Carl Phillips studied archaeology at Edinburgh University and worked on projects in Turkey, Syria and Iraq. After graduation, he first visited Arabia, working as assistant to the archaeological adviser at the Ministry of Heritage and Culture, Sultanate of Oman. This was followed by participation in projects in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates.
Between 1990 and 2000 he taught at UCL, Institute of Archaeology and established field projects in Yemen and the UAE. More recently he has been interested in contacts between South Arabia and the Horn of Africa and in 2017 conducted a short survey on part of the coast of Somaliland.
Lecture held jointly with the MBI Al Jaber Foundation. Not available online.