Roderick Salisbury


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ORDCID number: 0000-0003-3773-5337

I currently work at the Department of Prehistoric and Historical Archaeology, University of Vienna. My current research is on human-environmental interactions, social organization, landscape, and cultural soilscapes. My research integrates geoarchaeology, geophysics, archaeological soil chemistry, and GIS with concepts from historical ecology, behavioral archaeology, and landscape archaeology. Current projects focus on early nucleated villages, environmental change and prehistoric land-use in eastern Hungary and western Sicily, and the use of space for households, workshops, and activity zones at prehistoric sites in Austria and Hungary. In addition, I explore new applications of chemistry to analyze archaeological materials.


  • Salisbury, R.B. 2019. Archaeological Soil Chemistry. In Researching Archaeological Landscapes Across Borders. Strategies, Methods and Decisions for the 21st Century, Z. Czajlik, M. Črešnar, M. Doneus, M. Fera, A. HellmuthKramberger and M. Mele (eds), Budapest: Archaeolingua, pp. 102-106.
  • 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, p. 47-65.
  • 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. Budapest: Archaeolingua.
  • Bede, A., R.B. Salisbury, A.I. Csathó, P. Czukor, D.G. Páll, G. Szilágyi, P. Sümegi, 2015, Report on the complex geoarchaeological survey at the Ecse-halom kurgan in Hortobágy, Hungary, Central European Geology 58(3): 268-289.
  • 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.
  • 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. 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.
  • Salisbury, R.B. 2013. Integrating archaeo-geochemical methods for intra-site archaeological prospection. In W. Neubauer, I. Trinks, R.B. Salisbury and C. Einwögerer (eds) Archaeological Prospection: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Archaeological Prospection, pp 92-94. Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna.
  • Salisbury, R.B. 2012. Soilscapes and settlements: remote mapping of activity areas in unexcavated prehistoric farmsteads. Antiquity 86(331): 178-190.