Peter Halkon

Dr Peter Halkon

Senior Lecturer in Archaeology

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Arts Cultures and Education
  • School of Histories Languages and Cultures

Summary

Dr Peter Halkon has a fascination for landscape archaeology, particularly of the later prehistoric and Roman periods. He has directed award-winning fieldwork, co-run with Professor Martin Millett (Cambridge University) in the Foulness Valley, East Yorkshire, where discoveries included the Iron Age Hasholme logboat, large scale Iron Age iron production sites and Roman settlements (see publications). Dr Halkon continues to lead archaeology projects in the region. Formerly a teacher of history and archaeology, he was Education Officer for the Council for British Archaeology and York Archaeological Trust, taught part-time at Leeds and until recently ran the part-time Archaeology BA at Hull.

Undergraduate

Level 4 - The Archaeology of Britain - Archaeology, Theories, Methods and Practice - Classical Civilisations Level 5 - Research Design and GIS for Archaeologists - The Archaeology of Roman Britain Level 6 - The Parisi: Britons and Romans in Eastern Yorkshire - Final Year Dissertation

Postgraduate

Dr Halkon looks forward to supervising PhD and Masters students in subjects relating to Iron Age Britain, Roman Britain, early iron production and landscape archaeology. Completed PhDs- Yvonne Inall (Australia) In search of the spear people: the archaeology of Iron Age weapons and warfare in East Yorkshire in their European Context, co-supervised with Dr Malcolm Lillie (2015) Current PhD supervisions- Zechariah Jinks-Fredrick (USA), Constructing Iron Age Communities: A Study on the Depositional Praxis of Iron Objects in Britain, Scotland, and Wales from 800BC-50AD Current MA supervisions- Emma Cater, MA by Thesis on Viking impact on eastern Yorkshire and Lincolnshire - Clare Whiteley is researching for an MA by Thesis on later prehistoric and Roman landscapes on the Yorkshire Wolds - Paul Carter is starting an MA by Thesis on Iron in Roman Eastern Yorkshire

Book

Hayton, East Yorkshire: Archaeological Studies of the Iron Age and Roman Landscapes

(2015). Hayton, East Yorkshire: Archaeological Studies of the Iron Age and Roman Landscapes

Book Chapter

PUTTING SOME IRON BACK IN THE IRON AGE: A CASE STUDY FROM THE UK

Halkon, P. (2016). PUTTING SOME IRON BACK IN THE IRON AGE: A CASE STUDY FROM THE UK. In Archaeometallurgy in Europe IV, 205-214

Iron and the Parisi

Halkon, P. (2014). Iron and the Parisi . Early Iron in Europe, 203 - 214. Monographies Instrumentum editions monique mergoil

What have experimental archaeologists done for us? Iron in the East Yorkshire Iron Age

Halkon, P. (2013). What have experimental archaeologists done for us? Iron in the East Yorkshire Iron Age. Accidental and Experimental Archaeometallurgy, 111 - 118. Historical Metallurgical Society

Iron, Myth and Magic - perceptions of smiths and metalworkers through cultural evidence in Britain and beyond

Halkon, P. (2013). Iron, Myth and Magic - perceptions of smiths and metalworkers through cultural evidence in Britain and beyond. The World of Iorn, 188 - 200. Archetype Publications