Andrew McLean (He/Him)

Hey! I’m Andrew and I’m an archaeologist and current PhD candidate at the University of Edinburgh.  

I achieved an MA in Ancient History and Classical Archaeology, and an MScR in Classics. My research has mainly focussed on the economy of the Roman Empire, and is currently concerned with modelling trade and movement across the Roman Adriatic. However, my MA dissertation discussed the Iron Age Brochs of lowland Scotland, and I maintain an interest in more local Scottish archaeology, having recently independently investigated and recorded previously unknown medieval sites in Argyll and Bute. I also have a keen interest in the more general use of quantitative methods in archaeology, of any time period or location. 

I have excavated and supervised at multiple research excavations with a number of different projects in Italy and the UK. Additionally, for 2 years between completing my masters and beginning my PhD, I worked continuously with various commercial units across the UK. This commercial experience opened my eyes to another side of archaeology that is too often forgotten about in academia.  

Fun Fact: I have played the drums since I was a teenager, and so blistered hands have never been a problem on excavation!