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Name Dr Stuart Prior
Job title UCU Health and Safety Officer
Senior Teaching Fellow in Archaeological Practice
Department Human Resources University of Bristol
Department of Archaeology and Anthropology University of Bristol
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Telephone number work(0117) 331 1197
Out-of-hours contact details home07870 171789
Qualifications HND (Bournemouth), BA(Bristol), MA(Bristol), PhD(Bristol)
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Membership of professional bodies Corporate member of the Institute for Archaeologists (AIFA) and a member of the Council for British Archaeology (CBA).
Keywords archaeology and heritage
landscape archaeology
medieval archaeology
warfare & weaponry
The Anarchy
Saxon, Viking & Norman archaeology
ancient technology & experimental archaeology
Areas of expertise I am an Archaeologist, with specialisms in Landscape Archaeology; Early Medieval (i.e. Saxon, Viking & Norman)(AD410-1066) & Medieval Archaeology (AD1066-1540); The Anarchy, Castle Studies and Medieval Warfare & Weaponry.

I am additionally interested in Ancient & Historical Technology, and am particularly keen to advance the discipline of Experimental Archaeology, and promote its value as a useful tool for study and research.

I am Co-Director of the Berkeley Castle Project (BCP), a substantial archaeological research project that is conducting investigation into the nature & location, role & function of the Early Medieval Minster (Anglo-Saxon: 'mynster') in 8th-9th Century England; as well as the changes wrought via the introduction of the Norman Castle in the early 11th Century. The BCP conducts an annual programme of archaeological excavation and field survey work (earthwork & geophysics) at Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire, and is attached to the Dept of Arch & Anth, UoB.
Media experience Since 1998, I have worked on numerous television programmes as a presenter, archaeologist, interviewee and/or consultant, both on screen and off:-

2007: Co-Presenter of 'The Perfect Weapon'; Southern Star Entertainment, London.

2004 - 2006: Archaeologist/Consultant on ‘The Making of the West Country Landscape’; Available Light Productions, Bristol.

2005: Archaeologist on ‘Time Team’s Big Roman Dig’; Wildfire Television, London.

2004: Archaeologist/Consultant on ‘Lost Buildings of Britain’; Darlow Smithson Productions Ltd., London.

2002 - 2003: Archaeologist/Interviewee on ‘Time Flyers’ (Series 1 & 2); BBC Scotland,Glasgow.

2002 - 2003: Archaeologist/Interviewee on ‘The Seven Ages of Britain’; Wildfire Television, London.

2001 - 2002: Archaeologist/Consultant on ‘Castle’; Lion Television, London.

2001 - 2002: Archaeologist/Interviewee on ‘Sacred Sites’(Series 1 & 2); Available Light Productions; Bristol.

1998 - 2003: Archaeologist on ‘Time Team'(Series 6, 8, 9, 10 & 11); Video Text Communications, London.