Andrew Reid
  • a.reid@ucl.ac.uk
  • Direct: +44 (0)20 7679 1531
  • Internal: 21531
  • Room 111
  • UCL Institute of Archaeology, 31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PY UK

Andrew Reid

Andrew is on sabbatical during 2017-18

Research Interests

  • Later archaeology of eastern and southern Africa
  • Complex societies; Livestock management and butchery practices
  • The Archaeology of African and European contact
  • Contributions to the African Heritage and Archaeology website


  • Archaeology of Bananas in Buganda project with the Uganda Museum and British Institute in Eastern Africa; The Dikalate project in eastern Botswana with the Kalahari Conservation Society; The Archaeology of Sowa Pan with the University of Botswana

Educational Background

  • 1986 BA (Hons) University of Birmingham
  • 1991 PhD University of Cambridge

Current Students

  • Andie Byres The development of early food producing economies in East Africa: A Comparative Study
  • Hannah Page Technology, Function and Politics in the Use of Ceramics: Interpreting Iron Age Society in Great Lakes Africa

Recently completed students

  • Oliver Boles┬áLasting Impressions: an archaeo-ecology of ephemeral pastoralist settlement in eastern Africa
  • Stacy Hackner Midshaft shape change in the human tibia
  • Pira Venunan An archaeometallurgical study of iron production in Ban Kruat, lower Northeast Thailand
  • Sherri (Scheherazade) Amin (2015): Uncovering the nature of Pre-Colonial religion in the Sesse Islands and the impact of religion on the functioning of the Buganda Kingdom, Southern Uganda (second supervisor Ceri Ashley)
  • Edwinus Lyaya (2013): The geo-archaeometallurgy of ironworking in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania (principal supervisor Thilo Rehren)
  • Louise Iles (2011): Technology, Society and 'Tradition': reconstructing the iron industries in Bunyoro-Kitara (second supervisor Marcos Martinon-Torres)
  • Jane Humphris (2010): An archaeometallurgical investigation of iron smelting traditions in Southern Rwanda (second supervisor Marcos Martinon-Torres)

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