Chris Adamson is an archaeologist and educator. He read Classics at University of St Andrews (MA, 2011) before undertaking an MPhil (2013) and then DPhil (2018) in Classical Archaeology at the University of Oxford. Chris specialises in prehistoric and early Greece, from the Late Bronze Age to the Early Iron Age, and his research explores the ways in which shared cultural memories of the past allowed early Greek communities both to forge a sense of common identity and to establish social hierarchies.
Chris spent several summers as part of the research team at the Lefkandi-Xeropolis excavations on the island of Euboea under the auspices of the British School at Athens. He is Programmes Manager with Bridgemark Education, an international education provider, and a lecturer for Universify Education, their partner charity which strives to raise academic aspirations and attainment for underprivileged teenagers. Chris has also been an expert lecturer to non-specialist audiences with the cruise line Voyages to Antiquity and with the non-profit educational travel organisation Road Scholar.