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Mr Duncan Hale

Senior Archaeologist in the Department of Archaeology

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Duncan has been involved in archaeological fieldwork since 1979, specialising in archaeological geophysics since 1992. He has been in archaeological project management roles for sixteen years and has directed a number of large multi-component projects, predominantly in northern England. He has conducted some 650 geophysical survey projects across the UK and abroad, with some projects involving over 100 separate surveys. Duncan is a consultant for the forthcoming revised edition of the English Heritage geophysical survey guidelines. He has a BA in Prehistory and Archaeology from Sheffield University and is a member of the following professional and research bodies: Institute of Field Archaeologists (MIFA); Council for British Archaeology; International Society for Archaeological Prospection; and the Association for Environmental Archaeology.

Research Groups

Department of Archaeology

  • Northern Communities

Research Projects

Department of Archaeology

  • Early urbanism in prehistoric Europe?: the case of the Tripillia mega-sites
  • The Natal Landscape of the Buddha, Phase II: Tilaurakot
  • Uncovering Kathmandu's Early Urbanism
  • Understanding Pilgrimage & Heritage in India