Dr Alexander Thomas is a researcher and web designer. Originally from Hertfordshire, Alexander holds undergraduate , masters and doctoral degrees from the University of Bristol.
His recently completed PhD in Archaeology and Anthropology examined the archaeological and manuscript landscapes of the late 9th century AD Danelaw Boundary. A paper based on Alexander's research was a top-3 finalist at the 2020 John Hurst Memorial Prize , organised by the Medieval Settlement Research Group. During his studies, Alexander also led various seminars, tutorials and workshops for first and second year anthropology and archaeology students.
Alexander has worked as a proof-reader with Pen & Sword Books for their archaeology and historical fiction imprints, including the following titles:
- Darwin's Apprentice: An Archaeological Biography of John Lubbock (Owen 2012).
- The Woodville Connection (Martin 2013).
- An Archaeological History of Britain (Eaton 2014).
- Early Ships and Seafaring Volumes 1 and 2 (Grail 2014 & 2015).
- An Archaeology of Human Decapitation Burials (Tucker 2014).
- That Quiet Earth (Fellows 2014).
- How Compassion Made Us Human: An archaeology of prehistoric sentiment (Spikins 2015).
- An Anthology of Ancient Mesopotamian Texts (Franke 2016).
- William Boyd Dawkins and the Victorian Science of Cave Hunting: Three Men in a Cavern (White 2016).
- The Curse of the Pharaohs' Tombs': Tales of the Unexpected Since the Days of Tutankhamun (Harrison 2017).
Alexander has experience of various types of archaeological survey and of producing reports to Chartered Institute for Archaeologists’ (CIfA) standards.
His interests include art history and sailing. He has taken various courses at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, and has completed several Royal Yachting Association (RYA) courses and qualifications.