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Name Professor Nicholas Saunders
Job title Emeritus Professor
Department Department of Archaeology and Anthropology University of Bristol
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Qualifications BA(Sheff), MPhil(Cantab), PhD(Soton)
Professional details
Keywords excavation
conflict landscapes
trench art
animal symbolism
Areas of expertise 1) The Great Arab Revolt Archaeological Project (GARP)
This involves survey and excavation of conflict landscapes, trenches, and standing buildings along the southern Jordanian section of the Hejaz Railway.

2) Image and Culture at Nazca, Peru
This project is an archaeological/anthropological investigation into large-scale designs made in the desert of south coastal Peru.

3) Archaeology, material culture, and cultural memory of 20th-Century Conflict
This is a long-term archaeological and anthropological project which initially focused on 'trench art'. It has grown to include work in Sarajevo, Bosnia, in relation to concepts of ethnicity and materiality.

4) Brilliance and Colour in the Americas
This interest focuses on the existence of an 'aesthetic of brilliance' among native peoples of the Americas (past and present).

5) Animal Symbolism in Pre-Columbian and Native America
This long-term research interest focuses on the construction and use of animal symbolism in pre-Columbian Mesoamerica, the Andes, and the Amazon.