Dr.

Roderick B. Salisbury

Roderick.Salisbury(at)oeaw.ac.at
+43 1 51581-6134

Biography

Prehistoric archaeologist with a research focus on the European Neolithic, Copper and Bronze Ages. His research focuses on human-environmental interactions, landscape, household and settlement archaeology, and social organization and use of space. Methods include GIS based spatial analysis and geoarchaeology. His recent monograph ‘Soilscapes in Archaeology: Settlement and Social Organization in the Neolithic of the Great Hungarian Plain’ was published with Archaeolingua in 2016.
After taking his PhD at the University at Buffalo in 2010, Salisbury was a post-doc at the University of Leicester, and lectured at the Universities of Nottingham and Leicester in the UK. In 2012, he obtained a position as Marie Curie Experienced Researcher at Airborne Technologies in Austria. In January 2016, he gained a post-doc position doing GIS and contextual analysis for the project “Social Status of Motherhood in Bronze Age Europe”, and since June 2016 is a post-doc on the ERC-funded project “The Value of Mothers to Society”.

Research interests

  • Human-environmental interactions, landscape and cultural soilscapes
  • Cultural Ecology and Historical Ecology
  • Household archaeology
  • Social organization and use of space
  • Neolithic, Copper Age and Bronze Age of Central and Southeast Europe
  • Late Archaic and Woodland of eastern North America
  • Geoarchaeology and archaeological soil chemistry
  • Settlement archaeology, spatial analyses and GIS-based activity areas research

Publications

Publikationen

2017

  • Salisbury, R.B. 2017. Links in the Chain: Evidence for Crafting and Activity Areas in Late Prehistoric Cultural Soilscapes, in A. Gorgues, K. Rebay-Salisbury, and R.B. Salisbury (eds) Material Chains in Late Prehistoric Europe and the Mediterranean: Time, Space and Technologies of Production. Mémoire 48. Bordeaux: Ausonius Editions, pp. 47–65.
  • Salisbury, R.B. and K. Rebay-Salisbury, 2017. Processes of theory: from production sequences and process to chaînes opératoires and object biographies, in A. Gorgues, K. Rebay-Salisbury, and R.B. Salisbury (eds) Material Chains in Late Prehistoric Europe and the Mediterranean: Time, Space and Technologies of Production. Mémoires 48. Bordeaux: Ausonius Editions, pp. 15–29.
  • Gorgues, A., K. Rebay-Salisbury, and R.B. Salisbury, 2017. Material chains in late prehistoric Europe and the Mediterranean: time, space, and technologies of production. An Introduction. In A. Gorgues, K. Rebay-Salisbury, and R.B. Salisbury (eds) Material Chains in Late Prehistoric Europe and the Mediterranean: Time, Space and Technologies of Production. Mémoires 48. Bordeaux: Ausonius Editions, pp. 9–13.

2016

  • Salisbury, R.B. 2016. Soilscapes in Archaeology: Settlement and Social Organization in the Neolithic of the Great Hungarian Plain. Prehistoric Research in the Körös Region, Vol. 3. Archaeolingua, Budapest.
  • Fábián, Sz., R.B. Salisbury, G. Serlegi, N. Larsson, Sz. Guba, G. Bácsmegi, 2016. Early settlement and trade in the Ipoly Region: Introducing the Ipoly-Szécsény Archaeological Project. Hungarian Archaeology E-journal, Spring 2016.

2015

  • Sarris, A., N. Papadopoulos, W.A. Parkinson, R.W. Yerkes, A. Gyucha, G. Bácsmegi, F.-X. Simon, P.R. Duffy and R.B. Salisbury, 2015. Unfolding the Neolithic wetlands landscape of Szeghalom-Kovácshalom in Hungary. Archaeologia Polona 53: 360–364.
  • Gyucha, A., R. W. Yerkes, W. A. Parkinson, N. Papadopoulos, A. Sarris, P.R. Duffy, and R. B. Salisbury 2015. Settlement Nucleation in the Neolithic: A Preliminary Report of the Körös Regional Archaeological Project’s Investigations at Szeghalom-Kovácshalom and Vésztő-Mágor, in Neolithic and Copper Age between the Carpathians and the Aegean Sea. Chronologies and Technologies from the 6th to the 4th Millennium BCE. International Workshop Budapest 2012, edited by Svend Hansen, Pál Raczky, Alexandra Anders, and Agathe Reingruber. Archäologie in Eurasien 31. Verlag Dr. Rudolf Habelt, Bonn, pp. 129–142.
  • Bede, A., R. B. Salisbury, A. I. Csathó, P. Czukor, D. G. Páll, G. Szilágyi, and P. Sümegi 2015. Report of the complex geoarcheological survey at the Ecse-halom kurgan in Hortobágy, Hungary, Central European Geology 58(3): 268–289.
  • Salisbury, R. B. 2015. HARC – the Hungarian Archaeological Research Circle: developing regional archaeological practice. The European Archaeologist 44: 23–24. Spring 2015.

