At UCL studied for my BA (1980) and PhD (1991) (Settlement and Pottery of the Vinalopo Valley (Alicante), AD 400-700), which included a detailed review of ceramics and trade in W Mediterranean ports (published as BAR 588 & 604 in 1993, 1995). Have studied and published ceramics from excavations in Spain (Cartagena, Valencia), Roman Syria (Beirut, Homs, Basit, Zeugma), Albania (Butrint, Durres), Greece (Athens, Corinth, Thesproteia, Nicopolis-Actium, Patras) and North Africa (Carthage, Utica, Leptis Magna). The book Hispania and the Roman Mediterranean, AD 100-700: ceramics and trade was published in 2010. Co-editor of the series Roman and Late Antique Mediterranean Pottery.
The principal aim of my research is the study of the economy of the Classical and Late Antique Mediterranean, the lower Danube-Black Sea and Atlantic through the definition of regional ceramic typologies (forms and archaeometry) and the analysis of the regional distribution of ceramics in major ports. This focuses on the long-distance movement of local, regional and imported fine table-wares, amphorae & cooking wares. I am interested in all factors that contributed to the supply of goods: private, state, city, ecclesiastical & administrative structures.
Key wordsPottery, amphorae, fine wares, cooking wares, trade, economic history, shipping routes, networks, annona, Hellenistic, Late Republican, Roman, Late Roman, Late Antiquity, Early Byzantine, Early Islamic, Vandals, Mediterranean, Black Sea