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Dr Mary Anne Murray
Visiting Researcher (2013)
Dr Mary Anne Murray is both a field archaeologist and archaeobotanist who received her MSc and PhD from UCL Institute of Archaeology, London, where she is currently an Honorary Research Associate (since 2006). She also held an AHRC post-doctoral research fellowship at the Institute of Archaeology from 2003-2006. For many years, Dr Murray was Director of Archaeological Science for Ancient Egypt Research Associates (AERA) and was responsible for running a large international and interdisciplinary team of specialists and scientists in the AERA Laboratory at the Giza pyramids. Other previous work as a field archaeologist and archaeobotanist includes projects based in Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Mali, Senegal, Cyprus, Ecuador, Chile, Liechtenstein, England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, the Caribbean (St. Eustatius, St Martin, Anguilla) and the USA.
At UCL Qatar, Dr Murray is working on the QNRF-funded Origins of Doha project, directed by Dr Robert Carter. While in Qatar she is also working with the University of Copenhagen on the Qatar Islamic Archaeology and Heritage Project (directed by Professor Alan Walmsley). The objective of both projects is to examine the historical evidence from Qatari settlements.