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Department of Archaeology staff

Academic staff

Name

Position

Telephone

Email

Professor Martin Bell

Professor in Archaeological Science

+ 44 (0)118 378 7724

m.g.bell@reading.ac.uk

Dr Alanna Cant Lecturer in Social Anthropology  + 44 (0)118 378 7820 a.m.cant@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

Associate Professor in Archaeology

+ 44 (0)118 378 7364

j.d.creighton@reading.ac.uk

Professor Hella Eckardt 

Professor in Archaeology/ Head of Department of Archaeology 

+ 44 (0)118 378 6266

h.eckardt@reading.ac.uk

Dr Ceri Falys Teaching Fellow in Human Osteology  + 44 (0)118 378 3273  c.g.falys@reading.ac.uk

Professor Michael Fulford

Professor in Archaeology

+ 44 (0)118 378 8048

m.g.fulford@reading.ac.uk

Professor Duncan Garrow

Professor in Later Prehistoric Archaeology

+44 (0) 118 378 6458

d.j.garrow@reading.ac.uk

Professor Roberta Gilchrist

Professor in Archaeology/ Research Dean

+ 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

Professor Mary Lewis

Professor in Bioarchaeology

+ 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

Professor in Archaeology

+ 44 (0)118 378 7363

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 Andrew Souter  Teaching Fellow  + 44 (0)118 378 3267  a.p.souter@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

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

+ 44 (0)118 378 7877

r.y.banerjea@reading.ac.uk

Jon Badger QUEST Geoarchaeological Technician + 44 (0)118 378 3333  jon.badger@reading.ac.uk

Dr Robert Batchelor

QUEST Director

+44 (0) 118 378 8941

c.r.batchelor@reading.ac.uk

Dr Peter Bray Research Fellow in Material Science  +44 (0) 118 378 3290  p.j.bray@reading.ac.uk
Dr Blessing Chidimuro Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Isotope Ecology/Archaeology Geography &   b.chidimuro@reading.ac.uk
Charlotte Diffey Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Archaeobotany  +44 (0)118 378 3269 c.j.diffey@reading.ac.uk

Jenni Eaton

Research Assistant

+44 (0)118 378 7804

j.e.eaton@reading.ac.uk

Dr Claire Hodson British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship  +44 (0)118 378 3728 c.m.hodson@reading.ac.uk

Dr Nathalie Marini

QUEST Project Manager

+44 (0)118 378 8945

n.a.marini@reading.ac.uk

Dr Darko Maricevic Islay Heritage Director of Archaeology  +44 (0)118 378 3280 nj813990@reading.ac.uk

Nick Pankhurst

Research Assistant

+ 44 (0)118 378 7316

n.a.pankhurst@reading.ac.uk

Dr Amy Richardson Senior Research Fellow +44 (0)118 378 8747 a.l.richardson@reading.ac.uk

Dr Sam Walsh

Research Assistant in Human Osteoarchaeology

+44 (0)118 378 3282

s.l.walsh@reading.ac.uk

Dan Wheeler

Research Assistant

+ 44 (0)118 378 3283

d.r.wheeler@reading.ac.uk

Kevin Williams

QUEST

+44 (0) 118 378 3284

kevin.williams@reading.ac.uk

Daniel Young

QUEST Project Manager

+44 (0)118 378 7360

d.s.young@reading.ac.uk

Postgraduate Research Students

See the list of Archaeology PGR Alumni here.

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 Changing Social Relations and the Making of an Early Medieval Kingdom: People and Pottery in Anglo-Saxon Kent AD 450-850.

Lindsay Banfield

l.banfield@pgr.reading.ac.uk

Making flour the German way: imported lava quern stones in Roman Britain.

Alborz Bathaei Bozchelouei

s.a.bathaeibozchelouei@pgr.reading.ac.uk

Sustainable construction: Enhancing strength, durability and sustainability of earth construction through interdisciplinary analysis of historic buildings and biomimicry.
Matthew Bosomworth m.bosomworth@pgr.reading.ac.uk Early to Mid Holocene climate and its impact on the development of the Neolithic in Iraq and Iran.
Florencia Botta f.n.botta@pgr.reading.ac.uk Was childhood health declining in the period leading to the Black Death?
Lydia Bowler l.a.bowler@pgr.reading.ac.uk A critical evaluation of the influence of environmental and geological factors on the Late Bronze Age collapse in the Eastern Mediterranean.
Donna de Groene d.a.j.degroene@pgr.reading.ac.uk Animal ecology and management during the transition from mobile hunting-gathering to sedentary agriculture in the Eastern Fertile Crescent.
Sarah Downum s.downum@pgr.reading.ac.uk Visual Culture and 'decoration' in Iron Age Britain: seeing beyond metal.
Kate Dudgeon k.dudgeon@pgr.reading.ac.uk Archival approaches to environment and lifeways: investigating plant-use at Neolithic Abu Hureyra, Syria, 8800 - 6000 cal. BC

Jessie Feito

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

Detecting Regional Variation in the Roman Diet. 
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.
Ellen Green ellen.green@pgr.reading.ac.uk Dead in a ditch: a taphonomic examination of human and animal remains deposited in non-formal funerary contexts in S E England during the late Iron-Age and early Roman periods.
Alessandro Guaggenti a.guaggenti@pgr.reading.ac.uk Multi-scalar Analysis of Early Built Environments in the Eastern Fertile Crescent.
Henrietta Hammant h.l.hammant@pgr.reading.ac.uk Anthropology of Heritage: Museum objects and the ‘heroes’ of early British Antarctic exploration.
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.
Richard Henry richard.henry@pgr.reading.ac.uk Fractured Britannia: Britain and Rome under Count Theodosius and the House of Valentinian
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

elaine.jamieson@pgr.reading.ac.uk

Memory, Mobility and the Perception of Place: a view of elite landscapes in Medieval England. 
Timothy Jones t.e.jones@pgr.reading.ac.uk Aspects of Iron Age and Roman Pottery from Silchester.

