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Professor Jim Crow

M.Litt. BA. F.S.A., F.S.A. (Scot.)

Professor of Classical Archaeology; Roman and Byzantine Archaeology




James Crow (2012), Housesteads Roman Fort, English Heritage Red Guide, New edition,

James Crow, R. Bayliss and J. Bardill, (2008). The Water Supply of Byzantine Constantinople. Roman Society Monograph ISBN 978-0-907764-36-6 

James Crow, 2004 Housesteads, a Roman fort and garrison on Hadrian’s Wall Tempus [2nd revised edition of Housesteads 1995] ISBN 0-7524-2890

James Crow and R Woodside, Hadrian's Wall, a Landscape History. The National Trust. 1999 ISBN 0-7078-0355-1


Book Chapters 

Crow, J. (2014) Sinop, the citadel walls, description and commentary in Redford, S., Legends of Authority, the 1215 Seljuk Inscriptions from Sinop Citadel, (Koç University Press) Istanbul  pp. 21-60, ISBN 978-605-5250-30-0.

Crow, J. (2014) Sinop, Içkale Surlar, Tasvir ve Yorumlar in Redford S., Iktidar simgeleri Sinop İç  Kalesindeki 1215 Tarihli Selçuklu Yazitlari,  Koç Üniversitesi Yayinlari, Istanbul, pp. 21-61,  ISBN 978-605-5250-30-0.

Crow, J. (2014) A History of Water at Byzantine and Ottoman Constantinople, A History of Water Series III, Volume I, Water and Sanitation, (ed. Tvedt, T. and Oestigaard, T.), London, I. B. Tauris. pp. 221-241, ISBN 978-1-78076-447-4.

Crow, J. (2013) Sinope and Byzantine Citadels and Fortresses on the Black Sea in Redford, S. & Ergin, N. (eds.). Cities and Citadels in Turkey: From the Iron Age to the Seljuks: Ancient Near Eastern Studies Supplement 40 (1 ed). Leuven: Peeters, Leuven, Vol. 40, pp. 229-252.

Crow, J. (2013) Water and the Great Palace in Constantinople in Necipo?lu, N., Ödekan, A. & Akyürek, E. (eds.). The Byzantine Court: Source of Power and Culture. Second International Sevgi Gönül Byzantine Studies Symposium Proceedings Istanbul, 21-23 June, 2010. Istanbul: Vehbi Koç Vakfi, Vol. 2, pp. 28-34 7.

James Crow, “Fortification and the late Roman East: from urban walls to long walls”, in Warfare in Late Antiquity, Late Antique Archaeology 6 (eds.) L. Lavan, N. Christie and A. Sarantis (2013).

James Crow, “The Byzantine citadel at Sinop, a structural history”, in S. Redford, (ed.) The Seljuk inscriptions from Sinop. Koç University Press (2012).

James Crow, “Water and the Great Palace in Constantinople”, in the Proceedings of the Second International Sevgi Gonul Symposium, Istanbul, 2010, (2012)

James Crow, Water and Late Antique Constantinople: “It would be abominable for the inhabitants of this Beautiful City to be compelled to purchase water.”, Two Romes: From Rome to Constantinople (eds.) L. Grig and G. Kelly, New York OUP, 116-135, 2012.

Uysal, I. Akar , G. Ince, D. Maktav, and J. Crow (2010) “Determination and Comparison of Hydrological Properties of Basins from Topographic Maps, DTM and SRTM DEM. A Case Study of Part of the Roman Water Supply System (Thrace, Turkey)”, Remote Sensing for Science, Education, and Natural and Cultural Heritage 30th EARSel Syposium, Paris 2010, 447-455.

James Crow, Archaeology. In: L. James, ed. Companion to Byzantium. (Blackwells, 2010) 291-300.

James Crow, Byzantine Castles or Fortified Places in Paphlagonia and Pontos. In: T Vorderstrasse, J Roodenberg, ed.Archaeology of the Countryside in Medieval Anatolia (2009) 25-44.

James Crow, Excavations at Housesteads: the Chapel Hill Vicus; The Knag Burn Gate; Agricultural Terraces. In: Rushworth, A, (ed). Excavations at Housesteads 1975-81 by C.M. Daniels, J.P.Gillam and J. Crow. London: English Heritage (2009) 249-262.

James Crow, Gertrude Bell - Fotografin und Archäologin. In: C Trumpler, ed. Das Grosse Spiel - Archäologie und Politik zur Zeit des Kolonialismus. Köln (2008) 596-607.

James Crow, “Byzantine Archaeology,” in Oxford Handbook of Byzantine Studies, edd. R. Cormack, J. Haldon and E. Jeffrey, OUP  (2008) 47-58.

