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Department of Archaeology



  • BA in Classics, University of Cambridge, 2013
  • MSc in Archaeological Computing: GIS and Spatial technologies, University of Southampton, 2014
  • Geophysics Research Assistant at the British School at Rome, 2015-2016


My PhD research looks to explore continuity and change between the Late Iron Age and Roman periods on the Yorkshire Wolds, utilising a range of remote sensing techniques to investigate evolving rural settlement patterns, land use and division. In addition to employing an extensive aerial photographic study of this landscape,  this research project is also heavily engaged in developing innovative geophysical prospection data collection methods.

  • Prehistoric Britain
  • Roman Britain
  • Landscape approach to social, economic and cultural change
  • Remote Sensing in Archaeology

Key Publications

Key publications: 
[1] Cousins, E., Maw, E. and Millett, M. (2017) ‘The Rudston villa and its landscape revisited’, in Ferreby, R., Johnson, P., Millett, M. and Wallace, L. (2017) Thwing, Rudston and the Roman-period exploitation of the Yorkshire Wolds. Leeds: Yorkshire Archaeological Report.
[2] Fassbinder, J.W.E., Becker, F. and Maw, E. (2012) ‘Ein vorgeschichtlicher Brandopferplatz auf dem Rollenberg bei Hoppingen’ in Das archäologische Jahr in Bayern, Bayerisches Landesamt für Denkmalpflege.


Teaching and Supervisions


I direct fieldwork in Yorkshire, teaching both undergraduate and graduate students magnetometry data collection and post-processing techniques.


Research supervision: 

Other Professional Activities

  • Excavation supervisor and Geophysicist for the British Museum's Naukratis Project, Egypt.
  • Excavation supervisor for the British Museum's Pantanello Project, Italy.

Job Titles

PhD Student in Archaeology

General Info

Not available for consultancy
Research Expertise / Fields of study: 
Art and Iconography
Computational and Quantitative Archaeology
Cultural Evolution
Field Methods
Environmental Archaeology, Geoarchaeology, and Landscape studies

Contact Details

ejm76 [at]


Person keywords: 
Prehistoric Britain
Roman Britain
Landscape Archaeology
Aerial remote sensing
Geophysical prospection
Environment, Landscapes and Settlement
Geographical areas: 
Periods of interest: 
Copper/Bronze Age
Iron Age