Meet the Team

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Andrew Selkirk

Andrew Selkirk founded Current Archaeology in 1967 with his wife Wendy, and is now Editor-in-Chief. He has always been interested in archaeology: he did his first dig at school at the age of 13, subsequently went up to Oxford, where he read classics and became President of the Oxford University Archaeological Society. Believing that you cannot understand the past unless you first understand the present, he then became a Chartered Accountant, but while serving articles, he edited the student magazine Contra. This gave him a taste for editing magazine, so having qualified, he decided to abandon accountancy and launch a new archaeology magazine, called Current Archaeology. This was a success from the start, and has covered virtually all aspects of British archaeology.

Andrew Selkirk is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, and was Vice-President of the Royal Archaeological Institute, and has served on the councils of the Prehistoric Society, and the Roman Society. He has a particular interest in amateur archaeology, and is Chairman of the Council for Independent Archaeology which was established to promote archaeology carried out independently of government.

He is currently writing a book, Barbarism and Civilisation, the first drafts of which can be read on the website



Carly Hilts

Carly studied Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic at St John’s College, Cambridge, before becoming a journalist at Masons News Service, where she helped to cover eight counties in the east of England for the national papers. Quickly realising that she preferred covering history and archaeology stories above all others, she then joined Time Team as a researcher, later working for the Horrible Histories TV series; providing background information for educational history videos; helping with the development of an ancient Egyptian-themed computer game; and assisting with research for the recently-published The Bones of a King: Richard III Rediscovered.


Kathryn Krakowka
Deputy Editor

Kathryn received her DPhil in Archaeology from the University of Oxford in 2017, where she specialised in human osteology. For her doctoral thesis she focused on identifying the prevalence and patterns of violence-related trauma in medieval London and has continued to publish on the topic. She has also worked as a research associate at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, working to record and analyse their extensive human remains collections, most of which originated from the medical and anatomical museum at Christ Church College, Oxford. Museum research and curation continue to remain a passion for her.


Lucia Marchini
Editorial Assistant

Lucia studied Spanish and Classics at King’s College London. She then decided to devote more of her time to the ancient world and read for an MA in Classics at UCL. She has worked as a researcher on a number of history-related book, radio, and film projects and as a journalist, writing on archaeological discoveries, exhibitions, and travel. She is also the Assistant Editor for Current Archaeology‘s sister magazine, Current World Archaeology.




Neil Faulkner
Contributing Editor

Neil read political economy at King’s College, Cambridge and was then a teacher for a number of years before turning to archaeology, and taking his doctorate at the Institute of Archaeology, London, with a study of late Roman towns. He is well-known as a tour guide and lecturer, and has directed excavations for Time Team. However he is best known for his long-running excavations at Sedgeford, in Norfolk. He has written three books, The Decline and Fall of Roman Britain, Apocalypse, the story of the Jewish revolt. and Hidden Treasure for the BBC.



Chris Catling
Contributing Editor

Chris has been digging since he was 16, and is currently co-Director with Tim Darvill of an excavation near Cirencester looking at a linked Neolithic long barrow and causewayed enclosure. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and the best-selling author of travel guides to Venice, Florence, Amsterdam, Madeira, London and Crete, and countless popular articles on British archaeology.




Joe Flatman
Contributing Editor

joe flatmanJoe completed a PhD in medieval archaeology at the University of Southampton in 2003, and since that time has held a variety of positions in universities, local and most recently central government. Since 2012 he has been Head of Listing Programmes at Historic England. He has published widely on matters of heritage policy, law and management, including the books Prehistoric Archaeology of the Continental Shelf (2014), Archaeology in Society: Its Relevance in the Modern World (2012) and Becoming an Archaeologist: A Guide to Professional Pathways (2011). You can follow him on Twitter @joeflatman.


Edward Biddulph
Books Editor

Edward studied archaeology at the UCL Institute of Archaeology, staying on to complete an MA, also in archaeology. He is a Roman pottery specialist and senior project manager dealing with post-excavation at Oxford Archaeology, and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. He is the author or co-author of numerous monographs, journal articles and book chapters, and his research interests include samian ware, Roman cemeteries, salt production, and cultural evolution.