Stephanie Wynne-Jones is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Archaeology, University of York and has worked on the eastern African coast for nearly 20 years. Stephanie has research interests in urbanism, material culture and the relationship between history and archaeology. These have been pursued through a series of field projects in Kenya and Tanzania, and on the Zanzibar archipelago. From 2009-2016 she co-directed major excavations at Songo Mnara, Tanzania, which are now being written up. Currently, she is working on urban ecology on Zanzibar from the 7th to the 15th century CE, in collaboration with Aarhus University and on marine cultural heritage with the Rising from the Depths AHRC-GCRF Network.