1 July 2010
Oliver Simkin new postdoctoral scholar
As of 1 July 2010, Oliver Simkin is a postdoctoral scholar at Roots of Europe.
Oliver Simkin, formerly an assistant editor of the Greek Lexicon Project at the University of Cambridge, will use his training in Greek phonology, lexicology and Mycenaean and Minoan epigraphy to undertake a research project focusing on the sources of the Greek lexicon. He will also continue his research into the languages and scripts of ancient Spain and Portugal, which not only force us to confront the controversial question of how and when the Indo-Europeans first entered the peninsula, but also provide a unique window into pre-Indo-European Europe.