Staff at Archaeology South-East
General contact details:
Institute of Archaeology UCL & Archaeology South-East
+44 (0)1273 426830
07703 341 312
B.A., Ph.D., F.S.A., M.I.F.A.
• Director, Centre for Applied Archaeology
& Archaeology South-East
• Principal Research Fellow, Institute of Archaeology
• Associate Degree Programme Co-ordinator (placements): MA in
• Course Co-ordinator: C600 Archaeological law & project management
• The origins and nature of urban society
• Roman town planning and domestic architecture (the social meanings
of urban and domestic space)
• Architecture, art & ideology in late antiquity (including
Neo-Platonic and Gnostic dualism, Eucharistic practice)
• Archaeology of the Roman provinces (especially Britain &
• Cultural Resource Management in UK and Middle-East
• Archaeological method and theory
• Archaeological Project-Management
• Planning consultancy
• Excavation and analysis of complex archaeological sites
1998 - 2004 - Lecturer
in Archaeology, University of York
1999 - 2000 - Visiting
Professor, American University of Beirut
1995 - 1998 - Executive
Director, AOC Archaeology Ltd.
1990 - 1995 - Head
of Greater London Archaeology Advisory Service, English Heritage
1989 - 1990 - Archaeological
Officer, Worcester City Council
1985 - 1989 - Research
Scholar, University of Leicester
1982 - 1985 - Director
of Excavations, Cooperativa Archeologica Lombarda (Milan)
1978 - 1982 - Senior
Archaeologist, Museum of London
1976 - 1978 - Site
Supervisor, Lincoln Archaeological Trust
• 1999 – PhD, School of Archaeology and Ancient History, University
• 1976 - BA Archaeology, Institute of Archaeology, University
Membership of Learned
Societies and Professional Recognition
• Member, Institute of Field Archaeologists
• Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries
• Associate Editor, Berytus
• Member, Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies.
Beirut, Lebanon: Souks excavations:
Director of international programme of archaeological
salvage attendant on post-war reconstruction.
Urban Hinterlands Project:
Lead consultant in a national strategic survey. Undertaken in
partnership with Universities of York, Leicester and London, Essex
County Council & others.
Books and Edited Volumes
Perring, D, Seeden, H & Williams, T (series editors), The
archaeology of the Beirut Souks.
Vol. 1 (1993, Berytus 45-46): Small Change in Ancient Beirut:
the coin finds from BEY 006 and BEY 045: Iron Age, Hellenistic
Roman and Byzantine periods (by K. Butcher)
Vol. 2 (in press for 1996, Berytus 49 ) The glass from BEY
006 and BEY 045 (by S. Jennings);
Vol. 3 (in preparation, Berytus 51-52): The insula of the
House of the Fountains (by R. Thorpe with D. Perring).
Perring D, Rowsome, P and Greenwood P 2005, From Ice Age
to Essex: A history of the peoples and landscapes of East London,
Museum of London.
Perring, D and Perring S, 2003, Slynne miejsca wczoraj i
dzis, Warsaw: Gruner & Jahr
Perring, D 2002, The Roman House in Britain, London:
Perring D, 2002, Town and Country in England: frameworks
for archaeological research, York: Council for British Archaeology
(Research Report 134).
Perring, D in press (2006) entries on ‘carpentry’, ‘forests and
forestry’, ‘Londinium’ Roman houses’, ‘Roman villas’ and ‘timber’
in G Shipley, J Vanderspoel, D Mattingly and L Foxhall (eds) The
Cambridge Dictionary of Classical Civilization, Cambridge:
Pitts M. and Perring, D in press (2006) ‘The making of Britain’s
first urban landscapes: the case of late Iron Age and Roman Essex’,
Perring, D in press (2006), ‘Roman and Byzantine houses in Beirut’,
in K Galor and T Waliszewski (eds) From Antioch to Alexandria.
Studies in Domestic Architecture during the Roman and Byzantine
Periods, Providence RI: Archaeologica Transatlantica 24.
Perring, D, Thorpe, R and Williams, T D in press (2006), ‘Introduction’,
in S. Jennings Archaeology of the Beirut Souks 2, Berytus
Perring, D 2006 ‘Excavations in the Souks of Beirut’, Current
World Archaeology 16, 22-33.
Mikati, R and Perring, D 2006 ‘From Metropolis to Ribat: some
recent work on Beirut at the end of Antiquity’ Archaeology
& History in the Lebanon 23, 42-55.
Perring, D 2005 ‘Domestic architecture and social discourse
in Roman towns’ in A MacMahon and J Price (eds) Roman working
lives and urban living, Oxford: Oxbow, 18-28.
Perring, D 2003 ‘Deconstructing the Frampton pavements: gnostic
dialectic in Roman Britain?’ in G Carr, E Swift and J Weekes (eds),
TRAC 2002: Proceedings of the Twelfth Annual Theoretical Archaeology
Conference, Canterbury 2002, Oxford: Oxbow, 74-83.
Perring, D 2003 ‘‘Gnosticism’ in fourth century Britain: the
Frampton mosaics reconsidered’, Britannia 34, 97-127.
Perring, D 2003 ‘The archaeology of Beirut: a report on work
in the insula of the House of the Fountains’, Antiquaries
Journal 83, 195-229.
Perring, D 2003 ‘The Beirut excavations background ’ in K Butcher,
Small Change in Ancient Beirut: the coin finds from BEY 006
and BEY 045: Iron Age, Hellenistic Roman and Byzantine periods,
Archaeology of the Beirut Souks 1, Berytus 45-46 (for 2001-2002),
Cakirlar C, Perring, D and Rackham, J 2003 ‘Animal bone from
excavations in Beirut: a progress report’, Council for British
Research in the Levant: Newsletter, 22-3.
Perring, D 2002 ‘Beirut in Antiquity: some research directions
suggested by recent excavations in the Souks’, ARAM 13-14,
Perring, D with Brigham T 2000 ‘London and its Hinterland: the
Roman Period’, in Museum of London, The Archaeology of Greater
London, London: Museum of London, 119-170.
Perring, D in press (2006) review of A MacMahon, The Tabernae
Structures of Roman Britain, Britannia 37.
Perring, D 2006 review of B Yule, A prestigious Roman building
complex on the Southwark waterfront, and L Dunwoodie, Pre-Boudiccan
and later activity on the site of the forum, Trans. London
and Middlesex Archaeological Society 55.
Perring, D 2005 review of Museum of London, A research framework
for London Archaeology, Trans. London and Middlesex Archaeological
Society 54 (for 2003), 129-30.
Perring, D 2004 ‘Concept, design and build: Romans beyond Pompeii’,
Antiquity 78 (299), 204-9.
Perring, D 2004 review of P Wilson (ed), The Archaeology of
Roman Towns: Studies in honour of John S Wacher, Archaeological
Perring, D 2003 ‘Aristocratic houses of Aquitaine in late antiquity’,
Journal of Roman Archaeology 16, 701-4.
Perring, D 2001 review of ‘Roman Castleford: excavations 1974-85.
Volume 2: The structural and environmental evidence, by Abramson,
Berg and Fossick’, Yorkshire Archaeological Journal 73,