Roderick Salisbury, Ph.D.

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Körös Region, Hungary
Honorary Visiting Fellow, School of Archaeology and Ancient History, University of Leicester

Dr. Salisbury is a visiting fellow at the School of Archaeology and Ancient History, University of Leicester. He received his M.A. in anthropology from the University of Buffalo, SUNY, in 2004 and completed his Ph.D. there in 2010.

Dr. Salisbury's research focuses on the archaeology of households, settlements, and landscapes, and the development of cultural soilscapes by early agrarian societies, through geoarchaeology, palaeoenvironmental reconstruction, and GIS. He is particularly interested in how human societies accommodate environmental change, and the role of landscapes/soilscapes in social organization and the formation of community.

Dr. Salisbury began fieldwork in Hungary in 2005 after nearly ten years of work on the prehistory of Northeast North America, including some time in commercial archaeology. He has also participated on archaeological research projects of Neolithic, Bronze Age, and Iron Age sites in Austria, Denmark, England, and Scotland.

He directed the Neolithic Archaeological Sediments, Berettyó-Körös (NASBeK) project, involving survey, coring, and geochemical analysis of Late Neolithic and Early Copper Age settlements in Békés County, Hungary. Most recently he participated with the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection on geophysical survey and excavation of the Hornsburg 2 Kreisgrabenanlagen in Lower Austria. For more information about Dr. Salisbury and his research, please visit his page.