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. 
Alesia Koush a.koush@pgr.reading.ac.uk Human rights implications of illicit trafficking in archaeological heritage: the case study of Iraq.
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

Ageing and the Aged: The Social and Physical Implications of Senescence AD 900 - 1550.
Thomas Mills t.k.mills@pgr.reading.ac.uk 'Be Thou Dead to the World, but Alive Unto God': Defining the Diagnosis and Evolution of Leprosy Using the Evidence of Child and Adult Skeletal Remains.
Andrea Mobbs a.m.mobbs@pgr.reading.ac.uk Transitions to adulthood in Anglo Saxon England, 5th - 10th century AD: an osteological and stable isotopic investigation into the timing of puberty and the impact of dietary stress.
Murat Ozturan m.ozturan@pgr.reading.ac.uk Differences in Flaking Technologies and Volume Management in Large Cutting Tools and Core & Flake Assemblages in Britain and North-West Europe in MIS 11 and 9.
Rebecca Pitt  r.a.pitt@pgr.reading.ac.uk Investigating the impact the Roman conquest had on Iron Age people’s health through examining Perinatal, Infant and Maternal health.
Kathryn Price  k.m.price@pgr.reading.ac.uk Early Humans in Britain: Cultural Adaptations from Coastal to Inland Occupation.
Maria Rabbani maria.rabbani@pgr.reading.ac.uk Investigating human-environmental relationships in the Zagros region during the Late Glacial, and Early to Mid-Holocene period.
Mubariz Rabbani mubariz.rabbani@pgr.reading.ac.uk Ancient Beads: Investigating Trade, Technology, Adornment and Identity at Barikot (~4th Century - ~3rd Century AD).
Andrew Reynolds a.c.reynolds@pgr.reading.ac.uk Late Bronze Age and Iron Age hoards in Wales and Marches: An investigation into patterns of selective and reflective deposition.
Arica Roberts arica.roberts@pgr.reading.ac.uk

Gender & Religion in Early Medieval Wales: The Archaeology of Religious Transformation in Wales c. 400-1200 CE.

Rebecca Scott rebecca.scott@pgr.reading.ac.uk Fire in the Lower Palaeolithic: Absence of evidence or evidence of absence?
Dave Smith  d.b.smith@pgr.reading.ac.uk Spatial organisation of early Neolithic communities in the Southern Levant: A spatial analysis of the WF16 Wadi Faynan settlement with regional comparisons.

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. 

Erin Thompson 

e.t.thompson@pgr.reading.ac.uk Puberty and health in rural Medieval England.

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 Late Iron Age territorial oppida in Southern Britain: a reinterpretation using new data collected from aerial photographs and lidar.
Adam Turner a.n.turner@pgr.reading.ac.uk  Mesolithic Artefacts and Use Wear in Wetlands.

Katy Whitaker

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

The role of sarsen stone in southern Britain. An archaeological and ethno-historical approach to an ancient industry.

Beatrice Widell

b.widell@pgr.reading.ac.uk

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

 Deborah Young  d.j.young@pgr.reading.ac.uk  Material culture deposition at Early Neolithic burial monuments: understanding the earliest grave goods in Britain.

Emeritus, Honorary and Visiting Staff

Name

Position

Email

Professor Grenville Astill Emeritus Professor g.g.astill@reading.ac.uk

Professor Richard Bradley

Emeritus Professor

r.j.bradley@reading.ac.uk

Professor Bob Chapman

Emeritus Professor

r.w.chapman@reading.ac.uk

Professor Clive McCann Emeritus Professor  
Dr Catherine Barnett Senior Visiting Research Fellow  
Dr Alex Smith Senior Visiting Research Fellow  

Dr Alex Brown

Visiting Research Fellow

alex.brown@reading.ac.uk

Dr Matt Canti

Visiting Research Fellow

m.g.canti@reading.ac.uk

Dr Petra Dark

Visiting Research Fellow

s.p.dark@reading.ac.uk

Dr Jennifer Foster

Visiting Research Fellow

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

Dr Delphine Fremondeau Visiting Research Fellow   
Dr Aroa Garcia-Suarez Visiting Research Fellow  

Dr Chris Green

Visiting Research Fellow/QUEST

Dr Heinrich Härke

Visiting Research Fellow

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

Dr Kevin Hayward Visiting Research Fellow K.Hayward@reading.ac.uk

Mr Neil Holbrook

Visiting Research Fellow

Professor Michael Lewis Visiting Professor  mlewis@britishmuseum.org
Dr Sara Machin  Visiting Research Fellow  s.l.machin@reading.ac.uk

Dr David Mudd

Visiting Research Fellow

david.mudd@reading.ac.uk
Dr Marta Portillo Ramirez Visiting Research Fellow  

Dr Tom Walker

Visiting Research Fellow

Dr Phillipa Walton

Visiting Research Fellow

Philippa.Walton@reading.ac.uk

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