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Prof Andrew Bevan
Institute of Archaeology
31-34 Gordon Square
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  • Professor of Spatial and Comparative Archaeology
  • Institute of Archaeology Gordon Square
  • Institute of Archaeology
  • Faculty of S&HS

BA (Hons), MA, PhD, FSA
Professor of Spatial and Comparative Archaeology

Educational Background
  • PhD (UCL, 2001)
  • MA Archaeology (UCL, 1997)
  • BA Ancient & Modern History (Oxford, 1995)

Research Summary
Research Interests
  • GIS and spatial analysis
  • Material culture and value
  • Mediterranean archaeology and history
  • Human settlement and landscape ecology
  • Archaeological survey and excavation methods

Research Projects
  • Antikythera Survey Project
  • Changing the Face of the Mediterranean
  • Computational Modelling and Human Use of Space
  • Crowd- and Community-fuelled Archaeological Research (MicroPasts)
  • The Impact of Evolving of Rice Systems from China to Southeast Asia
  • Imperial Logistics: The Making of the Terracotta Army
  • MicroPasts Knowledge Exchanges
  • Prehistoric hunting strategies in Jordan
  • Sensing the Iron Age and Roman Past: Geophysics and the landscape of Hertfordshire
  • Socio-environmental dynamics in Belize
  • Supply and Demand in Prehistory? Economics of Neolithic Mining in NW Europe

Teaching Summary
  • Degree Programme Co-ordinator: MSc Computational Archaeology: GIS, Data Science and Complexity
  • Course Co-ordinator: ARCL0094 Geographic Information Systems in Archaeology and History
  • Course Co-ordinator: ARCL0095 Geographic Information Systems Approaches to Past Landscapes
  • Course Co-ordinator: ARCL0103 Spatial Statistics, Network Analysis and Human History

Current Research Students:
  • Gabriela Dziki Thriving at the Time of Collapse: Changes in architectural style and influences during the transitional period between the Late Classic and Early Postclassic at the sites of Lamanai, Ka'kabish and Aventura, Belize (joint principal supervisor Liz Graham)
  • Xin Ding Site formation processes, Pleistocene assemblages, and hominin behavioural patterns at open-air sites in lake margin environments (joint principal supervisor Ignacio de la Torre, secondary supervisor Yijie Zhuang)
  • Emilie Hayter A Game of Stones: production, consumption and the social perception of architectural stone in Minoan Crete (joint principal supervisors Todd Whitelaw)
  • Christina Ichim A Network Approach to Processes of Cultural Affiliation in the Late Bronze Age Southern Aegean (joint principal supervisors Todd Whitelaw)
  • Alec McLellan A tale of two Maya Cities: Settlement change, cultural continuity, and landscape ecology between Ka'Kabish and Lamanai (principal supervisor Elizabeth Graham)
  • Bjoern Menze Mapping and undestanding prehistoric European Landscape features from fine-scale terrain models and spectral images (joint principal supervisors Mark Lake)
  • Joe Roe Modelling prehistoric hunting strategies in Jordan (joint principal supervisor Louise Martin, secondary supervisor Andy Garrard) 
  • Christine Spencer Picking up the pieces: Assessing the role of surface survey data in interpretations of regional social change of Bronze Age Crete  (joint supervision with Todd Whitelaw)

01-SEP-2010 Senior Lecturer Institute of Archaeology University College London, United Kingdom
01-SEP-2004 – 31-AUG-2010 Lecturer Institute of Archaeology University College London, United Kingdom
01-MAY-2003 – 31-AUG-2004 INSTAP Research Fellow Institute of Archaeology University College London, United Kingdom
01-MAY-2001 – 30-APR-2003 Leverhulme Research Associate Institute of Archaeology University College London, United Kingdom
Academic Background
2001   Doctorat University College London
1997   Master of Arts University College London
1995   Bachelor of Arts (Honours) University of Oxford
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