I am an archaeologist and Egyptologist with over 20 years’ experience of research in the U.K., and Egypt.
I use digital humanities, GIS and satellite remote sensing to investigate, present and explain ancient society and culture, providing a new perspective on our shared past that informs our understanding of the present.
I believe that the past can illuminate every aspect of our lives, challenge our assumptions about ourselves and our world, and drive us to do better. But it is only when we approach the past on its own terms that we reap the benefits. We need to undertake archaeological research and present archaeological remains with respect for the people who generated them and a determination to hear their voices rather than our own preconceived ideas. Only when we present archaeological data in their physical and cultural context, can we expect to benefit as individuals and as a society.
Beyond research, I undertake freelance archaeological work as a post-excavation researcher, cartographer and geographic information systems (GIS) specialist. I also teach courses on geographic information systems (GIS) at the Egypt Exploration Society and Southend University, provide Egypt-themed workshops to schoolchildren and adult learners and am Chair of the Essex Egyptology Group, and on the Friends of the Petrie Museum committee. I am an Honorary Fellow at the University of Liverpool. I believe that there should always be a place for Independent Researchers in academia and am a member of the National Coalition of Independent Scholars, and treasurer of its British partner group the Forum for Independent Research Endeavours (FIRE-UK).
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Don’t miss my latest blog posts:
- What sahw you? ‘Mummies’, ‘Mummified people’ or ‘Mummified remains’?What should we call mummified ancient Egyptians? ‘Mummy’ is thought offensive, but is ‘mummified people’ a better term?
- Exhibition Review: ‘Golden Mummies of Egypt’ at Manchester MuseumThe new exhibition at Manchester Museum challenges us to view mummified ancient Egyptians as they did.
- Pan-sharpening a composite 3-band 4-3-2 RGB true colour Landsat-8 satellite image of Gebel Asyut el-GharbiHow to enhance a composite 3-band satellite image with a panchromatic band, by pan-sharpening in ArcGIS.
- ‘I see your true colours . . ‘ creating a composite ‘true colour’ Landsat-8 satellite image of Gebel Asyut el-GharbiHow to create a natural ‘true colour’ image from single Landsat-8 satellite image bands.
- Exhibition Review: ‘Tutankhamun the Boy: Growing up in ancient Egypt’ at the Petrie Museum of Egyptian and Sudanese ArchaeologyA review of the Petrie Museum’s new exhibition ‘Tutankhamun the Boy’.
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