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Professor Martin Bell

Professor in Archaeological Science

+ 44 (0)118 378 7724

Dr Alanna Cant Lecturer in Social Anthropology  + 44 (0)118 378 7820

Ms Amanda Clarke

Director of Archaeology Field School

+ 44 (0)118 378 6255

Dr John Creighton

Associate Professor in Archaeology

+ 44 (0)118 378 7364

Professor Hella Eckardt 

Professor in Archaeology/ Head of Department of Archaeology 

+ 44 (0)118 378 6266

Dr Ceri Falys Teaching Fellow in Human Osteology  + 44 (0)118 378 3273

Professor Michael Fulford

Professor in Archaeology

+ 44 (0)118 378 8048

Professor Duncan Garrow

Professor in Later Prehistoric Archaeology

+44 (0) 118 378 6458

Professor Roberta Gilchrist

Professor in Archaeology/ Research Dean

+ 44 (0)118 378 6381

Professor Robert Hosfield

Associate Professor in Palaeolithic Archaeology

+ 44 (0)118 378 7632

Professor Mary Lewis

Professor in Bioarchaeology

+ 44 (0)118 378 8927

Professor Roger Matthews

Professor of Near Eastern Archaeology

+ 44 (0)118 378 7564

Dr Wendy Matthews

Associate Professor in Archaeology

+ 44 (0)118 378 6788

Professor Steven Mithen

Professor in Archaeology

+ 44 (0)118 378 7363

Dr Gundula Mueldner

Associate Professor in Bioarchaeology

+ 44 (0)118 378 7389

Professor Aleks Pluskowski

Professor in Medieval Archaeology

+ 44 (0)118 378 5267

Dr Andrew Souter  Teaching Fellow  + 44 (0)118 378 3267

Dr Gabor Thomas

Associate Professor in Early Medieval Archaeology

+ 44 (0)118 378 5449

Research and enterprise staff





Dr Rowena Banerjea

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

+ 44 (0)118 378 7877

Jon Badger QUEST Geoarchaeological Technician + 44 (0)118 378 3333

Dr Robert Batchelor

QUEST Director

+44 (0) 118 378 8941

Dr Peter Bray Research Fellow in Material Science  +44 (0) 118 378 3290
Dr Blessing Chidimuro Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Isotope Ecology/Archaeology Geography &
Dr Anwen Cooper Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Jenni Eaton

Research Assistant

+44 (0)118 378 7804

Dr Claire Hodson British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship  +44 (0)118 378 3728

Nick Pankhurst

Research Assistant

+ 44 (0)118 378 7316

Dr Amy Richardson Senior Research Fellow +44 (0)118 378 8747

Dr Sam Walsh

Research Assistant in Human Osteoarchaeology

+44 (0)118 378 3282

Dan Wheeler

Research Assistant

+ 44 (0)118 378 3283

Postgraduate Research Students



Abdulmajeed Alhuraish The transition from hunting-gathering to herding and pastoralism in the Neolithic in Jubbah, Northwest of Saudi Arabia, Evidence for Sustainability and Sedentism.
Jennifer Austen Cribra orbitalia, Cribra Humeralis and Cribra Femoralis: understanding their aetiology.
Lisa Backhouse Changing Social Relations and the Making of an Early Medieval Kingdom: People and Pottery in Anglo-Saxon Kent AD 450-850.
Florencia Botta Was childhood health declining in the period leading to the Black Death?
 Lydia Bowler A critical evaluation of the influence of environmental and geological factors on the Late Bronze Age collapse in the Eastern Mediterranean.
Juliette Caverly They are what we eat: Detection of animal domestication and feeding using isotope approaches.
Donna de Groene Animal ecology and management during the transition from mobile hunting-gathering to sedentary agriculture in the Eastern Fertile Crescent.
Kate Dudgeon Archival approaches to environment and lifeways: investigating plant-use at Neolithic Abu Hureyra, Syria, 8800 - 6000 cal. BC
Paige Falco Investigating the presences of air pollution in Romano British populations and its impacts on health utilizing palaeopathology and trace element analysis.
Jessie Feito Detecting Regional Variation in the Roman Diet.
Ellen Green 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.
Christopher Griffiths Later Bronze Age hoards, hoarding practices and depositional contexts in south-east and south-west Wales: synthesis, social exchange and cultural connections.
Henrietta Hammant Anthropology of Heritage: Museum objects and the ‘heroes’ of early British Antarctic exploration.
 Josie Handley Testing the resilience of traditional agriculture in the Peruvian Andes to periods of climate change and human activity.
Richard Henry Fractured Britannia: Britain and Rome under Count Theodosius and the House of Valentinian
Alesia Koush Human rights implications of illicit trafficking in archaeological heritage: the case study of Iraq.
Thomas Mills '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.
Carina Mincioni Other Deposits: the nature and significance of all depositional practices at round barrows during the Bronze Age.
Murat Ozturan 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 Investigating the impact the Roman conquest had on Iron Age people’s health through examining Perinatal, Infant and Maternal health.
Kathryn Price Early Humans in Britain: Cultural Adaptations from Coastal to Inland Occupation.
Maria Rabbani Investigating human-environmental relationships in the Zagros region during the Late Glacial, and Early to Mid-Holocene period.
Andrew Reynolds Late Bronze Age and Iron Age hoards in Wales and Marches: An investigation into patterns of selective and reflective deposition.
Arica Roberts

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

Rebecca Scott Fire in the Lower Palaeolithic: Absence of evidence or evidence of absence?
Dave Smith Spatial organisation of early Neolithic communities in the Southern Levant: A spatial analysis of the WF16 Wadi Faynan settlement with regional comparisons.

Katy Whitaker

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

Emeritus, Honorary and Visiting Staff




Professor Grenville Astill Emeritus Professor

Professor Richard Bradley

Emeritus Professor

Professor Bob Chapman

Emeritus Professor

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

Dr Matt Canti

Visiting Research Fellow

Dr Petra Dark

Visiting Research Fellow

Dr Jennifer Foster

Visiting Research Fellow

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

Dr Kevin Hayward Visiting Research Fellow

Mr Neil Holbrook

Visiting Research Fellow

Professor Michael Lewis Visiting Professor
Dr Sara Machin  Visiting Research Fellow

Dr David Mudd

Visiting Research Fellow
Dr Marta Portillo Ramirez Visiting Research Fellow  

Dr Tom Walker

Visiting Research Fellow

Dr Phillipa Walton

Visiting Research Fellow

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