2014

  • Salisbury, R. B. 2014. Review: Moments in time. Papers presented to Pál Raczky on his 60th birthday. Prehistoric Studies 1, by A. Anders, G. Kulcsár, V. Kiss, G. Kalla and G. Szabó (eds), Budapest, L'Harmattan Kiadó, 2013. European Journal of Archaeology 17: 549–553.
  • Duffy, P. R., G. Parditka, J. I. Giblin, L. Paja and R. B. Salisbury 2014. Discovering Mortuary Practices in the Körös River Basin, Hungary. Hungarian Archaeology E-journal, Autumn 2014.

2013

  • Salisbury, R. B. and G. Bácsmegi, 2013. Resilience in the Neolithic: how people may have mitigated environmental change in prehistory. Anthropologie Brno: International Journal of the Science of Man 51(2): 143–155.
  • Pauknerová, K., R. B. Salisbury and M. Baumanová, 2013. Human-landscape interaction in prehistoric Central Europe: analysis of natural and built environments. Anthropologie Brno: International Journal of the Science of Man 51(2): 131–142.
  • Salisbury, R. B., G. Bácsmegi and P. Sümegi 2013. Preliminary environmental historical results to reconstruct prehistoric human-environmental interactions in Eastern Hungary. Central European Journal of Geosciences 5(3): 331–343. DOI:10.2478/s13533-012-0133-8
  • Salisbury, R. B., G. Bertók and G. Bácsmegi 2013. Integrated Prospection Methods to Define Small-site Settlement Structure: a Case Study from Neolithic Hungary. Archaeological Prospection 20(1): 1–10. DOI:10.1002/arp.1442
  • Salisbury, R. B. 2013. Interpolating Geochemical Patterning of Activity Zones at Late Neolithic and Early Copper Age Settlements in Eastern Hungary. Journal of Archaeological Science 40: 926–934. DOI:10.1016/j.jas.2012.10.009
  • Salisbury, R. B. 2013. Integrating archaeo-geochemical methods for intra-site archaeological prospection. In Archaeological Prospection: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Archaeological Prospection, W. Neuabauer, I. Trinks, R. B. Salisbury and C. Einwögerer (eds), pp 92–94. Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna.

2012

  • Salisbury, R. B. 2012. Place and Identity: Networks of Neolithic Communities in Central Europe. Documenta Praehistorica 39: 203–214.
  • Salisbury, R. B. 2012. Soilscapes and settlements: remote mapping of activity areas in unexcavated prehistoric farmsteads. Antiquity 86(331): 178–190.
  • Salisbury, R. B. 2012. Engaging with Soil Materiality, Past and Present. Journal of Material Culture 17(1):23–41.
  • Salisbury, R. B. and G. Bácsmegi 2012. Neolithic Archaeology and Soilscapes Körös Area: 2011 – Survey Year. Newsletter of the Archaeological Geology Division of the Geological Society of America, April 2012, 6–7.

2011

  • Salisbury, R. B. 2011. Review: Challenging Climate Change: Competition and Cooperation among Pastoralists and Agriculturalists in Northern Mesopotamia (c. 3000–1600 BC), by Arne Wossink, Leiden: Sidestone Press, 2009. European Journal of Archaeology, 14: 316–319.
  • Salisbury, R. B. 2011. Review: Domestic Space in Classical Antiquity (Key Themes in Ancient History), by Lisa C. Nevett, Cambridge/New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010. Bryn Mawr Classical Review, 2011.06.35.

2010

  • Parkinson, W. A., R. W. Yerkes, A. Gyucha, M. R. Morris, A. Sarris and R. B. Salisbury. 2010. Early Copper Age Settlements in the Körös Region of the Great Hungarian Plain. Journal of Field Archaeology 35(2):164–183. doi:10.1179/009346910X12707321520675
  • Salisbury, R. B. 2010. Rejection of Urban Sedentism: Settlement Transitions in Southeast Hungarian Prehistory. In Fulbright Student Conference Papers, AY 2007–2008, pp. 13–29. Hungarian-American Commission for Educational Exchange, Budapest.
  • Salisbury, R. B. 2010. Neolithic Settlements and Soilscapes in Eastern Hungary, The European Archaeologist 34: 5–7. Winter 2010.

