Archaeology

Simon Keay

Primary position:
Professor
Other positions:
Associate Dean, Research & Enterprise

Background

The University of Southampton

I have been at the University of Southampton since 1985. I specialise in the archaeology of the Roman Empire, with particular interests in Iberia, Italy and Roman commerce. I have been the Principal Investigator on numerous international research projects, including the Ager Tarraconensis survey, the AHRC funded projects Urban Connectivity in Iron Age and Roman Southern Spain, and the Roman Towns in the Middle and Lower Tiber Valley, and have directed excavations and geophysical survey at a range of sites in Spain and Italy. Since 2006 I have been Director of the AHRC-funded Portus Project as well as the Roman Port Networks Project.

I am also Research Professor and Director of Archaeology at the British School at Rome (2006-  ), Corresponding Member of the Institut Catala d'Estudis Catalans, member of the International Scientific Advisory Committee of the Institut Catala d'Arqueologia Classica, the International Committee of the Tabula Imperii Romani, chairs AHRC Panel C research applications. I am a member of the AHRC Peer Review College, serve on the editorial boards of numerous Spanish and Italian journals and am a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. I also have extensive experience of working with television and radio.

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Article

Delile, Hugo, Blichert-Toft, Janne, Goiran, Jeanne-Philippe, Keay, Simon and Albarede, Francis (2014) Lead in ancient Rome's city waters. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111, (18), 6594-6599. (doi:10.1073/pnas.1400097111).
Brughmans, Tom, Keay, Simon and Earl, Graeme (2012) Complex networks in archaeology: urban connectivity in iron age and Roman southern Spain. Leonardo, 45, (3) (doi:10.1162/LEON_a_00373).
Keay, Simon, Earl, Graeme, Felici, Fabrizio, Copeland, Penny, Cascino, Roberta, Kay, Stephen and Triantafillou, Christina (2012) Interim report on an enigmatic new Trajanic building at Portus. Journal of Roman Archaeology, 25, 486-512.
Keay, S. and Earl, G. (2011) Urban connectivity in Roman Baetica. Journal of Roman Archaeology (Submitted).
Salomon, F. , Goiran, J.P., Bravard, J.P., Strutt, K., Keay, S., Earl, G.P., Paroli, L. and Kay, S. (2010) Chronique. Delta du Tibre. Campgane de carrotage 2009. L’example de Canale Romano. Mélanges de l'école française de Rome Antiquité, 123, (1), 263-267.
Keay, Simon, Hay, S.A., Millett, M. and Johnson, P. (2010) Falerii Novi: further survey of the northern extra-mural area. Papers of the British School at Rome, 78 (In Press).
Keay, S. (2010) Portus and the Alexandrian grain trade revisited. [in special issue: B/B7/3] Bullettino di Archeologia, I, (330), 11-23.
Keay, Simon and Boetto , Guilia (2010) Introduction: Portus, Ostia and the ports of the Roman Mediterranean. Contributions from archaeology and history. [in special issue: Roma 2008 - International Congress of Classical Archaeology: Meetings Between Cultures in the Ancient Mediterranean] Bollettino di Archeologia On Line, 1-4.
Keay, Simon (2009) La riscoperta del Palazzo Imperiale di Porto. Archeo: Attualita del Passato, 298, 42-51.
Keay, S., Earl, G., Kay, S., Hay, S.A., Ogden, J. and Strutt, K.D. (2009) The role of integrated geophysical survey in the assessment of archaeological landscapes: the case of Portus. [in special issue: Integrated remote sensing techniques for archaeological prospection] Archaeological Prospection, 16, (3), 154-166. (doi:10.1002/arp.358).
Keay, Simon, Earl, Graeme, Hay, Sophie, Kay, Stephen, Ogden, Jessica and Strutt, Kristian (2009) The role of integrated geophysical survey methods in the assessment of archaeological landscapes: the case of Portus. Archaeological Prospection, 16, (3), 154-166. (doi:10.1002/arp.358).
Keay, S. (2009) Roman Mediterranean ports. British Academy Bulletin , 14
Keay, Simon, Earl, Graeme, Goiran, J.P., Bravard, J.P., Salomon, F, Kay, S, Ballantyne, R and Margritis, E (2009) La Delta du Tibre. Delta du Tibre. Campagne de carrotage 2008. Etude des canaux de Portus. Melanges de l'Ecole Francaise de Rome, 121, (1), 60-64.
Carlucci, Claudia, de Lucia Brolli, Maria Anna, Keay, Simon, Millett, Martin, Strutt, Kristian, Clogg, P.W., Moscati, Paola and Opitz, Rachel (2007) An archaeological survey of the Faliscan settlement at Vignale, Falerii Veteres (Province of Viterbo). Papers of the British School at Rome, 75, 39-121.
Keay, Simon, Millett, Martin and Strutt, Kristian (2006) An archaeological survey of capena (La Civitucola, provincia di Roma). Papers of the British School at Rome, 75, 73-118.
Williams, D.F. and Keay, S.J. (2005) Roman amphorae: a digital resource. Archaeology Data Service (doi:10.5284/1000021).
Johnson, Paul, Keay, Simon and Millett, Martin (2004) Lesser urban sites in the Tiber valley: Baccanae, Forum Cassii and Castellum Amerinum. Papers of the British School at Rome, 72, 69-99.
Keay, Simon (2003) Recent archaeological work in Roman Iberia (1990-2002). Journal of Roman Studies, 93, 146-211.
Keay, S. and Millett, M. (2002) Roman towns in the middle and lower Tiber Valley. Papers of the British School at Rome, 70, 371-372.
Keay, S. and Millett, M. (2001) Tiber Valley towns project 2000. Papers of the British School at Rome, 69, 410-412.
Keay, Simon, Millett, Martin, Poppy, Sarah, Robinson, Julia, Taylor, Jeremy and Terrenato, Nicola (2000) Falerii Novi: a new survey of the walled area. Papers of the British School at Rome, 68, 1-93.
Patterson, H., di Gennaro, F., di Giuseppe, H., Fontana, S., Gaffney, V., Harrison, A., Keay, S.J., Millett, M., Rendeli, M., Roberts, P., Stoddart, S. and Witcher, R. (2000) The Tiber valley project: the Tiber and Rome through two millennia. Antiquity, 74, (284), 395-403.
Keay, S. and Millett, M. (1999) Roman Towns in the middle Tiber valley. Papers of the British School at Rome, 67, 419-421.
Creighton, J., Jordan, David, Keay, Simon J., Rodà de Llanza, Isabel and Rodríguez Hidalgo, José Manuel (1999) La Itálica de Adriano. Resultados de las prospecciones arqueológicas de 1991 y 1992. Archivo Español de Arqueología, 72, (179-180), 73-97.
Keay, S. and Millett, M. (1998) Roman towns in the middle Tiber Valley. Papers of the British School at Rome, 66, 258-259.
Keay, Simon J. (1998) Un tesoro de denarios procedente de Empúries. Empúries, 51, 165-182.
Keay, Simon (1996) Ideology and the location of Roman towns in Baetica. The Classical Bulletin, 72, (1), 51-57.
Keay, S., Remesal, J., Creighton, J. and Jordan, D. (1993) Peñaflor 1991 (La Viña y El Calvario). Anuario Arqueológico De Andalucía. 1991 , II, 364-366.
Keay, Simon J. (1992) The ‘Romanisation' of Turdetania. Oxford Journal of Archaeology, 11, (3), 275-315. (doi:10.1111/j.1468-0092.1992.tb00272.x).
Keay, Simon J. (1992) L'Arqueologia romana a Catalunya durant l'últim decenni. Cota Zero: Revista D'Arqueologia y Ciència, 8, 56-62.
Keay, S., Remesal, J., Creighton, J. and Jordan, D. (1992) Peñaflor (La Viña). Anuario Arqueológico De Andalucía, II, 280-284.
Keay, S., Creighton, J. and Jordan, D. (1991) Sampling ancient towns. Oxford Journal of Archaeology, 10, (3), 371-383. (doi:10.1111/j.1468-0092.1991.tb00026.x).
Keay, S. (1991) Prospecciones sistemáticas en la antigua Celti (Peñaflor, la Viña) en 1987 y 1988. Anuario Arqueológico de Andalucía.1988, II, 327-335.
Keay, S., Carreté, J.M. and Millett, M. (1990) Ciutat i camp en el món romà: les prospeccions a l’Ager Tarraconensis. Tribuna d'Arqueologia, 1988-1989, 121-129.
Roure, Assumpta and Keay, Simon (1985) Excavacions a la vila romana de Vilauba (Camós, Girona) 1979-1983. Tribuna d'Arqueologia, 1983-1984, 15-18.
Keay, S., Sanmartí, E., Nolla, J.M. and Aquilué, J. (eds.) (1984) Les monedes. [in special issue: Les excavacions a l'àrea del parking al sud de la Neapolis d'Empúries (informe preliminar)] Empúries, (45-46), 148-151.
Jones, R.F.J., Keay, S.J., Nolla, J.M. and Tarrús, J. (1983) The late Roman villa of Vilauba and its context: a first report on field-work and excavation in Catalunya, North-East Spain, 1978–81. The Antiquaries Journal, 62, (2), 245-282. (doi:10.1017/S0003581500065902).

