Roderick Salisbury


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ORDCID number: 0000-0003-3773-5337

I currently work at the Dept. of Prehistory & West Asian/Northeast African Archaeology, Austrian Archaeological Institute, Austrian Academy of Sciences. My current research focuses on human-environmental interactions, soilscapes, and a comparative approach to settlement and social organization. I use geoarchaeological and archaeological science methods, particularly archaeological soil chemistry, with GIS-based spatial analysis to reconstruct past social and economic organization and their environmental consequences. Current projects focus on early nucleated villages, environmental change and prehistoric land-use in Hungary, Austria, and Slovakia.


  • Salisbury, R.B., I. Bull, S. Cereda,
    E. Draganits, Dulias, K., Kowarik, K., Meyer, M., Zavala, E.I.,
    Rebay-Salisbury, K. 2022, Making the most of soils in archaeology: A Review, Archeologica Austriaca 106 319-334.
  • Rebay-Salisbury, K., L. Janker, … R.B.
    Salisbury, et al. 2022, Gendered burial practices of early Bronze Age children
    align with peptide-based sex identification: a case study from Franzhausen I,
    Austria. Journal of Archaeological
    39: 105549.
  • Salisbury,
    R.B. 2022.
    Activity Zones and Community
    Organization: The Role of Spatial Structure in Early Nucleated Villages
    . In A. Gyucha and
    R.B. Salisbury (eds)
    The Archaeology of Nucleation in
    the Old World: Spatiality, Community, and Identity
    , pp. 43-61. Archaeopress, Oxford.
  • Gyucha, A. and R.B. Salisbury,