Staff Profile:Professor Duncan Garrow

Professor Duncan Garrow
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Areas of Interest:

British and European later prehistory

  • Ritual deposition
  • Grave Goods and material culture of Death
  • Celtic Art and Iron Age material culture
  • Archaeological theory
  • Interdisciplinary approaches to objects
  • 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.

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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 Neolithic and Bronze Age Britain) and archaeological theory. His research interests include long-term histories of deposition; burial practice and material culture; island archaeologies; archaeological theory; and the integration of developer-funded and university-based archaeology.
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 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).
His current research projects include 'Islands of Stone: Neolithic crannogs in the Outer Hebrides'  (with Fraser Sturt and Angela Gannon), 'Boundary Objects' (with Anwen Cooper and Melanie Giles) and 'Icons in Context: Rethinking Symbols of Power at the Time of Stonehenge' (with Neil Wilkin).

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Dr Duncan Garrow

Contact Details

+44 (0) 118 378 6458

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