2017 - Project Director, Project Nivica Archaeology.
The village of Nivica is in the mountains of the southern region of Albania. Ancient archaeological ruins are scattered across the village and its outskirts. Some artefacts are dated to at least 2,500 years ago. An almost untouched complex of buildings in the village setting forms a possible Greek city. The development of city states across the Mediterranean was one of the most important phases in ancient Greece’s cultural and economic growing influence across vast territories.
The Nivica site is unusual as it is one of just a handful that were settled inland. A temple, necropolis and commercial centre are tentatively identified, but detailed research is required to unravel the true story of this hidden city in the mountains.
Local administrators in Nivica aim to develop eco-tourism in the village, using the archaeological remains as the cornerstone of economic development. They are interested in ensuring that any tourism plans are conducted with environmental and social sustainability in mind.
UK & Ireland
2011-2017. Engagement Coordinator, Berkeley Castle Project (BCP)
2009-2016. Hell-Fire Clubs survey, UK & Ireland. Highlights:
- Collaboration with British Geological Survey to 3D laser scan the Hell-Fire Caves of West Wycombe
- Material culture research, LAARC
2016. Two-Mile Hill survey project, supporting Bristol European Green Capital, geophysical survey including school children participation.
2011. EDM and site survey work at Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bristol.
North Carolina, USA
2015- 2017. Engagement Coordinator, Hatteras Island, North Carolina. Highlights:
- Coordinating teaching and public engagement projects.
- Assisting with post-excavation processing and leading on cataloguing.
2014. Collaborating researcher at RENKEI (Research and Education Network for Knowledge Economy Initiatives). RENKEI brings together 6 universities from the UK and 6 from Japan.
- Topic: Energy Supply within Traditional and Environmentally Conscious Growth Models.
2006. Funded research trip to Athens, supported by the first bursary from the Irish Institute of Hellenic Studies at Athens.
- Topic: International Legislation Affecting the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage, a Case Study of Greece.
2005. Part-funded research trip to Sigiriya to undertake ethnoarchaeological research.
- Topic: Changing construction materials and its affect on domestic architecture
- Topic: Divisions within domestic architecture