Our staff are engaged in a wide range of research projects, covering topics as diverse as prehistoric basketry and medieval landscapes. Our research takes place around the world. Each of these projects are related to the department's research themes.
Understanding Landscapes: Empowering communities to preserve their heritage
In 2017 the University of Exeter started the Understanding Landscapes project, which is generously funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and supported by the public and a network of project partners from the heritage sector. The project will use field-based and desk-based heritage activity days to enable communities in two distinct parts of Devon and Cornwall to investigate and analyse the origins of their surrounding historic landscapes, as well as contribute to their ongoing management.
Impact Case Study
'Revitalising Ancient Forest Practices in the Amazon for Sustainable, Biodiversity-Friendly Futures’ is an Impact Case Study by Professor José Iriarte.
The Amazon rainforest is facing several threats to biodiversity, indigenous heritage and community identity. Professor Iriarte’s research has generated a long-term baseline for assessing these transformations.
The End of the Journey: The Late Pleistocene-Early Holocene Colonisation of South America
|Professor José Iriarte|
|Professor Naomi Sykes|
|Dr Alexander Pryor|
|Dr Hajnalka Herold|
|Professor Alan Outram|
|A social landscape without a centre: The circulation of artefacts, materials and skills in NW Argentina (first millennium AD)||Dr Marisa Lazzari|
|Aspects of the archaeology of the Avar Khaganate: the site of Zillingtal in context (7th–8th centuries AD)||Dr Hajnalka Herold|
|Calstock Roman fort||Dr Chris Smart; Professor Stephen Rippon
|Exmoor Iron||Dr Gill Juleff
|Exeter: A place in time||Professor Stephen Rippon|
|The Intellectual development of Egyptology and popular perceptions of Egypt, 1780-1880||Dr Robert Morkot|
|Investigating Neolithic and Bronze Age basketry and cordage||Dr Linda Hurcombe; Lucy Williams; Linda Lemieux|
|The Ipplepen Project||Professor Stephen Rippon|
|Linear Furnaces and pan-Asian ferrous metallurgy||Dr Gill Juleff|
|Understanding Landscapes||Professor Stephen Rippon|