Derak Hamilton

Portrait of Derak   Hamilton

Derek Hamilton is an environmental archaeologist and research fellow of the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre, University of Glasgow.

His research focuses on the use of Bayesian statistics in the modelling of absolute and relative dating evidence, thus providing a framework within which archaeologically relevant questions of chronology and temporality may be addressed. For his PhD thesis, he considered the topic of building absolute chronologies for later prehistoric settlement sequences in central Britain and using these to test models of cultural change.

Derek Hamilton has also worked on the use of both geophysical and aerial/spaceborne remote sensing techniques for the identification, mapping, and spatial analysis of archaeological sites.