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Professor Robert Van de Noort

Professor of Wetland Archaeology


I am a landscape archaeologist with a particular interest in wetlands. My main field projects were on the Humber Wetlands Project and the excavation of Sutton Common, an Iron Age 'marsh-fort' in South Yorkshire. My other research is focused on the archaeology of the North Sea, the sewn-plank boats of the Bronze Age, the impact of climate change on wetlands, and the perceptions of wetlands and the sea in the past and present. My most recent book is Climate Change Archaeology, building resilience from research in the world's Coastal Wetlands , published by OUP in October 2013.  For more details, click the Research tab.

Other functions that keep me occupied include the Deanship of the College of Social Sciences and International Studies, and the Chairmanship of the South West Regional Flood and Coastal Committee.