Charles is a Ph.D candidate in Aegean Prehistory. His dissertation is provisionally entitled 'From Pots to People, Commensal Behaviours of the Late Bronze Age Aegean in Comparative Perspective'. Its aim is to examine the differences between select Mycenaean and Minoan ceramic assemblages from a functional perspective, in order to try to understand cultural similarities and differences between the regions of the Aegean, as reflected by dining and drinking practices.
He has secondary interests in Aegean state formation, acculturation (particularly in the Greek islands) and the theoretical problem of how to infer political/social structures from non textual data.
He holds the BA (2012) and M.Phil (2013) degrees from the University of Cambridge (King's College) and an MA (2018) from UC.
He has field experience in the UK (Aldborough), Greece (Pylos and Knossos) and Croatia (Lovas).
For 2018-19 he will be the Heinrich Schliemann fellow at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, and will returnto the School as the Ione Mylonas Shear Fellow in 2019-20.