My teaching provides introductory learning on Bronze Age and Iron Age Europe at Year 1; Year 2 (Age of Stonehenge) sees critical analysis of Neolithic and Bronze Age studies in Britain and Ireland; Year 3 (Beyond the Celts) provides advanced learning on Iron Age Europe that is suitable for both archaeologists and ancient historians; and I provide specialist supervision at Masters level on Bronze Age and Iron Age Britain. I am currently taking a break from field training and critical research skills teaching at undergraduate level, training in research skills at Masters level instead.
Postgraduate: Bronze Age and Iron Age studies
I offer teaching on Bronze Age and Iron Age Britain at Masters level: working through core debates in the field, whilst providing a developed understanding of trends in later British prehistory.
My MA/MSc students have worked on the following topics:
Identity in Middle Iron Age Yorkshire
Late Bronze Age woodland management
Social status of Romano-British women
Neolithic and Bronze Age barrows in NW England
Bronze Age landscapes of the New Forest
Later Bronze Age settlement in NW England
Scientific analysis of Late Iron Age coin moulds
North Welsh hillforts and settlement temporality
Ritual deposition of iron in the northern British Iron Age
Body position in Middle Iron Age Yorkshire
Field techniques in Egyptian Archaeology
Postgraduate Research students:
Sally Longworth (Bronze Age agriculture in northern Britain)
Jake Morley-Stone (Late Iron Age pellet moulds: metallugical and contextual analysis)
Eleanor de Spretter (Bronze Age razors and body modification)
Lorrae Campbell (Late Bronze Age hillfort origins in western Britain)
Emily Prtak (Molly Cotton and British hillfort studies in the interwar period)
Alan Williams (Geochemical and isotopic characterization of the Great Orme BA copper mine)
Eddie Rule (Iron Age material culture and meaning in central western Britain)
Undergraduate: European/British Prehistory
My contributions to Year 1 teaching reveal how Bronze Age and Iron Age Europe contrast with the development of civilisations in the Near East and Mediterranean world. My specialist teaching focuses on Neolithic-Bronze Age Britain; and the western European Iron Age (800 BC-AD 70); teaching regional understandings of British Prehistory in their wider European context.
Introductory lectures on Bronze Age and Iron Age Europe (Year 1)
The Age of Stonehenge: Rethinking British Prehistory (Year 2)
Iron Age Europe: Beyond the Celts (Year 3)
Bronze Age and Iron Age Britain (MA/MSc)
My greatest contributions to the undergraduate experience have been an active commitment to research-led fieldwork training, to early research skills training, and to critical thinking through practice - although I no longer contribute to teaching in these areas at present at Liverpool.