Roderick Salisbury

Postdoctoral Fellow

RG »Prehistoric Identities«


Telephone: +43 1 51581-6134

Location: Hollandstraße 11–13, 5th floor | 1020 Vienna

Biographical sketch

Prehistoric archaeologist with a research focus on the European Neolithic, Copper and Bronze Ages. His research focuses on human-environmental interactions, landscape, household and settlement archaeology, and social organization and use of space. Methods include GIS based spatial analysis and geoarchaeology. His recent monograph ‘Soilscapes in Archaeology: Settlement and Social Organization in the Neolithic of the Great Hungarian Plain’ was published with Archaeolingua in 2016.
After taking his PhD at the University at Buffalo in 2010, Salisbury was a post-doc at the University of Leicester, and lectured at the Universities of Nottingham and Leicester in the UK. In 2012, he obtained a position as Marie Curie Experienced Researcher at Airborne Technologies in Austria. In January 2016, he gained a post-doc position doing GIS and contextual analysis for the project “Social Status of Motherhood in Bronze Age Europe”, and since June 2016 is a post-doc on the ERC-funded project “The Value of Mothers to Society”.

    Research interests

    • Human-environmental interactions, landscape and cultural soilscapes
    • Cultural Ecology and Historical Ecology
    • Household archaeology
    • Social organization and use of space
    • Neolithic, Copper Age and Bronze Age of Central and Southeast Europe
    • Late Archaic and Woodland of eastern North America
    • Geoarchaeology and archaeological soil chemistry
    • Settlement archaeology, spatial analyses and GIS-based activity areas research



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