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 Max K MacDonald BA, MA

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Doctoral Fellow

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I am a Canadian archaeologist studying harbours and ports of the Late Bronze Age of Mainland Greece.

Max dig hole

I completed my BA with Honours at the University of Victoria in British Columbia in 2015, and my Masters at the same university in 2017. My classes focused on the art and archaeology of Greece, the history of Greece and Rome, and Ancient Greek and Latin languages.

I have lived in the UK since 2018 and started my PhD at the University of Southampton in October 2020. Prior to this, I worked as a field archaeologist for Border Archaeology in Milton Keynes and Wessex Archaeology in Salisbury. Since 2012, I have excavated at several sites in the UK, Greece, Italy, and Spain including:


BA (Hons) in Greek and Roman Studies (University of Victoria)

Thesis Title: “Death in the Late Bronze Age: The Necropoleis at Tanagra”

MA in Greek and Roman Studies (University of Victoria)

Thesis Title "Textile Tools and Production at a Mycenaean Secondary Centre"

Research interests

My interests have always been in the archaeology of Europe, especially Greece and the Mediterranean. My research seeks to fill a gap in the knowledge about Mycenaean harbours and coastal communities, which have historically been overlooked in the archaeological record.


Prof. Fraser Sturt, Dr. Anna Collar, Dr. Julian Whitewright.

PhD Thesis Title

Harbours and Hinterlands: Examining Mycenaean Coastal Communities.

Research group

Classical and historical archaeology

Affiliate research groups

Maritime Archaeology, Centre for Maritime Archaeology, Social prehistory

 Department of Archaeology PGR representative.

Max K MacDonald
Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Southampton
Avenue Campus, Highfield
SO17 1BF
United Kingdom

Room Number : 65A

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