Portrait of Jon Taylor

My name is Jon Taylor. I’m an expert in the cultures of the ancient Middle East, with 20 years’ experience. I’ve been Curator of Cuneiform Collections in the Department of the Middle East at the British Museum since 2006. Before that I was a researcher at the University of Oxford and University of Birmingham. I studied ancient history and archaeology at the University of Birmingham, and got my PhD from there in 2000. Trust me: I’m a doctor. No, not that kind of doctor.

You may have noticed that I’m not a professional podcaster. Thin End of the Edge is a one-man operation, run out of my back room on a shoe-string budget, and with a dodgy internet connection. I’m learning everything as I go along. I’ve made plenty of mistakes. Some of them I’ve already noticed, and will try to correct them for future episodes. I’m sure there are plenty more that I just haven’t realised yet. Please bear with me.