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  • u.sommer@ucl.ac.uk
  • Direct: +44 (0)20 7679 1493
  • Internal: 21493
  • Room 409A
  • UCL Institute of Archaeology, 31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PY UK

Ulrike Sommer

Research Interests

  • The European Neolithic
  • Processes of Neolithisation
  • History of Archaeology
  • Lithic technology
  • Archaeological taphonomy

Research Directory Records

Educational and Professional Background

I would welcome applications to supervise PhDs on the following topics:

  • The Neolithic of Central and Eastern Europe
  • The History of Archaeology
  • Neolithic Lithic Technology
  • Experimental Archaeology

Current Students

  • Banu Aydinoğlugil (PT), Approaches to Archaeology during the Foundation of Nation-States: The Case of Archaeology in Southeast Anatolia in Relation to the Kurdish Cultural Movement in the Turkish Republic (joint supervisor with Louise Martin; Tertiary supervisor Victor Buchli)
  • Christopher Garrison, Why don't people always report portable antiquity finds as they ought? Examining ‘instrumental’ and ‘normative’ perspectives on compliance with archaeological legislation (second supervisor Tim Schadla-Hall).
  • Veysel Apaydin (PT), The Presentation of the Past: Pitfalls and Potentials-Education and Archaeology, Heritage and Local Communities in Turkey-the case studies of Catalhoyuk and Ani (secondary supervisor Tim Schadla-Hall).

Second Supervisor

  • Beatrijs De Groot Ceramic assemblages as evidence of social interaction in Neolithic Anatolia and the Balkans (principal supervisor Stephen Shennan)
  • Tina Paphitis, The folklore of archaeology: Public perceptions, identity and engagement with ‘Arthurian’ sites (principal supervisor Andrew Gardner)

 Recently submitted students

  • Stefano Biagetti, Ethnoarchaeology of Pastoralism in Arid Lands: a Particularistic Approach (principal supervisor Kevin MacDonald)

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