Dr Steve Willis
Senior Lecturer in Archaeology
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Office: Cornwallis North West 220
Office Hours: Tuesdays 4-5pm, Wednesdays 1-2pm
Steve studied at Essex and Durham Universities before coming to Kent in 2004. At Durham he took a taught MA in Roman Archaeology and then studied for his PhD. He was awarded British Academy scholarship grants for both degrees. At Durham he was a Senior Research Fellow. He has a variety of teaching and research interests which cover landscape and environments, and the archaeology and culture of coasts in northern Europe. His main areas of expertise include the archaeology of settlement, society and material culture in the Iron Age and Roman era in western Europe, and the ceramics of these societies, including samian ware and briquetage. Steve is a Member of the Institute for Archaeologists and is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. He has been an active field archaeologist for over 25 years, including periods working for Colchester Archaeological Trust and the Museum of London.
Steve has previously served as Head of Department at Kent from December 2005 to August 2008. He was president of the Study Group for Roman Pottery for a term of three years and is currently editor of the Study Group's journal. He has been a member of the Council of the Kent Archaeological Society since 2006, and since 2013 he has taken on a role as trustee of The Trust for Thanet Archaeology.
You can find out more about Steve's Lincolnshire project by visiting the University of Kent blog here - http://blogs.kent.ac.uk/digthewolds/.
In September 2016 Steve co-directed excavations at the Roman villa site at Bourne Park, near Bridge, Canterbury. You can find out more about this project on the University of Kent blog here - http://blogs.kent.ac.uk/bourneroman/.back to top
Also view these in the Kent Academic Repository
Steve Willis teaches modules on archaeology and Roman Britain.back to top