Institute of Archaeology

Dr Kris Lockyear

Dr Kris Lockyear

Senior Lecturer

Institute of Archaeology Gordon Square

Institute of Archaeology

Joined UCL
16th May 1996

Research summary

  • Geophysical survey in archaeology
  • Archaeological methods, especially in field archaeology, including field survey, photography, and excavation.
  • Iron age and Roman archaeology and numismatics particularly in the UK and Romania.
  • Multivariate Statistical methods.
  • The archaeology and history of Hertfordshire

Teaching summary


University College London
PhD, | 1996
University of Southampton
MSc, Archaeological Science | 1989
University of Durham
BA Hons, Archaeology | 1987


  • BA, MSc, PhD, FSA
  • Senior Lecturer in Archaeology
  • Council Member: Royal Numismatic Society
  • Editor: Royal Numismatic Society Special Publications

Since 2013, Kris has been working with community groups undertaking geophysical surveys in Hertfordshire and nearby counties, including a major new survey of the Roman city of Verulamium. In 2009, Kris took over the Directorship of the Welwyn Archaeological Society.

Kris participates in the teaching of a geophysics course run by the National Parks Service in Chillicothe, Ohio. 

In 2000, Kris, in collaboration with Adrian Popescu (Cambridge) and Tim Sly (Southampton) began a field project at the major Roman and Byzantine site of Noviodunum which lies on the banks of the Danube in eastern Romania.  Major excavation seasons took place between 2005--2010.  The project is currently being written-up.