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Prof David Griffiths

Fellow, Official Fellow

Professor of Archaeology

Department for Continuing Education

BA, PhD (Durham), MA (Oxon), FSA, FSA Scot., MCIfA

Director of Studies in Archaeology, OUDCE.  Course Director for Postgraduate courses (part-time D.Phil in Archaeology, MSc in Applied Landscape Archaeology). Professor of Archaeology, University of Oxford.

Background and Research

I studied at Durham University and the University of Tromsø, Norway.  I previously worked as a pipeline archaeologist for British Gas Construction, in commercial archaeological consultancy and fieldwork, and as a temporary lecturer at the Institute of Archaeology, UCL. My research focuses on the early medieval period in Europe and the North Atlantic zone, within a landscape context.  I am interested in coastal archaeology, trade and trading sites, past climatic and environmental change, geophysical prospection, and community archaeology.  Please see my staff web page on for regular updates, links to my research project web sites, and a list of publications.