Institute of Archaeology

Dr Richard Macphail

Dr Richard Macphail

Senior Research Fellow

Institute of Archaeology Gordon Square

Institute of Archaeology

Joined UCL
1st Apr 1998

Research summary

Archaeological soil micromorphology, in caves, urban archaeology, experiments, ancient agriculture, buried soils and floors.

Teaching summary

Intensive training course in Archaeological Soil Micromorphology (https://www.ucl.ac.uk/archaeology/study/continuing-education/archaeological-soil-micromorphology)


University of Wales, Swansea
First Degree, Bachelor of Science |
University of Reading
Other higher degree, Master of Science |
CNAA (Council for National Academic Awards)
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 1979


Co-awardee (with Paul Goldberg) of the International Union of Soil Sciences 10th Kubiena Medal for Soil Micromorphology 2021

Recipient of the Geological Society of America’s Rip Rapp Award for Archaeological Geology 2009

Fellow of the Geological Society of America