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Dr Stuart Prior


Specialist in Early Medieval & Medieval Archaeology, Castle Studies and Archaeological Practice.


Qualifications & Relevant Experience:

2010-to date: Senior Teaching Fellow in Archaeological Practice - Uni. of Bristol

2006-2010: Teaching Fellow in Archaeological Practice - Uni. of Bristol

1996-2005: Professional Field Archaeologist, Researcher & Archivist (Contract Archaeology)

2000-2004: Ph.D. Archaeology - Uni. of Bristol (Title: ‘Winning Strategies: An archaeological study of Norman castles in the landscapes of Somerset, Monmouthshire and Co. Meath, 1066-1186’)

1999-2000: M.A. (Commendation) Landscape Archaeology - Uni. of Bristol

1997-1999: B.A. (First Class Honours) Archaeology - Uni. of Bristol

1995-1997: H.N.D. (Distinction) Practical Field Archaeology - Bournemouth University


Professional Associations:

  • Associate of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CAIfA).
  • Member of the Council for British Archaeology

Aerial Photo of BCP Excavations 2013



Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

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