Wendy Morrison

Dr Wendy Morrison

Postdoctoral Researcher

Institute of Archaeology
36 Beaumont St, Oxford, OX1 2PG

Tel: +44 (0)1865 278148

Fax: +44 (0)1865 278254

E-mail: wendy.morrison@arch.ox.ac.uk

Research interests

  • Late Bronze Age/Iron Age Britain
  • Networks in later prehistoric Europe
  • Archaeological fieldwork methodologies and practice
  • Prehistoric social structure
  • Digital spatial data
  • Transition in the past

Primary Geographic Area

Later prehistoric Northern Europe

Current Activities/Projects

I have been working on a variety of GIS-driven landscape projects with a heavy focus on the use of developer-funded data. I am also a British Academy International Mobility Partnership grant holder, collaborating with the Nationanl Museum Insititute (Delhi) and Deccan College (Pune) on an examination of Harappan bronze chemical analyses. I also am engaged in research with Cotswold Archaeology adn Historic England, exploring the potential of large scale developer funded geophysical survey and how to better utilise results through GIS.

Thesis Supervision

  • How did the iron industry in Britain change from the Iron Age to the Roman period? (Steven Crabb, Hertford)
  • Roles of weapons: significance, identity and value in Shang (c. 1600-1050 BC) society China (Qin Cao, LMH)


Morrison, W.A. (2015) Complex assemblages, complex social structures: Rural Settlements in the Upper and Middle Thames Valley 100BC to AD100. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Thomas, R., Morrison, W, and Gosden, C. (2015). Laying bare the Upper Thames Valley. British Archaeology 140:24-29.

Morrison, W.A., Thomas, R.M., & Gosden, C. 2014 ‘Laying bare the landscape: commercial archaeology and the potential of digital spatial data’. Internet Archaeology doi.org/10.11141/ia.36.9

Morrison, W.A. & Crawford, S. (2013) ‘Reassessing toys in the archaeological assemblage: a    case study from Dorchester on Thames’. Childhood in the Past 6(1): 52-65.

Morrison, W. A. (2013) ‘A fresh eye on familiar objects: Rethinking Toiletry Sets in Roman Britain’. Oxford Journal of Archaeology 32(2): 221-30.

Booth, P., Gosden, C., Hamerow, H., Hey, G., Metcalfe, J., Morrison, W., Richards, J., & Wilkinson, D. R. P. (2012) The Discovering Dorchester on Thames Project: a report on the excavations 2007-2011. Eynsham: Information Press.

Morrison, W.A. (2012) ‘What have the Romans ever done for ewe?: an examination of the Cotswold sheep lineage from the archaeological evidence’ Cotswold Sheep Society Newsletter-October 2012

Morrison, W.A. (2009) A synthesis of antiquarian observation and archaeological excavation at Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. BAR 491; Archaeopress: Oxford

Morrison, W.A. (2007) ‘Homo Britannicus by Chris Stringer: a review’. Archaeological Review from Cambridge 22(2).

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