Dr. Roderick B. Salisbury

 

General Research Interests

  • Historical Ecology, human-environmental interactions, landscape and cultural soilscapes
  • Social organization and spatial patterning
  • Geoarchaeology and archaeological soil chemistry
  • Settlement archaeology, spatial analyses and GIS-based activity areas research
  • Neolithic, Copper Age and Bronze Age of Central and Southeast Europe
  • Late Archaic and Woodland of eastern North America

 

Contact

Erreichbarkeit und Lehrveranstaltungen an der Universität Wien

 

Academic Education

2010
Ph.D., Department of Anthropology, University at Buffalo, State University of New York.
Dissertation: Sediments, Settlements and Space: a Practice Approach to Community Organization in the Late Neolithic of the Great Hungarian Plain.

2010
Certificate in Geographic Information (GI) Science, National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis, University at Buffalo

2007-2008
IIE Fulbright Fellow, Hungary

2006
Visiting Scholar, Department of Archaeology and Wolfson College, University of Cambridge

2004
M.A., Department of Anthropology, University at Buffalo
Thesis: Intrasitial Patterns at a Late Woodland Village in Western New York.

1999
B.A. (Suma cum Laude), Department of Anthropology, Buffalo State College
Thesis: Lithic and Ceramic Cross Mends at the Eaton Site.

 

Academic Career

 Jan. 2018 - present
University Assistant - Post-Doctoral Researcher, Environmental and Landscape Archaeology, Dept. of Prehistoric and Historical Archaeology, University of Vienna

 Jan. 2018 - present
Chair of the Advisory Board, Interdisciplinaria Archaeologica – Natural Sciences in Archaeology (IANSA)

 Jun. 2016 - present
Post-doctoral Researcher, The value of mothers to society: responses to motherhood and child rearing practices in prehistoric Europe, Institute for Oriental and European archaeology (OREA), Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna

Mar. 2015 – present
Editor, The European Archaeologist (TEA), European Association of Archaeologists

Jan. - Jun. 2016   
Post-Doctoral, Social Status of Motherhood in Bronze Age Europe, Institute for Oriental and European archaeology (OREA), Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna

May - Dec. 2017
Post-Doctoral Researcher, Prospecting Boundaries – Archaeology Along the Mazaro, Department of Prehistoric and Historical Archaeology, University of Vienna

2015 – 2016
Post-Doctoral, Val di Pesa and Val Orme as a Changing Rural Landscape (VOPP) project, Department of Classics, University of Vienna

2013 – 2017
Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Prehistoric and Historical Archaeology, University of Vienna, Austria

Oct. 2012 – Sep. 2014
Marie Curie Experienced Researcher, Airborne Technologies GmbH, Austria

Jan. – June 2012
Lecturer, Department of Archaeology, University of Nottingham, UK

Mar. – Aug. 2012
Research Associate/Project Manager, Tracing Networks, School of Archaeology and Ancient History, University of Leicester, UK

Oct. 2010 - Feb. 2012
Honorary Visiting Fellow, School of Archaeology and Ancient History, University of Leicester

Jun. 1999 - Aug. 2004   
Staff Archaeologist, Archaeological Survey, University at Buffalo, NY

 

Publikationen

(from 2013; Publication details available on ORCID, Academia.edu, and Google Scholar)

2017
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, pp. 47–65.

Salisbury, R.B. and K. Rebay-Salisbury, 2017. Processes of theory: from production sequences and process to chaînes opératoires and object biographies, 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. Mémoires 48. Bordeaux: Ausonius Editions, pp. 15–29.

Gorgues, A., K. Rebay-Salisbury, and R.B. Salisbury, 2017. Material chains in late prehistoric Europe and the Mediterranean: time, space, and technologies of production. An Introduction. 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. Mémoires 48. Bordeaux: Ausonius Editions, pp. 9–13. 

Gorgues, A., K. Rebay-Salisbury, and R. B. Salisbury (eds.) 2017. Material Chains in Late Prehistoric Europe and the Mediterranean: Time, Space and Technologies of Production. Mémoires 48. Bordeaux: Ausonius Editions. ISBN: 978-2-35613-194-2

Salisbury, R.B. 2017, Open Access, archaeology, and the future. The European Archaeologist 51: 12-14. Winter 2017.

2016
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. Archaeolingua, Budapest.

Guba, Sz., Sz. Fábián, Sz. Czifra, N. Larsson, R.B. Salisbury, G. Bácsmegi, 2016, ISzAP – Ipoly-Szécsény Archaeological Project – egy mikro-regionális kutatás lehetõségei és elsõ tapasztalatai. Dornyay Béla Múzeum Évkönyve 39: 189-203.

Fábián, Sz., R.B. Salisbury, G. Serlegi, N. Larsson, Sz. Guba, G. Bácsmegi, 2016. Early settlement and trade in the Ipoly Region: Introducing the Ipoly-Szécsény Archaeological Project. Hungarian Archaeology E-journal, Spring 2016.

