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Mrs Jill Phillips 


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Mrs Jill Phillips is a Laboratory Technician in Archaeology at the University of Southampton.

I graduated from the University of Southampton with an Honours Degree in Archaeology in 1996.  Since that time I have worked on a part-time basis in the Archaeology department and am now responsible for the day-to-day running of the lithic, ceramic and osteo laboratories.  I am also the curator for the archaeological stone collection and the ceramic collection.

I have excavation experience from several British sites and have worked extensively in Egypt as well as Ethiopia and Eritrea. In Egypt I surveyed Roman quarries in the Gebel Dokhan as part of the Mons Porphyrites project, and in Ethiopia the Aksumite quarries as part of a Cambridge University project.  Further work in Egypt was as finds registrar for the Quseir al-Qadim project.

Research interests

Involvement in many of the department's field projects has lead me to undertake and publish research into a variety of archaeological materials and features, with a particular focus on stone artefacts and quarry sites. My dissertation on Quarr houses on the Isle of Purbeck received the Dorset Archaeological award for an outstanding contribution to the county's archaeology.

Research group

Southampton Ceramics Research Group

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Book Chapters

  • Phillips, J. (2011). Leather. In D. P. S. Peacock, & L. Blue (Eds.), Myos Hormos - Quseir al-Qadim, Roman and Islamic Ports on the Red Sea. Volume 2: Finds from the Excavations. (University of Southampton Series in Archaeology; No. 6). Oxford, GB: Archaeopress.
  • Phillips, J. (2006). The Islamic town: trench 1. In D. P. S. Peacock, & L. Blue (Eds.), Myos Hormos - Quseir al-Qadim, Roman and Islamic Ports on the Red Sea. Volume 1: Survey and Excavations 1999 - 2003 (pp. 155-156). Oxford, GB: Oxbow books.
  • Phillips, J. (2002). Quarr houses on the Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, England. In J. J. Herrmann, N. Herz, & R. Newman (Eds.), Interdisciplinary Studies on Ancient Stone (Proceedings of the International Conference of the Association for the Study of Marble and Other Stones in Antiquity; No. 5). London, GB: Archetype Publications.
  • Peacock, D., & Phillips, J. (2001). The quarries. In V. Maxfield, & D. Peacock (Eds.), The Roman Imperial Quarries, Survey and Excavation at Mons Porphyrites 1994-1998, Volume 1: Topography and Quarries (pp. 131-190). London, GB: Egypt Exploration Society.
  • Phillips, J., & Ford, J. (2000). The Aksumite quarries at Gobedra Hill and Adi Tsehafi, quarries, stone working, and Stela erection. In D. W. Phillipson (Ed.), Archaeology at Aksum, Ethiopia, 1993-7 (Society of Antiquaries of London Research Report; No. 65). London, GB: Society of Antiquaries of London/British Institute in Eastern Africa.
  • Phillips, J. (1996). Quarr houses on the Isle of Purbeck. In P. Newman (Ed.), The Archaeology of Mining and Metallurgy in South West Britain (Mining History: Bulletin PDMHS; No. Volume 13, Number 2). Matlock, GB: Peak District Mines Historical Society.


Mrs Jill Phillips
Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Southampton
Avenue Campus, Highfield
SO17 1BF
United Kingdom

Room Number: 65A/2235

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