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Professor Simon Stoddart

Professor Simon Stoddart is a Fellow and College Lecturer in Archaeology at Magdalene.

Professor Stoddart's research interests include Iron Age Europe, especially Italian and Maltese archaeology, complex societies and the computer visualisation and analysis of archaeological landscapes.

Professor Stoddart is the Graduate Admissions Officer at the Department of Archaeology, his main teaching focus is on Later European Prehistory (especially the Iron Age) for Part II and Mphils and the interdisciplinary paper for Part I (Becoming Human), drawing on Social Anthropology, Biological Anthropology and Behavioural Psychology as well as Archaeology.

Research Interests


1987: Ph.D. University of Cambridge, England.

1983: M.A. Anthropology. University of Michigan, U.S.A.

1980: B.A. Cambridge. Archaeology and Anthropology. 

Selected Publications

Stoddart, S. 2020. Power and Place in Etruria. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Stoddart, S., Palmisano, A., Redhouse, D, Barker, G., di Paola, G, Rasmussen, T., Samuels, T and Terrenato, N., Witcher, R. 2020. Patterns of Etruscan urbanism.  In Fulminante, F., Hanson, J.W., Ortman, S.G., Bettencourt, L.M.A. (eds) Where Do Cities Come From and Where Are They Going To? Modelling Past and Present Agglomerations to Understand Urban Ways of Life Frontiers. Digital Humanities (Digital Archaeology) 7:1. doi: 10.3389/fdigh.2020.00001

Stoddart, S. 2020. An Etruscan Urban agenda: the weaving together of traditions. Journal of Urban Archaeology 1, 88-121.

Malone, C., Stoddart, S., Trump, D., Bonanno, A, Gouder, T. and Pace, A. (eds.), 2009. Mortuary ritual in prehistoric Malta. The Brochtorff Circle excavations (1987-1994). Cambridge: McDonald Institute.

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London
  • Member of the Institute of Field Archaeologists.