Expert Biography

Experienced in radio and TV, Gillian is a passionate expert in ancient history and archaeology.  Known professionally as 'The Muddy Archaeologist', she lectures at York University and speaks at the British Museum as well as diverse audiences in person, online and in the media, as well as around the world on tours and cruises. Gillian brings the ancient world to life; she loves to share its connections to our modern lives, the common humanity, the diversity, the energy and vibrancy of cultures ...  These are stories about real people. Whether you want comment or presentations on archaeological discoveries, issues or sites, on exhibitions or on ancient civilisations, then contact Gillian: her enthusiasm, knowledge and accessibility connect with your audience, whomever they are. Gillian's range is vast: from Neolithic first farmers and monumental builders of Orkney, through Prehistoric and Roman Britain, down through Europe's ancient peoples and around the glittering shores of the Mediterranean and the ebb and flow of cultures who thrived there (Romans, Egyptians, Etruscans, Phoenicians, Mycenaeans and Minoans, Archaic and Classical Greeks and more ...). It's not just about the past; it's about who we are, where we came from, and how we humans respond to all that comes our way in life ... Digging deep into the ancient past to add colour and depth to life today. Archaeologist, Ancient Historian, Latinist

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  • Archaeologist, Ancient Historian, Latinist: 'The Muddy Archaeologist'
  • Ancient History, Archaeology, Civilisations, History