Dr Neal Johnson


Associate Lecturer in Archaeology

Geography and Archaeology

Contact Details

email: n.johnson@worc.ac.uk

I am a lecturer within the Archaeology and Geography department of the Institute of Science and the Environment, with broad interests in the archaeology of landscapes and Neolithic and Bronze Age Britain.

My research has focused on the Early Bronze Age, in particular the landscape settings of round barrows in the counties of the Welsh border region. I have experience of different methods of landscape investigation including earthwork, topographic and geophysical survey, aerial photography and map analysis. I have conducted fieldwork at a number of sites, primarily utilising Real Time Kinematic (RTK) and Differential GPS, and Total Stations in conjunction with Geographical Information System (GIS).

In addition to my main teaching duties I am a supervisor on the residential Field Excavation module (ARCH 2123) and provide technical assistance on other modules including Forensic Archaeology (BIOS 3051) and Neolithic and Bronze Age Britain (ARCH 3011). I have previously worked as a GIS and Mapping technician at the University of Worcester, providing technical support to staff and students.


PhD Archaeology (University of Worcester, 2015)

BSc (Hons) Archaeology and Landscape Studies (University of Worcester, 2009)

Current Teaching

Archaeological Investigations (ARCH 1108)        

Landscape Archaeology (ARCH 2120)       

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GEOG 2113)   


Johnson, N. (2017) Early Bronze Age round barrows of the Anglo-Welsh border, BAR British Series 632. Oxford: British Archaeological Reports

Conference Papers

Trelystan and Four Crosses: Bronze Age burial through time. Paper presented at Understanding the Marches: a day school to celebrate the work of Bill Britnell and CPAT. Shrewsbury, May 2014

Developing Course Materials using Technology Based Learning in Archaeology. Demonstration at the Annual UW Learning, Teaching and Student Experience Conference, June 2014

Different times, same place: an archaeological perspective. Paper presented at Research Focus Day: “a place, a space”. University of Worcester, June 2012