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Prof. Vicki Cummings

Professor of Neolithic Archaeology

School of Forensic and Applied Sciences

Maudland Building, MB107B

+44 (0) 1772 89 3499

vcummings1@uclan.ac.uk

Subject Areas: Archaeology

Vicki specialises in the Mesolithic and Neolithic of Britain and Ireland, with a particular focus on monuments and landscape. She has a broader interest in hunting and gathering populations, interpretive archaeology and stone tools.

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Vicki is a Professor of Neolithic Archaeology at the University of Central Lancashire where she has worked since 2004. She specialises in the Mesolithic and Neolithic of Britain and Ireland, with a particular focus on the transition period, monuments and landscape. She has a broader interest in hunting and gathering populations and stone tools. Over the last decade she has excavated a series of Neolithic monuments including Clyde cairns, Bargrennan monuments and dolmens. She is currently running a project in Orkney with colleagues at the University of the Highlands and Islands. She is Research Lead for the archaeology group, and is also the Research and Innovation Lead for the School as a whole.
 

Qualifications

PhD in Archaeology from Cardiff University (2001)

Publications

Cummings, V. 2017. The Neolithic of Britain and Ireland. London: Routledge.

Bickle, P., Cummings, V., Hofmann, D. and Pollard, J. (eds). 2017. Europe in the Neolithic: essays in honour of Professor Alasdair Whittle. Oxford: Oxbow.

Cummings, V. and Richards, C. 2016. A monumental task: building the great dolmens of Britain and Ireland. In C. Scarre and L. Laporte (eds), The megalithic architectures of Europe, 49-58. Oxford: Oxbow.

Cummings, V. and Robinson, G. 2015. The Southern Kintyre Project: exploring social interactions across the Irish Sea from the Mesolithic to the Bronze Age. Oxford: British Archaeological Reports 618.

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Research

Teaching activities and responsibilities

Module tutor for:
FZ1203: History of Archaeological Thought
FZ2204: Neolithic Britain and Ireland
FZ2206: Thinking about the past: archaeological theory
FZ3202: Archaeological dissertation
FZ3203: Hunter-gatherers: past and present
FZ4003: MSci archaeology dissertation

Contributions to:
FZ1202: Introduction to archaeology
FZ1205: Bodies, bones and burials
FZ2201: Archaeological fieldwork 1
FZ2202: Archaeological research and study

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Academia

Membership of professional and learned bodies

  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Archaeologists (MCIFA)
  • Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London (FSA)
  • Member of the Higher Education Academy
  • Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (FSAScot)
  • Member of the Prehistoric Society