Book

Keay, Simon (ed.) (2013) Rome, Portus and the Mediterranean, Rome, IT, British School at Rome, 454pp. (Archaeological Monographs of the British School at Rome, 21).
Vermuelen, Frank, Burgers, Gert-Jan , Keay, Simon and Corsi, Cristina (eds.) (2012) Urban landscape survey in Italy and the Mediterranean, Oxford, GB, Oxbow (Archaeological Monographs of the British School at Rome ). (In Press).
Keay, S.J. and Paroli, L. (eds.) (2011) Portus and its hinterland: recent archaeological research, Rome, IT, British School at Rome, 320pp. (Archaeological Monographs of the British School at Rome, 18).
Keay, S. and Boetto, G. (eds.) (2010) Ostia, Portus and the ports of the Roman Mediterranean, Bolletino di Archeologia On-Line (In Press).
Abad Casal, L., Keay, S. and Ramallo Asensio, S. (eds.) (2006) Early Roman Towns in Hispania Tarraconensis, Rhode Island, USA, Journal of Roman Archaeology, 237pp. (Journal of Roman Archaeology; Supplementary series, 62).
Keay, Simon, Millett, Martin, Paroli, Lidia and Strutt, Kris (2005) Portus: An Archaeological Survey of the Port of Imperial Rome, London, UK, British School at Rome, 360pp. (Archaeological Monographs of the British School at Rome 15).
Keay, Simon and Moser, S. (eds.) (2004) Greek art in view. Papers in honour of Brian A. Sparkes, Oxford, GB, Oxbow Books
Keay, S.J. and Terrenato, N. (eds.) (2001) Italy and the West: Comparative Issues in Romanization , Oxford, UK, Oxbow Books Limited, 233pp.
Keay, S., Creighton, J. and Remesal Rodríguez, J. (2001) Celti (Peñaflor). La Arqueolgía de una ciudad hispanorromana en la Bética, Seville, Consejería de Cultura de la Junta de Andalucía ( ).
Cunliffe, Barry and Keay, Simon (eds.) (1999) Social complexity and the development of towns in Iberia, from the copper age to the second century AD, Oxford, GB, Oxford University Press, 480pp. (Proceedings of the British Academy , 86).
Keay, S. (ed.) (1998) The archaeology of early Roman Baetica, Portsmouth, US, Journal of Roman Archaeology (Journal of Roman Archaeology Supplement, 29).
Díaz Andreu, M. and Keay, S. (eds.) (1996) The archaeology of Iberia. The dynamics of change: the case of the Iberian peninsula, London, GB, Routledge, 314pp.
Carreté, Josep-Maria, Keay, Simon and Millett, Martin (1995) A Roman provincial capital and its hinterland: the survey of the territory of Tarragona, Spain, 1985-1990, Rhode Island, US, Journal of Roman Archaeology (Supplementary Series 15).
Keay, Simon (1992) Hispania Romana, Barcelona, Spain, Ausa Editorial , 292pp.
Keay, S., Remesal, J., Creighton, J. and Jordan, D. (1992) Prospección con sondeo en la antigua Celti (Peñaflor), Actividades Sistemáticas (Actividades Sistemáticas, II).
Blagg, T., Jones, R. and Keay, S. (eds.) (1988) Papers in Iberian archaeology, Oxford, GB, Archaeopress (British Archaeological Reports International Series , 193 (2 vols)).
Roure i Bonaventura, A., Castanyer , P., Nolla, J.M. , Keay, S. and Tarrús , J. (1988) La vil.la romana de Vilauba (Camós), Girona, ES, Generalitat de Catalunya & La Diputació de Girona
Keay, Simon (1988) Roman Spain, Berkeley, US, University of California Press
Keay, Simon (1984) Late Roman amphorae in the western Mediterranean: a typology and economic study. The Catalan evidence, Oxford, GB, Archaeopress (British Archaeological Reports International Series, 196).
Keay, Simon (1984) Late Roman amphorae in the Western Mediterranean: a typology and economic study. The Catalan evidence, Oxford, GB, Archaeopress (British Archaeological Reports International Series, 196).

