Professor Alan Outram


Professor Outram regularly leads groups of students in the field, whether this be in North America or Central Asia, where students directly participate in ongoing research. Back at Exeter, students also have the opportunity to engage in real research questions through project work and dissertations that relate to real research questions. Alan encourages  undergraduates and masters students to undertake dissertation work that involves the practical acquisition of primary data, particularly though zooarchaeological analyses and experiments.

He teaches on topics such as the archaeology and anthropology of hunter-gatherers, the origins of farming and early pastoral societies, past foodways, and techniques of zooarchaeology, experimental archaeology and general archaeological and forensic sciences. This teaching is always fully informed by his active research in these areas. Alan encourages active participation and discussion by students and takes great pleasure from facilitating students in meeting their full potential.

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