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Dr Fraser Sturt is a Professor of Archaeology at the University of Southampton.

Dr Sturt is a specialist in maritime prehistory and geoarchaeology and who has worked on projects both on land and underwater across the globe: from survey and excavation in South, Central and North America, through to diver and ROV work in Europe.  Over the last five years his research interests have seen him work on a variety of Research Council funded projects whilst also developing close collaborative links with offshore industries.  Dr Sturt is a member of the Computational Modelling and the Sustainability Science Research Groups.  In addition, whilst the majority of his teaching is carried out in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities he also contributes to modules in the school of ocean and earth sciences, as well as broader university-wide multidisciplinary programmes.

Research interests

Dr Sturt research interests include Holocene palaeoenvironmental and palaeo-oceanographic change, integration of geophysical and geotechnical data to model prehistoric landscapes, prehistoric seafaring, and understanding the changing relationships between people, land and sea throughout prehistory. In particular he works on acquisition and integration of diverse datasets through use of advanced computational systems; from data capture in the field through to modelling in the laboratory. Within all of this work his interest remains focused on what the products of these methods offer us in terms of improving our understanding of past societies.