Book Section

Keay, Simon (2013) Were the Iberians Hellenised? In, Prag, Jonathan R.W. and Quinn, Josephine Crawley (eds.) The Hellenistic West: Rethinking the Ancient Mediterranean. Cambridge, GB, Cambridge University Press, 300-319.
Earl, Graeme, Porcelli, Vito, Papadopoulos, Constantinos, Beale, Gareth, Harrison, Matthew, Pagi, Hembo and Keay, Simon (2013) Formal and informal analysis of rendered space: the basilica Portuense. In, Bevan, Andrew and Lake, Mark (eds.) Computational Approaches to Archaeological Spaces. Walnut Creek, US, Left Coast Press, 265-305.
Keay, S. and Millett, M. (2012) The middle and lower tiber valley: a case study. In, Cooley , A. (ed.) The Blackwell Companion to Roman Italy. Oxford, GB, Blackwell. (In Press).
Keay, S. (2012) Portus in context. In, Keay, S. (ed.) Rome, Portus and the Mediterranean. Rome, IT, British School at Rome. (Archaeological Monographs of the British School at Rome). (In Press).
Keay, S., Earl, G.P. and Felici, F. (2012) Recent excavations in the Palazzo Imperiale at Portus (2007-2010). In, Keay, S. and Paroli, L. (eds.) Portus and its Hinterland: Recent Archaeological Research. Rome, IT, British School in Rome. (Archaeological Monographs of the British School at Rome). (In Press).
Keay, Simon, Earl, Graeme, Beale, Gareth, Davis, Nathan, Ogden, Jessica and Strutt, Kristian D. (2012) Challenges of port landscapes: integrating geophysics, open area excavation and computer graphic visualisation at Portus and the Isola Sacra. In, Johnson, Paul and Millett, Martin (eds.) Archaeological Survey and the City. Oxford, GB, Oxbow. (University of Cambridge Museum of Classical Archaeology Monographs, 2).
Keay, S., Earl, G.P., Ogden, J., Strutt, K. and Davis, N. (2012) Geophysical survey and the Portus Project. In, Millett, M. and Johnson , P. (eds.) Archaeological Survey and the City Revisited. Cambridge, GB, The MacDonald Institute.
Brughmans, Tom, Keay, Simon and Earl, Graeme (2012) Complex networks in archaeology: urban connectivity in iron age and Roman southern Spain. In, Schich, Maximilian, Malina, Roger and Meirelles, Isabel (eds.) Arts, Humanities, and Complex Networks. Arts, Humanities, and Complex Networks — 2nd Leonardo satellite symposium at NetSci201 , Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press. (In Press).
Ogden, J., Tucker, G., Hay, Sophie, Kay, S., Strutt, K.D., Keay, S., Camardo, D. and Ellis, S. (2012) Geophysical prospection in the Vesuvian cities. In, Vermuelen, F., Keay, Simon J., Burgers, Gert-Jan and Corsi, Cristina (eds.) Urban Landscape Survey in Italy and the Mediterranean. Oxford, GB, Oxbow, 114-125.
Keay, Simon and Earl, Graeme (2011) Towns and territories in Roman Baetica. In, Bowman, Alan and Wilson, Andrew (eds.) Settlement, Urbanization, and Population. Oxford, GB, Oxford University Press, 276-316. (Oxford Studies on the Roman Economy).
Earl, G., Beale, G. and Keay, S. (2011) Archaeological computing on Portus Project. In, Keay, Simon and Paroli, L. (eds.) Portus and its Hinterland: Recent Archaeological Research. Rome, IT, British School at Rome, 101-126. (Archaeological Monographs of the British School at Rome, 18).
Earl, Graeme, Isaksen, Leif, Keay, Simon, Brughmans, Tom and Potts, David (2011) Computational methods on the Roman port networks. In, Keay, Simon (ed.) Rome, Portus and the Mediterranean. London, GB, British School at Rome Press. (In Press).
Isaksen, Leif, Earl, Graeme and Keay, Simon (2011) Towns and road networks in southern Spain during the Iberian and roman periods. In, Mayoral, Victorino (ed.) Proceedings of the 5th Merida Symposium on Archaeology. 5th Merida Symposium on Archaeology , Merida Symposium on Archaeology, 617-630.
Germoni, P., Millett, Martin, Keay, Simon and Strutt, K.D. (2011) The Isola Sacra: reconstructing the Roman landscape. In, Keay, Simon and Paroli, Lidia (eds.) Portus and its Hinterland: Recent Archaeological Research. Portus Workshop Rome, IT, British School at Rome, 231-260. (Archaeological Monographs of the British School at Rome, 18).
Isaksen, Leif, Martinez, Kirk, Earl, Graeme, Gibbins, Nicholas and Keay, Simon (2011) Interoperate with whom? Archaeology, formality and the semantic web. In, Proceedings of Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology. Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology 2010 , Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology. (In Press).
Earl, Graeme, Isaksen, Leif, Keay, Simon, Brughmans, Tom and Potts, David (2011) Computational methods on the Roman port networks project. In, Keay, Simon (ed.) Portus and Roman Port Networks. London, GB, British School at Rome. (Monograph of the British School at Rome). (In Press).
