GARP team biographies


Dr Neil Faulkner

Neil Faulkner was brought up in the Weald and educated at The Skinners’ School, Tunbridge Wells, King’s College, Cambridge, and the Institute of Archaeology, University College London (UCL). He works as a freelance lecturer, editor, writer, excavator, and occasional broadcaster. He has lectured in archaeology, ancient history, and classical civilisation at many universities, adult education colleges, and local societies, as well as on cultural tours of archaeological sites in the Mediterranean. He is Features Editor of the popular magazine Current Archaeology, and also Honorary Research Fellow at Bristol University, Honorary Lecturer at UCL, and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London.

He is the author of numerous articles, many academic papers, and six books, The Decline and Fall of Roman Britain, Apocalypse: the great Jewish revolt against Rome, AD 66-73, Hidden Treasure: digging up Britain’s past (written to accompany the BBC archaeology series), The Sedgeford Hoard (with Megan Dennis), Rome: empire of the eagles, and In Search of the Zeppelin War: the archaeology of the First Blitz (with Nadia Durrani). He is a Director of several archaeological projects, including the Sedgeford Historical and Archaeological Research Project in north-west Norfolk, which is excavating an Anglo-Saxon village and cemetery, and the Great Arab Revolt Project, which is investigating sites associated with Lawrence of Arabia’s campaigns in Southern Jordan. His TV appearances include Channel Four’s Time Team, BBC2’s Timewatch, and Channel Five’s Revealed series.

He lives with his partner and three children in St Albans.

Neil Faulkner

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