JACKE PHILLIPS is a Research and Teaching Fellow in the Department of Art History and Archaeology, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London and Affiliated Scholar at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge. Long term projects include five seasons as Assistant Director of the Aksum Archaeological Project as well as many seasons at Shire, Lalibela and Maryam Anza (Ethiopia), Suakin, Old Dongola, Hambukol, Banganarti, Hamadab and El-Kurru (Sudan), and Kommos (Crete). Her interests focus on the implications of cross-acculturation within Northeast Africa and the Erythraean Sea network. Other than field report publications, her research focuses on specific aspects of cross-cultural material and intangible interchange via the Red Sea from antiquity through the Islamic period. Immediate foci are influences of the Erythraean Sea network on Graeco-Roman Egyptian society, the role of Suakin in pilgrimage travel networks, and the implications of artefact adoption, imitation and adaptation between interacting cultures of the Mediterranean and Erythraean Seas.