2015
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.

Gyucha, A., R. W. Yerkes, W. A. Parkinson, N. Papadopoulos, A. Sarris, P.R. Duffy, and R. B. Salisbury 2015. Settlement Nucleation in the Neolithic: A Preliminary Report of the Körös Regional Archaeological Project’s Investigations at Szeghalom-Kovácshalom and Vésztő-Mágor, in Neolithic and Copper Age between the Carpathians and the Aegean Sea. Chronologies and Technologies from the 6th to the 4th Millennium BCE. Edited by Svend Hansen, Pál Raczky, Alexandra Anders, and Agathe Reingruber. Archäologie in Eurasien 31. Verlag Dr. Rudolf Habelt, Bonn, pp. 129–142.

Bede, A., R. B. Salisbury, A. I. Csathó, P. Czukor, D. G. Páll, G. Szilágyi, and P. Sümegi 2015. Report of the complex geoarcheological survey at the Ecse-halom kurgan in Hortobágy, Hungary, Central European Geology 58(3): 268–289.

Salisbury, R. B. 2015. HARC – the Hungarian Archaeological Research Circle: developing regional archaeological practice. The European Archaeologist 44: 23–24. Spring 2015.

2014
Salisbury, R. B. 2014. Review: Moments in time. Papers presented to Pál Raczky on his 60th birthday. Prehistoric Studies 1, by A. Anders, G. Kulcsár, V. Kiss, G. Kalla and G. Szabó (eds), Budapest, L'Harmattan Kiadó, 2013. European Journal of Archaeology 17: 549–553.

Duffy, P. R., G. Parditka, J. I. Giblin, L. Paja and R. B. Salisbury 2014. Discovering Mortuary Practices in the Körös River Basin, Hungary. Hungarian Archaeology E-journal, Autumn 2014.

2013
Salisbury, R. B. and G. Bácsmegi, 2013. Resilience in the Neolithic: how people may have mitigated environmental change in prehistory. Anthropologie Brno: International Journal of the Science of Man 51(2): 143–155.

Pauknerová, K., R. B. Salisbury and M. Baumanová, 2013. Human-landscape interaction in prehistoric Central Europe: analysis of natural and built environments. Anthropologie Brno: International Journal of the Science of Man 51(2): 131–142.

Salisbury, R. B., G. Bácsmegi and P. Sümegi 2013. Preliminary environmental historical results to reconstruct prehistoric human-environmental interactions in Eastern Hungary. Central European Journal of Geosciences 5(3): 331–343. DOI:10.2478/s13533-012-0133-8

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. DOI:10.1002/arp.1442

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. DOI:10.1016/j.jas.2012.10.009

Salisbury, R. B. 2013. Integrating archaeo-geochemical methods for intra-site archaeological prospection. In Archaeological Prospection: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Archaeological Prospection, W. Neuabauer, I. Trinks, R. B. Salisbury and C. Einwögerer (eds), pp 92–94. Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna.

Neubauer, W., I. Trinks, R.B. Salisbury and C. Einwögerer (eds.), 2013. Archaeological Prospection: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Archaeological Prospection. Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna.

 

International Conferences and Symposia

(from 2013)

Conference and Symposia Organized

2018
Frontiers of motion? Borderlands as zones of communication and mobility, symposium for the 24th Annual Meetings of the European Association of Archaeologists in Barcelona, Spain, August 2018

2017
Disciplinarity in Archaeology, 4th Annual Central European Theoretical Archaeology Group (CE-TAG), Vienna, 16.–17.10.2017.

2016
What If We Build This Here? Spatial Patterns, Community Organization, and Identity at Nucleated Settlements, symposium for the 22nd Annual Meetings of the European Association of Archaeologists in Vilnius, Lithuania

2012
Human-landscape interaction in Prehistoric Central Europe: Analysis of natural and built environments, at the International Conference “Theory and method in the prehistoric archaeology of Central Europe,” Mikulov, Czech Republic, 24th–26th October 2012

Contributions to international conferences and symposia

2017   
Roncsolásmentes régészeti kutatások az Ipoly-völgy középső szakaszán (Non-destructive archeological research on the middle section of the Ipoly valley). Történeti táj – tájrégészet: eredmények és perspektívák a magyarországi tájrégészeti kutatásban (Historical Landscape - Landscape Archeology: Results and Perspectives in Hungarian Archeological Research, Budapest, November 7, 2017 [in Hungarian] (Sz. Fábián, Sz. Guba, R.B. Salisbury, N. Larsson, Sz. Czifra, G. Serlegi, T. Marton, K. Szilágyi, G. Bácsmegi, and P. Tóth).

Investigating skeletons the interdisciplinary way. Presented at the 4th Central Europe Theoretical Archaeology Group meeting – CE-TAG in Vienna, Austria, Tuesday 17th October 2017 (K. Rebay-Salisbury, R.B. Salisbury, D. Pany-Kucera).

