I studied for my first degree at the University of Oxford. After two decades working abroad in the field of academic publishing I returned to the UK and read for a PhD at the University of Reading in 2006. From 2006-2009 I was the G.A. Wainwright Fellow in Near Eastern Archaeology at the University of Oxford, before taking up my current position in the Oxford Centre for Maritime Archaeology.
I teach archaeological theory, world archaeology, and themes in urbanisation and the state, and landscape archaeology.
My research interests centre upon the eastern Mediterranean in the second and first millenia BC: the archaeology of Cyprus, the Levant, Egypt and Libya. I focus upon cross-cultural encounters: sailors’ lives on land across the eastern Mediterranean, and social relationships in imperial contents in New Kingdom Egypt. I also research the material construction of social relationships within domestic contexts, ancient and modern.
‘InHabiting space: archaeologists, artefacts and architecture’, in L. Hulin, A. Buxton and J. Anderson (eds), InHabit: people places and possessions. Peter Lang. Forthcoming.
‘Constructing maritime worlds: the problem of objects’, in Symbols and Models of the Mediterranean: perceiving through cultures, with D.Robinson ed. Mariarosaria Salerno and Aneilya Barnes. Malta UP. (forthcoming)
‘Conversations between objects: the Egyptian ceramic world at Beth Shan”’, in B. Bader and M.F. Ownby (eds), Functional aspects of Egyptian Ceramics in their Archaeological Context. 2012. Leuven: 351-71.
Pragmatic Technology: Issues on the Interpretation of Libyan Material Culture” in K. Duistermaat and I. Regulski (eds), International Connections in the Ancient Mediterranean, (OLA 202). 2011. Leuven: 101-14.
‘Western Marmarica Coastal Survey 2010: preliminary report’, by L. Hulin, J. Timby, A.M. Muftah and G. Mutri, Libyan Studies 41: 155-162.