About the project

Stone tools are the most ubiquitous artefact found in prehistoric archaeological excavations globally.

Due to an absence of rich cave art and monumental architecture seen in earlier (Palaeolithic) and later (Neolithic) periods, the Mesolithic is often regarded as synonymous with stone tool studies.

Find out more about the project's aims and methods using the button below.

Team & Partners

Find our more about our project team members, international collaborators and steering panel.


Stone Dead focuses on two key Mesolithic sites - discover more about their significance here.


Explore the Activities area to learn more about our research activities and outputs.

News and updates

team meeting
4th January 2022

Stone Dead project commences!

The Stone Dead project officially commences on January 4th 2022. We look forward to providing updates on progress here on our website over the coming years!