Paul Nicholson studied Archaeology and Prehistory at the University of Sheffield, were he received his BA in 1981 and PhD in 1987. He has an established interest in the archaeology of Egypt and began working for the Egypt Exploration Society's Amarna expedition in 1983 and for their Memphis project in 1986. He has specialised in Egyptian crafts and technology, especially ceramics, and has led two ethnoarchaeological expeditions to study contemporary pottery making in Egypt.
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