"Duncan Keenan-Jones is a Roman archaeologist and historian. As a result of his varied training, his research lies at the intersection of history, archaeology and the physical sciences. He is particularly interested in the relationship between ancient society, environment and technology, especially water technology. As a member of the Fouke lab group
(http://www.geology.illinois.edu/people/fouke/Sites/research.html) in the Institute for Genomic Biology, he is currently working on a project reconstructing water management from travertine (limestone) deposited in the city’s aqueducts. Duncan is also working on the publication of his 2010 thesis,
The Aqua Augusta. Regional water supply in Roman and late antique Campania.
Duncan is the author of several book chapters, including ‘Large-scale water management projects in Roman Central-Southern Italy’ in The Ancient Mediterranean Environment between Science and History. W. V. Harris, Ed. New York (forthcoming) and (co-authored with J. Hellstrom and R. Drysdale) ‘Lead contamination in the drinking water of Pompeii’ in E. Poehler, Flohr, M and Cole, K. (eds.), Art, industry and infrastructure in Roman Pompeii. Oxford (2011)."