Dr Ralph Jackson

Dr Ralph Jackson

Dr Ralph Jackson is a specialist in Roman archaeology, who is currently Curator of the Romano-British collections of the British Museum. He is a leading authority on the archaeology of ancient medicine and body care and is particularly interested in ancient surgery, surgical practitioners and medical instruments. Ralph directed the excavations of the extensive Roman site at Stonea, Cambridgeshire, and is preparing the exciting finds from the Romano-British temple at Ashwell for publication.

Ralph’s publications include:

Jackson, R. 2010. Cosmetic sets of Late Iron Age and Roman Britain. London: British Museum Press.

Jackson, R. and Hobbes, R. 2010. Roman Britain: Life at the Edge of Empire. London: British Museum Press.

Jackson, R. 1988. Doctors and Diseases of the Roman Empire. London: British Museum Press.

You can read some of Ralph’s work on cosmetic sets from Roman Britain online here:

http://www.britishmuseum.org/pdf/0%20Prelims-%201-3-rfs%20pp.pdf