Professor Peter Mitchell

Research Profile

Research Activities

Hunter-gatherer settlement-subsistence systems and reconstruction of late Quaternary environments in theLesotho highlands, southern Africa. Early archaeological research and history of collections in southern Africa.

  • Chemical evidence of dairying by hunter-gatherers in highland Lesotho in the late first millennium AD.

    Fewlass, H, Mitchell, PJ, Casanova, E, Cramp, LJE
  • ‘A horse-race is the same all the world over’: the cultural context of horse racing in Native North America

  • Ostrich eggshell bead strontium isotopes reveal persistent macroscale social networking across late Quaternary southern Africa.

    Stewart, BA, Zhao, Y, Mitchell, PJ, Dewar, G, Gleason, JD, Blum, JD
  • Moshebi's shelter at fifty: Reinvestigating the Later Stone Age of the Sehlabathebe Basin, Lesotho

    Mitchell, P, Arthur, C, Pinto, H, Capelli, C
  • Late Pleistocene human occupation in the Maloti-Drakensberg region of southern Africa: New radiocarbon dates from Rose Cottage Cave and inter-site comparisons

    Loftus, E, Pargeter, J, Mackay, A, Stewart, BA, Mitchell, P

Undergraduate teaching

Undergraduate course convenor for:

  • Honour Moderations Paper 1  - Introduction to World Archaeology
  • FHS Option paper: Archaeology of Southern African Hunter-Gatherers
  • FHS Option paper: Farming & Early States in Sub-Saharan Africa

Undergraduate course lecturer for:

  • FHS Core Paper 3  - Landscape and Ecology
  • FHS Core Paper 4 - Urbanisation and Change in Complex Societies

Director of Studies for undergraduates at St Hugh's College

Postgraduate teaching

Postgraduate taught course options in: