Neil Faulkner


Neil Faulkner is a freelance archaeologist and historian. He works as a writer, lecturer, excavator, and occasional broadcaster. Educated at King’s College, Cambridge, and the Institute of Archaeology, UCL, he is now a Research Fellow at the University of Bristol, a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, the Editor of Military History Monthly, and a Lecturer for NADFAS.

Neil Faulkner and Nick Saunders direct the Great Arab Revolt archaeological project. Forthcoming book Lawrence of Arabia’s War is the first general military history of the campaigns across Palestine, Arabia and Syria in toto, showing how they played out alongside each other to defeat the Ottoman Empire in the Middle East. A wealth of new archaeological research discovered by the authors is incorporated here for the first time. In March 2014, The Sunday Times reported that Saunders and Faulkner discovered Lawrence's Tooth Hill 'desert camp' in Jordan, from which guerrilla raids against the Ottoman Empire were launched. The finds from the excavation will go on show at the Imperial War Museum in late 2016 or early 2017.

Neil's previous books include A Visitor's Guide to the Ancient Olympics, Apocalypse: The Great Jewish Revolt Against Rome and Rome: Empire of the Eagles. He lives in Hertfordshire, UK.

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