Steve Burrow

Contact Details

Dr Steve Burrow
National Museum Cardiff

Cathays Park, Cardiff
CF10 3NP

Phone: +44 (0)29 2057 3205

Staff Name

Dr Steve Burrow

Job Title

Director of Collections and Research

Areas of Responsibility:

The acquisition, development and presentation of Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales’s collection of historic properties.

Qualifications, memberships and relevant positions

BA Ancient History & Archaeology (Birmingham), PhD Archaeology (Bournemouth), Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeology, Associate of the Museums Association, Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London, Website Manager for the Implement Petrology Group, Winner of the British Archaeological Book Award (2006), Runner-up for the British Archaeological Academic Book (2005).

Research Interests

Presentation of historic buildings in open-air museums; reconstruction of archaeological buildings; radiocarbon dating and the database for Wales and the Borders; Mesolithic - Bronze Age Wales. 


Open-air museums, interpretation, prehistory, radiocarbon dating, archaeological reconstruction, experimental archaeology.


Selected Publications

Thomas, B. & Burrow, S. 2014. Changing St Fagans: what would Iorwerth Peate say? In Kristović, N. (ed.) Founding fathers: international yearbook. Belgrade: Sirogojno open-air museum, 229-50.

Burrow, S. 2012. A date with the chalcolithic in Wales: a review of radiocarbon measurements for 2450 - 2100 cal BC. In Allen, M. J., Gardiner, J., and Sheridan, A. (eds). Is there a British chalcolithic? People, place and polity in the late 3rd millennium, Oxford: Oxbow Books, 172-92.

Burrow, S. 2011. Shadowland: Wales 3000 – 1500 BC. Cardiff: Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales.

Burrow, S. 2011. The Mynydd Rhiw stone extraction site and its implications for the axe trade. In Davis, V., Edmonds, M. (eds). Stone axe studies, volume 3. York: Council for British Archaeology, 248-60.

Burrow, S.2010. Bryn Celli Ddu: alignment, construction, date and ritual [PDF]. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society, 76, 249-270.

Burrow, S. 2010. The formative henge: speculations drawn from the circular traditions of Wales and adjacent counties. In Leary, J., Darvill, T. C., and Field, D. (eds). Round mounds and monumentality in the British Neolithic and beyond. Oxford: Oxbow Books.

Burrow, S. 2006. The tomb builders in Wales 4000 - 3000 BC. Cardiff: Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales.

Burrow, S. 2003. Catalogue of the Mesolithic and Neolithic collections in the National Museums & Galleries of Wales. Cardiff: National Museums & Galleries of Wales.

Burrow, S. 2001. Bridging the Severn Estuary: two possible earlier Neolithic enclosures in the Vale of Glamorgan. In Darvill, T. and Thomas, J. (eds). Neolithic enclosures in Atlantic northwest Europe. Oxford: Oxbow Books, 91-100.

Burrow, S. 1999. Reuniting the Dyffryn Ardudwy pendants. Archaeologia Cambrensis, 148, 203-6.

Burrow, S. 1999. The Ronaldsway pottery of the Isle of Man: a study in production, decoration and use. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society, 65, 125-44.

Burrow, S. 1997. The Neolithic culture of the Isle of Man: a study of the sites and pottery, Oxford: British Archaeological Reports (British Series 263).

Burrow, S. and Darvill, T. 1997. AMS dating of the Manx Ronaldsway Neolithic [PDF]. Antiquity 71, 412-19.

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