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Professor David Hinton

Emeritus Professor

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Professor David Hinton is an Emeritus Professor of Archaeology at the University of Southampton.

I have continued to play an active role in the Department since my retirement. I began my career in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, where I was in charge of the medieval collections, before coming to Southampton to teach courses on the archaeology of the Middle Ages. I was involved in fieldwork in the Oxford area (collaborating at one time with Mick Aston, who went on to ‘Time Team' fame) and my projects while at Southampton have included work on various sites in Dorset, notably on the Purbeck peninsula, and elsewhere in the Wessex region.

I am currently the President of the Royal Archaeological Institute, and serve on various committees concerned with archaeology at national and local level.

Research interests

My research interests have always focused on the medieval period, as the interrelationship between archaeological and written evidence about the past is so interesting. Because I worked in a museum, metal objects and pottery have been a particular study area for me, but I have also undertaken excavations and research into buildings when training opportunities for students could be arranged.

Research project(s)

The Three Valleys survey project, Hampshire - Dormant

The Three Valley Survey is an initiative directed by Professor David Hinton (University of Southampton) and Dr Chris Loveluck (University of Nottingham).

PhD Supervision

Although I have retired, I am happy to consider assisting in PhD supervision on medieval topics.

Professor David Hinton
Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Southampton
Avenue Campus, Highfield
SO17 1BF
United Kingdom

Room Number : 65/2207

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