Prehistoric Archaeology

Prehistoric Archaeology

Prehistoric Archaeology at Aberdeen is a diverse research theme, encompassing a variety of temporal, geographical and thematic foci.

Emerging strengths include:

  • Wickham-Jones:
    • the study of submerged prehistoric landscapes
  • Dobney, Britton:
    • colonisations and migrations, and the reconstruction of human and animal palaeodiet and palaeoecology through the application of bioarchaeological and biomolecular methods

Our research currently spans from:

  • the Middle Palaeolithic, to the Mesolithic and Neolithic
  • to the later prehistoric and protohistoric periods

Regional specialisms include: