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Department of Archaeology staff

Academic staff

Name

Position

Telephone

Email

Professor Grenville Astill

Professor in Archaeology

+ 44 (0)118 378 7363

g.g.astill@reading.ac.uk

Professor Martin Bell

Professor in Archaeological Science

+ 44 (0)118 378 7724

m.g.bell@reading.ac.uk

Dr Stuart Black

Associate Professor in Environmental Radioactivity

+ 44 (0)118 378 8946

s.black@reading.ac.uk

Dr Nick Branch

Head of School/Associate Professor in Palaeoecology

+ 44 (0)118 378 6102

n.p.branch@reading.ac.uk

Ms Amanda Clarke

Director of Archaeology Field School

+ 44 (0)118 378 6255

a.s.clarke@reading.ac.uk

Dr John Creighton

Head of the Department of Archaeology/Associate Professor in Archaeology

+ 44 (0)118 378 7364

j.d.creighton@reading.ac.uk

Dr Hella Eckardt

Associate Professor in Archaeology

+ 44 (0)118 378 6266

h.eckardt@reading.ac.uk

Professor Dominik Fleitmann

Professor of Palaeoclimate and Archaeology

+ 44 (0)118 378 6564

d.fleitmann@reading.ac.uk

Professor Michael Fulford

Professor in Archaeology

+ 44 (0)118 378 8048

m.g.fulford@reading.ac.uk

Dr Duncan Garrow

Associate Professor in Archaeology

+44 (0) 118 378 6458

d.j.garrow@reading.ac.uk

Professor Roberta Gilchrist

Research Dean/Professor in Archaeology

+ 44 (0)118 378 6381

r.l.gilchrist@reading.ac.uk

Dr Robert Hosfield

Associate Professor in Palaeolithic Archaeology

+ 44 (0)118 378 7632

r.hosfield@reading.ac.uk

Dr Jim Leary

Director of Archaeology Field School

+ 44 (0)118 378 8131

j.c.leary@reading.ac.uk

Dr Mary Lewis

Associate Professor in Biological Anthropology

+ 44 (0)118 378 8927

m.e.lewis@reading.ac.uk

Professor Roger Matthews

Professor of Near Eastern Archaeology

+ 44 (0)118 378 7564

r.j.matthews@reading.ac.uk

Dr Wendy Matthews

Associate Professor in Archaeology

+ 44 (0)118 378 6788

w.matthews@reading.ac.uk

Professor Steven Mithen

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International and External Engagement)/Professor in Archaeology

+ 44 (0)118 378 6442

s.j.mithen@reading.ac.uk

Dr Gundula Mueldner

Associate Professor in Bioarchaeology

+ 44 (0)118 378 7389

g.h.mueldner@reading.ac.uk

Dr Aleks Pluskowski

Associate Professor in Medieval Archaeology

+ 44 (0)118 378 5267

a.g.pluskowski@reading.ac.uk

Dr Gabor Thomas

Associate Professor in Early Medieval Archaeology

+ 44 (0)118 378 5449

gabor.thomas@reading.ac.uk

Research and enterprise staff

Name

Position

Telephone

Email

Dr Rowena Banerjea

QUEST

+ 44 (0)118 378 7877

r.y.banerjea@reading.ac.uk

Dr Robert Batchelor

QUEST Director

+44 (0) 118 378 8941

c.r.batchelor@reading.ac.uk

Dr Catherine Barnett

Senior Research Fellow

+ 44 (0)118 378 6227

c.m.barnett@reading.ac.uk

Mr Rory Williams-Burrell

Research Assistant

xn906040@reading.ac.uk

Dr Karen Dempsey Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow  + 44 (0)118 378 6197 k.dempsey@reading.ac.uk

Mrs Jenni Eaton

Research Assistant

+44 (0)118 378 6762

j.e.eaton@reading.ac.uk

Dr Emma Durham

Post-Doctoral Research Assistant

+ 44 (0)118 378 8293

emma.durham@reading.ac.uk

Dr Delphine Fremondeau

Post-Doctoral Research Assistant

+44 (0)118 378 7981

d.j.m.fremondeau@reading.ac.uk

Dr Rob Fry

Geophysics and GIS Technician

+44 (0) 118 378 7972

r.j.fry@reading.ac.uk

Dr Catriona Gibson

Post-Doctoral Research Assistant

+44 (0) 118 378 7877

c.d.gibson@reading.ac.uk

Dr Ben Greet

Post-Doctoral Research Assistant

Ms Elaine Jamieson

Research Assistant

e.d.jamieson@reading.ac.uk

Gemma Lafferty

QUEST Commercial Manager

g.e.lafferty@reading.ac.uk

Dr Lisa Lodwick

Post-Doctoral Research Assistant

+ 44 (0)118 378 7967

l.a.lodwick@reading.ac.uk

Dr Nathalie Marini

QUEST Project Manager

+44 (0)118 378 8945

n.a.marini@reading.ac.uk

Mr Simon Maslin

Data Manager

+ 44 (0)118 378 7967

s.p.maslin@reading.ac.uk

Mr Nick Pankhurst

Research Assistant

+ 44 (0)118 378 7316

n.a.pankhurst@reading.ac.uk

Dr Marta Portillo Ramirez

Marie Curie Research Fellow

+ 44 (0)118 378 7981

m.portilloramirez@reading.ac.uk

Dr Amy Richardson Researcher & Publications +44 (0)118 378 7980  a.l.richardson@reading.ac.uk

