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Department of Archaeology

 

Biography

I am a Research Assistant on the Mapping Africa’s Endangered Archaeological Sites and Monuments (MAEASaM) project, primarily working on locating and documenting archaeological sites in Sudan.

My interest in the archaeological heritage of Africa began while studying it within my BA at Oxford, in Archaeology and Anthropology. After graduating, I developed a further enthusiasm for geospatial archaeology, and so applied for an MSc in Digital Archaeology at York. Indeed, during this degree I mostly specialised in GIS, particularly within my dissertation, which applied a variety of spatial analyses within and between buildings at Songo Mnara, in Tanzania. Following this, I participated in a graduate attachment scheme at the BIEA (British Institute in Eastern Africa), acting as a remote research assistant on archaeological projects in East Africa, before taking up this position with MAEASaM.

Research

My main professional interest is in using geospatial techniques to locate, present and analyse archaeological knowledge, especially in unconventional ways. I am also greatly motivated to study the rich archaeology of Africa specifically, particularly regarding interactions and connections between the continent’s diverse historic and prehistoric societies.

Job Titles

Research Assistant, McDonald Institute of Archaeological Research

General Info

Not available for consultancy
Research Expertise / Fields of study: 
Computational and Quantitative Archaeology
Environmental Archaeology, Geoarchaeology, and Landscape studies

Contact Details

McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research Downing Street Cambridge CB2 3ER

Affiliations

Person keywords: 
GIS, Sudan, Remote Sensing, Digital Archaeology
Subjects: 
Archaeology
Themes: 
Environment, Landscapes and Settlement
Heritage
Geographical areas: 
Africa
Egypt and Sudan
Periods of interest: 
Classical - Roman
Copper/Bronze Age
Iron Age
Medieval
Neolithic
Other Historical
Other Late Prehistory
Other Prehistory
Palaeolithic/Mesolithic
Pharaonic
Post-Medieval