Adrián Maldonado

Archaeology Project Support Officer, University of Glasgow

My main research is on mortuary practice and religious conversion, particularly through the archaeology of the late Iron Age, early monasticism and medieval Christianity. I am particularly interested in the way myth and memory become sedimented on the landscape over time. My current research concerns the phenomenon of monasticism in northern Britain and the way rituals of belief emerge both from scripture and existing local perceptions of the sacred. I also have a growing interest in more contemporary matters, and blog about the archaeology in/of/as pop culture at


  • –present
    Research Associate, Glasgow Iona Research Group, University of Glasgow


  • 2011 
    University of Glasgow, PhD, Archaeology