Staff Profile:Dr Jane Timby

Dr Jane Timby
Job Title:
Senior Researcher
Areas of Interest:
  • British Later prehistoric, Roman and Saxon pottery
  • Economic and social change in the pre-Roman Iron Age
  • Ceramics of the Black Sea region
Research groups / Centres:

Social Archaeology Research Group

Postgraduate Supervision
Jane currently co-supervises two PhD students:
The technology of southern British late Iron Age grog-tempered pottery (Sutton)
Ceramic building materials (Wilson)

Key Facts:

Jane Timby has worked as a self-employed pottery specialist and post-excavation consultant since 1986. During her career she spent five years working part time in the commercial sector as Senior Project manager for Oxford Archaeology where amongst other things she managed two major Road scheme projects. She has worked as a post-excavation monitor for English Heritage and has published various backlog projects. She has also been successful in obtaining a Leverhulme grant through Oxford University to work with Val Rigby to produce a website of Gallo-Belgic pottery stamps in Britain ( She has been involved in the Silchester project since 1988 recording and analysing the pottery from various excavations and is currently working on the pottery from Insula IX. Other current projects include working on the pottery from excavation sites in Sudan, Egypt, Georgia, Bulgaria and Romania.

Jane completed her PhD at Southampton University in 1982 on characterising the Gallo-Belgic pottery industry (supervisor Professor David Peacock). She was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries (FSA) in 1996. She is also currently Honorary Secretary for the Study Group for Roman pottery.


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Contact Details

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