Carl is a comparative archaeologist specializing in the eastern Mediterranean during the Bronze Age. A graduate of Cambridge University (BA with Honors) and University College London (MA and PhD), his research primarily focuses on archaeological theories of embodiment and materiality, particularly in relation to diplomacy and intercultural interactions, palatial architecture, and elite body culture and behavior. Currently he is working on publishing his doctoral research regarding the construction and transmission of courtly behavior between the court societies of the Middle and Late Bronze Ages in the eastern Mediterranean.
In addition Carl is interested in engaging and promoting the archaeology of the Kerma Culture and ancient Nubia within wider theoretical and archaeological discussions of the eastern Mediterranean during the Bronze and Iron Ages. He has participated in fieldwork at the site of Sesibi, Sudan and Knossos, Crete. Carl’s additional research interests include the archaeology of gesture, ancient gaming culture, modalities of communication between literate and non-literate societies, and more generally, comparative studies in the ancient world.