University of Aberdeen
Current Position Senior Lecturer in Archaeology
Previous Position Lecturer in Archaeology
Telephone 01224273191
Departments School of Geosciences
Quadrat Core Themes Biodiversity
Methods I Use Historical Archaeology, Historical Landscape Analysis


Key Research Interests

  • Cultural / environmental colonisation
  • Post-medieval archaeology
  • Landscape history
  • Interdisciplinarity
  • Community approaches

Recent Key Papers

3 Recent Key Papers

  • Oliver, J., 2020. On interdisciplinarity and historical archaeology. In The Routledge Handbook of Global Historical Archaeology(pp. 264-288). Routledge.
  • Vergunst, J., Curtis, E., Curtis, N., Oliver, J. and Shepherd, C., 2019. Shaping heritage in the landscape among communities past and present. Heritage as Community Research: Legacies of Co-production, p.27-50.
  • Oliver, J., Armstrong, J., Milek, K., Schofield, J.E., Vergunst, J., Brochard, T., Gould, A. and Noble, G., 2016. The Bennachie colony: A nineteenth-century informal community in northeast Scotland. International Journal of Historical Archaeology, 20(2), pp.341-377.

Summary Title of Current Studentships

  • The representation of prehistory in Punch cartoons
  • The archaeology of fish traps in Northeast Scotland
  • QUADRAT DTP student, Louise Smith: The historical ecology of lowland hillscapes: assessing the impact of post-medieval settlement colonisation on relationships between humans, animals, and plants