Institute of Archaeology


Richard Macphail - Honorary Senior Research Fellow


Name: Dr Richard Macphail

Honorary Title: Honorary Senior Research Fellow

Email: r.macphail@ucl.ac.uk

IoA staff nominator’s name and email address:

Manuel Arroyo Kalin m.arroyo-kalin@ucl.ac.uk


IoA involvement:

Richard’s’ reference and teaching thin section collection is available for UG and PGT teaching and PG research, and for future planned International Training Courses to take place at UCL organised jointly with Dr Manuel Arroyo-Kalin; PhD student tutoring; Maya Dark Earth and soil sustainability projects with Professor Liz Graham.


Selected Publications


Macphail, R. I., and Devos, Y., 2023, Urban Environments in the Middle Ages., in Gilbert, A. S., Goldberg, P., Mandel, R. D., and Aldeias, V., eds., Encyclopedia of Geoarchaeology. , Volume Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series: Cham., Springer,.

Macphail, R. I., Carey, C., and Allan, J., 2022, Contrasting use of space in post Roman Exeter, UK; geoarchaeology of Dark Earth and Medieval deposits below Exeter Cathedral: Antiquity Project Gallery, v. 96, no. 386, p. 487-493.

Goldberg and Macphail, with Carey and Zhuang, 2022. Practical and Theoretical Geoarchaeology (2nd edition), Wiley.

Macphail, R. I., Linderholm, J., and Gjerpe, L.-E., 2022, Speculations on farming development during the early Iron Age (500 BC-550 AD) of southern Norway focusing on the Dobbeltspor Dilling Project., in Sulas, F., Lewis, H. A., and Arroyo-Kalin, M., eds., Inspired Geoarchaeologies (festschrift for Charly French), p. 145-155.

Macphail, R. I., and Goldberg, P., 2018, Applied Soils and Micromorphology in Archaeology, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.