanism
  • Defence
  • Italy and Spain
  • Late Roman to Early Medieval Christianity

Dr David Edwards

  • Sudanese/Nubian archaeology - including Egypt in Nubia
  • Sudanic Africa/Trans-Saharan perspectives - especially Medieval - Historical/Ottoman archaeology
  • Landscape archaeology - especially in non-European environments
  • Mortuary archaeologies

Dr Eric Guiry

  • Stable isotope analyses
  • Human diet and mobility
  • Animal husbandry and trade
  • The role of dogs in past societies
  • Archaeology of the period 1500-1900
  • Historical archaeology of Britain and Northern Europe
  • Archaeological ethics
  • Archaeology of death and burial 

Dr Alice Samson

  • Indigenous caribbean archaeology
  • Pre-Columbian and colonial Caribbean
  • Households, settlements and caves
  • Integrated landscapes and religion
  • Material culture

Dr Richard Thomas

  • Zooarchaeology
  • Past human-animal relationships
  • Animal palaeopathology
  • Agricultural economy
  • Food as material culture

Dr Ruth Young

  • Later prehistory up to historical periods in South Asia and Iran
  • Ideology and material culture
  • Ethnoarchaeology
  • Transhumance

Landscape Archaeology

Dr Huw Barton

  • Hunter-gatherer studies
  • Australian archaeology
  • Surface archaeology  

Professor Neil Christie

  • Late Roman archaeology
  • Early Medieval and Medieval archaeology
  • Defence
  • Late Roman to Early Medieval landscapes

Dr David Edwards

  • Sudanese/Nubian archaeology - including Egypt in Nubia
  • Sudanic Africa/Trans-Saharan perspectives - especially Medieval - Historical/Ottoman archaeology
  • Landscape archaeology - especially in non-European environments   

Professor David Mattingly

  • Roman Britain
  • Roman Africa
  • The Roman economy
  • Aspects of Roman imperialism, identity
  • Roman landscapes
  • Saharan archaeology

Dr Alice Samson

  • Indigenous Caribbean archaeology
  • Pre-Columbian and colonial Caribbean
  • Households, settlements and caves
  • Integrated landscapes and religion

Dr Dan Stewart

  • Late Hellenistic and Roman Greece
  • Roman Crete archaeological field surveys, urban and rural

Dr Jeremy Taylor

  • Archaeology of Later Prehistoric and Roman landscapes
  • Archaeology of the Western Roman provinces, especially urban rural inter-relations
  • Relationships between theory and method in landscape-based research

Dr Ruth Young

  • Later Prehistory up to historical periods in South Asia and Iran
  • Ethnoarchaeology
  • Transhumance

Prehistoric Archaeology

Dr Jo Appleby

  • Human osteology
  • Mortuary archaeology
  • Bronze Age Britain
  • Bronze Age Europe
  • Archaeology of age and ageing

Dr Huw Barton

  • Hunter-gatherer studies
  • Analysis of ancient starch granules
  • Functional analysis of stone tools
  • Australian archaeology
  • Surface archaeology

Dr Eric Guiry

  • Stable isotope analyses
  • Human diet and mobility
  • Animal husbandry and trade 
  • The role of dogs in past societies

Dr Oliver Harris

  • Neolithic Britain
  • Archaeological theory
  • Archaeologies of the body
  • Monumentality 

Dr Alice Samson

  • Indigenous Caribbean archaeology
  • Pre-Columbian and colonial Caribbean
  • Households, settlements and caves
  • Integrated landscapes and religion
  • Material culture

Dr Jeremy Taylor

  • Archaeology of Later Prehistoric and Roman landscapes
  • Relationships between theory and method in landscape-based research

Roman Archaeology

Professor Penelope Allison

  • Household archaeology
  • Pompeii
  • Roman art
  • Consumption approaches to Roman artefacts
  • Space and gender in archaeology

Professor Neil Christie

  • Late Roman archaeology
  • Early Medieval and Medieval archaeology
  • Urbanism
  • Defence
  • Late Roman and Early Medieval Christianity
  • Italy and Spain 

Dr Simon James

  • Archaeology of conflict
  • Violence and military institutions, especially the Roman army
  • Archaeology of the Roman provinces and related cultures
  • Representation of the past, especially in visual media

Professor David Mattingly

  • Roman Britain
  • Roman Africa
  • The Roman economy
  • Aspects of Roman imperialism, identity
  • Roman landscapes
  • Saharan archaeology

Dr Sarah Scott

  • Roman provincial art
  • Romano-British villas and mosaics
  • Archaeological approaches to art
  • Ancient art and the antiquities market

Dr Dan Stewart

  • Late Hellenistic and Roman Greece
  • Roman Crete
  • Text and material culture
  • Archaeological field surveys, urban and rural

Dr Jeremy Taylor

  • Archaeology of Later Prehistoric and Roman landscapes
  • Archaeology of the Western Roman provinces, especially urban rural inter-relations
  • Relationships between theory and method in landscape-based research