Keay, S. and Rodríguez Hidalgo, J.M. (2010) Topografía y evolución urbana. In, Caballos, A. (ed.) Itálica-Santiponce. Municipium y Colonia Aelia Augusta Italicensium. Rome, L’Erma de Bretschneider, 43-55. (Ciudades romanas de Hispania).
Isaksen, Leif, Earl, Graeme, Martinez, Kirk, Keay, Simon and Gibbins, Nicholas (2010) Linking archaeological data. In, Frischer, Bernard and Fischer, Lisa (eds.) Proceedings of Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology. CAA 2009 : 37th Annual International Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology , Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology.
Keay, S. (2010) El territorio de Italica. In, Caballos, A. (ed.) Itálica-Santiponce. Municipium y Colonia Aelia Augusta Italicensium. Rome, L’Erma de Bretschneider, 35-42. (Ciudades romanas de Hispania).
Ogden, Jessica, Strutt, Kristian, Keay, Simon, Earl, Graeme and Kay, Stephen (2010) Geophysical prospection at Portus: an evaluation of an integrated approach to interpreting subsurface archaeological features. In, Proceedings of the 37th Computer Applications to Archaeology Conference (CAA 2009). 37th Computer Applications to Archaeology Conference (CAA 2009) Williamsburg, US, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 1-17.
Amores Carredano, F., Dominguez Berenjeno, E.L., Garrido González, P., Keay, S., Rodriguez-Bobada y Gil, M.C. and Strutt, K.D. (2010) El patrimonio arqueológico del valle del Guadiamar: registro y métodos de análisis e interpretación de las huellas del pasado en el paisaje histórico. In, Amores Carredano, Fernando de (ed.) De la Tierra al Sol. Historia de las Paisajes del Guadiamar. Sevilla, ES, Focus Abengoa, 65-106.
Keay, Simon (2010) Iberia and Italia: issues and challenges in the comparative study of Roman urbanism. In, Transformacoes da Paisagem O Impacto das Cidades Romanas no Mediterraneo Occidental. Coloquio Internacional. Evora, Portugal, Universidade de Evora. (In Press).
Keay, Simon, Millett, M., Hay, S.A. and Sly, T. (2009) Urban Field Survey at Ocriculum. In, Patterson, H. and Coarelli , F. (eds.) Mercator Placidissimus. The Tiber Valley in Antiquity. New Research in the Upper and Middle Valley. Rome, IT, Quasar, 797-809.
Hay, S.A., Keay, S., Millett, M. and Sly, T. (2009) Urban field-survey at Ocriculum (Otricoli, Umbria). In, Coarelli, F. and Patterson , H. (eds.) Mercator Placidissimus. The Tiber Valley in Antiquity. New Research in the Upper and Middle Valley. Rome, Quasar, 797-809.
Keay, S. (2009) La trasformazione della città nelle provincie iberiche. In, Coarelli , F. (ed.) Divus Vespasianus. Il Bimilenario dei Flavi. Rome, Electa, 372-377.
Ferraby, R., Hay, S. , Keay, S. and Millett, M. (2008) Archaeological survey at Fregellae 2004-5. In, Corsi, C. and Polito , E. (eds.) Dalle Sorgenti Alla Foce. Il Bacino del Liri-Garigliano Nell’Antichita: Culture Contatti, Scambi. Rome, Quasar, 125-131.
Keay, S., Earl, G., Hay, S.A., Ogden, J. Steven and Strutt, K.D. (2008) The potential of archaeological geophysics: the work of the British School at Rome in Italy. In, Orlando, L. (ed.) Geofisica per L’Archeologia: Possibilità e Limiti. Atti del Convegno Roma 10 Dicembre 2008. Geofisica per l’Archeologia: Possibilità e Limiti Rome, IT, Società Geologica Italiana, 25-45.
Keay, Simon., Millett, Martin. and Strutt, Kristian. (2008) Recent archaeological survey at Portus. In, Hohlfelder, Robert L. (ed.) The Maritime World of Ancient Rome. Michigan, US, University of Michigan, 97-104. (Proceedings of 'The Maritime World of Ancient Rome' Conference. 27-29 March 2003).
Earl, G.P., Keay, S. and Beale, G. (2008) Computer graphic modelling at Portus: analysis, reconstruction and representation of the Claudian and Trajanic harbours. In, Lasaponara, R. and Masini , N. (eds.) Advances on Remote Sensing for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Management. 1st International EARSeL Workshop CNR Rome, IT, Consiglio Nazionale di Ricerca, 165-172.
Strutt, K. and Keay, S. (2008) The role of integrated geophysical survey methods in the assessment of archaeological landscapes: the case of Portus. In, Lasaponara, R. and Masini, N. (eds.) Advances on Remote Sensing for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Management. Proceedings of the 1st International EARSeL Workshop CNR, Rome, September 30 – October 4, 2008. 1st International EARSeL Workshop CNR Rome, IT, Società Geologica Italiana, 121-124.