Grave contexts and contexts of graves. Presented in a symposium entitled Burials as complex features. Exploring new approaches to death and burial in archaeology at the 23rd Annual Meetings of the European Association of Archaeologists in Maastricht, NL, 31 August 2017 (K. Rebay-Salisbury, R.B. Salisbury).

Non-destructive multidisciplinary research in Northern Carpathian Basin – New results of ISzAP Project. Presented in a symposium entitled Landscape as the framework for social dynamics. Qualitative and quantitative assessment of survey methods and approaches at the 23rd Annual Meetings of the European Association of Archaeologists in Maastricht, NL, 1 September 2017 (Sz. Fábián, N. Larsson, Sz. Guba, R.B. Salisbury, K. Szilágyi, G. Bácsmegi, Sz. Czifra, G. Serlegi, P. Tóth)

Hagyományos technikák - hatékony megoldások? Technológiai megfigyelések a neolitikus Szécsény és Karancsság lelőhelyek pattintott kő anyagán (Conventional techniques - effective solutions? Technological observations of the Neolithic chipped stone materials from the Szécsény and Karancsság sites). Prehistoric Techniques, Prehistoric Technologies. MOMOSZ 10: Prehistory Researchers Gathering, Százhalombatta, 7 April 2017 [in Hungarian] (K. Szilágyi, Sz. Fábián, K.T. Biró, Sz. Guba, N. Larrson, R.B. Salisbury, G. Bácsmegi).

2016   
Revisiting Contextual Archaeology – Butzer’s Contribution to ‘the multidimensional expression of human decision-making within the environment’.” Presented at the 3rd Central European Theoretical Archaeology Group meeting – CE-TAG in Bratislava, SK, 10 November 2016.

Activity Zones and Community Formation: The Role of Spatial Structure in Early Nucleated Villages. Presented in a symposium entitled What If We Build This Here? Spatial Patterns, Community Organization, and Identity at Nucleated Settlements at the 22nd Annual Meetings of the European Association of Archaeologists in Vilnius, Lithuania, 1 September 2016.

2015   
Environmental history of the Ecse-halom kurgan and Copper Age paleoecology in the eastern Carpathian Basin. Presented at Internationales ÖGUF-Symposium 2015, Kupferzet: Zeitalter des Wandels und der Inovationen at MAMUZ Museum Mistelbach, 14-16 October 2015. Lead author, with Ádám Bede, András István Csathó, Péter Czukor, Dávid Gergely Páll, Gábor Szilágyi & Pál Sümegi. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.30324.35204

Unfolding the Neolithic wetlands landscape of Szeghalom-Kovácshalom in Hungary. 11th International Conference on Archaeological Prospection, Warsaw, Poland. 15-19 September 2015, with A. Sarris, N. Papadopoulos, W.A. Parkinson, R.W. Yerkes, A. Gyucha, G. Bácsmegi, F.-X. Simon, P.R. Duffy, R.B. Salisbury.

A mixed-method approach to reconstructing the life-history of a Neolithic settlement in the Körös Basin, Hungary. Presented at the 21st Annual Meetings of the European Association of Archaeologists in Glasgow, Scotland, 2-5 September 2015. With G. Bácsmegi and A. Sarris.

A behavioral approach to soil as material culture. Presented at the 2nd Central European Theoretical Archaeology Group meeting – Central European TAG in Prague, CZ, Tuesday 12 May 2015.

2014   
Interregional Networks: Szécsény-Ültetés in a Comparative Context. Presented in a symposium entitled Approaching different settlement patterns between the northern Balkans and northwestern Europe in the Neolithic at the 20th Annual Meetings of the European Association of Archaeologists in Istanbul, Turkey, 10 - 14 September 2014. With Szilvia Fabian, Gábor Bácsmegi and Gábor Serlegi.

Remote Sensing, Soil Cores and Systematic Survey in Mortuary Landscape Analysis. Presented at the 79th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology in Austin, Texas, 23-27 April 2014. With Duffy, P.R., A. Sarris, R.B. Salisbury, L. Paja, G. Parditka, J.I. Giblin.

Neolithic Archaeology and Soilscapes: Collaboration, Knowledge Exchange and Friendship in the Körös Area. Presented in a symposium entitled Where East Meets West: North American and East European Collaborative Research in the Carpathian Basin, at the 115th Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America in Chicago, IL, 4 January 2014. With Gábor Bácsmegi.

2013  
A Point Refit Study of an Iroquoian Village. Presented at the 40th Annual Ontario Archaeological Society Symposium in Niagara Falls, Canada, Saturday, 26 October 2013. With William Engelbrecht.

Neolithic transitions and (pre)historical ecology in the Central Körös Area of eastern Hungary. Presented at the 19th Annual Meetings of the European Association of Archaeologists in Pilsen, CZ, 4 – 8 September 2013.