Dr Alex Smith

Senior Research Fellow

+ 44 (0)118 378 7804

a.t.smith@reading.ac.uk

Dr Phil Stastney

Post-Doctoral Research Assistant

+ 44 (0)118 378 6801

p.stastney@reading.ac.uk

Dr Jane Timby

Senior Research Fellow

j.timby@reading.ac.uk

Ms Krystyna Truscoe

Research Assistant

+ 44 (0)118 378 7804

k.m.truscoe@reading.ac.uk

Dr Gemma Watson

Post-Doctoral Research Assistant

+ 44 (0)118 378 6197

g.l.watson@reading.ac.uk

Mr Dan Wheeler

Research Assistant

+ 44 (0)118 378 7316

d.r.wheeler@reading.ac.uk

Kevin Williams

QUEST

+44 (0) 118 378 8945

kevin.williams@reading.ac.uk

Daniel Young

QUEST Project Manager

+44 (0)118 378 7978

d.s.young@reading.ac.uk

Postgraduate Research Students

Name

Email

 Project

Judith Arnett

j.c.arnett@pgr.reading.ac.uk

Age estimation and secular change: Developing criteria to aid in the identification of the child victims of Colombia's internal armed conflict. 

Jennifer Austen

j.austen@pgr.reading.ac.uk

Cribra orbitalia, Cribra Humeralis and Cribra Femoralis: understanding their aetiology.
Lisa Backhouse l.backhouse@pgr.reading.ac.uk  

Kirsten Barr

k.barr@pgr.reading.ac.uk

Prehistoric avian, mammalian and H sapiens footpring-tracks from intertidal sediments as evidence of human palaeoecology. 

Emily Blanchard

e.j.blanchard@pgr.reading.ac.uk

Through the looking glass: Roman Mirrors from the North-Western Provinces. 
Matthew Bosomworth m.bosomworth@pgr.reading.ac.uk The Neolithic transitions and climate.

Emily Carroll

e.l.carroll@pgr.reading.ac.uk

Cremation practices in Iron Age and Roman Britain: Funerary responses to transitions of ritualism, culture and technology. 

Li-Chi Chiang

l.chiang@pgr.reading.ac.uk

Neolithic lithic technology in North Taiwan. 
Irene Christianus  i.christianus@pgr.reading.ac.uk  The Urban Ecology of Insects. 

Jessica Feito

j.n.feito@pgr.reading.ac.uk

Detecting Regional Variation in the Roman Diet. 

Matthew Fittock

m.g.fittock@pgr.reading.ac.uk

Pipeclay figurines in Roman Britain. 
Paul Flintoft p.e.flintoft@pgr.reading.ac.uk Archaeological Palaeoenvironmental Archives: challenges and potential

John Ford

j.c.ford@pgr.reading.ac.uk

Ringing the changes: the social significance of finger-rings in Roman Britain. 

Lee Grana Nicolaou

l.a.grananicolaou@pgr.reading.ac.uk

An interdisciplinary approach to study of Roman fishing industry.
Josie Handley j.n.handley@pgr.reading.ac.uk Testing the resilience of agricultural systems to human activities and climate change in the Peruvian Andes.

Owen Humphreys

o.j.humphreys@pgr.reading.ac.uk

Tools in Roman London: industry, household practice and ritual deposition across the ancient city. 
Matthew Jacobson m.j.jacobson2@pgr.reading.ac.uk Climate change and socio-economic transformations in the Late Antiquity of the Middle East.

Elaine Jamieson

e.d.jamieson@reading.ac.uk

Memory, Mobility and the Perception of Place: a view of elite landscapes in Medieval England. 

Sarah Jones

s.l.jones@pgr.reading.ac.uk

The impact of climate variability on Bronze Age and Iron Age societies in the Middle East. 

Zoe Knapp

z.e.knapp@pgr.reading.ac.uk

A Zooarchaeological analysis of Anglo-Saxon Lyminge. 

Sara Machin

s.l.wilson@pgr.reading.ac.uk

Roman ceramic building material.
Candace McGovern  c.l.mcgovern@pgr.reading.ac.uk  Coming of Age as a Woman in Roman Britain: physical development and the life course from puberty through adulthood. 
Scott Midgley s.d.midgley@pgr.reading.ac.uk Trace-element incorporation into stalagmite calcite as a paleo-volcanic record: a chemical perspective.

Sophia Mills

s.h.mills@pgr.reading.ac.uk

The elderly in Medieval England. 