Keay, S. (2007) Reflections on the epigraphy of Roman Celti. In, Mayer, M., Baratta, G. and Guzmán, A. (eds.) XII Congressus Internationalis Epigraphiae Graecae et Latinae. Provinciae Imperii Romani. Inscriptionibus Descriptae. XII Congressus Internationalis Epigraphiae Graecae et Latinae. Provinciae Imperii Romani inscriptionibus descriptae Barcelona, Universitat de Barcelona, 763-772. (Monografies de la Secció Histórico Arqueológica , X).
Earl, Graeme and Keay, Simon (2006) Urban connectivity of Iberian and Roman towns in southern Spain: a network analysis approach. In, Clark, Jeffrey (ed.) Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, Proceedings of the 34th Conference, Fargo, North Dakota, SUA, March 2006. 34th Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology Conference London, UK, Archaeopress. (BAR International Series 1230). (In Press).
Keay, S. (2006) The early Roman towns of Tarraconensis: a discussion. In, Abad Casal, L., Keay, S. and Ramallo Asensio, S. (eds.) Early Roman Towns in Hispania Tarraconensis. Rhode Island, USA, Journal of Roman archaeology, 223-237. (Journal of Roman archaeology; Supplementary series 62).
Abad Casal, L., Keay, S. and Ramallo Asensio, S. (2006) Introduction. In, Abad Casal, L., Keay, S. and Ramallo Asensio, S. (eds.) Early Roman Towns in Hispania Tarraconensis. Rhode Island, USA, Journal of Roman archaeology, 9-17. (Journal of Roman archeaology; Supplementary series 62).
Keay, Simon and Earl, Graeme (2006) Inscriptions and social networks in western Baetica. In, Sartori, Antonio and Valvo, Alfredo (eds.) Hiberia Italia, Italia-Hiberia. Hiberia-Italia, Italia-Hiberia: Convegno Internazionale di Epigrafia e Storia Antica Milan, Italy, Cisalpino, 269-290. (Acta et Studia 2).
Keay, S., Hay, S.A. and Strutt, K. (2006) Roman urban landscapes in Italy: an integrated approach. In, Forte, M. and Campana, S. (eds.) From Space to Place: 2nd International Conference on Remote Sensing in Archaeology. Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop. 2nd International Conference on Remote Sensing in Archaeology Oxford, Archaeopress. (British Archaeological Reports, S1569).
Keay, S.J. and Earl, G.P.E. (2006) Structuring of the provincial landscape: the towns of central and western Baetica in their geographical context. In, Cruz Andreotti, Gonzalo, Le Roux, Patrick and Moret, Pierre (eds.) La invención de una geografía de la Península Ibérica: II La época imperal. La invención de una geografía de la Península Ibérica II. La época imperial. Madrid, Spain, Casa de Velazquez, 305-358.
Keay, S., Millett, M., Poppy, S., Robinson, J. , Taylor, J. and Terrenato, N. (2004) New approaches to Roman urbanism in the Tiber valley. In, Patterson , H. (ed.) Bridging the Tiber. Approaches to Regional Archaeology in the Middle Tiber Valley. London, British School at Rome, 223-236. (Archaeological Monographs of the British School at Rome).
Keay, S., Millett, M. and Strutt, K. (2004) Recent archaeological survey at Portus. In, Le Strutture dei Porti e Degli Approdi Antichi. Le Strutture dei Porti e Degli Approdi Antichi. Atti del Seminario Rome, Italy, Rubettino Editore, 221-232.
Keay, S. (2004) El Territorio de Tarraco. In, Dupré , X. (ed.) Tarraco. Los Capiteles Provinciales de Hispania. Rome, IT, L’Erma de Bretschneider, 61-68.
Keay, S. (2002) El dominio romana en la península ibérica durante los siglos III y II a.c. In, Rodà , I. (ed.) Tarraco. Puerto de Roma. Barcelona, ES, Fundación La Caixa, 19-25.
Keay, S. (2001) Roman towns and cultural change in Iberia between Caesar and the Flavians. In, Hernández Guerra, L., Sagredo San Eustaquio, L. and Solana Sáinz, J. Ma. (eds.) Actas del I Congreso Internacional de Historia Antigua. Valladolid, Universidad de Valladolid, 103-119.
Keay, S. and Carreras, C. (2001) The amphorae. In, Potter, T. and Jackson , R. (eds.) Excavations at Stonea Grange. London, British Museum , 435-440.
Keay, S., Wheatley, D.W. and Poppy, S. (2001) The territory of Carmona during the Turdetanian and Roman periods: some preliminary notes about visibility and urban location. In, Caballos, A. (ed.) Carmona Romana. Sevilla, ES, Universidad de Sevilla, 397-412. (II Congreso de Historia de Carmona).
Keay, Simon and Terrenato , Nicola (2001) Introduction. In, Keay, Simon and Terrenato , Nicola (eds.) Italy and the West: Comparative Issues in Romanization. Oxford, Oxbow, 1-5.
Keay, Simon (2001) Rome and the Hispaniae. In, Keay, Simon and Terrenato , Nicola (eds.) Italy and the West. Comparative Issues in Romanization. Oxford, Oxbow, 117-144.
Keay, S. and Wheatley, D.W. (2001) Fortifications in the lower Guadalquivir during the Turdetanian and Roman periods. In, Amores , F. (ed.) Fortificaciones Entorno del Bajo Guadalquivir. Sevilla, ES, Universidad de Sevilla/Ayuntamiento de Alcalà de Guadaira, 81-107. (Congreso Internacional. Alcalà de Guadaira).
