Roderick B. Salisbury

M. A. Roderick Byron Salisbury, Ph.D.

Comenius University in Bratislava, Faculty of Arts, Katedra archeológie a kultúrnej antropológie
docent vysokej školy, univerzity
+421 2 9013 2219
Archaeological science, prehistoric Europe
Thursday11:00 – 12:00

Main areas of professional interest

• Human-environmental interactions, landscapes, soilscapes, cultural ecology

• Settlement patterns and social organization, regional land-use, activity areas, households

• Archaeological science, geoarchaeology, archaeological soil chemistry, spatial analysis, micro-refuse

• History and theory of archaeology

• Neolithic, Copper Age and Bronze Age (Central and Southern Europe) • Late Archaic & Woodland (Eastern North America)

ORCID: 0000-0003-3773-5337

Google Scholar


  • Natural Sciences in Archaeology 1
  • Theory & Method in Archaeology
  • Neolithic
  • Chalcolithic
  • Elective Seminar in Prehistory and the Roman Age
  • Seminar on the Neolithic
  • Natural Sciences in Archaeology 2
  • Neolithic in Europe (seminar)
  • Ecology and Environmental Archaeology 

Current research projects

  • since 2019: Prehistoric Interactions on the Plain Project (PIPP), Hungary, Senior Scientist
  • since 2011: Neolithic Archaeology and Soilscapes Körös Area (NASKA), Hungary, PI / Research Director
  • since 2010: Körös Consortium / Körös Regional Archaeological Project (KRAP), Hungary, Senior Scientist

Brief CV

  • since 2022: Associate Professor, Department of Archaeology and Cultural Anthropology, Faculty of Arts, Comenius University in Bratislava
  • 2021 – present: Affiliated Researcher, Human Evolution and Archaeological Sciences (HEAS), University of Vienna 2021 – present: Editorial Board Vice-Chair, IANSA - Interdisciplinaria Archaeologica
  • 2018 – 2021: Post-Doctoral University Assistant, Department of Prehistoric and Historical Archaeology, University of Vienna
  • 2016 – 2022: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Austrian Archaeological Institute ÖAI, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna 2015–2017: Post-Doctoral Researcher, Dept. of Prehistoric and Historical Archaeology, University of Vienna 2013–2017: Adjunct Lecturer, Dept. of Prehistoric and Hist. Archaeology, University of Vienna
  • 2012–2014: Marie Curie Experienced Researcher, IAPP AIRFORS project, Airborne Technologies GmbH, Austria Jan. – June
  • 2012: Lecturer, Department of Archaeology, University of Nottingham, UK
  • 2010: Ph.D. Department of Anthropology, University at Buffalo, State University of New York
  • 2004: M.A. Department of Anthropology, University at Buffalo, State University of New York
  • 1999: B.A. Department of Anthropology (Honors in Anthropology, Minor in Religious Studies), Buffalo State College, State University of New York

Publications (peer-reviewed, last 5 years)

  • Engelbrecht, W., S. Hanrahan & R.B. Salisbury, 2023, Understanding Chipped Stone Drills from an Iroquoian Village Site, Lithic Technology, online first, 10.1080/01977261.2023.2234116
  • 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. 10.1553/archaeologia106s319
  • 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 Science 39: 105549. 10.1016/j.jas.2022.105549
  • Gyucha, A. and R.B. Salisbury, (eds) 2022, The Archaeology of Nucleation in the Old World: Spatiality, Community, and Identity. Archaeopress, Oxford.
  • Engelbrecht, W., A.P. Bradbury, R.B. Salisbury, 2021. Patterning in a Large Sample of Uniface Tools. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 40: 103226 (1-15). Rebay-Salisbury, K., J. Dunne, R.B. Salisbury, D. Kern, A. Frisch, R.P. Evershed, 2021, Feeding babies at the beginnings of urbanization in Central Europe. Childhood in the Past 14(2): 102-124. 10.1080/17585716.2021.1956051
  • Salisbury, R.B. 2020. Advances in archaeological soil chemistry in Central Europe. Interdisciplinaria Archaeologica: Natural Sciences in Archaeology, 11(2): 199-211.
  • Rebay-Salisbury, K., Janker, L., Pany-Kucera, D., Schuster, D., Spannagl-Steiner, M., Waltenberger, L., Salisbury, R. B. & Kanz, F. 2020, Child Murder in the Early Bronze Age: Proteomic Sex Identification of a Cold Case from Schleinbach, Austria. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences 12, 265. 10.1007/s12520-020-01199-8
  • Sevara, C., R.B. Salisbury, R. Totschnig, M. Doneus, K. Löcker, S. Tusa, 2020, New discoveries at Mokarta, a Bronze Age hilltop settlement in western Sicily. Antiquity 94(375): 686-704. 10.15184/aqy.2019.171
  • Sevara, C., Salisbury, R. B., Doneus, M., Draganits, E., Totschnig, R., Frazzetta, C. & Tusa, S. 2020. A Landscape in Transitions: Guletta, a Multiperiod Settlement Along the Mazaro River in Western Sicily. Journal of Field Archaeology, 45, 334-354. 10.1080/00934690.2020.1734898
  • Dunne, J., Rebay-Salisbury, K., Salisbury, R.B., Frisch, A., Evershed, R.P. 2019. Milk of ruminants in ceramic baby bottles from prehistoric child graves. Nature 574: 246-248.