dr michael fradley

Dr Michael Fradley



My research interests focus on remote sensing and heritage management in the MENA region

I am a landscape archaeologist with a research emphasis on archaeo-topographical survey and the study of upstanding archaeological features. My work in EAMENA is focused geographically on Yemen and Palestine, as well as the collection of historic aerial photography as a tool for long-term landscape assessment. Outside of my archaeological research I have also developed research on restrictions on satellite imagery over Israel and Palestine, and the early  development by British surveyors of photogrammetric topographical mapping in the MENA region. In the past I have undertaken key roles in major landscape surveys, as at Charterhouse-in-Mendip and Wallingford in the UK, and my more recent work in the southern Brazilian highlands.

My research interests include landscape development, monumentality, urbanism and the role of archaeology in informing sustainable living, in terms of subjects such as hydrological management.



Archaeo-topographical Survey, Historic Aerial Photography, Sustainability & Resilience


Contact Information:
Endangered Archaeology in the Middle East & North Africa, School of Archaeology, 2 South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3TG

Telephone: +44 (0)1865 611662

Email: michael.fradley@arch.ox.ac.uk