The School of Archaeological and Forensic Sciences uniquely integrates Archaeological Sciences, Biological Anthropology, Cultural Archaeology and Forensic Sciences to further the study of people, their society and their environments in the present and the past. Our approach is profoundly multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary, bridging the sciences and the humanities.
This vision is promoted through the school's specialist groups including the Biological Anthropology Research Centre, the Stable Isotope Centre and Bradford Visualisation, the university centre where archaeologists and forensic scientists use the latest technologies to capture, image, analyse and disseminate every aspect of archaeological activity. From digital objects to landscapes, geophysics, GIS and the creation of virtual environments, Together the School promotes provides new ways to see and understand our past, present and future and uses leading research to inform teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Project Manager and Agent-based modeller (Lost Frontiers)
Phil started off in the computer industry before moving to archaeology. His research interests include 3D modelling, computer simulation and military logistics.
Phil produced 3D models and supervised excavations for the Anglo-American Project in Pompeii. He used agent-based modelling to investigate the march of the Byzantine army to the Battle of Manzikert as part of the Medieval Warfare on the Grid project. He worked on collecting and visualising geophysical data from the Stonehenge landscape as part of the Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project. He took gravity measurements and developed an augmented reality sandbox as part of the GG-Top project.
He now manages the Lost Frontiers project as well as designing and developing agent-based models to use the project's data to test hypotheses regarding the environment of Doggerland and the human behaviour within it.