Institute of Archaeology

Prof Andrew Reynolds

Prof Andrew Reynolds

Professor of Medieval Archaeology

Institute of Archaeology Gordon Square

Institute of Archaeology

Joined UCL
1st Aug 2003

Research summary

Andrew’s principal interests are the archaeology of early medieval societies in north-western Europe, especially Britain during the period AD700-1200, and the archaeology of standing buildings. Recent research themes include the archaeology of governance, the geography of burial in the landscape of early medieval England and the nature of physical, temporal and social boundaries as expressed in the archaeological record. Andrew is particularly interested in the methodologies employed by archaeologists working in documented periods. He is PI of the Landscapes of Governance project: a three-year interdisciplinary research project funded by the Leverhulme Trust (2009-12), bringing archaeology, place-names and written sources together in a national study of early medieval assembly sites. He was previously PI of the Leverhulme Trust-fundedBeyond the Burghal Hidage Project, which ran from 2005-8.

Teaching summary

Andrew is co-ordinator of the following Institute courses:

ARCL1014 Introduction to Archaeology

ARCL2018 Early Medieval Archaeology of Britain

ARCL3038 Archaeological approaches to standing buildings

ARCLG004 Medieval Archaeology: select topics and current problems


University College London
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 1998
University College London
First Degree, Bachelor of Arts | 1993