Hi! I'm a Post-Doc at the University of Oxford. My work is aimed at improving the performance of radiocarbon dating, primarily using Bayesian statistical methods. So far, my research has focussed on refining the chronology of ancient Egypt. I completed my doctorate in 2009, supervised by Professor Christopher Bronk Ramsey. A key paper on our research and a good overview of our methods may be found in Science 328:5985 (2010), and a popular commentary at: New York Times. I also maintain an interest in the ramifications of new, more precise dates for Egypt on the history of the entire Near East and Eastern Mediterranean regions.
|Oxford Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit is one of the foremost radiocarbon dating facilities in the world. As a subsidiary of RLAHA, the Lab focuses mainly on projects that have archaeological significance. Over its history, however, the Lab has also substantially contributed towards the improvement of routine procedures such as those relating to sample pre-treatment and AMS measurement.|
|The Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art is the scientific wing of the University of Oxford's School of Archaeology. It has a 50 year history of cutting-edge research into various archaeometric disciplines including chronology, palaeodiet and archaeomaterials - to name but a few.|
|St Cross College|
|I am a graduate of St Cross College, located at the very heart of Oxford.|