Dr Martin Sterry
Affiliate Research Fellow
I was a Research Associate on the Peopling the Desert Project and I am currently Post-Doctoral Research Fellow on the Trans-Sahara Project
My research focuses on Mediterranean and Saharan landscapes through the use of satellite remote sensing, field survey and GIS spatial analyses. I completed my PhD on Iron Age to Roman communities in central Italy in 2010 at the University of Leicester and have conducted research in North Africa since 2007.
I was a Research Associate on the Peopling the Desert Project and I am currently Post-Doctoral Research Fellow on the Trans-Sahara Project leading the ‘Urbanisation and State-Formation’ strand for which I have been systematically mapping the archaeology of Saharan oases. I am an active field archaeologist, I was assistant director of the Ghadames Archaeological Survey and I co-direct the newly formed ‘Middle Wadi Draa Project’ with David Mattingly. This project will study hilltop settlements, agriculture and landscapes in southern Morocco.
School of Archaeology and Ancient History,University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, LEI 7RH
Telephone: +44 (0)116 2525735