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Dr Adrian Evans

Lecturer - Arch and Forensic Science

Faculty/Dept/School School of Archaeological and Forensic Sciences
(Faculty of Life Sciences)
Telephone +441274 233557


Dr Adrian A. Evans is an Archaeological Scientist with wide-ranging research interests in methodological development and applications of novel technologies to develop digital heritage and archaeological and forensic inquiry. He is based in the School of Archaeological & Forensic Sciences at the University of Bradford and works closely with colleagues involved in Engineering and International Development. His current work focuses on the use of digital heritage as a tool in societal and economic growth and is working with displaced communities to test the use of digital heritage to build resilience. On collaborative research focusing on digital transformations he has designed and developed macro structured light scanners for object documentation to aid fragmented object refitting, has introduced the application of 3D microscopy to applied fields within archaeological science, primarily focusing on early stone tool use, and has developed a citizen science program of research as a means to survey small objects in large landscapes.


3D documentation, microscopy, project design and management, early prehistoric archaeology, drone applications, citizen science

Date Role Title / Description Funder Award
01-OCT-13 - 31-OCT-19Co-PIFragmented Heritage
01-FEB-19 - PIBuilding Resilance Through Heritage
01-NOV-16 - 31-OCT-19Co-PIAugmenting Jordanian Heritage
01-JAN-18 - 31-DEC-19Co-IProject code-named Humpty
01-OCT-12 - 31-JUL-13PINew Tools and Old Stones: The Use of 3D Microscopy on Stone Tools to Understand Prehistoric Behaviour and Social Change


TitleNew Advances in the Automated Digital Reconstruction of Fragmented Artifacts for Cultural Heritage Conservation (2019)
AuthorsEvans, A. A., Sparrow, T., Murgatroyd, A., Strawbridge, H., Holland, A., Johnson, K., Davis, R., Hutson, J., Pope, M., Ashton, N. & Wilson, A. S.
JournalPLoS ONE
TitleReplicating surface texture: Preliminary testing of molding compound accuracy for surface measurements (2018)
AuthorsMacdonald D.;Harman R.;Evans A.
JournalJournal of Archaeological Science: Reports
TitleDating human occupation and adaptation in the southern European last glacial refuge: The chronostratigraphy of Grotta del Romito (Italy) (2018)
AuthorsBlockley, S; Pellegrini, M ;Colonese, A; Lo Vetro, D; Albert, P; Brauer A; Di Giuseppe, Z; Evans, A; Harding, P; Lee-Thorp, J; Lincoln, P; Martini, F; Pollard, M; Smith, V; Donahue, R.
JournalQuaternary Science Reviews
TitleNew method development in prehistoric stone tool research: Evaluating use duration and data analysis protocols (2014)
AuthorsEvans A.;Macdonald D.;Giusca C.;Leach R.
TitleReaping the rewards: The potential of well designed methodology, a comment on Vardi et al. (Journal of Archaeological Science 37 (2010) 1716-1724) and Goodale et al. (Journal of Archaeological Science 37 (2010) 1192-1201) (2012)
AuthorsStemp W.;Evans A.;Lerner H.
JournalJournal of Archaeological Science
TitleUsing metrology in early prehistoric stone tool research: Further work and a brief instrument comparison (2011)
AuthorsEvans A.;MacDonald D.
TitleLithic raw material sourcing and the assessment of Mesolithic landscape organization and mobility strategies in northern England (2010)
AuthorsEvans A.;Langer J.;Donahue R.;Wolframm Y.;Lovis W.
TitleLaser scanning confocal microscopy: a potential technique for the study of lithic microwear (2008)
AuthorsEvans A.;Donahue R.
JournalJournal of Archaeological Science
TitleGlut-1 as a therapeutic target: Increased chemoresistance and HIF-1-independent link with cell turnover is revealed through COMPARE analysis and metabolomic studies (2008)
AuthorsEvans A.;Bates V.;Troy H.;Hewitt S.;Holbeck S.;Chung Y.;Phillips R.;Stubbs M.;Griffiths J.;Airley R.
JournalCancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
TitlePrevalence of bacterial vaginosis in lesbians and heterosexual women in a community setting. (2007)
AuthorsEvans, A.L.; Scally, Andy J.; Wellard, S.J.; Wilson, J.D.
TitleA pilot study of "black chert" sourcing and implications for assessing hunter-gatherer mobility strategies in Northern England (2007)
AuthorsEvans A.;Wolframm Y.;Donahue R.;Lovis W.
JournalJournal of Archaeological Science
TitleThe elemental chemistry of lithic microwear: An experiment (2005)
AuthorsEvans A.;Donahue R.
JournalJournal of Archaeological Science
TitleGestational stress induces post-partum depression-like behaviour and alters maternal care in rats (2004)
AuthorsSmith, Jeremy W.; Seckl, J.R.; Evans, A. Tudor; Costall, Brenda; Smythe, James W.
TitleNew test to assess pilot's vision following corneal refractive surgery. (2003)
AuthorsChisholm, Catharine M.; Evans, A.D.B.; Barbur, J.L.; Harlow, J.A.
TitleThyroid hormones, brain function and cognition: A brief review (2002)
AuthorsSmith J.;Evans A.;Costall B.;Smythe J.
JournalNeuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
TitleThyroid hormones, brain function and cognition (2002)
AuthorsSmith, Jeremy W.; Evans, A. Tudor; Costall, Brenda; Smythe, James W.
TitleEffect of process parameters upon the dopamine and lipid peroxidation activity of selected MIG welding fumes as a marker of potential neurotoxicity (2001)
AuthorsHudson N.;Evans A.;Yeung C.;Hewitt P.
JournalAnnals of Occupational Hygiene
TitleCell reactions to dielectrophoretic manipulation (1999)
AuthorsArcher S.;Li T.;Evans A.;Britland S.;Morgan H.
JournalBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
TitleProtein kinase inhibition and the oestrogen - Like relaxant effects of genistein on isolated rat aorta (1997)
AuthorsBabaei H.;Tudor Evans A.;Trying G.;McCurrie J.
JournalBiochemical Society Transactions
TitleCytokine gene expression in intact anagen rat hair follicles. (1994)
AuthorsLittle JC;Westgate GE;Evans A;Granger SP;
JournalJournal of Investigative Dermatology

Other typeEditorial
TitleExploring the microscale: Advances and novel applications of microscopy for archaeological materials (2018)
AuthorsMacdonald D.;Stemp W.;Evans A.
JournalJournal of Archaeological Science: Reports
Other typeReviews
TitleSurface analysis of stone and bone tools (2016)
AuthorsStemp W.;Watson A.;Evans A.
JournalSurface Topography: Metrology and Properties
Other typeEditorial
TitleExposing the past: Surface topography and texture of paleontological and archeological remains (2016)
AuthorsUngar, Peter; Evans, Adrian
Other typeEditorial
TitleStandardization, calibration and innovation: A special issue on lithic microwear method (2014)
AuthorsEvans, A;Lerner, H; Macdonald, D; Stemp, W; Anderson, P