Nyhavn pier, Old Town of Copenhagen, Denmark
Nyhavn pier, Old Town of Copenhagen, Denmark
Dr Brian Ayers

Brian Ayers is a British archaeologist specialising in medieval urban archaeology. He was formerly the City Archaeologist of Norwich, about which city he has published extensively (including the book Norwich: Archaeology of a Fine City), and the County Archaeologist of Norfolk.

He now undertakes research in the hanseatic region. His book The German Ocean: Medieval Europe around the North Sea was published in hardback in 2016 and is now available in paperback.

Brian’s recent publications include:

‘”Have you found anything?” Archaeology and Public Engagement in the Urban Historic Environment’ in Schneider, M. (ed.), Lübecker Kolloquium zur Stadt Archäologie im Hanseraum XI, Lübeck 2021, 47-58.

‘Medieval Suffolk and its North Sea world’ Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology 2021, vol. 45, pt.1, 44-62.

‘A Norwegian Nobleman’s Seal Matrix from Norfolk: a Material Link between England, Scotland and Scandinavia’.  Norfolk Archaeology 2021, vol.48, pt 4, 604-606.

‘Bishop Gilbert of Hamar: a forgotten Norwich Cleric, Envoy and Administrator in 13th-century Norway’. Collegium Medievale, vol 34, 203-227.

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