Dr Neal Johnson


Lecturer in Archaeology & Heritage Studies

Geography, Archaeology and the Environment

Contact Details

email: n.johnson@worc.ac.uk (Room EE1024)

I am a lecturer within the Geography, Archaeology & the Environment department of the School 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 contribute to other modules within the degree program.


PhD Archaeology (University of Worcester, 2015)

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

Current Teaching

Introduction to Heritage (ARCH 1102)

Archaeology of Britain (ARCH 1107)        

Archaeological Investigations (ARCH 1108)

Landscape Archaeology (ARCH 2120)

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GEOG 2113)

Archaeology and Heritage Extension Module (ARCH 3103) 


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