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Emlyn is a Greek and Roman archaeologist specialising in the study of ancient food and drink, agriculture, technology and trade. He is currently Assistant Director for Archaeology at the British School at Rome, holds Research Affiliate positions with the Australian Archaeological Institute in Athens, Centre for Ancient Cultural Heritage and Environment, is an Honorary Postdoctoral Fellow at Macquarie University and an elected Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

Emlyn currently directs an interdisciplinary survey project across Cycladic islands, investigating the production of wine and oil, among other commodities, and the presence of knowledge networks, with a focus on the identification and distribution of agricultural technology and knowledge of these processes in the Classical to Late Antique eras. He is co-director of the British School at Rome excavations at the Roman town of Falerii Novi in Italy.

Emlyn also works with the Polish Centre for Mediterranean Archaeology and University of Warsaw fieldwork projects at Mustis, Tunisia, and is an active collaborator and consultant with the Antiochia ad Cragum Archaeological Research Project, based out of Gazipasa (Turkey), via the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He has previously worked at Delos, the Athenian Agora and Acropolis (Greece); Pompeii, Oplontis, Carsulae and in Sicily (Italy).

Emlyn won more than 15 internationally competitive awards, fellowships and grants, including from the Australian Academy of the Humanities, British School at Athens, Macquarie University, and the Australasian Society for Classical Studies. He is a passionate student equity advocate, practitioner and researcher and also works with widening participation and equity programs at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS).

Education/Academic qualification

Archaeology and Ancient History, PhD, Macquarie University

Award Date: 30 Jun 2018

Ancient History, Bachelor of Ancient History (First Class Honours), Macquarie University

Award Date: 1 Jun 2013

External positions

Research Affiliate, Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens

2021 → …

Assistant Director for Archaeology, British School at Rome

2021 → …

Research Affiliate, Centre for Ancient Cultural Heritage and Environment (CACHE)


Program Manager, University of Technology Sydney

20 Jan 20186 Apr 2021


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