I am a postdoctoral researcher, usually based at Newcastle University in the north-east of the UK. During my time at Newcastle, as well as teaching and training students, I have been involved in research projects in the south-west of the UK, France, Greece and Turkey. My research focuses on Roman, Late Antique and Early Medieval ceramics, particularly as evidence for economic systems and long-distance connectivity. My British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship is a collaboration between Newcastle University and the British School at Athens.
My PhD, completed at Newcastle in 2016, considered contact and exchange on the Atlantic Seaboard of Europe between the 5th and 7th centuries AD. My current British Academy-funded project, ‘Tintagel: Trans-European Connections in the Post-Roman World’, extends this research by focusing on the British site with the largest quantity of imported Aegean, East Mediterranean and North African pottery of this date. Throughout the second year of this 3-year project I will be based in the Fitch Laboratory at the BSA to carry out petrographic and chemical analysis of samples of Late Antique pottery from the well-known, coastal site of Tintagel in Cornwall, UK. The project is grateful for the ongoing support of The Duchy of Cornwall, English Heritage, The Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro, and Cornwall Archaeology Unit in accessing collections. I am also the ceramic specialist for the imported wares for the recent ‘TCARP’ excavations at Tintagel, and sit on the expert panel of this project.
Duggan M. Links to Late Antiquity. Ceramic exchange and contacts on the Atlantic Seaboard in the 5th to 7th centuries AD. Oxford, UK: BAR Publishing, 2018.
Peer reviewed articles (sole author and co-authored)
Duggan M. Ceramic imports to Britain and the Atlantic Seaboard in the fifth century and beyond. Internet Archaeology 2016, 41, 3.
Duggan M. A Late Roman 1 Amphora recovered off Cawsand, Plymouth Sound. Cornish Archaeology 2013, 52, 239-253.
Rainbird P, Hughes S, Allen MJ, Duggan M, Payne N, Quinnell H, Simmons S, Taylor R. Excavations at the Early Neolithic and Post-Roman site of High Peak Camp, Otterton, East Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society 2013, 71, 21-53.
Agate A, Duggan M, Roskams S, Turner S. Early Medieval Settlement at Mothecombe, Devon: The Interaction of Local, Regional and Long-Distance Dynamics. Archaeological Journal 2012, 169, 343-394.