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University of Cambridge
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Pompeii, Herculaneum, Roman archaeology, landscape archaeology, Geophysical Survey,
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About Me

I am an archaeologist who has relatively recently returned from Italy after 19 years of working and living there.

I am currently working at The University of Cambridge as a Post-doctoral Research Associate in the Dept. of Classics on a Pompeii project: The Bar of Amarantus and his Neighbours.

I completed a PhD and have been awarded a doctorate (University of Southampton) based on the results of the building survey of five Roman houses that I undertook for The British School at Rome’s Pompeii Project under the direction of Prof. Andrew Wallace-Hadrill.

I have appeared in three programmes on Pompeii as the expert

Until recently I was working at the University of Southampton for whom, in collaboration with The British School at Rome, I worked as a professional archaeologist conducting geophysical surveys. I have project managed over 100 geophysical surveys since 2003 and have had the privilege to work on a vast number of archaeological sites in Italy as well as further afield in Sudan, Libya, Turkey and Tunisia.

Recent Publications


Hay, S., Keay, S. and Millett, M. 2013. Ocriculum (Otricoli): An Archaeological Survey. Archaeological Monographs of The British School at Rome, 22.


Woodward, J. MacKlin, M., Spencer, N., Binder, M., Dalton, M., Hay, S. and Hardy, A. 2017. Living with a changing river and desert landscape at Amara West. In Nubia in the New Kingdom. Lived Experience, Pharaonic Control and Indigenous Traditions. British Museum Publications on Egypt and Sudan, 3. Peeters. p. 227-258.

Hay, S. 2016. Geophysical survey results from Villa Magna. In E. Fentress, Goodson, M. Maiuro, M. Andrews and A. Dufton (eds) Villa Magna: an Imperial Estate and its Legacies. Excavations 2006-2010. Archaeological Monographs of the British School at Rome: 23. p. 61-4.

Hay, S. 2015. Revealing the buried town and landscape. In N. Spencer, A. Stevens and M. Binder (eds), Amara West. Living in Egyptian Nubia. p. 12-3.

Spencer, N. and Hay, S. 2013. Amara West: Remote sensing at a pharonic town in northern Sudan. In M. Millett and P. Johnson (eds) Archaeology and the City. Oxford: Oxbow Books. p. 176-201.

Ogden, J., Tucker, G., Hay, S., Kay, S., Strutt, K. and Keay, S. 2012. Geophysical Prospection in the Vesuvian Cities. In F. Vermeulen, G-J. Burgers, S. Keay and C. Corsi (eds) Urban Landscape Survey in Italyand the Mediterranean. Oxford: Oxbow. p. 114 -125.

Hay, S., Keay, S. and Millett, M. 2012. Teano (Teanum Sidicinum), Campania. In F. Vermeulen, G-J. Burgers, S. Keay and C. Corsi (eds) Urban Landscape Survey in Italy and the Mediterranean. Oxford: Oxbow. p. 105-113.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
Expertise by Topic
Urban History