Andrew Wilson is Professor of the Archaeology of the Roman Empire and fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. His research covers ancient aqueducts and water management techniques, machines and technology, the economies of the Greek and Roman worlds, and Roman urban development. He has directed excavations in Rome and at Benghazi, Libya, and has worked on a variety of field projects in Italy, Morocco, Tunisia, Libya, Cyprus and Syria.
He was educated at the Perse School, Cambridge, and Corpus Christi College, Oxford, where he read Classics. He worked for the electronics company Eurotherm as a systems analyst for two years before returning to Oxford to do a doctorate on Water technonology and management in Roman North Africa, first at Corpus Christi College and then at Magdalen College, where he held a Fellowship by Examination from 1996-2000. In 1999-2000 he was a fellow at the British School at Rome, and then University Lecturer in Roman Archaeology at Oxford from 2000-2004, before being appointed to the Professorship of the Archaeology of the Roman Empire.