Dr. Courtney Nimura

Research Profile

I completed my PhD in Archaeology at the University of Reading, for which I created a Scandinavian-wide GIS survey of prehistoric rock art and used this to discuss maritime rock art and human responses to environmental change. The monograph of this research was published in 2015 (http://www.oxbowbooks.com/oxbow/prehistoric-rock-art-in-scandinavia.html). I have an MA Distinction in Maritime Archaeology from the Institute of Archaeology, University College London. Prior to my settlement in the UK, I worked at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (USA) in Conservation and Collections Management. I completed my BFA (University of California, Santa Cruz) and MFA (Tufts University, SMFA) in fine art, art history and museum studies.

Current activities and projects
I am currently a Researcher on the Celtic Coin Index Digital project, and also run fieldwork on rock art sites in Sweden annually. I am also the Assistant Editor of Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society, and a member of Wolfson College, Oxford.

Previous activities and projects
Previously I was a Research Fellow at the Place, Evolution and Rock Art Heritage Unit at Griffith University (Australia) on the Australian Research Council Laureate project: Australian Rock Art History, Conservation and Indigenous Wellbeing. Prior to that, I was a researcher on the Leverhulme-funded project 'European Celtic Art in Context' at the Institute of Archaeology, Oxford and a Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College.


  • Meetings Between Strangers in the Nordic Bronze Age: The Evidence of Southern Swedish Rock Art

    NIMURA, C, Bradley, R, Skoglund, P
  • Navigating Inland: Bronze Age Watercraft and the Lakes of Southern Sweden

    NIMURA, C, Skoglund, P, Bradley, R
  • Making Mounds: Monuments in Eurasian Prehistory

    Edited by:
    Romankiewicz, T, Fernandez-Gotz, M, Lock, G, Buchsenschutz, O
  • Art in the Eurasian Iron Age

    Edited by:
    NIMURA, C, GOSDEN, C, HOMMEL, P, Chittock, H
  • Context, connections and scale: An introduction

    NIMURA, C, GOSDEN, C, HOMMEL, P, Chittock, H
    Edited by:
    NIMURA, C, GOSDEN, C, HOMMEL, P, Chittock, H