About Us

Archaeology Worldwide magazine

is created by a team of independent archaeologists

Meet The Team

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Nadia Durrani

EDITOR AND PUBLISHER

Nadia is the co-founder, editor, and publisher of Archaeology Worldwide.

 

An author, editor, and journalist, she studied archaeology and anthropology at Cambridge University before taking a PhD in archaeology from University College London. 

 

A former editor of Current Archaeology and Current World Archaeology magazines, her many books include Climate Chaos (2021), Bigger Than History (2020), and What we did in Bed (2019) (here she is on Thinking Allowed talking about the latter: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000qm0d.)

 

Nadia lectures widely, including as guest lecturer on archaeological tours, and has a background in documentary-film making.

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Neil Faulkner

CONTRIBUTING EDITOR

Neil was instrumental to launching the magazine, initially as co-editor, then (from issue 3) as a contributing editor during his illness and until his untimely death on 4 February 2022.

 

A wide-ranging archaeologist, author, broadcaster, and magazine editor, he had a degree in history from Cambridge University, and a PhD in Roman archaeology from University College London.

 

His many books included Apocalypse and Lawrence of Arabia’s War (click here to hear him talking about the latter with Melvyn Bragg 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000c0b0).

 

Neil was the indefatigable director of several major field projects in Britain, Jordan, and Italy. A seasoned broadcaster and lecturer, he also worked on numerous documentaries on the human past. Elsewhere on this site we have uploaded a series of talks by Neil, on the history of the world from his perspective.

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Brian Fagan

CONTRIBUTING EDITOR

Brian Fagan is a world leader within archaeological writing. A NYT best-selling author, he has written over 50 general books on archaeology, including the ever-popular A Little History of Archaeology, also the newly-released must-read Climate Chaos: lessons on survival from our ancestors.

 

He is Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and an internationally recognised authority on world prehistory. Educated at Cambridge University, he now lives in Santa Barbara, California, surrounded by cats.

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Caitlin McCall

REVIEWS EDITOR

Caitlin has a long background in archaeological writing. As a former editor of Current World Archaeology magazine, Caitlin has authored and edited many hundreds of articles on world archaeology. 

With a degree in archaeology, from University College London, Caitlin also has extensive experience within the film industry.

When not pursuing her enthusiasm for past cultures, museums, books, and travel, she’s in the greenhouse growing chillies and making hot sauces, which she happily shares with any on the Archaeology Worldwide team brave enough to try them. 

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David Miles

COLUMNIST

David Miles is one of archaeology's best-known voices. He was the Director of the Oxford Archaeological Unit, working on projects in Britain, France, Greece, and the West Indies. In 1999 he became Chief Archaeologist at English Heritage.

He has written and edited many books on archaeology, one on the origins of the British, The Tribes of Britain, another on the spread of farming, The Tale of the Axe, which is out now in paperback.

David is both lyrical and outspoken in his writing, which is why we think he is the perfect columnist.

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Gary Rossin

DESIGNER

Before his life took an orthogonal turn and he entered the savage world that is contemporary archaeology, Gary worked extensively across many fields of the UK magazine publishing industry. He is a director of one of the UK’s largest and longest-running archaeological research projects and, with Neil, works with the pioneering archaeology of cinema project and several modern-conflict archaeology fields of research. He has published Sedgeford Aerodrome (an archaeological investigation into a First World War airfield). 

 

In addition to his numerous archaeological field projects, he spends his time travelling around the country in a van solving mysteries, running an arts cinema, having his heart cyclically broken by Peterborough United, yearning for late 80s dance culture, admiring beautiful sunsets and dreaming lucid dreams. 

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ROGER WARD

DIGITAL MEDIA

Roger is a former academic scientist with specific expertise in IT, web design, social media, and other related technologies. He is a multi-skilled expert specialising in conflict archaeology, and the use of digital technologies for data acquisition in the mapping of landscapes and the recording and analysis of data. 

 

He played a leading role in the Great Arab Revolt Project in Jordan (2006-2014) - for which, amongst many other things, he maintained the site blog - and he has also worked on British WWI and WWII sites. He now co-runs Military History Live, and an Italian WWII project near Cassino. 

 

Roger is currently working on new methods of fast on-site recording and cloud data archiving and retrieval for use in the Italian project. 

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Jenny Townzen

DIGITAL MEDIA

Jenny studied Anthropology and History, with a specialisation in Museum Studies, at the University of Texas at Austin, and is a recent MA graduate in Conflict Archaeology and Heritage from the University of Glasgow, Scotland.

 

Since 2017, Jenny has been a proud team member of the American Excavations at Morgantina: Contrada Agnese Project in Sicily. She has also worked for the instructional services department at the Harry Ransom Center, a research museum and archive in Austin, TX, where she discovered her passion for utilising archival research to help understand and contextualise archaeological investigations.

 

Currently, Jenny lives in her sunny home state of Texas, USA, where she provides Archaeology Worldwide with a unique viewpoint and skillset, cowboy boots and all. 

Aoife O'Reilly

DIGITAL MEDIA

Aoife is a geophysicist and archaeologist. She graduated from Bournemouth University with a BSc in Archaeology, Anthropology, and Forensic Science in 2017. During her career, she has worked on a variety of sites – from modern forensic scenes to ancient Neolithic tombs.

 

She currently works for an engineering geophysics company based in Oxfordshire, conducting surveys across the UK, and is also a social media team member for the San Pietro and Cassino, Military History Live, projects.