Dr Lane completed his PhD in Archaeology at the University of Cambridge, Trinity Hall in 2006. He was appointed a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the University of Manchester (2007-2009), a Sainsbury Visiting Research Fellow at the University of East Anglia (2010), and a Research Fellow of the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Free University, Berlin, 2011-2012), before co-directing a large Leverhulme Research Project (University of Cambridge, 2012-2015). Currently funded by the Gerda Henkel Foundation (2018-2020), he is conducting research on human and animal ancient mobility in South America.
In October 2014 he was appointed Gibraltar’s first Archaeological Officer for the Department of Heritage of HM Government of Gibraltar aiming to bring – together with other stakeholders – Gibraltar in line with international directives on heritage management. While in this role he co-founded the Fortress of Gibraltar Group (Gibraltar Heritage Trust), a group of local experts dedicated to recording and protecting Gibraltar’s military heritage. In 2016 he was made a CONICET (The National Scientific and Technical Research Council) senior researcher at the Institute of Archaeology of the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Here he continues his work on human-environment inter-relationships, especially as it concerns the fragility of water.