Simon Parfitt
  • s.parfitt@ucl.ac.uk
  • NHM telephone:+44 (0) 20 7942 5219
  • UCL Institute of Archaeology, 31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PY UK

Simon Parfitt

  • BSc
  • Principal Research Associate, UCL Institute of Archaeology (currently on secondment to the Natural History Museum)
  • Trustee of the Harrison Institute and Harrison Zoological Museum (Honorary positions)

Research Interests

  • Vertebrate archaeozoology
  • Pleistocene and Palaeolithic archaeology of Western Europe, North Africa, Southern Russia and the Caucasus
  • Vertebrate taphonomy, including human modification of animal bones

Research Directory Records

Posts held

  • 2001-  Ancient Human Occupation of Britain (AHOB), funded by the Leverhulme Trust
  • 1989-2001  Co-director of Boxgrove Project; Senior Research Fellow, UCL Institute of Archaeology
  • 1985-1989  Environmental Archaeologist, UCL Institute of Archaeology Field Archaeology Unit
  • 1985  Environmental Archaeologist, Ancient Monuments Laboratory, London 


  • (Current)   PhD (part-time), Leiden University, Faculty of Archaeology
  • 1982-85    BSc (Hons) Archaeology, UCL Institute of Archaeology
  • 1977-82    GCE A levels in Biology, Chemistry, History. Sir William Romney's School, Tetbury, Gloucestershire

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