The development of London and its port have, until very recently, been inextricably linked. This lecture will discuss the earliest iterations of that port.

Gustav’s archaeological career began in the City of London on waterfront excavations next to the Thames back in the 1970s, working on a series of major ancient harbour sites of Roman, Saxon and Medieval date, including the site of the Roman London bridge.

Gustav starting teaching archaeology at University College London in 1991 and set up the Thames Archaeological Survey in 1993, the Museum of London’s Centre for Human Bioarchaeology in 2003 and then the Thames Discovery Programme in 2008. He also developed a particular interest in nautical archaeology, working on various related recording projects including a medieval ship from Sandwich, Kent; an Elizabethan merchantman wrecked in the Thames estuary and the launch site for Brunel’s SS Great Eastern in Millwall. Gustav is the Project Leader for CITiZAN.

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