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Prof. Andrew Wilson
MA DPhil Oxf

Offices:

Professor of the Archaeology of the Roman Empire, Sub-Faculty of Ancient History and Classical Archaeology
Fellow, All Souls College

Address:

Institute of Archaeology
36 Beaumont Street,
Oxford
OX1 2PG

Tel No: (01865) 278247
Fax No: (01865) 278254
Email: andrew.wilson@arch.ox.ac.uk

Prof. Andrew Wilson
Link1: https://oxford.academia.edu/AndrewWilson
Link2: http://users.ox.ac.uk/~corp0057

Research Keywords:

Ancient water supply usage; ancient technology; the economy of the Roman Empire; Roman architecture; field survey.

Research Interests:

Co-director with Professor Alan Bowman of The Oxford Roman Economy Project, which aims to collate and analyse a series of quantifiable indicators, from papyrological, epigraphic and archaeological sources, on the growth and contraction of the Roman economy between 100 B.C. and A.D. 300. Excavations near the SE corner of the Roman Forum and in the Horrea Agrippiana, Rome; excavations of the Aqua Traiana and Roman water-mills on the Janiculum Hill, Rome; excavations of the Archaic-early Hellenistic city of Euesperides (Benghazi, Libya); study of the foggara (underground irrigation) systems in the Fezzan (Libyan Sahara).

Selected Publications:

''Trading across the Syrtes: Euesperides and the Punic world'', in The Hellenistic West, J. Prag and J. Quinn (eds.), (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2013), 120-156.

'Capitolia', Co-author: Quinn, J., Journal of Roman Studies, Vol: 103, (2013), 117-173.

'The aqueduct of Butrint', in Butrint 4. The Archaeology and Histories of an Ionian Town, I. L. Hansen, R. Hodges, and S. Leppard (eds.), (Oxbow Books 2013), 77-96.

Introduction: Quantifying Roman Agriculture, in The Roman Agricultural Economy: Organization, Investment, and Production, A. I. Wilson and A. K. Bowman (eds.), Co-author: Bowman, A. K., (Oxford University Press 2013), 1-32.

Mechanical Irrigation: Water-Lifting Devices in the Archaeological Evidence and in the Egyptian Papyri, in The Roman Agricultural Economy: Organization, Investment, and Production, A. I. Wilson and A. K. Bowman (eds.), Co-author: Malouta, M., (Oxford University Press 2013), 273-305.

The Mediterranean Environment in Ancient History: Perspectives and Prospects, in The Ancient Mediterranean Environment between Science and History, W.V. Harris (ed.), (Columbia Studies in the Classical Tradition 39, Brill, Leiden 2013), 259-276.

'A forum on trade', in The Cambridge Companion to the Roman Economy, W. Scheidel (ed.), Co-author: M. Silver, P. F. Bang, P. Erdkamp and N. Morley , (Cambridge Companions to the Ancient World, Cambridge University Press 2012), 287-320.

'Punic and Latin inscriptions in Roman Tripolitania: function and display', in Multilingualism in the Graeco-Roman worlds, A. Mullen and P. James (eds.), (Cambridge University Press 2012), 265-316.

'Raw materials and energy', in The Cambridge Companion to the Roman Economy , W. Scheidel (ed.), (Cambridge Companions to the Ancient World, Cambridge University Press 2012), 133-155.

'Roman ports and Mediterranean connectivity', in Portus and the Ports of the Roman Mediterranean, S. Keay (ed.), Co-author: Schörle, K. and Rice, C, (Archaeological Monographs of the British School at Rome. 2012), 367-91.

'Saharan trade in the Roman period: short-, medium- and long-distance trade networks', Azania: Archaeological Research in Africa, Vol: 47.4, (2012), 409-449.

'Water, Power and Culture in the Roman and Byzantine Worlds: an Introduction', Vol: 4.1, (2012), 1-9.

Water History 4.1 Special issue: Roman and Byzantine Empires, A.I. Wilson (ed.), (2012).

'Case Study: The Red Marble Thrones of the Lateran: The Cultural Afterlife of Roman Toilet Seats', in Roman Toilets: Their Archaeology and Cultural History, Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow, Gemma C. M. Jansen, Eric M. Moormann (eds.), (Peeters, Leiden 2011), 187-9.

