Institute of Archaeology


Christopher Scull - Honorary Professor of Practice


Name: Christopher Scull

Honorary Title: Honorary Professor of Practice

Email: c.scull@ucl.ac.uk

IoA staff nominator’s name and email address:

Stuart Brookes s.brookes@ucl.ac.uk


IoA involvement:

Chris is Principal Investigator on the UCL project Lordship and Landscape in East Anglia CE 400–800 funded by the Leverhulme Trust. He is principal academic advisor to the NLHF-funded community archaeology project Rendlesham Revealed, in which the UCL Institute of Archaeology is a partner and which provides fieldwork training for Institute students, and chairs the project’s Partnership Advisory Group. He contributes teaching to the MA module Medieval Archaeology: Select Topics and Current Problems, and works with Professor Andrew Reynolds and Dr Stuart Brookes in promoting and developing research networks and projects in early medieval archaeology, and in maintaining the Institute's profile in this field.


Selected Publications


‘The adventus saxonum from an archaeological point of view: how many phases were there?’ In G Waxenburger, K Kazzazi and J Hines (eds), Old English Runes: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Approaches and Methodologies, 179-98. Ergänzungsbände zum Reallexikon der Germanischen Altertumskunde 134, Berlin: De Gruyter (2023)

‘Practice, power and place: southern British perspectives on the agency  of early medieval rulers’ residences’, Norwegian Archaeological Review 54: 1–2, 12–8 (2021) (with G Thomas)

The Prittlewell Princely Burial: Excavations at Southend-on-Sea, Essex, 2003. London: MoLA Monograph 73 (2019) (with L Blackmore, I Blair and S Hirst)

‘Social and economic complexity in early medieval England: a central place complex of the East Anglian kingdom at Rendlesham, Suffolk’, Antiquity 90, 1594–1612 (2016) (with F Minter and J Plouviez)

Anglo-Saxon Graves and Grave Goods of the Sixth and Seventh Centuries AD: a Chronological Framework. Leeds: Society for Medieval Archaeology Monograph 33 (2013) (with A Bayliss, J Hines, K Høilund Nielsen and G McCormac)