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Duncan Garrow

Professor Duncan Garrow Portrait

Areas of interest

  • British and European later prehistory
  • Ritual deposition
  • Grave goods and the material culture of death
  • Archaeological theory
  • Interdisciplinary approaches to objects
  • Representations of the past in a museum context

Postgraduate supervision

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

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Duncan teaches later European prehistory (with a particular focus on Neolithic and Bronze Age Britain) and archaeological theory.

Research projects

Duncan's research interests include long-term histories of deposition, burial practice and material culture, island archaeologies and archaeological theory.

His current research projects include Islands of Stone: Neolithic crannogs in the Outer Hebrides (with Fraser Sturt and Angela Gannon), and 'Icons in Context: Rethinking Symbols of Power at the Time of Stonehenge' (with Neil Wilkin).


Duncan originally 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 co-authored books include Technologies of Enchantment? Exploring Celtic Art 400 BC to AD 100 (2012), Neolithic Stepping Stones (2017), Grave goods: objects and death in later prehistoric Britain (2022) and The World of Stonehenge (2022).


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