Staff Profile:Dr Catherine Barnett

Name:
Dr Catherine Barnett
Job Title:
Researcher and Research Manager
Responsibilities:

Co-Director for the Silchester Iron Age Environs Project, responsible for management of the project including prospection, field investigations and publication; also Co-Director for the Silchester Science post-excavation programme (Silchester Insula IV Town Life and Insula III projects), responsible for management of scientific and palaeoenvironmental inputs to the programme and publications.

Areas of Interest:
  • The application of scientific techniques to the study of archaeology and environment including archaeobotany, geoarchaeology and radiocarbon dating;
  • The relationship between climatic and hydrological change with landscape and people
  • Prehistoric environments: managed landscapes, manipulation of the environment though time and palaeoecological responses to human impact.
  • Shifts in behaviour and interaction with the landscape, notably during the Palaeolithic-Mesolithic and Iron Age-Roman transitions.
  • Activity related to use of wetland edge, fluvial and estuarine environments
  • Contemporary ecology and environmental management
Research groups / Centres:

Landscape, Climate and Lived Environment Research Cluster

Key Facts:

Catherine Barnett is the research manager for the Silchester Iron Age projects. Her work centres on the application of scientific techniques including geoarchaeological and archaeobotanical analyses to answer archaeological questions. She is responsible for the palaeoenvironemental and scientific elements of the Insula IX and Insula II post excavation analysis and publications and also manages the Calleva Iron Age Environs project which includes prospection for, and investigation of, Iron Age sites in the Silchester hinterland in order to clarify the landscape history and origins of the Iron Age-Roman town.

Catherine has a background in Quaternary sedimentology and palaeoecology, with a particular focus on Holocene age soils and alluvial sediments and also specialises in wood and charcoal analysis. Following her first degree in Geography (RHUL), Masters in Bioarchaeology and Geoarchaeology (UCL), Catherine worked as a professional environmental manager for a major engineering company, coordinating large scale environmental impact assessments and provided the archaeological and ecological inputs to those schemes. She then undertook a PhD at Reading University on Early Mesolithic environmental manipulation in the Kennet Valley and taught modules on environmental archaeology and prehistory within the department and for Continuing Education.

Subsequently Catherine worked at Wessex Archaeology for ten years as the Senior Geoarchaeologist then Principal Archaeological Scientist, working on large scale infrastructure and development led projects of all periods both on and offshore. She managed the environmental work for the HS1 Iron Age-Roman Springhead and Northfleet, Bronze Age Stratford Box and Neolithic Tank Hill Road projects and their subsequent publication. She was most recently manager for two English Heritage NHPP funded projects involving predictive mapping and examination of the designatory basis of Upper Palaeolithic and Mesolithic sites in the Middle Kennet Valley focussed on Thatcham Reedbeds, before rejoining the Department of Archaeology in 2014.

Publications:
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2012

  • Barnett, C. (2012) The charcoal. In: Goodburn, D., Bates, M. and Stafford, E. (eds.) Landscape and Prehistory of the East London Wetlands: Investigations along the A13 DBFO Roadscheme, Tower Hamlets, Newham and Barking and Dagenham, 2000-2003. Oxford Archaeology Monograph (17). Oxford Archaeology, pp. 262-265. ISBN 9780904220704
  • Barnett, C. (2012) The waterlogged wood, species and age. In: Goodburn, D., Bates, M. and Stafford, E. (eds.) Landscape and Prehistory of the East London Wetlands: Investigations along the A13 DBFO Roadscheme, Tower Hamlets, Newham and Barking and Dagenham, 2000-2003. Oxford Archaeology Monograph (17). Oxford Archaeology, pp. 259-262. ISBN 9780904220704
  • Goodburn, D., Mepham, L. and Barnett, C. (2012) The worked wood. In: Powell, A. B. (ed.) By River, Fields and Factories: The making of the Lower Lea Valley. Archaeological and Cultural Heritage Investigations on the Site of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Wessex Archaeology and Olympic Delivery Authority, pp. 273-297. ISBN 9781874350590

