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Dr Peter Halkon
Senior Lecturer in Archaeology
|Biography||Dr Peter Halkon is a landscape archaeology, with particular interest in the later prehistoric and Roman periods.
He has directed award-winning fieldwork, co-run with Professor Martin Millett (Cambridge University) in the Foulness Valley, East Yorkshire, where discoveries included the Iron Age Hasholme logboat, large scale Iron Age iron production sites and Roman settlements (see publications).
Formerly a teacher of history and archaeology, he was Education Officer for the Council for British Archaeology and York Archaeological Trust, taught part-time at Leeds and until recently ran the part-time Archaeology BA at Hull.
|Research Interests||Current research projects
1. Near Elloughton A site of National and International significance. Main features: A Roman settlement including buildings with mosaic and painted plaster, the earliest dated square barrow burial in the region, Anglo Saxon burials in chests with iron fittings. Activity from the Neolithic to the early medieval period and the potential link with the Anglo-Saxon high status settlement/ monastery at Flixborough and Roman town of Brough.
2. The Arras Culture Geophysical survey and research at Arras Iron Age cemetery The first full integrated survey of this Iron Age type site – see Publications
3. Petuaria Revisited
Archaeological director of Roman Brough project. Geophysical surveys shows the site to be much more extensive than previously thought. Discovery of Roman theatre/council chamber relating to unique inscription concerning dedication of a new stage. Featured on BBC Look North.
Lead Archaeologist Exploring a Yorkshire Wolds Village – National Lottery Heritage funded Community Heritage project. http://www.nunburnholmewithkilnwickpercypc.co.uk/. Discoveries include large Iron Age hilltop site at Nunburnholme Wold, location of Nunnery and other features by geophysical survey.
5. Excavation of ring fort at Kipling House Farm, Middleton on the Wolds, East Yorkshire – Later Bronze Age site, one of 4 of its type in England.
6. Aerial survey of Yorkshire Wolds a long term project to understanding the later prehistory and Roman eras on the Yorkshire Wolds. Major discoveries due to the dry summer of 2018. Featured on BBC Look North
https://theconversation.com/seen-from-the-air-the-dry-summer-reveals-an-ancient-harvest-of-archaeological-finds-101651 and British Archaeology (December 2018), the story was cover in 50 newspapers around the world
|Teaching and Learning||Level 4
- The Archaeology of Britain
- Archaeology, Theories, Methods and Practice
- Classical Civilisations
- Research Design and GIS for Archaeologists
- The Archaeology of Roman Britain
- The Parisi: Britons and Romans in Eastern Yorkshire
- Final Year Dissertation
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