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Institute of Archaeology

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Prof Michael Parker Pearson

Prof Michael Parker Pearson

Professor of British Later Prehistory

Institute of Archaeology Gordon Square

Institute of Archaeology

Joined UCL
1st Aug 2012

Research summary

  • Stonehenge: its purpose and people
  • The Beaker people: diet and mobility in Britain 2500-1700BC
  • The Outer Hebrides: settlement and society from prehistory to the post-medieval period on the island of South Uist
  • Death and burial: funerary archaeology
  • Madagascar: society and change in the Indian Ocean
  • Prehistoric Britain and Europe in the 1st millennia BC and AD
  • Identifying mummification from skeletonised remains: soft tissue preservation in prehistoric Europe
  • Public archaeology and heritage
  • Ethnoarchaeology and material culture

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