nichole sheldrick

Dr Nichole Sheldrick



My main research interests include Roman North Africa

My main research interests include Roman North Africa, the frontiers of the Roman Empire, the archaeology, art, and architecture of contact, colonialism, and imperialism, and archaeological survey and remote sensing techniques and methodologies. I recently completed my DPhil at the University of Oxford (2016), with a thesis focussed on rural architecture and settlement in Tripolitania (north-western Libya and southern Tunisia) between the 1st c. BC and the 7th c. AD.

Before coming to Oxford, I started my career in the commercial archaeology sector, conducting assessments and excavations on a variety of both prehistoric and Euro-Canadian sites in advance of infrastructure and development projects. Between 2012 and 2016 I co-supervised excavations in a Roman-period house at the site of Utica, in northern Tunisia, as part of the Tunisian-British Utica Project (University of Oxford). In 2016 I joined the Middle Draa Project (University of Leicester), undertaking wide-ranging survey in the Draa valley of southern Morocco, and in 2017 I also took part in the Meninx Archaeological Project (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München), supervising excavations in the ancient city of Meninx, on the island of Jerba in southern Tunisia.



North Africa, Libya, Tunisia, Roman, Rural Landscapes, Architecture


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