Dr Andrew Lamb

Teaching Fellow in Iron Age and Theoretical Archaeology; Iron Age Europe



Teaching Fellow


I have studied at Queen's University Belfast, the University of Edinburgh and the University of Leicester. I was awarded my PhD in 2019, and examined Iron Age mortuary practices in southern England between the 5th century BC and the first decades of the Roman conquest in the 1st century AD. On the basis of my doctoral research I received an honorable commendation in the 2020 Prix européen d’archéologie Joseph Déchelette. Between 2021 and 2022 I worked for the Landesamt für Denkmalpflege im Regierungspräsidium Stuttgart, as a researcher on the European Union's Danube Archaeological eLandscapes project.


My primary research interests include mortuary practices, ritual, La Tène art and links between Iron Age Ireland, Britain and the Continent. I have previously excavated in the UK, France, Germany, Morocco and Ukraine.

Useful Links

Academia: https://edinburgh.academia.edu/AndrewLamb

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Andrew-Lamb-13

Undergraduate teaching

The Archaeology of Iron Age Europe (ARCA 10093)

Theoretical Archaeology (ARCA 10064)

Postgraduate teaching

The Archaeology of ‘Celtic’ Europe (PGHC11508)

Theoretical Archaeology (PGHC11329)

Research summary


  • Britain & Ireland
  • Europe


  • Culture
  • Gender
  • Material Culture
  • Migration
  • Religion


  • Prehistory

Research interests

Iron Age mortuary practices

Links and contacts between Iron Age Ireland, Britain and Continental Europe

Ritual as a tool for societal change and control

La Tène art

Lamb, A.W. 2022. Iron Age Mortuary Practices in Britain: An assessment of current trends andtheir characteristics within contemporary north-western European traditions. Proceedings ofthe Prehistoric Society 87, 227–260

Lamb, A.W. and Schönfelder, M. 2022. Spearbutts for horse bits: a new interpretation for certain bronze fittings from the Irish Iron Age. Journal of Irish Archaeology 31, 69-80

Lamb, A.W. 2022. Les fleuves et la société durant l’âge du Fer en Ulster. In B. Bonaventure and S. Carrara (eds). Axes fluviaux et territoires à l'âge du Fer en Europe, 293-7. Collection AFEAF 4. Paris: AFEAF

Lamb, A.W. 2021. An Iron Age scabbard chape from Liss, Hampshire: A Northern artefact from a Southern find-spot. Hampshire Studies 76, 66-72

Lamb, A.W. 2021. Dressing the Dead: Dress fittings in the Later pre-Roman British Iron Age. In S. Adroit, A. Bertraud, T. Le Dreff, C. Moulin, and T. Poigt (eds). Représenter la protohistoire / Se représenter à la protohistoire – Representations of Protohistory / Self-representations inProtohistory. Actes des IV e rencontres doctorales de l ̇École européenne de protohistoire deBibracte (12-13 mars 2018), 107-113. Glux-en-Glenne: Bibracte

Lamb, A.W. 2020. The Deal-type inhumations of Kent: Defining an Iron Age mortuary group inlight of new discoveries. Archaeologia Cantiana 141, 98-124

Lamb, A.W. 2020. An Iron Age torc from Burnley, Lancashire. Transactions of the Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Society 112, 182-201

Ellis, R.L. and Lamb, A.W. 2019. The Breckland Beast: An Iron Age zoomorphic terminal withimplications for our understanding of artistic influences during the Iron Age in Norfolk. NorfolkArchaeology 48, 165-173

Lamb, A.W. 2019. La Tène anthropoid art in Britain: Changes in style and people.Archäologisches Korrespondenzblatt 49(1), 83-94

Lamb, A.W. 2019. The prehistoric pedigree of Romano-British bucket escutcheons: the view from Mountsorrel. Later Prehistoric Finds Group Newsletter 13, 7-11

Lamb, A.W. 2018. The Belgae of Gaul and Britain: Revisiting cross-Channel contacts in the Later Iron Age. In P. Pavúk, V. Klontza-Jaklová & A. Harding (eds). ΕΥΔΑΙΜΩΝ. Studies in Honour of Jan Bouzek, 335-357. Prague: The Faculty of Arts, Charles University

Lamb, A.W. 2018. Seated burials of the La Tène Iron Age. Oxford Journal of Archaeology 37(4), 429-442

Lamb, A.W. 2018. The curious case of the Iceni and their relationship with Rome. In M.A.Janković & V.D. Mihajlović (eds), Reflections of Roman Imperialisms, 106-127. Newcastleupon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Mattingly, D., Bokbot, Y., Sterry, M., Cuénod, A., Fenwick, C., Gatto, M.C., Ray, N., Rayne, L.,Janin, K., Lamb, A.W., Mugnai, N. and Nikolaus, J. 2018. Long-term History in a Moroccan OasisZone: The Middle Draa Project 2015. Journal of African Archaeology 15, 1-32

Lamb, A.W. 2016. The rise of the individual in Late Iron Age southern Britain and beyond.Chronika 6, 26-40