Keay, S. (2001) Amphorae. In, Anderson, A.S. , Wacher, J.S. and Fitzpatrick , A.P. (eds.) The Romano-British ‘Small Town’ at Wanborough, Wiltshire. Excavations 1966-1976. London, Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies, 210-219. (Britannia Monograph Series , 19).
Keay, S., Alcock, S. and Cambi, F. (2000) Concluding comments. In, Francovich , R. and Patterson, H. (eds.) Extracting Meaning from Ploughsoil Assemblages. Oxford, GB, Oxbow Books, 259-264. (The Archaeology of Mediterranean Landscapes, 5).
Keay, S. (2000) Ceramic chronology and Roman rural settlement in the lower Guadalquivir valley during the Augustan period. In, Patterson, Helen and Francovich , Riccard (eds.) Extracting Meaning from Ploughsoil Assemblages. Oxford, GB, Oxbow, 163-173. (The Archaeology of Mediterranean Landscapes , 5).
Keay, S. (2000) Map 24. Hispania Tarraconensis. In, Talbert , Richard J.A. (ed.) The Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman Worlds. Princeton, US, Princeton University Press.
Keay, S. (1999) Prólogo. In, Caballos Rufino, Antonio, Fatuarte, Jesus Marin and Rodríguez Hidalgo, Jesus Manuel (eds.) Itálica Arqueológica. Sevilla, ES, Universidad de Sevilla, 1-2.
Keay, S. (1998) Introduction: early Roman Baetica. In, Keay, S. (ed.) The Archaeology of Early Roman Baetica. Portsmouth, US, Journal of Roman Archaeology, 11-22. (Journal of Roman Archaeology Supplement , 29).
Keay, Simon (1998) The development of towns in early Roman Baetica. In, Keay, Simon (ed.) The Archaeology of Early Roman Baetica. Portsmouth, US, Journal of Roman Archaeology, 55-83. (Journal of Roman Archaeology Supplement , 29).
Keay, S. (1998) African amphorae. In, Saguí , Lucia (ed.) Cerámica in Italia: VI-VII Secolo. Atti del Convegno in onore di John W. Hayes Florence, Insegna de Giglio, 141-155.
Keay, Simon (1997) Urban transformation and cultural change. In, Diaz-Andreu, Margarita and Keay, Simon (eds.) The Archaeology of Iberia. The Dynamics of Change. London, Routledge, 192-210.
Keay, S. (1997) The role of religion and ideology in the romanization of south-eastern Tarraconensis. In, Metzler, J., Millett, M., Roymans, N. and Slofstra, J. (eds.) Integration in the Early Roman West. The Role of Culture and Ideology. Luxembourg, LU, Musée Nationale d’ Histoire et d’Art de Luxembourg, 33-43. (Dossiers d’Archeologie du Musée Nationale d’Histoire et d’Árt , IV).
Keay, Simon (1996) Tarraco. In, Thomsen de Grummond, Nacy (ed.) An Encyclopedia of the History of Classical Archaeology. Westport, US, Greenwood Press, 1073.
Keay, S. and Diaz-Andreu, M. (1996) Introduction. In, Diaz-Andreu, M. and Keay, S. (eds.) The Archaeology of Iberia. The Dynamics of Change. London, GB, Routledge, 1-5.
Keay, S. (1996) Tarraco in late antiquity. In, Christie, N. and Loseby , S. (eds.) Towns in Transition. Urban Evolution in Late Antiquity and and the Early Middle Ages. Leicester, Scolar Press, 18-44.
Keay, S. (1996) Early Roman Italica and the romanization of western Baetica. In, Caballos , A. and León, P. (eds.) Italica MMCC. Sevilla, ES, Consejería de Cultura, 21-48.
Keay, S. (1996) La romanización en el sur y el levante de España hasta la época de Augusto. In, Blázquez , J.M. and Alvar , J. (eds.) La Romanización en Occidente. Madrid, ES, Editorial Actas/Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 147-177.
Keay, S. (1996) [15 entries:] Baetica; Barcino; Caesaraugusta; Cantabri; Carteia; Carthago Nova; Celtiberians; Corduba; Emerita Augusta; Emporiae; Hispalis; Lusitania; Numantia; Spain; Tarraconensis. In, Hornblower, S. and Spawforth, A. (eds.) The Oxford Classical Dictionary (Third Edition). Oxford, GB, Oxford University Press.
Keay, S. (1996) Emporion. In, Thomsen de Grummond, Nancy (ed.) An Encyclopedia of the History of Classical Archaeology. Westport, US, Greenwood Press, 392.
Keay, Simon (1995) Recent work at Italica. In, Cunliffe, Barry and Keay, Simon (eds.) Social Complexity and the Development of Towns in Iberia, From the Copper Age to the Second Century AD. Oxford, GB, Oxford University Press, 395-420. (Proceedings of the British Academy , 86).
Keay, Simon (1995) Innovation and adaptation: the contribution of Rome to urbanism in Iberia. In, Cunliffe, Barry and Keay, Simon (eds.) Social Complexity and the Development of Towns in Iberia, From the Copper Age to the Second Century AD. Oxford, GB, Oxford University Press, 291-337. (Proceedings of the British Academy , 86).
