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Chris Gosden

Chair of European Archaeology
Chris Gosden

Research Interests

The long-term history of humans and material things, how cultural solidarity is built or destroyed, the art forms of later prehistoric Eurasia, identity and material culture.

Anthropology and archaeology, archaeology and colonialism, archaeology and intelligence, Iron Age Britain,Turkmenistan, Papua New Guinea.

Current Activities

Professor Chris Gosden is currently excavating the site of Marcham (with Gary Lock) – a late Iron and Romano-British site with large religious structures which throws light on ritual and belief before and during the Romano-British period. He is co-director (with Mike O’Hanlon) of the Relational Museum Project examining the sets of connections between people and objects which make up the Pitt Rivers Museum. He is currently working on a book on archaeology and intelligence.