2009

  • Salisbury, R. B. 2009. Reimagining Regional Analysis in Archaeology. In Reimagining Regional Analyses – the Archaeology of Spatial and Social Dynamics, T. L. Thurston and R. B. Salisbury (eds.), pp. 2–15. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle.
  • Salisbury, R. B. and M. R. Morris 2009. Social and Settlement Dynamics in the Hungarian Late Neolithic and Early Copper Age – A Regional Inquiry. In Reimagining Regional Analyses – the Archaeology of Spatial and Social Dynamics, T.L. Thurston and R.B. Salisbury (eds.), pp. 130–163. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle.

2008

  • Salisbury, R. B. 2008. Az Alföld késő neolitikus és kora rézkori településszerkezetének vizsgálatai fúrásadatok elemzésével: A Neolithic Archaeological Settlements of the Berettyó–Körös Project (NASBeK) előzetes eredményei. In Körös-menti évezredek. Régészeti ökológiai és településtörténeti vizsgálatok a Körös-vidéken (Gyulai katalógusok 13), edited by G. Bóka and E. Martyin, pp. 41–64. Erkel Ferenc Múzeum, Gyula.

2007

  • Salisbury, R. B. 2007. Identifying the construction of social and ritual landscapes in northeastern North America. In Space – Archaeology’s Final Frontier? An Intercontinental Approach. R. B. Salisbury and D. Keeler (eds.), pp. 192–223. Cambridge Scholars Press, Newcastle.
  • Salisbury, R. B. 2007. Examining Archaeology’s Spatial Fabric. In Space – Archaeology’s Final Frontier? An Intercontinental Approach. R.B. Salisbury and D. Keeler (eds.), pp. 1–18, Cambridge Scholars Press, Newcastle.
  • Salisbury, R. B. and D. Keeler, 2007. Conclusion: The Future Development of Archaeological Spatial Analysis. In Space – Archaeology’s Final Frontier? An Intercontinental Approach. R. B. Salisbury and D. Keeler (eds.), pp. 290–301, Cambridge Scholars Press, Newcastle.

2005

  • Salisbury, R. B. and K. S. Niemel. 2005. Giant’s Grave: Exploring the Cultural Significance of Prehistoric Landscapes within the Genesee River Valley. Northeast Anthropology 69:35–57.
  • Salisbury R. B. and K. S. Niemel. 2005. Archaic Giant’s Grave: Exploring Site Distribution Within a Unique Micro-environment on the Alleghany Plateau, 4000–1500 BC. Journal of World Anthropology 2(1):288–314.

2001

  • Salisbury, R. B. 2001. Lithic and Ceramic Cross-Mends at the Eaton Site. The Bulletin: Journal of the New York State Archaeological Association 177:49–56.

 

Herausgeberschaften

  • Editor of TEA (The European Archaeologist, newsletter of the EAA)
  • Advisory Board, Interdisciplinaria Archaeologica – Natural Sciences in Archaeology (IANSA)

2017

  • Material Chains in Late Prehistoric Europe and the Mediterranean: Time, Space and Technologies of Production. Mémoires 48. Bordeaux: Ausonius Editions (with A. Gorgues and K. Rebay-Salisbury).

2013

  • Archaeological Prospection: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Archaeological Prospection. Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna (with W. Neubauer, I. Trinks, and C. Einwögerer)

2009

  • Reimagining Regional Analyses – the Archaeology of Spatial and Social Dynamics. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle (with T. L. Thurston)

2007

  • Space – Archaeology’s Final Frontier? An Intercontinental Approach. Cambridge Scholars Press, Newcastle (with D. M. Keeler)

Details

Details

Education

  • 2010
    Ph.D., Department of Anthropology, State University of New York at Buffalo. Dissertation: Sediments, Settlements and Space: a Practice Approach to Community Organization in the Late Neolithic of the Great Hungarian Plain.
  • 2010
    Certificate in Geographic Information (GI) Science, National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis, State University of New York at Buffalo
  • 2007–2008
    IIE Fulbright Fellow, Hungary
  • January – March 2006
    Visiting Student, Department of Archaeology and Wolfson College, University of Cambridge
  • 2004
    M.A., Department of Anthropology, State University of New York at Buffalo. Thesis: Intrasitial Patterns at a Late Woodland Village in Western New York.
  • 1999
    B.A. (summa cum laude), Department of Anthropology, Buffalo State College, SUNY. Thesis: Lithic and Ceramic Cross Mends at the Eaton Site.

