Reader in European Prehistory
Office: G05, Faculty Building.
Phone: +44 (0) 1223 339004
Fax: +44 (0) 1223 333503.
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My research focuses on four main areas:
- Archaeological theory, particularly theories of agency, material culture, the body, and scales of analysis/ long term change
- European prehistory, particularly the Neolithic and Bronze Age of the Central Mediterranean
- Prehistoric art throughout Europe
- Selected topics in human skeletal analysis
Current research projects
I am involved in several current research projects:
- A social history of art in prehistoric Europe: this project aims at a comprehensive review of prehistoric European art and an analysis of both large-scale histories and particular groups of art
- A survey of health and the body in prehistoric Europe through literature review of burials, art, and skeletal evidence (with funding from the Wellcome Trust)
- The Bova Marina Archaeological Project, which I co-direct: excavation of Neolithic, Bronze Age and Classical sites in Calabria, Southern Italy (with funding from various sources)
- Reanalysis and publication of Scaloria Cave (a Neolithic Italian ritual site) in collaboration with colleagues from UCLA, Genova, Rome and Exeter; my own contribution studies the osteoarchaeology and ritual taphonomy In addition, I have recently finished a major collaborative project on the history of the human body in Europe (Changing beliefs of the human body).