Dr Martin Sterry

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Trans-Sahara Projectmartin sterry

BA, MA, Ph.D. (Leicester)

Tel: 0116 252 5735

Email: mjs66@le.ac.uk



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, as a research associate on the Leverhulme funded Peopling the Desert Project and is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow on the ERC-funded Trans-Sahara Project. His primary research interests are landscape DMP site view 2011archaeology, GIS applications and remote sensing.

Martin has undertaken fieldwork worked on various projects in Italy, Britain and especially Libya. From 2007-2011 he has been involved with the Desert Migrations Project as a survey and GIS specialist. In 2011 he organised and led a survey of qsur for the Peopling the Desert Project and was Assistant Director of the Ghadames Archaeological Survey: Phase 2.


Selected Publications

Mattingly, D.J. and Sterry M. 2013. The first towns in the central Sahara. Antiquity 87: 336. pp 503-18.

Sterry, M., Mattingly, D.J. and Higham T. 2012. Desert Migrations Project XVI: Radiocarbon dates from the Murzuq region, southern Libya. Libyan Studies 43. pp 137-47.

Sterry, M. and Mattingly, D.J. 2011. DMPXIII: Reconnaissance Survey of Archaeological Sites in the Murzuq Area. Libyan Studies 42. pp 89-116.

Sterry, M., Tullett, A. and Ray, N. (eds.). 2010. In Search of the Iron Age. Proceedings of the Iron Age Research Student Seminar 2008, University of Leicester. Leicester Archaeology Monograph 18. Leicester: School of Archaeology and Ancient History.

Sterry, M. 2008. Searching for Identity in Italian Landscapes. In Fenwick, C., Wiggins, M. and Wythe D. (eds.). TRAC 2007: Proceedings of the Seventeenth Annual Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference, London 2007. Oxford: Oxbow. 85-99.

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