Dr Martin Sterry
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Trans-Sahara Project
BA, MA, Ph.D. (Leicester)
Tel: 0116 252 5735
Martin read archaeology and ancient history at Cardiff University. He then worked as a field archaeologist for Albion Archaeology before moving to Leicester to complete his Masters and PhD on Iron Age to Roman landscapes in central Italy. Since completing his PhD he has worked as a research assistant for the Ghadames Archaeological Survey: Phase 1, assistant director of the Ghadames Archaeological Survey: Phase 2 and as a research associate on the Leverhulme funded Peopling the Desert Project. He is currently a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow on the Trans-Sahara Project and leads the research strand on urbanisation and state-formation. His primary research interests are on the landscape archaeology of the Sahara, North Africa and Mediterranean, GIScience and remote sensing.
Martin has undertaken fieldwork on various projects in Italy, Britain, Libya and most recently southern Morocco where he is taking a leading role as part of the Middle Draa Project.
- Open Access: Mattingly, D.J., Sterry, M. and Edwards, D.N. 2015. The Origins and Development of Zuwila, Libyan Sahara: An Archaeological and Historical Overview of an Ancient Oasis Town and Caravan Centre. Azania: Archaeological Research in Africa 50 (1): 27-75.
- Antiquity Prize 2013 and Open Access: Mattingly, D.J. and Sterry M. 2013. The first towns in the central Sahara. Antiquity 87 (336): 503-18.
- Mattingly, D.J., Sterry, M. and Leitch, V. 2013. Fortified farms and defended villages of Late Roman and Late Antique Africa. Antiquité Tardive 21: 99-119.
- Sterry, M. and Mattingly, D.J. 2013. Desert Migrations Project XVII: Further AMS dates for historic settlements from Fazzan, south-west Libya. Libyan Studies 44: 127-43.