 

Academic career

  • 2018
    Post-Doctoral Researcher and University Assistant, Environmental and Landscape Archaeology, Department of Prehistoric and Historical Archaeology, University of Vienna
  • 05–12/2017
    Post-Doctoral Researcher, Prospecting Boundaries – Archaeology Along the Mazaro, Department of Prehistoric and Historical Archaeology, University of Vienna
  • Since 2016
    Post-Doctoral Researcher, ERC Project ‘The value of mothers to society: responses to motherhood and child rearing practices in prehistoric Europe’, OREA, ÖAW
  • 01–06/2016
    Post-Doctoral Researcher, FWF Project ‘The social status of motherhood in Bronze Age Europe’, OREA, ÖAW
  • 2015–2016
    Post-Doctoral Researcher, Val di Pesa and Val Orme as a Changing Rural Landscape project, Department of Classical Archaeology, University of Vienna
  • Since 2013
    Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Prehistory and Historical Archaeology, University of Vienna
  • 2012–2014
    Marie Curie Experienced Researcher, Airborne Technologies GmbH
  • 2012
    Lecturer, Department of Archaeology, University of Nottingham
  • 2012
    Research Associate/Project Manager, Tracing Networks project, School of Archaeology and Ancient History, University of Leicester
  • Since 2010
    Honorary Visiting Fellow, School of Archaeology and Ancient History, University of Leicester

 

Reviews

  • Journals
    Antiquity
    Cambridge Archaeological Journal
    Geoderma
    Journal of Archaeological Science
    Journal of Field Archaeology
    Northeastern Historical Archaeology
    Plant and Soil
    Quaternary International
  • Grant agencies
    GAČR – Czech Science Foundation (Czech Republic)
    Hungarian Fulbright Association
    OTKA – Hungarian National Scientific Research Fund

 

Memberships

  • European Association of Archaeologists
  • Society for American Archaeology
  • Society fo Archaeological Science

Presentations

Vorträge

Vorträge der letzten Jahre

2017

  • Historical Landscape - Landscape Archeology: Results and Perspectives in Hungarian Archeological Research, Budapest [in Hungarian]: Roncsolásmentes régészeti kutatások az Ipoly-völgy középső szakaszán (Non-destructive archeological research on the middle section of the Ipoly valley) (with Sz. Fábián, Sz. Guba, N. Larsson, Sz. Czifra, G. Serlegi, T. Marton, K. Szilágyi, G. Bácsmegi, and P. Tóth), 07.11. 2017.
  • 4th Central Europe Theoretical Archaeology Group meeting – CE-TAG in Vienna, Austria: Investigating skeletons the interdisciplinary way (with K. Rebay-Salisbury and D. Pany-Kucera), 17.10.2017.
  • 23rd Annual Meetings of the European Association of Archaeologists in Maastricht, NL: Non-destructive multidisciplinary research in Northern Carpathian Basin – New results of ISzAP Project (with Sz. Fábián, N. Larsson, Sz. Guba, K. Szilágyi, G. Bácsmegi, Sz. Czifra, G. Serlegi, P. Tóth), 01.09.2017.
  • Prehistoric Techniques, Prehistoric Technologies. MOMOSZ 10: Prehistory Researchers Gathering, Százhalombatta, Hungary [in Hungarian]: Hagyományos technikák - hatékony megoldások? Technológiai megfigyelések a neolitikus Szécsény és Karancsság lelőhelyek pattintott kő anyagán (Conventional techniques - effective solutions? Technological observations of the Neolithic chipped stone materials from the Szécsény and Karancsság sites) (with K. Szilágyi, Sz. Fábián, K.T. Biró, Sz. Guba, N. Larrson, G. Bácsmegi), 07.04.2017.

2016

  • 3rd Central European Theoretical Archaeology Group meeting – Central European TAG, Bratislava, SK: Revisiting Contextual Archaeology – Butzer’s Contribution to ‘the multidimensional expression of human decision-making within the environment’, 10.11.2016.
  • 22nd Annual Meetings of the European Association of Archaeologists in Vilnius, Lithuania: Activity Zones and Community Formation: The Role of Spatial Structure in Early Nucleated Villages, 1.9.2016.