James Crow, “The infrastructures of a great city: Earth, Walls and Water in late antique Constantinople”, In L.Lavan and E. Zanini's Technology in Transition, (edd. Late Antique Archaeology 6/9 (2007)

James Crow, “Amida and Tropeum Traiani, a comparison of two late- antique frontier cities”, In A. G. Poulter (ed), Transitions to Late Antiquity, on the Danube and Beyond, Proceedings of the British Academy. Oxford University Press, 435-55 (2007)

James Crow, “The Anastasian Wall and the Danube frontier in the sixth century”. In: L. Vagalinski (ed.) The Lower Danube in Antiquity (the fifth century BC – the beginning of the seventh century AD) Tutrakan, Bulgaria. 397-410 (2007)

James Crow, “Der Anastasische Wall: Die letzte Grenze”, in, edd. G. Klos and A. Nünnerich-Asmus, Grenzen des Römischen Imperiums. Philip von Zabern, 181-187 (2006)

James Crow, “The northern frontier of Britain from Trajan to Antoninus Pius: Roman builders and native Britons”, in Blackwell’s Companion to Roman Britain ed M. Todd, 114-135 (2004)

James Crow, “The Romans at High Rochester (Bremenium), survey and excavations 1992-98”, and “Excavations and survey at Harbottle Castle, Coquetdale, 1997-99”, in (ed) P.Frodsham, Archaeology in Northumberland CBA Research Report (2004)136, 213-24; 246-62

James Crow, “Roman military sites”, Past, Present and Future, the archaeology of northern England edd. C Brooks, R.Daniels and A Harding, Architectural and Archaeological Society of Durham and Northumberland Research Report 5 (Durham) 99-105 (2002)

James Crow, “Late antique cities in eastern Thrace (Europa)”, in (ed) L.Slokoska and A. Poulter, The Roman and Late Roman city , Proceedings of the Conference on Classical and late antique urbanism Veliko Turnovo 2000, (Sofia) 342-51 (2002)

James Crow, “Fortifications and urbanism in late antiquity: Thessaloniki and other eastern cities”, in Recent research on late antique urbanism, edited L. Lavan, Journal of Roman Archaeology, supplement (2001) 21, 91-107.


Journal Articles

Crow, J. (2013) Fortification and the late Roman East: from urban walls to long walls in Sarantis, A. & Christie, N. (eds.). War and Warfare in Late Antiquity (1 ed). Leiden: Leiden: Brill, Late Antique Archaeology. 8, pp. 397-432.


James Crow (2012), “Ruling the Waters: Managing the Water Supply of Constantinople, AD 330–1204”, Water History 4, pp.35-55; Special Issue on Water and Power in the Ancient World (ed.) A Wilson.

James Crow, S. Turner and A. K. Vionis (2011) “Characterizing the Historic Landscapes of Naxos”, Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology (2011) 24.1, 111-137.

James Crow with Sam Turner, Unlocking Historic Landscapes in the Eastern Mediterranean: Using Characterisation on Naxos (Greece) and in Thrace (Turkey) Antiquity (2010) 323 (84),216-229

James Crow, Silivri and the Thracian hinterland of Istanbul: an historic Landscape. Anatolian Studies. (2009) 59, 167-81

James Crow, Integration of remote sensing and GIS for archaeological investigations, a case study from Turkish Thrace International Journal of Remote Sensing. (2009) 30, 1-11.

James Crow, “Tracing the Busy Gap Rogue,” in Concealed Communities, Marginal and Mobile People in Late- and Post-Medieval Landscapes, ed. S. C. Turner, International Journal of Historical Archaeology (2007)11/4

James Crow, with Richard Bayliss, “Water for the Queen of Cities: a review of recent research in the Byzantine and early Ottoman water supply of Constantinople”, Basilissa  (2004) 1, 28-49.

R. Bayliss, James Crow and P. Bono, "The Water Supply of Constantinople: archaeology and hydrogeology of an early medieval city". Environmental Geology 40, (2001) 1325-1333.


Internet Publications

For interim reports on the Water Supply of Constantinople Project see:


In press/forthcoming

Crow, J. and Turner, S. Archéologie des églises aniconiques de Naxos in Actes du colloque sur l?anoicisme, Geneve 2009, Pomme d’Or Press. Geneva ( final proofs sent).

Crow, J. Fortifications, Amastris, Sinope, in P. Niewöhner (ed.) The Archaeology of Byzantine Anatolia, From Late Antiquity to the Coming of the Turks, Brill.

Crow, J. Perspectives on the Archaeology of Early Medieval Greece, The Archaeology of Greece, Bintliff. Pharos, J. (ed.), Netherlands Institute in Athens. (final proofs sent).

Crow, J. Water and the creation of a new city in Ergin, N. (ed.) Water in Istanbul. RCAC Symposium 2010, (proofs sent).

Crow, J. The water supply of Constantinople (Bizans Konstantinopolis inin Su Tedarik Sistemi), Istanbul History/Istanbul Tarihi, SAM publications (Technology volume English and Turkish).