Dr Kevin Lane, BSc, MSc

Dr Kevin Lane, BSc, MSc Image

University of Gibraltar:

Senior Research Associate
PhD Supervisor
History & Culture
Senior Research Associate

Research Background

Dr Lane completed his PhD in Archaeology at the University of Cambridge, Trinity Hall in 2006. He was appointed a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the University of Manchester (2007-2009), a Sainsbury Visiting Research Fellow at the University of East Anglia (2010), and a Research Fellow of the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Free University, Berlin, 2011-2012), before co-directing a large Leverhulme Research Project (University of Cambridge, 2012-2015). Currently funded by the Gerda Henkel Foundation (2018-2020), he is conducting research on human and animal ancient mobility in South America.

In October 2014 he was appointed Gibraltar’s first Archaeological Officer for the Department of Heritage of HM Government of Gibraltar aiming to bring – together with other stakeholders – Gibraltar in line with international directives on heritage management. While in this role he co-founded the Fortress of Gibraltar Group (Gibraltar Heritage Trust), a group of local experts dedicated to recording and protecting Gibraltar’s military heritage. In 2016 he was made a CONICET (The National Scientific and Technical Research Council) senior researcher at the Institute of Archaeology of the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Here he continues his work on human-environment inter-relationships, especially as it concerns the fragility of water.

Research Interests

Kevin specialises in historical archaeology and heritage management with interests in landscape archaeology, political ecology, ancient hydraulic technology, ancient communities, identity and frontiers, especially the impact of contact and colonisation. He has worked and researched in such diverse places as the United Arab Emirates, Argentina, Borneo, Colombia, Germany, Gibraltar, Great Britain, Israel, Italy and Spain.

Selected Publications

Lane, K. (2018). George F. Lau. An archaeology of Ancash: stones, ruins and communities in Andean Peru. 2016. Abingdon: Routledge; 978-1-138-89899-8. Antiquity. 92. 1124-1125. 10.15184/aqy.2018.122.

Lane, K. (2017). Agua, Limo y Represas: Almacenaje Geológico Prehispánico en la Cordillera Negra, Andes Norcentrales, Perú. Revista de Glaciares y Ecosistemas de Montaña. 10.36580/rgem.i2.41-50.

Lane, K. (2017). Danielle Shawn Kurin. The bioarchaeology of societal collapse and regeneration in ancient Peru.  Cham: Springer; 978-3-319-28402-6. Antiquity. 91. 550-551. 10.15184/aqy.2017.14.

Lane, K. (2015). Nasca and Moche iconographySteve Bourget Sex, Death, and Sacrifice in Moche Religion and Visual Culture. Austin (TX): University of Texas Press; 978-0-292-71279-9. Antiquity. 81. 1093-1095. 10.1017/S0003598X00096204.

Lane, K. (2015). The good, the great and the ugly? Identity, palaces and more in the Americas. William H. Isbell & Helaine Silverman. Andean archaeology III: North and South. New York (NY): Springer; 0-387-28939-9. Antiquity. 82. 786-789. 10.1017/S0003598X00097428.

Lane, K. (2015). Plazas, palaces and peripheries in ancient PeruMelissa A. Vogel. Frontier life in ancient Peru: the archaeology of Cerro la Cruz. Gainesville: University Press of Florida; 978-0-8130-3796-7. Antiquity. 87. 918-920. 10.1017/S0003598X00049644.

Lane, K. (2015). Christopher B. Donnan. Moche tombs at Dos Cabezas (Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Monograph 59). Los Angeles (CA): Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, University of California; 978-1-931745-52-9. Antiquity. 83. 554-555. 10.1017/S0003598X0009880X.

Lane, K. (2015). Archaeology and Language in the Andes – edited by Heggarty, Paul and Beresford-Jones, David. Bulletin of Latin American Research. 34. 10.1111/blar.12297.

Lane, K. (2015). Book reviews. Tom D. Dillehay. Monuments, empires, and resistance: the Araucanian polity and ritual narratives. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; 978-0-521-87262-1. Antiquity. 84. 271-272. 10.1017/S0003598X00100079.

Lane, K. (2014). Kenneth G. Hirth & Joanne Pillsbury (ed.). Merchants, markets, and exchange in the pre-Columbian world Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection; 978-0-88402-386-9. Antiquity. 88. 1005-1006. 10.1017/S0003598X00051103.

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