Staff Profile:Dr Duncan Garrow

Dr Duncan Garrow
Job Title:
Associate Professor
Areas of Interest:
  • British and European later prehistory
  • The Mesolithic-Neolithic transition
  • Ritual deposition in prehistory
  • Celtic Art and Iron Age material culture
  • Archaeological theory
  • Radiocarbon dating (and its interpretive potential)
  • Interdisciplinary approaches to material culture
  • The integration of commercial and university-based archaeology

Postgraduate supervision

Duncan would be happy to discuss research proposals on any area of the later prehistoric archaeology of Britain and continental Europe, especially the Mesolithic-Neolithic transition, ritual deposition and hoarding, grave goods and burial practice and material culture more generally.

For further information, please contact Dr Garrow (

Research groups / Centres:

Objects, Materials and People Research Cluster

Landscape, Climate and Lived Environment Research Cluster

Key Facts:

Duncan Garrow teaches later European prehistory (with a particular focus on Britain) and archaeological theory. His research interests include the Mesolithic-Neolithic transition; long-term histories of deposition; burial practices; the interpretive potential of radiocarbon dating; the integration of developer-funded and university-based archaeology; archaeological theory; and interdisciplinary approaches to material culture.

Duncan worked in the commercial archaeology sector (at the Cambridge Archaeological Unit) from 1996-2002, when he left to undertake his PhD on Neolithic and Early Bronze Age pits in East Anglia.

His most recent books include 'Technologies of Enchantment? Exploring Celtic Art 400 BC to AD 100' (2012, co-authored with Chris Gosden) and 'Neolithic Stepping Stones: excavation and survey within the western seaways of Britain, 2008-2014' (2017, co-authored with Fraser Sturt).

He is currently co-directing (with Melanie Giles and Neil Wilkin) an AHRC-funded project entitled 'Grave goods: objects and death in later prehistoric Britain', as well as the 'Neolithic crannogs' project (with Fraser Sturt). He has recently directed excavations in the Outer Hebrides, the Channel Islands, and the Isles of Scilly. He is currently working on a book exploring 'ritual' deposition in British prehistory, from the Palaeolithic through to the Iron Age.

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Dr Duncan Garrow

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