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Doctor Crystal El Safadi

Dr Crystal El Safadi

Associate Professor Maritime Archaeology

Research interests

  • Ancient Mediterranean Seafaring
  • Maritime Cultural Heritage
  • Geospatial Data and Mapping

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Accepting applications from PhD students.

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Dr Crystal El Safadi is an Honor Frost Associate Professor in Maritime Archaeology at the University of Southampton. She is a maritime archaeologist with a background and expertise in archaeological computing and Geographic Information Systems. Crystal’s archaeological research focuses on Bronze Age and Neolithic maritime landscapes, activities, and mobility, including the study of ancient harbours and computational approaches to sailing and connectivity in the past. Crystal’s research extends to maritime heritage data repositories and best practice in managing and handling datasets.