Richard Martin Harrison
British archaeologist who worked mainly on Roman and later sites in Turkey. Born in Windsor and educated at Sherborne School and Lincoln College, Oxford, he joined the British Institute in Ankara immediately after graduating. Here he started his surveys of Lycia and developed a lifelong interest in Anatolia. After a spell at the British School in Rome and a short time teaching at Bryn Mawr he returned to Lincoln College as a research student. In 1964 he was appointed to a lectureship at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and remained there until 1985, becoming Professor of Archaeology and head of department. In 1985 he moved back to Oxford as Professor of the Archaeology of the Roman Empire and Fellow of All Souls College.
The Times, 16 September 1992