Professor Paul Nicholson

Professor Paul Nicholson

Professor in Archaeology

School of History, Archaeology and Religion

Email:
nicholsonpt@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 4582
Fax:
+44 (0)29 2087 4929
Location:
3.12, John Percival Building Room

Research interests

  • Egyptology
  • Early Technology
  • Faience
  • Egyptian Animal Cults
  • Photography in Archaeology
  • Stereoscopic Photography
  • History of Archaeology
  • Archaeological Science

Research projects

  • The Catacombs of Anubis, Saqqara, Egypt.
  • Faience production in Roman Memphis, Egypt.
  • Early Glass in Ancient Egypt

Research groups

Education and qualifications

B.A. in Prehistory & Archaeology, Sheffield University (1st Hons.). Awarded 1981.

PhD in Archaeology, Sheffield University. Awarded 1987.

Certificate in Egyptology. 1993. University of Manchester.

Career overview

2009-present Reader in Archaeology, Cardiff University

1999-2009 Senior Lecturer in Archaeology, Cardiff University

1994-1999 Lecturer in Archaeology, Cardiff University

1991-1994 De Velling Willis Research Fellow at the Department of Archaeology, University of Sheffield.  (Researching production and distribution in ancient Egypt, with particular reference to ceramics)

1990-1991 British Academy & Egypt Exploration Society Research Associate at the Department of Archaeology, University of Sheffield (Petrology of Egyptian Pottery)

1988-1990 S.E.R.C. Postdoctoral Research Fellowship held at the Universities of Cambridge and Sheffield (Scientific examination of Egyptian pottery from Amarna).

1985-1987 Leverhulme Trust Research Assistantship at the Department of Archaeology, University of Sheffield.  (Egyptian Pottery)

Notable achievements

Worked on excavations in Egypt since 1983 and directed projects there from 1993.

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London
  • Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society
  • President of the Ancient Egypt and Middle East Society

2018

2017

2016

2015

2013

2012

2011

2010

  • Nicholson, P. T. 2010. Dogs as Food. Archaeology 63(5), pp. 34.
  • Nicholson, P. T. 2010. Baboons, falcons and cows. Dig, pp. 13-15.
  • Nicholson, P. T. 2010. Yesterday and today. Dig 12(1), pp. 25.
  • Nicholson, P. T. 2010. Faience finds. Dig, pp. 26-28.
  • Nicholson, P. T. 2010. Kilns and firing structures. In: Wendrich, W. ed. UCLA Encyclopedia of Egyptology. UCLA
  • Nicholson, P. T. 2010. Keeper of the house of the desert. In: Ikram, S. and Dodson, A. eds. Beyond the Horizon: Studies in Egyptian Art, Archaeology and History in Honour of Barry J. Kemp, Vol. 1. Cairo: Supreme Council of Antiquities Press, pp. 275-323.
  • Jackson, C. and Nicholson, P. T. 2010. The provenance of some glass ingots from the Uluburun shipwreck. Journal of Archaeological Science 37(2), pp. 295-301. (10.1016/j.jas.2009.09.040)
  • Nicholson, P. T. 2010. 'Other than': Egyptology as science? A selective history. Presented at: Pharmacy and Medicine in Ancient Egypt Conferences, Manchester, 1-3 September 2008 Presented at Cockitt, J. and David, A. eds.Pharmacy and Medicine in Ancient Egypt: Proceedings of the Conferences Held in Cairo (2007) and Manchester (2008). BAR international series, Vol. 2141. Oxford: Archaeopress pp. 122-126.
  • Nicholson, P. T. 2010. Glass and faience. In: Veldmeijer, A. J. ed. Tutankhamun’s Footwear: Studies of Ancient Egyptian Footwear. Leiden: Sidestone Press, pp. 148-149.
  • Shaw, I., Jameson, R. and Nicholson, P. T. 2010. The quarry P region at Hatnub. In: Shaw, I. et al. eds. Hatnub: Quarrying Travertine in Ancient Egypt. EES Excavation memoir, Vol. 88. London: Egypt Exploration Society, pp. 31-74.
  • Nicholson, P. T. and Rose, P. J. 2010. The Pottery. In: Shaw, I. ed. Hatnub: Quarrying Travertine in Ancient Egypt. Excavation memoir, Vol. 88. London: Egypt Exploration Society, pp. 81-96.

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

  • Bourriau, J. D., Smith, L. and Nicholson, P. T. eds. 2000. New Kingdom Pottery Fabrics. Occasional Publications, Vol. 14. Egypt Exploration Society.
  • Nicholson, P. T. and Shaw, I. eds. 2000. Ancient Egyptian materials and technology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Nicholson, P. T. 2000. Roman glass from Berenike (Egypt): Some new work. Presented at: 14e Congrès de l’ Association pour l’Histoire du Verre, 2000Annales du 14e Congrès de l’ Association pour l’Histoire du Verre. AIHV pp. 151-155.
  • Nicholson, P. T. and Henderson, J. 2000. Glass. In: Nicholson, P. T. and Shaw, I. eds. Ancient Egyptian Materials and Technology. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, pp. 195-205.
  • Nicholson, P. T. and Peltenburg, E. J. 2000. Faience. In: Nicholson, P. T. and Shaw, I. eds. Ancient Egyptian Materials and Technology.. Cambridge, UK: Cambrdige University Press, pp. 177-194.
  • Bourriau, J. D., Nicholson, P. T. and Rose, P. J. 2000. Pottery. In: Nicholson, P. T. and Shaw, I. eds. Ancient Egyptian Materials and Technology. Cambridge University Press, pp. 121-147.
  • Nicholson, P. T. 2000. Egyptian faience. In: Ellis, L. ed. Archaeological Method and Theory: An Encyclopedia. Garland Reference Library of the Humanities New York, NY: Garland Publishing, pp. 206-207.
  • Nicholson, P. T. 2000. Glass. In: Ellis, L. ed. Archaeological Method and Theory: An Encyclopedia. Garland Reference Library of the Humanities New York, NY: Garland Publishing, pp. 258-262.
  • Nicholson, P. T. 2000. Bert Underwood at work?. Journal of 3D Imaging 150, pp. 8-11. pdf

1999

1998

1997

1996

1995

1994

1993

  • Nicholson, P. T. 1993. Egyptian Faience and Glass. Shire Egyptology, Vol. 18. Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire, UK: Shire Publications.
  • Nicholson, P. T. 1993. The firing of pottery. In: Arnold, D. and Bourriau, J. D. eds. An introduction To Ancient Egyptian pottery. von Zabern, pp. 103-120.
  • Nicholson, P. T. 1993. Hunsrück-Eifel-Kultur pottery. In: Boura, F., Metzler, J. and Miron, A. eds. Archaeologia Mosellana les Actes du XIe Colloque de l'A.F.E.A.F.. Archaeologia Mosellana, pp. 233-241.

1992

1991

1990

1989

1988

1987

1986

1985

1984

1983

Undergraduate

Postgraduate

  • MA Special topic on Egyptian society
  • PhD Supervisor

Projects

The Catacombs of Anubis, Saqqara

An examination of the burial catacombs for the dogs sacred to Anubis. Complete planning of the Catacomb and examination of the species present among the mummified remains. Funding received from: National Geographic, Andante Travels, Thames Valley Ancient Egypt Society.

 


Faience production at Roman Memphis

To reconstruct the process of faience manufacture in Roman Memphis.