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Gustav Milne

  • M.Phil, MIFA, FSA
  • Honorary Senior Lecturer
  • Project Director of the Thames Discovery Programme
  • Former Project Manager of the Museum of London Wellcome Osteological Research Database (WORD) Project

Research Interests

Current / recent projects include:

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  • English Heritage
  • Environment Agency
  • Museum of London Archaeology
  • Museum of London

Educational Background

  • Worked as a professional rescue archaeologist for Museum of London from 1973 to 1991 
  • Studied archaeology at Oxford and at University of London
  • Milne, G & Sully, D (forthcoming), The Gresham Ship: an armed Elizabethan Merchantman wrecked in the Thames, vol 2:  Conservation, Contents and Context. Nautical Archaeology Society monograph
  • Milne, G & Wragg, E, 2013 ‘Foreshore Archaeology: Thames shipbuilding and shipbreaking,  in C Ellmers (ed), Fifth Symposium on Shipbuilding on the Thames,  Docklands History Group, pp 11-24
  • Milne, G  2010 “Rediscovering the Thames” in J Galloway (ed) Tides and Floods: new research on London and the tidal Thames from the middle ages to the 20th century. University of London Centre for Metropolitan History Working Papers Series no 4, pp57-66
  • Hicks, D, Milne, G, Shepherd, J & Skeates, R 2009, Excavating the Archives: archive archaeology and the Higher Education sector,  HEFCE Guidelines for teaching and learning no 7
  • Milne, G 2009  “The 15th-century Timber Vaulted Ceiling” in D Divers et al (eds)  A New Millennium at Southwark Cathedral: investigations into the the first 2,000 years, PCA monograph no 8, pp 44-47
  • Milne, G  2007 “Archive Awareness in Fieldwork Training”, in P Ucko et al (eds)  From Concepts of the Past to Practical Strategies: the teaching of Archaeological Field Techniques: proceedings of the conference held at Peking University April 2006,  pp 239-243
  • Milne, G 2005 “The Port of Roman London” In MU Artigas & MJN Maura (eds) Mar Exterior El Occidente Atlantico en Epoca Romana, Escula Espanola de Hisotria y Arqueologia en Roma CSIC,  Rome, pp 71-76
  • Milne, G, 2004 (a) 'The 14th-century Merchant Ship from Sandwich: a study in medieval maritime archaeology'. Archaeologia Cantiana CXXIV, pp 227-26
  • Milne, G, 2004 (b) 'Site 45' in Wharram: a study of settlement on the Yorkshire Wolds, IX: The North Manor & North West Enclosure edited by PA Rahtz and L Watts, York University Archaeological Publications no 11, pp 19-35
  • Bellamy, P & Milne, G 2003 'An evaluation of the late Medieval shipyard facilities at Small Hythe, Kent', Archaeologica Cantiana 123, 353-382
  • Milne, G, 2003. The Port of Medieval London. Tempus Publishing.
  • Milne, G, 2002. Medieval Archaeology in Cripplegate, London 1946-68: archaeology after the Blitz English Heritage Archaeological Report
  • Milne, G, 2002. The Vauxhall (Bronze Age) piled structure, pp 29-30. In Sidell, J., J Cotton et al. The Prehistory & topography of Southwark and Lambeth. MoLAS mono 14.
  • Clarke, H, & Milne, G. 2002 A Medieval shipyard at Small Hythe, pp 12-22. Romney Marsh Irregular, Romney Marsh Research Trust.
  • Milne, G, 2001. Joining the Medieval Fleet, British Archaeology 61: 14-19.
  • Dudley, E, Milne, G, & Appleton, S. 2001. The (medieval) boat found at Kingsteignton Devon, in 1898, International Journal of Nautical Archaeology 30, 2: 266-272
  • Milne, G, 2000. A Roman provincial fleet: the Classis Britannica reconsidered, in G Oliver, R Brock, T Cornell & S Hodkinson (eds), The Sea in Antiquity, Oxford: BAR International Series 899, 127-131
  • Milne, G, 1999. Maritime Topography and Medieval London, in J Bill & B Clausen (eds), Maritime Topography and the Medieval Town, National Museum of Denmark studies in archaeology & history, 4, 145-152. Copenhagen
  • Milne, G, McKewan, C & Goodburn, D, 1998. Nautical Archaeology on the Foreshore; hulk recording on the Medway, RCHME
  • Milne, G, 1997. St Bride's Church London: archaeological research 1952-60 & 1992-5, English Heritage Archaeological Report, no. 11
  • Milne, G, Bates, M & Webber, M, 1997. Problems, potential and partial solutions: an archaeological study of the tidal Thames, World Archaeology, 29(1), 130-46
  • Milne, G & Wardle, A, 1996. Early Roman Development at Leadenhall Court, London and related research, Transactions London & Middlesex Archaeological Society, 44(1993), 23-169
  • Milne, G, 1995. Roman London; urban archaeology in the Nation's capital. English Heritage. London: Batsford

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