Dr Mark Altaweel
Reader in Near East Archaeology
Institute of Archaeology Gordon Square
Institute of Archaeology
- Joined UCL
- 1st Sep 2011
Research summaryDr. Altaweel takes a data science approach to his research. He is interested in investigating a variety of heritage, landscape, and social-environmental topics in his research approaches. Dr. Altaweel has been involved in numerous projects on the ancient Near East, application of complex system modelling, and use of machine/deep learning methods for insights on heritage and archaeological topics. He has also broad interests in the ancient climate, environment, and land use in the ancient Near East. Additionally, his work has been published in journals in many different fields, with application to modern and ancient studies.
Complex adaptive systems
Computational Social Science
Mark takes an interdisciplinary perspective in his teaching philosophy and integrates a variety of methods and fields in his courses. He has taught courses on Near Eastern history and archaeology, GIS, remote sensing methods, computational modelling, data science, social-ecological theory, introduction to archaeology, and on land use and environmental change. Mark helped establish the UK's first data science focus in archaeology while his courses in the Near East focus on material culture and its change over time and space. Current courses he teaches are listed below.
- Co-ordinator: Archaeological Data Science
- Co-ordinator: Middle Bronze Age to the Iron Age in the Near East: City-States and Empires
BiographyBA, MS, PhD
PhD (University of Chicago, 2004)
MA (University of Chicago, 2000)
BA (University of Illinois, 1997)