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Professor Linda Hurcombe


Linda Hurcombe dug on a medieval site in Bristol for a year before undertaking a BA in Archaeology from Southampton University and a PhD from Sheffield University on microwear analysis of obsidian tools. During her doctoral research she learnt to knap and conducted extensive experiments with stone tools on a range of materials which led to her wide interests in artefacts and material culture studies and experimental archaeology. She worked on a variety of field projects and as a community archaeologist before holding a series of temporary lectureships at Sheffield then Exeter Universities. She was appointed to a permanent lectureship at Exeter in 1996 and is now a Professor. She set up the MA in Experimental Archaeology and became its first director.  She has been Head of Department for four years and has filled most roles in the Department as well as serving on senate and its committees. 

She has been  editor of PAST, the newsletter of the Prehistoric Society.

Membership of Societies:

Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries
Member of Prehistoric Society
Member of Lithic Studies Society