Dr Ash Lenton


Dr. Ash Lenton is a professional archaeologist and a lecturer at the ANU. He first discovered archaeology when he was 9 years old – his dad took him to see the pyramids in Egypt and he was blown away! He has been digging up archaeology for about 25 years now and loves nothing more than taking his students on expeditions.

Ash studied archaeology at Sheffield, York, and Oxford before taking his Ph.D at the University of Reading, UK.

He has excavated and surveyed prehistoric villages, Roman towns, Saxon cemeteries, Medieval manors, Renaissance houses, and Victorian factories. He is a director of several field projects including a Roman fort in England, a Medieval castle in Germany, and a colonial army barracks in Tasmania.

Ash is committed to the highest quality of teaching having won the ANU Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence in 2018.