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Professor Bruce Bradley

Scientific Researcher
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Bruce Bradley is Director of the Experimental Archaeology Masters Programme and has extensive experience with Stone Age technologies and experimental archaeology. He was trained in 4-field anthropology at the University of Arizona. His early research was focused on the North American Southwest and Great Plains where he applied an anthropological approach to much of his work. Since then his research has included the Upper Palaeolithic of Russia and France, and horse domestication in Central Asia. His current research deals with the early peopling of the New World and prehistoric Pueblo archaeology of the American Southwest, again incorporating anthropological theory in his interpretations. This perspective is also brought to the classroom in many of the modules he teaches. Bruce is also active in bringing his archaeological and anthropological interests to the public through presentations, teaching, interaction with Native American communities and participation in documentaries. His current research project ‘Learning to be Human’ explores the way in which individuals develop expertise in flintknapping and how these skills change the brain.