Dr Miles Russell is a senior lecturer in prehistoric and Roman archaeology at Bournemouth University. He has worked as a field officer and project manager for the UCL Field Archaeology Unit, the Oxford Archaeological Unit and Bournemouth Archaeology on sites across Southern England, Wales, Scotland, the Isle of Man, Germany, Sicily and Russia. He is currently researching prehistoric monumental architecture, archaeological hoaxes and Roman imperial statuary. He is co-director of the Durotriges Project and REGNVM investigating the transition from the Iron Age to Roman period in SW and SE Britain.
Miles is a regular contributor to television and radio, his most recent appearances being in Time Team, Timewatch, The Seven Ages of Britain, Museum Discoveries, Gangsters of Science, Mysteries in the Landscape, the One Show, Digging for Britain, Sacred Wonders of Britain, Operation Stonehenge: what lies beneath, Secrets from the Sky and Underground Britain. He is the author of twelve books, including The Piltdown Man Hoax: Case Closed, UnRoman Britain: Exposing the Great Myth of Britannia (with Stuart Laycock), Bloodline: the Celtic Kings of Roman Britain, Roman Sussex, Prehistoric Sussex, Monuments of the British Neolithic: the Roots of Architecture, Flint Mines in Neolithic Britain, Rough Quarries Rocks and Hills, Piltdown Man: the Secret Life of Charles Dawson, Digging Holes in Popular Culture: Archaeology and Science Fiction, and numerous other papers and journal articles.