Mitchell Miranda

m.c.miranda@pgr.reading.ac.uk

Cattle in the Middle East. 

Sam Nicholson

s.l.nicholson@pgr.reading.ac.uk

Going global: Palaeoclimate of Arabia and Human Evolution. 

Claire Nolan

Claire.nolan@pgr.reading.ac.uk

Therapeutic Landscapes of the Neolithic: Exploring the potential for Britain's Neolithic heritage to promote well-being amongst present-day visitors and communities. 

Monica Palmero Fernandez

m.palmerofernandez@pgr.reading.ac.uk

The role and significance of goddesses in Mesopotamia during the 3rd millennium B.C. (Early Dynastic. Akkadian. Ur III periods). 
Maria Rabbani maria.rabbani@pgr.reading.ac.uk Investigating human-environmental inter-relationships and resilience in the Zagros region during the Neolithic period - a multi-proxy approach.
Mubariz Rabbani mubariz.rabbani@pgr.reading.ac.uk Ancient Beads: Investigating Trade, Technology, Adornment and Identity at Barikot (~4th Century - ~3rd Century AD).

Carolina Rangel de Lima

c.m.lima@pgr.reading.ac.uk

What can the lamps of Lusitania (modern Portugal and western Spain) tell us about the way in which people lived in Roman Iberia? 
Arica Roberts arica.roberts@pgr.reading.ac.uk Welsh Women: an essential enigma of the Early Middle Ages.
Rebecca Scott rebecca.scott@pgr.reading.ac.uk Fire and Shelter in the Lower Palaeolithic: Absence of evidence or evidence of absence?

Charlotte Scull

c.j.a.scull@pgr.reading.ac.uk

Foodways of religious women in Anglo-Saxon and Medieval England. 

Elspeth St John Brooks

e.s.john-brooks@pgr.reading.ac.uk Developing new approaches to human mobility and activity areas using geochemical patterns at British archaeological sites. 

Adam Sutton

a.d.sutton@pgr.reading.ac.uk

Late Iron Age pottery production and techniques in Southern Britain. 

Lise Tjellesen

l.w.tjellesen@pgr.reading.ac.uk

Decoding forgotten acoustic knowledge of Ancient Civilizations: sacred structures, symbolism and sound - the effect on mind and body. 
Krystyna Truscoe krystyna.truscoe@pgr.reading.ac.uk Can Airborne Remote Sensing Data Contribute to a Re-Evaluation of Territorial Oppida in Southern Britain?
Adam Turner a.n.turner@pgr.reading.ac.uk  Mesolithic Artefacts and Use Wear in Wetlands.

Sascha Valme

s.j.valme@pgr.reading.ac.uk

Age of Puberty in Post-Medieval England. 

Katy Whitaker

k.a.whitaker@pgr.reading.ac.uk

What is the impact of the historical exploitation of sarsen stone on the understanding and interpretation of the prehistoric archaeology of southern England? 

Beatrice Widell

b.widell@pgr.reading.ac.uk

A Crimson Horizon - The Religious Landscapes of Warfare in Northern Britain, c.1050-1500.

Emeritus, Honorary and Visiting Staff

Name

Position

Email

Professor John Allen

Emeritus Professor

j.r.l.allen@reading.ac.uk

Dr Robin Bendrey

Visiting Research Fellow

robin.bendrey@ed.ac.uk

Professor Richard Bradley

Emeritus Professor

r.j.bradley@reading.ac.uk

Dr Alex Brown

Visiting Research Fellow

a.d.brown@reading.ac.uk

Dr Matt Canti

Visiting Research Fellow

m.g.canti@reading.ac.uk

Professor Bob Chapman

Emeritus Professor

r.w.chapman@reading.ac.uk

Dr Sam Cook

Visiting Research Fellow

Dr Petra Dark

Visiting Research Fellow

s.p.dark@reading.ac.uk

Professor Bill Finlayson 

Visiting Professor

director@cbrl.org.uk

Dr Jennifer Foster

Visiting Research Fellow

j.a.a.foster@reading.ac.uk

Dr Chris Green

Visiting Research Fellow/QUEST

Dr Kevin Hayward

Visiting Research Fellow

K.Hayward@reading.ac.uk

Dr Heinrich Härke

Visiting Research Fellow

h.g.h.harke@reading.ac.uk

Mr Neil Holbrook

Visiting Research Fellow

Dr Louise Loe

Visiting Research Fellow

Professor Clive McCann

Emeritus Professor

Dr David Mudd

Visiting Research Fellow

david.mudd@reading.ac.uk

Dr Anne Pirie

Visiting Research Fellow

Dr Warwick Rodwell

Visiting Professor

wjr@warwickrodwell.com

Dr Barney Sloane

Visiting Research Fellow

barney.sloane@english-heritage.org.uk

Dr Tom Walker

Visiting Research Fellow

Dr Phillipa Walton

Visiting Research Fellow

Philippa.Walton@reading.ac.uk

Dr Peter Warry

Visiting Research Fellow

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