About this Group
The University of Liverpool’s long-standing research into the economies of the Greek, Egyptian and Roman worlds continues to evolve. This research group focuses on new areas and builds a strong material-based strand combining strengths from Archaeology and Ancient History.
Studies and research focus on:
- The ancient market and retail trade (the subject of a Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) funded research network in which Zosia Archibald is the Liverpool lead)
- Economic administration (Colin Adams’ work on Greek papyri: notably the Chester Beatty collection)
- The Roman Economy (Fred Hirt’s work on the administration of quarrying and mining and its economic significance)
- Colin Adams’ work on transport and natural resources
- Greek and Roman coinage (a major AHRC-funded project led by Matthew Ponting)
- Animal economy (led by Sue Stallibrass)
- Ian Shaw’s projects at the Wadi Hammamat mines in Egypt
- The Gurob Harem Palace Project (in collaboration with Copenhagen University and University College, London (UCL), co-funded by the Carlsberg Foundation)
- Gebel el-Asr (gneiss and chalcedony mines: in collaboration with University College, London (UCL), Qatar.