Associate Professor Nicola SternAssociate Professor, Archaeology
Dr Nicola Stern is a Palaeolithic Archaeologist interested in the contribution that Archaeology makes to our understanding of the narrative and dynamics of human evolution. Her research interests straddle both ends of the time scale, and include investigation of the Early Stone Age in East Africa and the late Pleistocene of Australia. A general interest in the problem of how we know what we think we know about the distant past has spawned more specific interests, including investigation of the way sites form, the information that can be generated from chipped stone artefacts, and the behavioural information that can be generated from agglomerations of material remains scattered across ancient landscapes. She has a particular interest in the way in which site formation processes and time structure the archaeological record and the implications of this for the information archaeologists can hope to generate about the past.