Andrew Hutcheson

Research Fellow, Centre for Archaeology & Heritage

Andy Hutcheson is an archaeologist specialising in the role of institutions in developing complexity. He is also interested in the role that cultural heritage plays in well-being. He received his Ph.D. from the University of East Anglia in 2011 and has worked as a professional archaeologist since 1984, first as a field archaeologist and latterly as a cultural heritage advisor. Most recently, Andy has led on activities relating to the Later Prehistoric Norfolk Project. Working in collaboration with The Restoration Trust and Cambridge Archaeological Unit, the project aims to place Norfolk’s prehistoric archaeology in an international context and at the same time explore the potential of archaeological projects to contribute to their participants’ health and well-being. He has undertaken excavations at both Arminghall Henge (2022) and Warham Iron Age Camp (2023) as part of the project, also involving local school children and young people from Synergy Multi Academy Trust.

Selected publications

Fairclough, R and A. Hutcheson 2023, Archaeology for Wellbeing at Arminghall Henge: Later Prehistoric Project, The Restoration Trust.

Hutcheson, A. and Kaner, S., ‘The Role of Religion in Urban Form during the 7th and 8th centuries CE at the extremities of the Silk Roads’ in Branka Franicevic & Marie Nicole Pareja (eds.) Imperial Horizons of the Silk Roads: Archaeological Case Studies, Archaeopress. Peer Reviewed ISBN 978-1-80327-404-1, 2023

Hutcheson, A., M. Brudenell & M. Knight, ‘Re-excavating Arminghall Henge: a burnt timber circle from prehistoric Norfolk, Current Archaeology, 38-43, 6 pages. 2 Feb 2023

Hutcheson, A., M. Brudenell & M. Knight, ‘Excavations at Arminghall timber circle and henge, PAST: The newsletter of the Prehistoric Society, 12-15, 4 pages. 1March 2023.

Hutcheson, A. ‘Divergent Heritages: UNESCO and the cultural heritage of landscapes in the UK and Japan’, 164-185, Historic Environment: Policy and Practice, Peer Reviewed; ISSN 1756-7505. 2021.

Selected projects

Areas of supervision

  • Later Prehistoric Japan, later prehistoric and early medieval Britain, comparative archaeology, the archaeology of money, materiality and mind, or Cultural Heritage – particularly of landscapes, rural or urban.

UEA staff profile