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


Current Projects

  • 'Biofuels' and respiratory health - the potentials of the archaeological record Wellcome Trust 2017 - 2018
  • Investigating the nature and timing of the earliest human occupation of North America using a novel integration of biogeochemsitry and micromorphology NERC Standard grant 2016 - 2019
  • Daily activities and resource use in Neolithic Orkney: micromorphology of buildings and middens at the Ness of Brodgar (For more info see our report in the Antiquity journal project gallery Funded by Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and Orkney Archaeology Society 2013 - present.
  • 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.

We welcome PhD applicants to the AHRC Northern Bridge programme - get in touch if you would like to develop an application with us.