PADMAC Unit is a multi-disciplinary geo-archaeological Unit
specializing in geology; sedimentology; pedology; Palaeolithic artefact
technology; landscape archaeology, spatial analysis and geophysics.
The Unit offers students and researchers an opportunity to investigate
geo-archaeological processes implicated in the retention, over
geological time, of high-level in situ Palaeolithic sites on Karstic
landforms, particularly the Chalk Downlands of southern England, and
the genesis, variability and distribution of the associated (English)
deposits mapped as Clay-with-flints. Also investigated by the PADMAC
Unit are Palaeolithic sites found in similar high-level contexts both
in Continental Europe and the Middle East. In many instances, these
high-level sites represent the earliest evidence of human occupation -
in Britain from around 700,000 to 40,000 years ago and in the Middle
East considerably earlier.
The Team, under the direction of Dr Julie Scott-Jackson, have recently
developed a Palaeolithic Research Agenda
Qatar as well as carrying out fieldwork.
Julie Scott-Jackson spoke at the ADACH Conference - Archaeology of
the UAE. see Conference website for abstract
Click here for the ADACH 2011 presentation on
the importance of Palaeolithic surface sites
Click here to view the European Archaeological Association
Click the following link to view our Publications