'City sizes and urbanization in the Roman Empire', in Settlement, Urbanization, and Population, A. K. Bowman and A. I. Wilson (eds.), (Oxford Studies in the Roman Economy 2. Oxford University Press 2011), 161-195.

'Developments in Mediterranean shipping and maritime trade from the Hellenistic period to AD 1000', in Maritime Archaeology and Ancient Trade in the Mediterranean , D. Robinson and A. Wilson (eds.), ((Oxford Centre for Maritime Archaeology, Monograph 6). School of Archaeology 2011), 33-59.

'Economy', in Leptiminus (Lamta), Report no. 3: The field survey, D. L. Stone, D. J. Mattingly and N. Ben Lazreg (eds.), Co-author: Mattingly, D. et al., (Portsmouth, Rhode Island, Journal of Roman Archaeology. 2011), 205-71.

'Gazetteer of sites in and catalogue of pottery from the rural survey', in Leptiminus (Lamta), Report no. 3: The field survey, D. L. Stone, D. J. Mattingly and N. Ben Lazreg (eds.), Co-author: Stone, D. L. and Carr, K. E, (Portsmouth, Rhode Island, Journal of Roman Archaeology. 2011), 629-59.

'Gazetteer of sites in the urban survey', in Leptiminus (Lamta), Report no. 3: The field survey, D. L. Stone, D. J. Mattingly and N. Ben Lazreg (eds.), Co-author: Wilson, A. I. et al., (Portsmouth, Rhode Island, Journal of Roman Archaeology. 2011), 495-628.

'Introduction', in Settlement, Urbanization, and Population, A. K. Bowman and A. I. Wilson (eds.), (Oxford Studies in the Roman Economy 2. Oxford University Press 2011), 1-14, Website: http://fds.oup.com/www.oup.com/pdf/13/9780199602353_chapter1.pdf.

'Introduction: Maritime Archaeology and the Ancient Economy', in Maritime Archaeology and Ancient Trade in the Mediterranean , D. Robinson and A. Wilson (eds.), Co-author: Robinson, D., ((Oxford Centre for Maritime Archaeology, Monograph 6). School of Archaeology 2011), 1-11.

'The economic influence of developments in maritime technology in antiquity', in Maritime Technology in the Ancient Economy: Ship-Design and Navigation., W. V. Harris and K. Iara (eds.), (Portsmouth, Rhode Island 2011).

'The economy of ordure', in Roman Toilets: Their Archaeology and Cultural History, Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow, Gemma C.M. Jansen, Eric M. Moormann (eds.), Co-author: Flohr, M., (2011), 147-156.

'Urban morphology, infrastructure and amenities', in Leptiminus (Lamta), Report no. 3: The field survey, D. L. Stone, D. J. Mattingly and N. Ben Lazreg (eds.), Co-author: Stone, D. L. et al., (Portsmouth, Rhode Island, Journal of Roman Archaeology. 2011).

'Urination and defecation Roman-style', in Roman Toilets: Their Archaeology and Cultural History, Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow, Gemma C. M. Jansen, Eric M. Moormann (eds.), Co-author: Wilson, A. I. et al., (Peeters, Leiden 2011), 95-111.

Maritime Archaeology and Ancient Trade in the Mediterranean, D. Robinson and A. Wilson (eds.), Co-author: Robinson, D., (Oxford Centre for Maritime Archeology 2011), Website: http://www.oxbowbooks.com/bookinfo.cfm/ID/91399//Location/Oxbow.

Settlement, Urbanization, and Population, A. I. Wilson and A. K. Bowman (eds.), (Oxford University Press 2011), Website: http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199602353.do.

The economic influence of developments in maritime technology in antiquity, in Maritime Technology in the Ancient Economy: Ship-Design and Navigation, W.V. Harris and K. Iara (eds.), (Journal of Roman Archaeology 2011), 211-233.

'Concluding thoughts: Made in Fazzan?', in The Archaeology of Fazzan, Excavations of C. M. Daniels, Society for Libyan Studies Monograph 8, D. J. Mattingly (ed.), Co-author: Mattingly, D., (Society for Libyan Studies, London 2010), 523-530.

