Peter S. Wells

Department of Anthropology
University of Minnesota

Fields of interest:

  • material culture
  • visual representation
  • European prehistory
  • Roman and early medieval periods
  • Roman Europe
  • urban archaeology
  • ancient Germans
  • ancient Celts

Recent publications:

P. Wells,
How Ancient Europeans Saw the World: Vision, Patterns, and the Shaping of the Mind in Prehistoric Times
Princeton, Princeton University Press, 2012

P. Wells,
Barbarians to Angels: The Dark Ages Reconsidered
New York, W. W. Norton & Company, 2008

P. Wells
Image and Response in Early Europe
Bristol, Bristol Classical Press, 2008

P. Wells,
Creating an Imperial Frontier: Archaeology of the Formation of Rome’s Danube Borderland
Journal of Archaeological Research,
March 2005, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp 49-88

P. Wells,
Mecklenburg Collection, Part III: The Emergence of an Iron Age Economy: The Mecklenburg Grave Groups from Hallstatt and Sticna
Harvard, Peabody Museum Press, 2004

P. Wells,
Rural Economy in the Early Iron Age. Excavations at Hascherkeller, 1978-1981
Harvard, Peabody Museum Press, 2004

P. Wells,
The Battle That Stopped Rome. Emperor Augustus, Arminius, and the Slaughter of the Legions in the Teutoburg Forest,
New York, W. W. Norton & Company, 2003

P. Wells,
The Barbarians Speak: How the Conquered Peoples Shaped Roman Europe.
Princeton, Princeton University Press, 1999