2011

  • Barnett, C. (2011) Exploitation of woodland and wild resources. In: Andrews, P. E. F., Biddulph, E., Hardy, A. and Brown, R. (eds.) Settling the Ebbsfleet Valley, High Speed 1 Excavations at Springhead and Northfleet, Kent. The Late Iron Age, Roman, Saxon and Medieval Landscape. Wessex Archaeology Monograph Series, 1. Wessex Archaeology, pp. 235-236.
  • Russell, J., Barnett, C., Booth, F., Cameron, N., Godwin, M., Scaife, R., Stevens, C. J. and Wyles, S. F. (2011) Holocene geoarchaeological and palaeoenvironmental studies at Grain, Queenborough, Motney Hill and Gravesend, Kent. Quaternary Newsletter, 125. pp. 1-19. ISSN 0143-2826
  • Barnett, C. and Stafford, E. (2011) The Late Iron Age to Roman Environment and landscape of the Ebbsfleet Valley. In: Andrews, P. E. F., Biddulph, E., Hardy, A. and Brown, R. (eds.) Settling the Ebbsfleet Valley, High Speed 1 Excavations at Springhead and Northfleet, Kent. The Late Iron Age, Roman, Saxon and Medieval Landscape. Wessex Archaeology Monograph Series, 1. Wessex Archaeology, pp. 230-235.
  • Barnett, C., McKinley, J., Stafford, E., Grimm, J. M. and Stevens, C. J. (2011) Late Iron Age to Roman human remains and environmental reports. Wessex Archaeology Monograph Series, 3. Wessex Archaeology. ISBN 9780954597054 (Volume 3: Settling the Ebbsfleet Valley, High Speed 1 Excavations at Springhead and Northfleet, Kent; The Late Iron Age, Roman, Saxon and Medieval Landscape)
  • Wyles, S. F. and Barnett, C. (2011) Mollusc Springhead. In: Barnett, C., McKinley, J., Stafford, E., Grimm, J. M. and Stevens, C. J. (eds.) Volume 3: Late Iron Age to Roman human remains and environmental reports (Settling the Ebbsfleet Valley, High Speed 1 Excavations at Springhead and Northfleet, Kent; The Late Iron Age, Roman, Saxon and Medieval Landscape). Wessex Archaeology Monograph Series. Wessex Archaeology, pp. 77-83. ISBN 9780954597054
  • Barnett, C. (2011) Radiocarbon dating. In: Andrews, P. E. F., Mepham, L. N., Schuster, J. and Stevens, C. J. (eds.) Settling the Ebbsfleet Valley, High Speed 1 Excavations at Springhead and Northfleet, Kent; The Late Iron Age, Roman, Saxon, and Medieval Landscape. Volume 4: Saxon and Later Finds and Environmental Reports. Oxford Wessex Archaeology, Salisbury, pp. 91-93. ISBN 9780954597061
  • Barnett, C. (2011) Radiocarbon dating. also the wood charcoal. also the waterlogged wood from Northfleet. In: Barnett, C., McKinley, J., Stafford, E., Grimm, J. M. and Stevens, C. J. (eds.) Volume 3: Late Iron Age to Roman human remains and environmental reports (Settling the Ebbsfleet Valley, High Speed 1 Excavations at Springhead and Northfleet, Kent; The Late Iron Age, Roman, Saxon and Medieval Landscape). Wessex Archaeology Monograph Series. Wessex Archaeology, pp. 91-92. ISBN 9780954597054
  • Stafford, E. and Barnett, C. (2011) The Saxon and Medieval environment and landscape. In: Andrews, P. E. F., Biddulph, E., Hardy, A. and Brown, R. (eds.) Settling the Ebbsfleet Valley, High Speed 1 Excavations at Springhead and Northfleet, Kent. The Late Iron Age, Roman, Saxon and Medieval Landscape. Wessex Archaeology Monograph Series, 1. Wessex Archaeology, pp. 300-303.
  • Barnett, C. (2011) Springhead sediments and soils. In: Barnett, C., McKinley, J., Stafford, E., Grimm, J. M. and Stevens, C. J. (eds.) Volume 3: Late Iron Age to Roman human remains and environmental reports (Settling the Ebbsfleet Valley, High Speed 1 Excavations at Springhead and Northfleet, Kent; The Late Iron Age, Roman, Saxon and Medieval Landscape). Wessex Archaeology Monograph Series. Wessex Archaeology, pp. 55-61. ISBN 9780954597054
  • Barnett, C., Allen, M. J., Evans, G., Grimm, J. M., Scaife, R., Stevens, C. J. and Wyles, S. F. (2011) The Tilbury alluvial sequence and a submerged forest of Neolithic Age at 118 Victoria Dock Road, Canning Town, East London. LAMAS, 61. pp. 1-15.
  • Barnett, C. (2011) Wood charcoal and waterlogged wood. In: Andrews, P. E. F., Mepham, L. N., Schuster, J. and Stevens, C. J. (eds.) Settling the Ebbsfleet Valley, High Speed 1 Excavations at Springhead and Northfleet, Kent; The Late Iron Age, Roman, Saxon, and Medieval Landscape. Volume 4: Saxon and Later Finds and Environmental Reports. Oxford Wessex Archaeology, Salisbury, pp. 105-108. ISBN 9780954597061
  • Barnett, C. (2011) Wood charcoal, Springhead and Northfleet. In: Barnett, C., McKinley, J., Stafford, E., Grimm, J. M. and Stevens, C. J. (eds.) Volume 3: Late Iron Age to Roman human remains and environmental reports (Settling the Ebbsfleet Valley, High Speed 1 Excavations at Springhead and Northfleet, Kent; The Late Iron Age, Roman, Saxon and Medieval Landscape). Wessex Archaeology Monograph Series. Wessex Archaeology, pp. 113-119. ISBN 9780954597054

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2008

2007

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A full list of publications prior to 2008 are available via academia.edu.

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Contact Details

Email:
c.m.barnett@reading.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0) 118 378 6227

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