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I read Archaeology at the universities of Tübingen, Freiburg i.Br. and Oxford (Institute of Archaeology and Keble College). After completing my Master of Studies and Doctorate at Oxford, I taught at the School of Archaeology & Ancient History at Leicester from 1999 to 2001. I then returned as a British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow to Oxford (2001-2003). Since 2003 I have been a Lecturer in Classical Archaeology at Edinburgh University’s School of History, Classics & Archaeology, since 2006/07 a Reader and since 2008 a Professor.

External positions

Council member, British Institute of Persian Studies


Council member, The Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies



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  • Ancient mitogenomes from Pre-Pottery Neolithic Central Anatolia and the effects of a Late Neolithic bottleneck in sheep (Ovis aries)

    Sandoval-Castellanos, E., Hare, A. J., Lin, A. T., Dimopoulos, E. A., Daly, K. G., Geiger, S., Mullin, V. E., Wiechmann, I., Mattiangeli, V., Lühken, G., Zinovieva, N. A., Zidarov, P., Çakırlar, C., Stoddart, S., Orton, D., Bulatović, J., Mashkour, M., Sauer, E. W., Horwitz, L. K., Horejs, B., & 28 othersAtici, L., Özkaya, V., Mullville, J., Parker Pearson, M., Mainland, I., Card, N., Brown, L., Sharples, N., Griffiths, D., Allen, D., Arbuckle, B., Abell, J. T., Duru, G., Mentzer, S. M., Munro, N. D., Uzdurum, M., Gülçur, S., Buitenhuis, H., Gladyr, E., Stiner, M. C., Pöllath, N., Özbaşaran, M., Krebs, S., Burger, J., Frantz, L., Medugorac, I., Bradley, D. G. & Peters, J., 12 Apr 2024, In: Science Advances. 10, 15, p. 1-14 eadj0954.

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  • The Ancient World’s largest fortresses: Persia’s northern defences in Late Antiquity

    Sauer, E. W., 16 May 2023, Current World Archaeology, 119, p. 26-33.

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  • Early dispersal of domestic horses into the Great Plains and northern Rockies

    Taylor, W. T. T., Librado, P., Hunska Tašunke Icu, M., Shield Chief Gover, C., Arterberry, J., Luta Wiƞ, A., Nujipi, A., Omniya, T., Gonzalez, M., Means, B., High Crane, S., Dull Knife, B., Wiƞ, W., Tecumseh Collin, C., Ward, C., Pasqual, T. A., Chauvey, L., Tonasso-Calviere, L., Schiavinato, S., Seguin-Orlando, A., & 68 othersFages, A., Khan, N., Der Sarkissian, C., Liu, X., Wagner, S., Leonard, B. G., Manzano, B. L., O'Malley, N., Leonard, J. A., Bernáldez-Sánchez, E., Barrey, E., Charliquart, L., Robbe, E., Denoblet, T., Gregersen, K., Vershinina, A. O., Weinstock, J., Rajić Šikanjić, P., Mashkour, M., Shingiray, I., Aury, J. M., Perdereau, A., Alquraishi, S., Alfarhan, A. H., Al-Rasheid, K. A. S., Trbojević Vukičević, T., Buric, M., Sauer, E., Lucas, M., Brenner-Coltrain, J., Bozell, J. R., Thornhill, C. A., Monagle, V., Perri, A., Newton, C., Hall, W. E., Conver, J. L., Le Roux, P., Buckser, S. G., Gabe, C., Belardi, J. B., Barrón-Ortiz, C. I., Hart, I. A., Ryder, C., Sponheimer, M., Shapiro, B., Southon, J., Hibbs, J., Faulkner, C., Outram, A., Patterson Rosa, L., Palermo, K., Solé, M., William, A., McCrory, W., Lindgren, G., Brooks, S., Eché, C., Donnadieu, C., Bouchez, O., Wincker, P., Hodgins, G., Trabert, S., Bethke, B., Roberts, P., Jones, E. L., Running Horse Collin, Y. & Orlando, L., 30 Mar 2023, In: Science (New York, N.Y.). 379, 6639, p. 1316-1323 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  • Evolution of the Sasanian defences of the Gorgan Plain

    Sauer, E. W., Nokandeh, J. & Rekavandi, H. O., 21 Mar 2023, In: Antiquité tardive. 30, p. 103-118 16 p.

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  • A novel lineage of the Capra genus discovered in the Taurus Mountains of Turkey using ancient genomics

    Daly, K. G., Arbuckle, B. S., Rossi, C., Mattiangeli, V., Lawlor, P. A., Mashkour, M., Sauer, E., Lesur, J., Atici, L., Erek, C. M. & Bradley, D. G., 3 Oct 2022, In: eLIFE. 11, 21 p., e82984.

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