Here you will find information on current research projects in the Wolfson Lab.


Current Projects

‌‌Project  Dates/funding


'Biofuels' and respiratory health - the potentials of the archaeological record

Wellcome Trust 2018 - 2018

Investigating the nature and timing of the earliest human occupation of North America using a novel integration of biogeochemsitry and micromorphology

NERC 2016 - 2019

Daily activities and resource use in Neolithic orkney: micromorphology of buildings and middens at the Ness of Brodgar

For more information see our report in the Antiquity journal project gallery

Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and Orkney Archaeology Society 2013 -

TEMPI: The Time of Early Metalwork in Italy. Marie-Curie Individual Fellowship (Dr Cristiano Iaia) investigating the chronology and classification of early Italian metalwork

European Commission 2015 -

 Bronze Age combat and BATWEP (Bronze Age Tree-felling and Woodworking Experimental Project)

 Project webpage here.

Research Opportunities

The Wolfson Archaeology Lab hosts a range of PhD and postdoctoral projects. Through the McCord Centre for Landscape and Cluster for Interdisplinary Artefact Studies we have a large postdoctoral community including five Marie Sklodowska-Curie Felows and British Academy Newton Fellow. We have particular strengths in integrating diverse microscopic and geochemical analytical methodologies, and in using GIS to facilitate spatial analysis.

For more information on staff research interests please visit the archaeology department website here. We also have collaborations with colleagues in geography with interests in geoarchaeology and palaeoecology, and welcome enquiries about cross department projects.

Current postdoc opportunities: NERC Research Associate in Geoarchaeology - B48336R DEADLINE 20TH OCTOBER 2016

Current PhD opportunities: Research Excellence Academy Studentship in Prehistoric fuel use in the archaeological record: developing the potential of ash through integrating microfossil analysis and geochemistry DEADLINE 30TH SEPT 2016

Undergraduate opportunities: Newcastle Work Experience paid internships: Wolfson Laboratory Assistant DEADLINE 16TH OCTOBER 2016