Prof Ian Shaw BA, MA, PhD

Reader in Egyptian Archaeology Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology


Personal Statement

I have maintained a diverse programme of research and publication since I was appointed to my current post. My current research interests are primarily concerned with different aspects of the material culture and socio-economics of ancient Egypt. I have particular interests in urbanisation in the Nile Valley (arising from my PhD on Amarna) and early materials, technology and innovation (arising from my post-doctoral studies of ancient quarrying and mining). My fieldwork has focussed over the last twenty years on human activity within desert landscapes, and I also have research interests in geoarchaeology, provenancing of materials, landscape studies, ethnic interactions at the peripheries of ancient cultures.

Prizes or Honours

  • Chair of Egypt Exploration Society, 2007-2010 (Egypt Exploration Society, UK, 2007)

Other Personal Distinctions

  • Vice-Chair of the Egypt Exploration Society (2005-7) (Egypt Exploration Society, 2005)