UCL Institute of Archaeology research in this area focuses on the materiality and history of religions as well as the construction and use of ritual and cosmological landscapes.
Institute research is concerned with integrated studies of the archaeology and history of religions, including Buddhism and Hinduism, Christianity and syncretism, and classical Greece. Ancient Egypt remains a singular strength at the Institute. The Institute is unmatched in its geographic spread and range of approaches to landscape archaeology - researchers explore the symbolic significances of places, the construction and use of ritual landscapes and funerary landscapes including Stonehenge, Madagascar, Rapa Nui, and India. Staff engage in the broadest spectrum of methods for studying prehistoric and historic landscapes including phenomenology and anthropological studies.
- Buddhist monasteries and monasticism in ancient India
- Comparative Models of Megalithic Landscapes in Neolithic Atlantic Europe (MegaScapes)
- Environmental Ethics in Ancient India
- Feeding Stonehenge
- Landscape, Water and Religion in Ancient India
- MegaScapes: Comparative Models of Megalithic Landscapes in Neolithic Atlantic Europe
- The Myth of Human Sacrifice
- Ramtek Survey
- Rapa Nui Landscapes of Construction
- Sanchi Survey Project
- Transition in Maya culture and history