Classical archaeology; the material culture of the eastern Mediterranean and western Asia, particularly in Hellenistic and Roman times; archaeologies of landscape, imperialism, sacred space, and memory
Professor Alasdair Whittle FBA
About this Fellow
Alasdair Whittle specialises in the Neolithic period in Britain and Europe, and has researched across a wide range of themes and questions. He has excavated in Britain, Hungary and Germany. He has written major syntheses at a continental scale, but also numerous regional and site-based studies. Over the last 15 years, he has increasingly been concerned with the construction of robust and precise chronologies, through the application of formal chronological modelling to radiocarbon dates. Currently, with Alex Bayliss of Historic England, he leads the major ERC-funded project, The Times of Their Lives, which has numerous case studies in precise chronologies and their implications, across several regions and phases of Neolithic Europe.
The politics, religion, and art of Pre-Columbian urban societies in Central Mexico; the history and development of Mesoamerican archaeology
Studies archaeological human remains; her key research interests are contextual approaches to past human health (palaeopathology); ethical considerations and and human remains; the relevance of past health to contemporary health; evolutionary approaches to the origin and history of infectious diseases; big data projects in palaeopathology; public engagement
Biomolecular archaeology; interdisciplinary approaches for the recovery and interpretation of molecular signals from ancient materials, with a specific focus on proteins and their breakdown products