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Mr Kristian Strutt 

Experimental Officer, Director of APSS

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Mr Kristian Strutt is an Experimental Officer in Archaeology at the University of Southampton.

I specialise in archaeological mapping and geophysical survey. I am the Director of the Archaeological Prospection Services of Southampton unit, and also responsible for carrying out research survey work and applied archaeological geophysics. I previously worked as Camerone Assistant at the British School at Rome.

I have been involved in numerous research projects in Europe and further afield. These have included survey on the Portus Project, and surveys at Ostia Antica, Teano, Vignale, Capena, Vignale, Acilia and the Domus Aurea in Italy, surveys at Valencina de la Concepcion and the Guadiamar valley in Spain, and survey in Flanders, Northern France and Denmark. I have also been involved in research projects at Dura Europos in Syria, and archaeological survey at Schedia, Quesna and Kom el Ahmar in the Nile Delta, Egypt, and North Karnak in Upper Egypt. I also directed the survey and excavation at Tidgrove Warren Farm in Hampshire, UK.





Research interests

I am currently involved in several projects in the UK and abroad relating to archaeological survey and site or landscape investigation. These include survey of sites at Tidgrove Warren Farm, Warblington and a new project at Basing House in Hampshire, landscape survey in Thebes and Antinoupolis in Egypt, in the area of the Isola Sacra in Italy, and at a number of coastal and other sites in Abu Dhabi and Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates.

Research group

Archaeological Computing

Research project(s)


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.

Old Sarum and Stratford-Sub-Castle

The site of Old Sarum is located in Wiltshire some 3km to the north of Salisbury in the Avon Valley. The monument, includes a multivallate Iron Age hillfort with evidence of Romano-British occupation and documentary evidence of a Saxon burh and mint. The site was rebuilt as a royal motte and bailey castle including a cathedral and bishop's palace and extra-mural settlement.

Kostoperska Karpa Regional Archaeological Project

Employing a range of multidisciplinary techniques, this joint project between the Universities of Southampton, Oxford and Edinburgh and the Museum of Kumanovo seeks to develop our understanding of site and landscape transformation in the ancient and medieval South Central Balkans over the longue durée. Focusing on the region of Kostoperska Karpa (Mlado Nagoričane, Republic of Macedonia), where at least three major settlements and twenty churches are attested, it combines archival research, satellite imagery analysis, field walking, geophysics and targeted excavation to build a comprehensive framework for interpreting changes in the region’s religious and civic landscape.

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Mr Kristian Strutt
Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Southampton
Avenue Campus, Highfield
SO17 1BF
United Kingdom

Room Number: 65A/1241

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