(Late) Ralph Rowlett

Professor Emeritus
112 Swallow Hall
ralph.rowlett@gmail.com
Research

Old World Prehistory, principally Eurasia in the Iron and Bronze Ages

Bio

My primarily research is oriented toward Old World Prehistory, principally Eurasia in the Iron and Bronze Ages, but at times I work on earlier materials, extending back into the Palaeolithic.

Occasionally I do participate in crisis archaeology on endangered sites in North America, including Greenland.  Topically, my concerns are with archaeological method and theory, socio-cultural reconstruction, lithic analysis and archaeometry.  Currently I am investigating the Bronze Age monkey trade from the African Nile Valley into southeastern Europe.  I am also trying to determine the source of the fatal arrowhead that killed Oetzi the Iceman, research that takes me to Romania.

I continue with writing the excavation reports for the Iron Age strata on the Titelberg hillfort in SW Luxemburg, the site from which comes the term "Indiana" (from a Gaullish patrilineal clan)  that eventually became the name of Roman cavalry squadron and an American state.