Clive received his B.A with Honors (2004) and M.A with distinction (2009) in Archaeology from the University of Malta. His graduate dissertation was the first research-driven study in the Maltese Islands to deal with lithic tools and their subsequent effects on prehistoric interpretations. In 2008-2009, he worked on grant-funded research at the Universita Degli Studi Di Roma "La Sapienza". Clive has numerous years of CRM and post-excavation experience in Malta and the US. He has also participated in research excavations in Southern Italy (Chiancudda in 2009 and Coppa Nevigata from 2007-2009 and 2013-2014), Gibraltar (2009) and Jordan (2011-2013). He is currently a staff researcher at the Tas-Silg excavation led by the Missione Archeologica Italiana a Malta. Clive is also involved in the Brock University Archaeological Project at Pantelleria (2012-2014) as Assistant Director, which is an undergraduate field school project focused on the arrival of the Phoenicians on Pantelleria during the Iron Age. He is also studying the extensive prehistoric lithic material recovered by the Brown University Petra Archaelogical Project in Jordan. His research interests are focused on the Late Neolithic to Late Bronze Age Central Mediterranean, especially offshore islands and their role with the Italian peninsula. He studies the effects of islands on their settlers, the act of voyaging, and expressions of inequality in later prehistory.
Doctoral Student in Archaeology and the Ancient World (Ph.D., May 2016)