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Dr Stuart Prior

Dr Stuart Prior

Dr Stuart Prior
H.N.D. (Bournemouth), B.A.(Bristol), M.A.(Bristol), Ph.D.(Bristol)

Reader in Archaeological Practice

Area of research

Medieval Archaeology, Castle Studies & Archaeological Practice

3rd Floor,
Senate House, Tyndall Avenue BS8 1TH
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 331 1197

Research summary

My research focuses primarily on Medieval Archaeology and Castle Studies, and more recently upon Death, Burial and the Funerary Industry, whilst my teaching focuses on Archaeological Practice and Landscape Archaeology. I also have research interests in Ancient Technology, Warfare and Experimental Archaeology, and a professional interest in Archaeological Health and Safety and Professional Practice.

I am currently conducting research on the Archaeology of the Anarchy Period for a publication examining the castles and structures surviving from one of the darkest chapters in English history, the first English Civil War, c.1139-53 AD.  Whilst, as a former gravedigger, I am acutely ...

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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 ...

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Selected publications

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