Current research projects
1. Near Elloughton A site of National and International significance. Main features: A Roman settlement including buildings with mosaic and painted plaster, the earliest dated square barrow burial in the region, Anglo Saxon burials in chests with iron fittings. Activity from the Neolithic to the early medieval period and the potential link with the Anglo-Saxon high status settlement/ monastery at Flixborough and Roman town of Brough.
2. The Arras Culture Geophysical survey and research at Arras Iron Age cemetery The first full integrated survey of this Iron Age type site – see Publications
3. Petuaria Revisited
Archaeological director of Roman Brough project. Geophysical surveys shows the site to be much more extensive than previously thought. Discovery of Roman theatre/council chamber relating to unique inscription concerning dedication of a new stage. Featured on BBC Look North.
Lead Archaeologist Exploring a Yorkshire Wolds Village – National Lottery Heritage funded Community Heritage project. http://www.nunburnholmewithkilnwickpercypc.co.uk/. Discoveries include large Iron Age hilltop site at Nunburnholme Wold, location of Nunnery and other features by geophysical survey.
5. Excavation of ring fort at Kipling House Farm, Middleton on the Wolds, East Yorkshire – Later Bronze Age site, one of 4 of its type in England.
6. Aerial survey of Yorkshire Wolds a long term project to understanding the later prehistory and Roman eras on the Yorkshire Wolds. Major discoveries due to the dry summer of 2018. Featured on BBC Look North
https://theconversation.com/seen-from-the-air-the-dry-summer-reveals-an-ancient-harvest-of-archaeological-finds-101651 and British Archaeology (December 2018), the story was cover in 50 newspapers around the world
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.
- 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
Rebecca Ellis (AHRC Heritage Consortium), Animals in Iron Age Art
Jonny Farley (AHRC Heritage Consortium) Investigating Roman Brough (Petuaria)
Current MA by Thesis supervisions
Emma Cater, The Viking impact on eastern Yorkshire and Lincolnshire
Clare Whiteley - later prehistoric and Roman landscapes on the Yorkshire Wolds
Paul Carter - Iron in Roman Eastern Yorkshire
Andy Godden - Late Neolithic Elites in Eastern Yorkshire
Tony Hunt - The use of UAVs in Archaeological Survey