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:

Ayers, B. 2013. Cities, Cogs and Commerce: Archaeological Approaches to the Material Culture of the North Sea World. In Bates, D. and Liddiard, R. (eds.), East Anglia and its North Sea World in the Middle Ages. Boydell and Brewer: Woodbridge, 63 - 81

Ayers, B. 2011. The growth of an urban landscape: recent research in early medieval Norwich. Early Medieval Europe 19: 62-90.

Ayers, B. 2009. Norwich: the Archaeology of a Fine City. Stroud: Tempus.

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Andante Guide Lecturer

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Andante Guide Lecturer Dr Brian Ayers
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