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Professor Volker Heyd

Professor Volker Heyd

Professor Volker Heyd

Professor in Prehistoric Archaeology

Area of research

Prehistoric Archaeology / Scientific Archaeology

43 Woodland Road,
Clifton, Bristol BS8 1UU
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 954 6072

Research summary

My research has advanced in two main directions in the last decade. Whilst I still see myself as a prehistoric archaeologist undertaking my own long-term fieldwork projects in France, Turkey and Hungary, and focusing current prehistoric top themes such as mobility, identity, ethnicity, ideology etc., I regularly incorporate scientific methods into my research. Here the study of human and animal mobility, and the application of 87Sr/86Sr and δ18O isotopes, has particularly kept my attention since first publishing on the topic in 2003. I have continued designing and successfully running my own isotope projects, well reflected ...

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Since 2017   Professor in Prehistoric Archaeology at the Department of Archaeology & Anthropology, University of Bristol, UK 

Since 2000   Visiting Lecturer, replacement Professor and visiting Professor at Technische Universität Freiberg, Martin-Luther Universität Halle-Wittenberg (both Germany), and University of Helsinki (Finland).    

2007-16   Reader in Prehistoric Archaeology at the Department of Archaeology & Anthropology, University of Bristol, UK (2007-10 pathway 2; 2011-16 pathway 1).

2001-07   Department of Archaeology & Anthropology, University of Bristol, UK; first Feodor-Lynen research fellow, then Lecturer and Senior Research Fellow (permanent staff member since 2005).

1996-2000   Research Director of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft Project "Publikation des Gräberfeldes von Niederkaina ...

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Selected publications

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Recent publications

  • Olalde, I, Brace, S, Allentoft, ME, Armit, I, Kristiansen, K, Booth, T, Rohland, N, Mallick, S, Szécsényi-Nagy, A, Mittnik, A, Altena, E, Lipson, M, Lazaridis, I, Harper, TK, Patterson, N, Broomandkhoshbacht, N, Diekmann, Y, Faltyskova, Z, Fernandes, D, Ferry, M, Harney, E, Knijff, Pd, Michel, M, Oppenheimer, J, Stewardson, K, Barclay, A, Alt, KW, Liesau, C, Ríos, P, Blasco, C, Miguel, JV, García, RM, Fernández, AA, Bánffy, E, Bernabò-Brea, M, Billoin, D, Bonsall, C, Bonsall, L, Allen, T, Büster, L & others 2018, ‘The Beaker phenomenon and the genomic transformation of northwest Europe’. Nature, vol 555., pp. 190-196
  • Heyd, V, 2017, ‘Kossinna's smile’. Antiquity, vol 91., pp. 348-359

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