The Archaeology Institute has built a world-renowned reputation for excellence through its postgraduate research programme in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. The five core themes are:
- Scottish Archaeology
- Monuments, Artefacts and Cultural Identity
- Landscape and Environment
- World Heritage Management
- Archaeology and Sustainability
PhD Research Students
Sandra Henry – Prehistoric seafaring in Scotland and Ireland.
Amber Rivers – Weaving Time: researching the prehistoric textile production in Scotland through archaeological and creative practice.
Anna Estaroth – The role of dark and light skies during the Late Neolithic in Orkney and Shetland.
Holly Young – Shore Life: The contribution of shellfish to prehistoric subsistence and social life.
Jenny Murray – A Saint in Stone: The sign of the materiality of the cult of saints as evidenced in the cult of St Magnus the Martyr.
Kath Page - The Deer Turn: reimagining nature and culture duality through human-red deer relations in Scotland’s archaeological past.
Adam Markham - Understanding mind, economy and social transitions in the Viking Age and Late Norse British Isles through the use and meaning of birds.
Joanne Machin – A study of medieval pilgrimage through landscape and seascape perspectives.
Bruce Sutton – Fuel for the Fire: An anthracological investigation of fuelwood resource use from the burnt mound deposits in Ireland.
Sarah-Jane Haston – Farming at the Edge: Neolithic agricultural evidence from the Ness of Brodgar, Orkney.
Cameron Taylor – Neolithic Narratives: examining storytelling methodologies, tools, and technologies for enriching visitor engagement with prehistory.
MRes (Masters by Research) Students
Claire MacKay – Marine mammal exploitation in Late Iron Age and Medieval Orkney.
Keith Neilson – Within the Round: An archaeobotanical investigation of the floor deposits of an Iron Age broch at The Cairns, South Ronaldsay, Orkney.
Asta Pavilionyte – Evaluating and reviewing archaeological mitigation undertaken as a result of major road infrastructure development in Scotland and associated public benefits.
Gary Lloyd - Coarse Stone Tools from the Ness of Brodgar: Investigating the Function and Significance of Orcadian Neolithic Multi-Hollowed Cobbles.
Sara Marinoni - Forged in Fire: an anthracological investigation of woodland management and fuel selection for Iron Age metalworking at Culduthel, Invernesshire, UK.
Susan Dyke - Brave New World: a palaeoecological investigation into Neolithic human-environment interactions on Ness of Brodgar Isthmus, Orkney.
Farrah Skimani - An investigation of the impact of commercialisation on money circulation and trade in medieval and early modern Shetland.
Jackson Clark - Burning issues: the significance of burnt and cremated faunal assemblages in Neolithic Orkney.
If you wish to join our research team then e-mail us at email@example.com