University of Glasgow, UK
Dr. Michael Given received his PhD in Cypriot archaeology from the University of Cambridge in 1992. Since then he has held research fellowships in Jerusalem, Nicosia and Glasgow, and is now Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Glasgow, Scotland.
His main research interests include: landscape archaeology and archaeological survey in the Eastern Mediterranean, particularly Cyprus; landscape theory; colonialism; historical archaeology; Scottish post-medieval archaeology; community archaeology; and the history of archaeology in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Dr. Given has conducted archaeological survey and excavation in Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Israel, Scotland and Turkey. From 1995-98 he was Field Director of the Sydney Cyprus Survey Project and Survey Director of the Excavations at Kourion’s Amathus Gate Cemetery. He is now Co-director of the Troodos Archaeological and Environmental Survey Project, Cyprus, and Publication Coordinator of the Excavations at Kourion’s Amathus Gate Cemetery.
Books include 'The Sydney Cyprus Survey Project' (with A. Bernard Knapp; UCLA, 2003), 'The Archaeology of the Colonized' (Routledge, 2004), and 'Landscape and Interaction: The Troodos Archaeological and Environmental Survey Project, Cyprus' (2 volumes, in press).