Keay, S. (1993) Towns in the Roman world: economic centres or cultural symbols? In, Dupré, X. (ed.) La Ciutat en el Món Romà. Actes. XIV Congreso Internacional de Arqueologia Clásica. Tarragona, Associazione Internazionale di Archeologia Classica , 127-131. (XIV Congreso Internacional de Arqueologia Clásica).
Keay, S. (1993) El Papel de la prospección de campo en la arqueologia británica. In, Jiménez, Alfredo, Del Val Recio , Jesus M. and Fernández Moreno, J. Javier (eds.) Inventarios y Cartas Arqueológicas. Soria, ES, Junta de Castilla y León, 191-205.
Keay, S. (1993) Investigación arqueológica en la ciudad de Celti. In, Dupré, X. (ed.) La Ciutat en el Món Romà. Actes. XIV Congreso Internacional de Arqueologia Clásica. Tarragona, Associazione Internazionale di Archeologia Classica, 188-189. (XIV Congreso Internacional de Arqueologia Clásica).
Keay, S. (1991) Introduction to towns and territories. In, Barker , Graeme and Lloyd , John (eds.) Roman Landscapes: Archaeological Survey in the Mediterranean Region. London, British School at Rome, 77-78. (Archaeological Monographs of the British School at Rome, 2).
Keay, S. and Millett, M. (1991) Surface survey and site recognition in Spain: the Ager Tarraconensis survey and its background. In, Schofield , J. (ed.) Ploughzone Archaeology. Oxford, GB, Oxbow Books, 129-139.
Keay, S. (1991) The Ager Tarraconensis in the Late Empire: a model for the economic relationship of town and country in eastern Spain. In, Barker , Graeme and Lloyd , John (eds.) Roman Landscapes: Archaeological Survey in the Mediterranean Region. London, British School at Rome, 79-88. (Archaeological Monographs of the British School at Rome, 2).
Keay, S. (1990) The impact of the Roman Conquest and processes in the development of the coastal communities of Hispania Citerior during the Republic. In, Blagg , Thomas and Millett, Martin (eds.) The Early Roman Empire in the West. Oxford, Oxbow Books, 128-150.
Keay, S. (1989) Foreword. In, Miró , Jordi (ed.) La Producción de Anforas Romanas en Catalunya. Un Estudio Sobre el Comercio del Vino de la Tarraconense. Oxford, GB, British Archaeological Reports , ix-xi. (British Archaeological Reports International Series, 473).
Keay, S. (1987) Foreword. In, Aquilué, X. (ed.) Las Cerámicas Africanas de la Ciudad Romana de Baetulo (Hispania Tarraconensis). Oxford, GB, British Archaeological Reports, i-iii. (British Archaeological Reports International Series, 337).
Keay, S. (1987) The impact of the foundation of Tarraco upon the indigenous settlement pattern of the Ager Tarraconensis. In, De les Estructures Indigenes a l'Organització Provincial Romana de la Hispania Citerior. Granollers, ES, Jornades Internacionals d’Arqueologia Romana, 53-58. (Jornades Internacionals d’Arqueologia Romana).
Keay, S. (1984) Decline or continuity? The conventus Tarraconensis from the fourth to seventh centuries AD. In, Blagg , T., Jones, R. and Keay, S. (eds.) Papers in Iberian Archaeology. Oxford, GB, British Archaeological Reports , 552-569. (British Archaeological Reports International Series, 193(ii)).
Keay, S. (1984) Les monedes. In, Aquilué, J. , Mar, R. , Nolla, J.M. , Ruiz de Arbulo , J. and Sanmartí, E. (eds.) El Forum Romà d'Empúries. Barcelona, ES, Institut de Prehistoria i Arqueología, 479-492. (Monografíes Emporitanes , IV).
Keay, S. (1983) La importación del vino y aceite a la Tarraconense en la antigüedad. In, El Ví a l'Antiguitat. Economia, producció i comerç al Mediterrani Occidental. Badalona, ES, Museu de Badalona, 383-395.
Keay, S. (1983) The import of olive oil into Catalunya during the third century AD. In, II Congreso Internacional Sobre el Comercio de Aceite en la Antigüedad. Madrid, ES, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 551-568.
Keay, S. (1981) Crisis or change? The third century in the Conventus Tarraconensis. In, King, A. and Henig, M. (eds.) The Third Century AD in the Roman West. Oxford, British Archaeological Reports, 451-486. (British Archaeological Reports, International Series 109).
Keay, S. and Johns, Catherine (1980) Differentiation of early Imperial amphora production in Hispania Tarraconensis. In, Freestone, Ian and Potter , Timothy W. (eds.) Current Research in Ceramics: Thin Section Studies. London, GB, British Museum, 45-49. (British Museum Seminar 1980, Occasional Paper 32).
Keay, S. (1980) Notas sobre la circulación monetaria entre Hispania, Narbonense, Italia y Africa. In, II Symposi Numismàtic de Barcelona. Barcelona, ES, Societat Catalana d'Estudis Numismàtics, 235-249.
Keay, S. (1979) La circulación monetaria Romana urbana y territorium: un estudio en contraposición y compatabilidad. In, I Symposium Numismático de Barcelona. Barcelona, ES, Societat Catalana d'Estudis Numismàtics, 239-261.

