Prehistoric Archaeology @ Nottingham
Understanding our prehistoric past through archaeology
From the small villages of the first Stone Age farmers to the towns and cities of the Bronze and Iron Ages, researchers at Nottingham are investigating the development of prehistoric societies from north-western Europe to the Middle East. Current fieldwork includes major projects at Mamasani in Iran, the Southern Kharga Oasis in Egypt, Pavlopetri and Kouphovouno in Greece, Monte Loreto and Libiola in Italy, as well as a number closer to home in the UK.
Our prehistoric research also includes studies of archaeological materials (glass, ceramics, metals and obsidian), bioarchaeology (oasis agriculture, olive and date cultivation, animals, plants and society) and the development of new survey and site recording techniques. These innovative research programmes emphasise the integration of field and laboratory techniques and, with the involvement of our UG and PG students, play a fundamental role in training the next generation of prehistorians.
Find out more about research projects in the Mediterranean.