Dr Hugo Anderson-Whymark

Visiting Reader content

Visiting Reader

Curator of Prehistory, National Museums Scotland

Contact details:

National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF

T: 0300 123 6789. 



Visiting Reader Hugo Anderson-Whymark

Dr Anderson-Whymark is the Curator of Prehistory (Palaeolithic to Neolithic) at the National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh where he has held this prestigious position since 2018. He has over twenty years of experience within the profession mostly in a research capacity, but including lecturing positions at the Universities of Bournemouth (2009-2010) and the Highlands and Islands (2017-8).

He is the author of seven monographs, numerous edited publications and over 30 articles, including in world-leading journals such as Antiquity and the Proceedings of the Prehistory Society. His is additionally the author of over 70 specialist lithics reports, many of which are also published in site monograph or peer-reviewed journals. This level of activity as a specialist demonstrates the high regard in which he is held professionally (as these each reflect collaborations) as well as the significant contribution that he is making to the study and interpretation of flint and stone tools in the UK and Ireland.

He is renowned for his expertise and innovation in photogrammetry in the archaeology and museum sectors, and has collaborated with numerous in field projects in Orkney and Historic Environment Scotland. He was the Excavation Director for the Rosemarkie Caves Project (2010) and Co-Director with Prof Richard Bradley of the Pullyhour Henge in Caithness (2008).  He currently co-directs excavations at Tresness Stalled Cairn, Sanday with Prof Vicki Cummings, UCLAN.