Conference or Workshop Item

Isaksen, Leif, Martinez, Kirk, Gibbins, Nicholas, Earl, Graeme and Keay, Simon (2010) Interoperate with whom? formality, archaeology and the semantic web. At Web Science Conference 2010 (WebSci10), Raleigh, US, 26 - 27 Apr 2010. 1pp.
Keay, Simon, Hay, S.A., Earl, Graeme, Strutt, K.D., Ogden, J. and Kay, S. (2008) The potential of archaeological geophysics: the work of the British School at Rome in Italy. In, Geofisica per l’Archeologia: Possibilita e Limiti, Rome, Italy, 10 Dec 2008. 19pp.

Monograph

Keay, S., Earl, G., Ogden, J. and Strutt, K. (2012) Portus 3. The topography and geophysical survey. , British School at Rome (Archaeological Monograph of the British School at Rome). (Submitted)
Keay, S., Earl, G. and Felici, F. (2011) Portus I. The excavations. Rome, IT, British School at Rome (Archaeological Monograph of the British School at Rome). (Submitted)
Hay, Sophie, Millett, M., Keay, S. and Pett , L. (2011) Archaeological survey work at Ocriculum (Otricoli). Rome, IT, British School at Rome (Archaeological Monograph of the British School at Rome).
Keay, S.J., Creighton, John and Remesal Rodríguez, Jose Rodriguez (2000) Celti (Penaflor): the archaeology of a Hispano-Roman town in Baetica. Oxford, GB, Oxbow Books (University of Southampton Department of Archaeology Monograph , 2).
 

Research

Research Interests

There are two principal strands to my research interests. On the one hand they focus upon different aspects of the Roman Empire, most notably cultural change, urbanization, rural settlement and commercial and economic activity. On the other, I am interested in archaeological field techniques, most specifically relationships between excavation and geophysical data, and their interpretation.

Research Theme: Classical and historical archaeology

Primary research group:  Maritime Archaeology

Affiliate research groups:  Archaeological Computing, Archaeological Prospection Service of Southampton (APSS), Southampton Ceramics Research Group

Research projects

Portus website

This website acts as a point of contact for the AHRC funded (2007-2014) Portus Project. It incorporates a range of information relating to the site of Portus, our ongoing research (aims and objectives, interim reports and publications), and other related news items, as well as hosting an active blog post.

Portus

The Portus Project is guided by two main objectives.  Firstly, it seeks to build a better understanding of Portus itself, as well as its relationship to Ostia, Rome, and the rest of the Mediterranean.  Secondly, it aims to develop techniques that will enhance the ways in which highly complex classical sites can be investigated and recorded, and evaluate the impact of those techniques.

Teaching Responsibilities

PhD Supervision

I am willing to supervise topics related to the archaeology and history of the later Iron Age, Roman and late antique Mediterranean, and archaeological field techniques. I am particularly keen in supervising topics related to Roman Mediterranean ports.

I currently supervise or advise PhD students on the following topics:

  • Etruscan settlement
  • Roman town walls
  • Network analysis of Roman ceramic distribution
  • Roman cemeteries in Northern Italy
  • Roman commerce

Contact

Professor Simon Keay
Faculty of Humanities
University of Southampton
Avenue Campus
Highfield
Southampton
SO17 1BF
United Kingdom

Room Number: 65A/3031

Telephone: (023) 8059 2244
Facsimile: (023) 8059 3032
Email: S.J.Keay@soton.ac.uk