Professor Alan Outram


Professor Outram read for his BA in Archaeology at Durham University and, having developed a fascination for the archaeology of animal bones, went on to take an MSc in Environmental Archaeology and Palaeoeconomics at the University of Sheffield. He returned to Durham to undertake his PhD under the supervision of Peter Rowley-Conwy. The title of his thesis was "The Idenitification and Palaeoeconomic Context of Prehistoric Bone Marrow and Grease Exploitation". The research combined zooarchaeological analysis with experimental work.

Following his PhD, Alan worked in professional archaeology for about one year, firstly in Stoke-on-Trent and then for Canterbury Archaeological Trust. He has since lectured at Exeter for the past 18 years and is now Professor of Archaeological Science and the current Head of Archaeology.

Editorial Positions:

Editor-in-chief of Routledge journal Science and Technology of Archaeological Research (STAR).

Advisory Board Member (and former Executive Editor), World Archaeology (a Routledge journal)

Honorary Positions:

Adjunct Professor of Anthropology, Augustana University, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Advisory Committee Member, Shanghai Archaeology Forum.

Memberships of Societies and Professional Bodies:

Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London (FSA)
Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (MCIfA)
Member of the Association for Environmental Archaeology
Member of the International Council for Archaeozoology
Member of the Prehistoric Society
Member of the British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology
Member of the Society for American Archaeology
Member of the European Association of Archaeologists
Honorary Life Member of the Stoke-on-Trent City Museum Archaeological Society