2015

  • Internationales ÖGUF-Symposium 2015, Kupferzet: Zeitalter des Wandels und der Inovationen at MAMUZ Museum Mistelbach: Environmental history of the Ecse-halom kurgan and Copper Age paleoecology in the eastern Carpathian Basin (with Á. Bede, A. I. Csathó, P. Czukor, D. Gergely Páll, G. Szilágyi and P. Sümegi), 16.10.2015.
  • 21st Annual Meetings of the European Association of Archaeologists in Glasgow, Scotland: A mixed-method approach to reconstructing the life-history of a Neolithic settlement in the Körös Basin, Hungary (with  G. Bácsmegi and A. Sarris), 3.9.2015.
  • 2nd Central European Theoretical Archaeology Group meeting – Central European TAG, Prague, CZ: A behavioral approach to soil as material culture, 12.5.2015

2014

  • 20th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists in Istanbul, Turkey: Interregional Networks: Szécsény-Ültetés in a Comparative Context (with Sz. Fábián, G. Bácsmegi and G. Serlegi), 13.9.2014.
  • 79th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology in Austin, Texas: Remote Sensing, Soil Cores and Systematic Survey in Mortuary Landscape Analysis (with P. R. Duffy, A. Sarris, L. Paja, G. Parditka, J. I. Giblin), 24.4.2014.
  • 115th Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America in Chicago: Neolithic Archaeology and Soilscapes: Collaboration, Knowledge Exchange and Friendship in the Körös Area (with G. Bácsmegi), 4.1.2014.

2013

  • 40th Annual Ontario Archaeological Society Symposium in Niagara Falls, Canada: A Point Refit Study of an Iroquoian Village (with W. Engelbrecht), 26.10.2013.
  • 19th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists in Pilsen, CZ: Neolithic transitions and (pre)historical ecology in the Central Körös Area of eastern Hungary (with G. Bácsmegi and P. Sümegi), 5.9.2013
  • New York State Archaeological Association (NYSAA) Annual Meeting in Watertown, NY: A Point Refit Study of an Iroquoian Village (with W. Engelbrecht), 26.4.2013.

 

Organization of Conferences & Workshops

2017

  • 4th Annual Central European Theoretical Archaeology Group (CE-TAG), Vienna, 16.–17.10.2017.

2016

  • What If We Build This Here? Spatial Patterns, Community Organization, and Identity at Nucleated Settlements, symposium for the 22nd Annual Meetings of the European Association of Archaeologists in Vilnius, Lithuania (with A. Gyucha)

2012

  • Human-landscape interaction in Prehistoric Central Europe: Analysis of natural and built environments, at the International Conference “Theory and method in the prehistoric archaeology of Central Europe,” Mikulov, Czech Republic, 24th–26th October 2012 (with K. Pauknerova, M. Baumanova, G. Bácsmegi)

2010

  • Socio-sedimentary Dialectics, symposium for the 16th Annual Meetings of the European Association of Archaeologists in The Hague, Netherlands, (with I. Woltinge)

2007

  • Reading Tells - Settlement Practice During the European Late Neolithic and Bronze Ages, formal symposium for the 13th Annual Meetings of the European Association of Archaeologists in Zadar, Croatia, (with A. Gyucha)

2006

  • Regional Analyses of Spatial and Social Dynamics, formal symposium for the 12th Annual Meetings of the European Association of Archaeologists in Cracow, Poland, (with T.L. Thurston)

2005

  • Agency within the Periphery: Views from Across the Globe, organized symposium at the 70th Annual Meetings of the Society for American Archaeology in Salt Lake City, Utah, (with K. Niemel)

 

Posters

2017

  • International Open Workshop Socio-Environmental Dynamics over the Last 12,000 Years: The Creation of Landscapes V, Kiel: Ipoly-Szécsény Archaeological Project (ISzAP) (with Sz. Fábián, G. Bácsmegi, Sz. Guba, N. Larsson, Sz. Czifra, K.T. Biró, K. Szilágy, T. Martin and G. Serlegi), 20.–24.03.2017.

Teaching

Teaching

  • 2013–present
    University of Vienna
    Contribution to 060063 VO Naturwissenschaftliche Methoden (Archäometrie), lectures on Archaeological geochemistry
  • 2013
    University of Vienna
    Lecturer and Workshop organizer, IC ArchPro Workshop 4. “Geoarchaeology 1. The basics”, University of Vienna Initiative College for Archaeological Prospection (including lectures Introduction to Geoarchaeology, Site Formation Processes, Geochemistry and Soil Chemistry for Prospection)
  • 2012
    University of Nottingham
    AA1017 UG The Anthropology of Human Ecology (module convener, lectures, assessment and grading)
    V64027 PG Anthropology for Archaeologists (module convener, lectures, assessment and grading)
  • 2011–2012
    University of Leicester
    A3067 Later European Prehistory: perspectives on the Neolithic, Bronze and Iron Ages (including lectures on the Neolithic transition, Neolithic households, Neolithic burials and ritual, seminars, excursion to the British Museum)