Leaders, Lecturers & Tour Managers

Benjamin Neil

Ben is a Project Supervisor for the Cambridge Archaeological Unit, Cambridge University. He has a special interest in the Black Sea Littoral, in particular Hellenistic Colchis, an ancient kingdom centred in present-day western Georgia. Other areas of interest include the Medieval and Meroitic periods of Sudan.

He is also a staff member of the Anglo-Georgian Expedition to Nokalakevi where he trains students at the excavations. He completed his undergraduate studies in Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Wales (1998), and  a Masters in Forensic Archaeology at Bournemouth University (2000). He is currently completing MPhil-PhD on cave bone taphonomy in the Yorkshire Dales. Ben joins ASA as a lecturer for the Caucasus in 2019.


Ben is a member of the British Association for Bological Anthropology (BABAO), The Paleopathology Association (PPA), the British Institute at Ankara (BIAA), and the Sudan Archaeological Research Society (SARS).

Past Tours

Adrian first joined ASA in 2011 and has since led 5 ASA tours to the south of France including:

  • Cultural Landscapes of the Midi Pyrénées and the Dordogne (2013, 2015, 2016)
  • Hilltowns, Châteaux and Gardens of the Midi Pyrénées and the Dordogne (2011)