Laura is a prehistoric archaeologist whose primary research areas relate to Stone Age Africa and Europe, and especially to the Palaeolithic and Mesolithic.
She is passionate about the practice of archaeology, and takes a landscape approach to fieldwork. She has directed several field projects in East Africa and collaborated as geoarchaeologist and/or lithics specialist with research projects and commercial enterprises in Ethiopia, Egypt and Libya. She has also worked extensively on the Palaeolithic of the UK and Europe, and since moving to Queen’s, on the Mesolithic of Ireland. She is particularly interested in niche construction theory, remote sensing techniques (including terrestrial laser scanning) and GIS, as well as rock art and experimental archaeology.