'The Roman watermills', in The Roman Watermills and Settlement at Ickham, Kent, P. Bennett, I. Riddler and C. Sparey-Green (eds.), Co-author: Spain, R. J., Sparey-Green, C., (Canterbury Archaeological Trust 2010), 42-67.

Alexandria and the North-Western Delta, D. Robinson and A. Wilson (eds.), (Oxford Centre for Maritime Archaeology 2010), Website: http://www.oxbowbooks.com/bookinfo.cfm/ID/89434 .

Introduction, in Alexandria and the North-Western Delta. Joint Conference Proceedings of Alexandria: City and Harbour (Oxford 2004) and The Trade and Topography of Egypt's North-West Delta (Berlin 2006), D. Robinson and A. I. Wilson (eds.), Co-author: Robinson, D, (2010), xi-xviii..

'A baker's funerary relief from Rome', Co-author: Schörle, K., Papers of the British School at Rome, Vol: 77, (2009), 101-123.

'Approaches to quantifying Roman trade', in Quantifying the Roman Economy: Methods and Problems, A. I. Wilson and A. K. Bowman (eds.), (Oxford Studies in the Roman Economy 1, Oxford University Press, Oxford 2009), 213-249, Website: http://www.oup.com/uk/catalogue/?ci=9780199562596.

'Foggaras in ancient North Africa: or how to marry a Berber Princess', in Contrôle et distribution de l'eau dans le Maghreb antique et médiéval, (Collection de l'école française de Rome, 426 (Rome) 2009), 19-39.

'Indicators for Roman economic growth: a response to Walter Scheidel', D. J. Mattingly (ed.), Journal of Roman Archaeology, Vol: 22, (2009), 571-82.

'Meninx VI: sondage across the line of aqueducts 1 and 2', in An Island through time: Jerba studies, E. Fentress, A. Drine, and R. Holod (eds.), (JRA Supplement 71, Portsmouth, Rhode Island, Journal of Roman Archaeology 2009).

'Quantifying the Roman economy: integration, growth, decline?', in Quantifying the Roman Economy: Methods and Problems, Oxford Studies in the Roman Economy 1, A. I. Wilson and A. K. Bowman (eds.), Co-author: Bowman, A. K., (Oxford University Press, Oxford 2009), 3-84, Website: http://www.oup.com/uk/catalogue/?ci=9780199562596.

'Quantifying the Roman economy: Methods and Problems', A. I. Wilson and A. K. Bowman (eds.), Co-author: Bowman, A. K., (Oxford University Press 2009), Website: http://www.oup.com/uk/catalogue/?ci=9780199562596.

'Villas, horticulture and irrigation infrastructure in the Tiber Valley', in Mercator Placidissimus: The Tiber Valley in Antiquity. New research in the upper and middle river valley, F. Coarelli and H. Patterson (eds.), ((Proceedings of the Conference held at the British School at Rome, 27-28 Feb. 2004). Edizioni Quasar, Rome 2009), 731-68.

'Irrigation technologies: foggaras, wells and field systems', in The Archaeology of Fazzan, Co-author: D. J. Mattingly, (Society for Libyan Studies, London 2003), 235-78.

'Machines, power and the ancient economy', Journal of Roman Studies, Vol: 92, (2002), 1-32.

'Urban production in the Roman world: the view from North Africa', Papers of the British School at Rome, Vol: 70, (2002), 231-73.

'The water-mills on the Janiculum', Memoirs of the American Academy at Rome, Vol: 45, (2001), 219-46.

'Water-mills at Amida: Ammianus Marcellinus 18.8.11', Classical Quarterly, Vol: 51.1, (2001), 231-6.

'Industrial uses of water in the ancient world'; 'Drainage and sanitation'; and 'Land drainage', in Handbook of ancient water technology, Ö Wikander (ed.), (Technology and change in history 2, Brill, Leiden 2000), 127-149; 151-79; 308-317.

'Deliveries extra urbem: aqueducts and the countryside', Journal of Roman Archaeology, Vol: 12.1, (1999), 314-31.

'Water-supply in ancient Carthage', JRA Supplement 28, Portsmouth, RhodeIsland, (1998), 65-102.