I am a research associate at the Maritime Endangered Archaeology Project (MarEA), the aim of which is the rapid and comprehensive documentation and assessment of endangered maritime archaeological sites. At MarEA I have used my expertise in GIS and remote sensing to produce a record of endangered sites in Eastern Mediterranean and the Arabian Peninsula. I have also developed two separate sub-projects. The first examines the impact of tropical cyclones on coastal archaeological sites in Oman. The second project contextualises maritime archaeology in the broader ecological and humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip.
More broadly, my research examines how traditional perceptions of the ancient environment affect the way we collect archaeological data and produce broader historical narratives. I have explored these themes via funded research projects and publications, the most recent of which reflects on the ontological and ethical dimensions of big data in maritime archaeology.
My most recently funded project establishes a baseline for the study of maritime cultural heritage in the Gaza strip through a combination of remote sensing and in situ documentation of vulnerable sites dating between the Neolithic and the Iron Age. I am also one of the co-directors of the Kalavasos and Maroni Built Environment Project, an international, interdisciplinary project excavating two Late Bronze Age sites on the island of Cyprus.
- Landscape Archaeology
- Maritime Archaeology
- Eastern Mediterranean
- Near East
- GIS and Remote Sensing
Maritime archaeological survey and assessment, Tell Ruqeish and Tell es-Sakan, Gaza Strip (funded by the Honor Frost Foundation and the FAH Strategic Research Fund)
Assessing the impact of tropical cyclones on maritime cultural heritage in Oman
Kalavasos and Maroni Built Environments Project: Excavations at Maroni Complex
I have designed and delivered modules on Geographic Information Systems (Cornell University) Landscape Archaeology (Cornell University), Mediterranean Archaeology (Brown University) and Heritage Politics (Brown University). I have contributed with guest lectures to Ancient Mediterranean Seafaring (ARCH6122), Archaeology of Seafaring (ARCH3034) and Wonderful Things (ARCH1062).