Ulrike Sommer
  • u.sommer@ucl.ac.uk
  • Direct: +44 (0)20 7679 1493
  • Internal: 21493
  • Room 409A
  • UCL Institute of Archaeology, 31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PY UK

Ulrike Sommer

Research Interests

  • The European Neolithic
  • Processes of Neolithisation
  • History of Archaeology
  • Lithic technology
  • Archaeological taphonomy

Research Directory Records

Educational and Professional Background

I would welcome applications to supervise PhDs on the following topics:

  • The Neolithic of Central and Eastern Europe
  • The History of Archaeology
  • Neolithic Lithic Technology
  • Experimental Archaeology

Current Students

  • Ciprian Astalos Ground stones in Neolithic of Western Romania (joint principal supervisor Karen Wright
  • Ivana Jovanovic In Lapide veritas? Lithic Industries at the Mesolithic-Neolithic Transition in the Western Balkans (secondary supervisor Marc Vander Linden)
  • Bruno Vindrola Agents of Destruction: the study of destruction, consumption, deposition and post-depositional actors of pottery in Early Neolithic Central and Southeast European settlements (secondary supervisor Bill Sillar)

Second Supervisor

  • Anna Bloxam Bridging the Gap: An investigation into Cremation Practices during the British Chalcolithic (principal supervisor Mike Parker Pearson)
  • Beatrijs De Groot Ceramic assemblages as evidence of social interaction in Neolithic Anatolia and the Balkans (principal supervisor Stephen Shennan)
  • Ana Franjic Iron Age glass technology in the southern Carpathian Basin (principal supervisor Ian Freestone

 Recently submitted students

  • Veysel Apaydin (PT), The Presentation of the Past: Pitfalls and Potentials-Education and Archaeology, Heritage and Local Communities in Turkey-the case studies of Catalhöyük, Ani and Hattusa (secondary supervisor Tim Schadla-Hall)
  • Stefano Biagetti, Ethnoarchaeology of Pastoralism in Arid Lands: a Particularistic Approach (principal supervisor Kevin MacDonald)
  • Tina Paphitis, The folklore of archaeology: Public perceptions, identity and engagement with ‘Arthurian’ sites (principal supervisor Andrew Gardner)
  • Eleni Vomvyla (joint supervision with Theano Moussori)

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