School of History, Classics and Archaeology

David Cockcroft

David Cockcroft

Identifying patterns of personhood in the Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Age funerary monuments of Yorkshire.

Subject area: Archaeology
Supervision team: Chris Fowler and Jan Harding

Personal profile

Currently, my research is concentrating on examining the connection between conceits of material culture, the body and landscape in the British Early Bronze Age period, with specific reference to the archaeologically rich area of the county of Yorkshire.

However, prehistory is not an exclusive interest and previous research projects have examined the publics’ reaction to human remains in museums as well as analysing the scientific discourses surrounding Egyptian mummies and their examination.

In addition, I am interested in the teaching and writing aspect of academia, promoting the study of archaeology but also other disciplines in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.


MSc. Forensic and Biological Anthropology (Bournemouth University)
Introduction to Teaching and Learning in Higher Education – Part A (Newcastle University)


  • October 2007: ‘Antiquaries & Archaists’ – Seminar attendance
  • April 2003: ‘C-SAP: Teaching Controversial Topics’ – Seminar attendance
  • April 2009: ‘Association of Social Anthropologists 2009’ – Conference attendance
  • September 2009: ‘Death, Dying & Disposal 2009’ – Presentation of a paper
  • May 2010: Postgraduate Forum Annual Conference – Conference attendance


  • ARA1030: The Archaeology of Britain from the Romans to the 20th Century
  • ARA3025: A Social Prehistory of the British Neolithic and Early Bronze Age
  • ARA 1028: Prehistoric Britain
  • PARTNERS Summer School