Courtney Nimura

Tutor, Ambrose College

Research Interests:

Later prehistoric rock art and portable art in Europe; Bronze Age and Iron Age archaeology in Northern and Northwestern Europe; coastal and intertidal archaeology; human responses to environmental change.

I am currently a Researcher at the Institute of Archaeology and Research Fellow at Wolfson College, Oxford, where I manage the Celtic Coin Index Digital project and also run fieldwork on rock art sites in Sweden. I am also the Assistant Editor of Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society. Previously I was a Research Fellow at the Place, Evolution and Rock Art Heritage Unit at Griffith University (Australia) on the Australian Research Council Laureate project: Australian Rock Art History, Conservation and Indigenous Wellbeing. Prior to that, I was a researcher on the Leverhulme-funded project European Celtic Art in Context at the Institute of Archaeology, Oxford and a Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College.

I completed my PhD in Archaeology at the University of Reading, for which I created a Scandinavian-wide GIS survey of prehistoric rock art and used this to discuss maritime rock art and human responses to environmental change. The monograph of this research was published in 2015 link. I have an MA Distinction in Maritime Archaeology from the Institute of Archaeology, University College London. Prior to my settlement in the UK, I worked at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (USA) in Conservation and Collections Management. I completed my BFA (University of California, Santa Cruz) and MFA (Tufts University, SMFA) in fine art, art history and museum studies.

University of Oxford



2020 – 2020

Master of Arts - MA, By Resolution

University of Oxford


2009 – 2013

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD, Prehistoric Archaeology

University of Reading


2007 – 2008

Master of Arts - MA, Maritime Archaeology




University of Oxford

2018 – Present

Research Fellow

Griffith University

2017 – 2018

Postdoctoral Researcher

University of Oxford

2015 – 2017

Courses taught

Methodology Module for the Dissertation in Mediterranean and European Studies

Methodology Module for the Dissertation in Mediterranean and European Studies