Craig Harvey, PhD

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Arts - History, Classics, & Religion Dept


Assistant Professor, Faculty of Arts - History, Classics, & Religion Dept
2-23 Tory (H.M.) Building
11211 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H4


Area of Study / Keywords

Roman Archaeology Archaeology of Jordan Roman provinces Construction materials and techniques Frontier studies Roman baths Roman imperialism and provincial resilience


I am an Assistant Professor of Roman Archaeology with a research focus on the archaeology of Rome’s eastern provinces. I received my PhD in Classical art and archaeology from the University of Michigan in 2020. Prior to that, I completed my MA at the University of Victoria and my BAH at Queen's University. Before arriving at the University of Alberta, I held a postdoc at the University of Western Ontario with the Vindolanda Archaeological Leather Project. My research is closely connected with my fieldwork, which has concentrated on Nabataean and Roman sites in southern Jordan, including Humayma, Khirbet al-Khalde, Petra, and ‘Ayn Gharandal. I am particularly interested in the interplay between imperialism and the environment in the Roman East, especially as it is manifested though building materials and techniques. My research also extends to Roman-style baths and the formation of identity along the Roman frontiers, with an interest in the economic and cultural relations between the Roman military and local communities.

Featured Publications

Craig A. Harvey

American Journal of Numismatics Second Series 34. 2022 November;

Craig A. Harvey

Studies in the History and Archaeology of Jordan XIII. Amman, Jordan: Department of Antiquities.. 2019 January;

Craig A. Harvey

C. S. Sommer and S. Matešić eds. Limes XXIII: Proceedings of the 23rd International Congress of Roman Frontier Studies, Ingolstadt, 2015. Internationalen Limeskongress in Ingolstadt 2015. Beiträge zum Welterbe Limes Sonderband [Special Volume] 4. Mainz: Nünnerich-Asmus Verlag. 2018 January;