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Archaeology welcomes its newest staff member

Posted on 31 August 2014

Dr Penny Bickle joins the department today

31-08-2014 Penny Bickle

The Department of Archaeology is pleased to welcome Dr Penny Bickle, our newest member of staff, whose lectureship begins today. Penny will be teaching on a variety of archaeological modules, and continuing her pioneering research focused on the European Neolithic. She is particularly interested in blending theoretical and scientific techniques to better understand how everyday life changed during the Neolithic.

Penny's research has taken her from studying Longhouses in the Paris Basin to Neolithic burial practices in Hungary to radiocarbon dating a Copper Age settlement and nearby monuments in Andalusia, Spain. Currently, Penny is collaborating with a project studying the origins and spread of dairy farming in the early Neolithic, led by Bristol University. 

Photo: Penny in the doorway of a reconstructed LBK longhouse at the Mamuz Open Air Museum, Asparn/Schletz, Austria. Credit: Dr.Doz. Eva Lenneis.