MR ZACHARY HINCKLEY
MR ZACHARY HINCKLEY

MR ZACHARY HINCKLEY

BS, MSc

Research PG

St Mary's Room G08

University of Aberdeen, Elphinstone Road

Aberdeen AB24 3TU

Biography

Zack received his Bachelors of Science in History with a minor in Anthropology from the State University of New York at Oneonta. During his time at Oneonta he gained interest in the Early Medieval Period and the beginnings of social stratification. He then spent over three years doing Cultural Resource Management throughout the United States. 

After this, he moved to Scotland and received his MSc in Archaeology of the North from the University of Aberdeen. His research focused on Early Medieval hillforts in Scotland, specifically the 'nuclear' hillfort. The use of ArcGIS and drone survey was used to plan forts. A database of all hillforts that show 'nuclear' characteristics was created.

in 2019, he began a PhD that is a continuation of his Masters research. The main focus of his thesis is keyhole excavation of 'nuclear' hillforts to create a new, more defined definition of these fortifications. Another main focus is looking at the wider landscape around these monuments, trying to understand their significance  and importance in the Early Medieval landscape.