My Research Projects

Research projects and fieldwork I have been or am engaged in.

Current projects

  • Olynthos Project (University of Michigan, University of Liverpool and Hellenic Ministry of Culture) 2015-2017 – I am digital data manager on this multi-disciplinary project investigating the archaeological and landscape of the Classical city of Olynthos in Northern Greece.
  • Hatnub Epigraphic Project (IFAO and University of Liverpool) – I am archaeological surveyor for this project working on the archaeological survey and excavation of Quarry P of the Hatnub Egyptian alabaster quarries. The project is concerned with investigation and documentation of the inscriptions and quarrying methods.
  • Pisitiros Project (University of Liverpool) – I am currently working on the post-excavation analysis, publication and archival preparation of material from the excavations of the ancient site of Pisitiros (Vetren) in Bulgaria.

Previous projects

Urban Development and Regional Identities in Middle Egypt: A Deep History of the Asyut Region (British Museum) – I acted as GIS specialist and researcher on this holistic project to map, preserve and present Egypt’s heritage by looking at the broad spectrum of history – from 3000BC up until the present day – at multi-layered sites, including the varied responses of local communities who live atop the layers of history below.

Hatnub: The texts of the south wall of Quarry P in their industrial landscape contextThis project, led by Roland Enmarch of the University of Liverpool, was funded by the Egypt Exploration Society. I contributed to the funding proposal and led the archaeological survey component.  I used satellite imagery to remotely survey the archaeological features across the desert around Hatnub’s Quarry P. The results were ground-checked during the 2017 field season and are currently in preparation for publication.

Tell Nabasha Survey Project  – I undertook a satellite remote sensing survey of the site at Tell Nabasha in 2016, discovering a number of archaeological features within the temple area and on the open tell to the south using multi-spectral satellite imagery.

Bahariya Oasis to Faiyum roads project – I undertook a satellite remote sensing survey of the landscape between the Bahariya Oasis and the Faiyum depression, discovering a number of trails visible across the desert in high and low resolution satellite imagery.

Dra Abu el-Naga South Survey Project 2013 – a single season survey of the topographic, geological and archaeological landscape of the cemetery of Dra Abu el-Naga south in the Theban Necropolis at Luxor.

Gebel el-Asr Project (University of Liverpool) 2012 – archaeological survey of the cairn-shrines at Stelae Ridge in the Gebel el-Asr gneiss quarries.

Gurob Harem Palace Project (University of Liverpool) 2006-2012 – archaeological excavation and survey at the New Kingdom palace and town site of Gurob, in the Faiyum region of Egypt.

Assessment of archaeological resource in aggregate areas on the Isle of Wight. (Museum of London Archaeology) 2009-2011 – an English Heritage and Aggregates Levy Sustainability funded project to identify and quantify the archaeological assets within aggregate-producing areas of the Isle of Wight, using Historic Environment Record data and GIS analysis.