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Over 110 people work in our Department, with research and teaching spanning the breadth of archaeological study.

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Research Associate

Research interests:

  • Multidisciplinary research
  • Geochemistry
  • Palaeoclimatology
  • Novel biomarker proxy
  • Marine ecosystem dynamics

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Research interests:

  • Geographic Information System
  • Remote Sensing
  • Environmental archaeology
  • Heritage management
  • African Archaeology

Lucy Akturk

Student Wellbeing Officer

Professor

Research interests:

  • Bioarchaeology
  • Stable isotope analysis
  • Human and animal subsistence
  • Medieval archaeology
  • Multi-faith societies and sociocultural change

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Research interests:

  • Public archaeology
  • Digitisation
  • Archive management
  • Museum education
  • Premodern heritage narratives

Chair in Archaeology

Research interests:

  • Late Bronze and Iron Age Europe
  • Landscape archaeology
  • Conflict and violence
  • Prehistoric demography
  • Anarchistic principles in Prehistoric communities
  • Human evolution and prehistory

Reader

Research interests:

  • Artefact studies
  • Medieval material culture
  • Viking Age
  • Long-range trade
  • Craft and industry

Professor

Research interests:

  • Terrestrial landscape evolution
  • Coastal archaeology
  • Shell middens
  • Palaeoenvironmental analysis
  • Submerged landscapes
  • Human evolution and prehistory

Lecturer in Heritage and Digital Creativity

Research interests:

  • Decolonising Heritage
  • Cultural Heritage interpretations and management 
  • Heritage and Museum education
  • Rock Art studies
  • Heritage and science narratives

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Research interests:

  • Hunter-gatherer archaeology
  • Settlement
  • Material culture
  • Spatial analysis
  • Experimental archaeology

Senior Lecturer

Research interests:

  • European Neolithic
  • Funerary Archaeology
  • Social identity, gender and inequality
  • Radiocarbon dating
  • Strontium Isotopes
  • Human evolution and prehistory

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Research interests:

  • Bioarchaeology
  • Isotopic analysis
  • Proteomic analysis
  • Ancient diets
  • Mobility and social dynamics

Archivist and Finds Officer

Research interests:

  • Artefact Analysis and Small Finds
  • Early Medieval Archaeology
  • Viking Age Material Culture
  • Reconstructive Heritage Crafts, Nalbinding (Nalebinding).
  • Finds Processing, Care, Curation
  • Finds & Paper Archive Museum Submissions and Processes

ADS Lead Applications Developer

Digital Archives Assistant (ADS)

UKRI Post Doctoral Fellow

Research interests:

  • Pottery and ceramics
  • Neolithic ways of life

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Research interests:

  • Ritual and domestic life
  • Later prehistory
  • Funerary practices
  • Human evolution and prehistory

Jennie Campbell

PA / Administrator

Digital Archives Assistant (ADS)

Research interests:

  • data re-use
  • heritage repositories
  • digital preservation
  • born-digital heritage
  • museum activism
  • decolonising archives and collections

Professor

Research interests:

  • Roman death and burial
  • Funerary commemoration
  • Ancient dress and identity
  • Roman childhood
  • Roman religion
  • Roman imperial economy

Research interests:

  • World archaeology
  • Early Medieval Europe
  • Field method in archaeology

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Research interests:

  • Life Sciences
  • Human Biology
  • Human Osteology
  • Palaeopathology

Helen Chan

Postgraduate Administrator

Lecturer in Bioarchaeology

Research interests:

  • Biomolecular archaeology
  • Ancient DNA analysis
  • Stable isotope analysis
  • Human and animal subsistence
  • Early Prehistory

Senior Lecturer

Research interests:

  • Cultural heritage conservation
  • Climate change adaptation
  • Earth building materials
  • Historic building conservation

Professor

Research interests:

  • Biomolecular archaeology
  • Human diets and cuisine
  • Stable isotope analysis
  • Organic residue analysis
  • Human evolution and prehistory

ADS Digital Archives Assistant

Mr Paul Dalton

Student Services Administrator

Ms Eve Donlon

Student Services Administrator

Postdoctoral Research Associate

ADS Deputy Director

Dr Michelle Feider

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Research interests:

  • Zooarchaeology
  • Microfauna
  • RATTUS
  • Small mammals

Professor

Research interests:

Post Medieval

Senior Lecturer in Anatomy

Research interests:

  • Evolutionary anatomy
  • Virtual anthropology
  • Functional morphology
  • Human evolution and prehistory

Honorary Visiting Professor

Research interests:

Egyptology; Body adornment in the ancient world; Mummification and burial practices

Dr Maria Fontanals-Coll

Laboratory Technician (BioArCh)

Digital Archives Officer

Web Applications Developer (ADS)

Zoe Fraser

Administration Manager

Lecturer

Research interests:

  • Participatory heritage
  • Collections development
  • Heritage values
  • Heritage interpretation
  • Heritage and change

Archaeology Data Service Project Manager

Digital Archives Assistant

Senior Lecturer

Research interests:

  • Buildings history
  • Churches; medieval
  • Conservation

Applications Developer

Lecturer in Bioarchaeology

Research interests:

  • Environmental history
  • Archaeobotany
  • Diet and cuisine
  • Biomolecular analysis

Project & Fieldwork Officer (1316)

Research interests:

  • GIS & Remote Sensing
  • Landscape Survey & Geophysics
  • Cartography & Illustration

Lecturer in Sustainability (joint with Environment)

Research interests:

  • Sustainability
  • Inequality
  • Agriculture
  • Spatial analysis
  • Economics

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Research interests:

  • Ancient DNA
  • Genetic and proteomic preservation

Collections Development Manager

Chair in Medieval Archaeology

Research interests:

  • Viking Great Army
  • Archaeology and heritage
  • Medieval castle studies
  • Digital technologies
  • Archaeology of childhood

Senior Technical Team Manager

Lecturer in Palaeoproteomics

Research interests:

  • Ancient protein analysis
  • Dietary consumption
  • Disease
  • Biomarkers
  • Palaeoproteomics

Digital Archives Assistant

Leverhulme Research Fellow

Research interests:

  • Heritage and social justice
  • Indigenous archaeology
  • Heritage encounters
  • Anti-colonial and decolonial heritage

Amy Holguin

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Research interests:

  • Archaeobotany
  • aDNA
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate Change
  • Food systems
  • Prehistory

Senior Lecturer

Research interests:

  • Osteoarchaeology
  • Palaeopathology
  • Weapon-related trauma
  • Burial ritual
  • Multi-disciplinary analysis

Ms Elle Hough

Student Services Administrator

Andrew Hunter

Assistant Health and Safety Advisor

Fieldwork Project Manager

Research interests:

  • Landscape archaeology
  • Medieval archaeology
  • Castle landscapes
  • Archaeological fieldwork

Mr Jake Jarvis

Department Administration Coordinator

Lecturer

Research interests:

  • Buildings biographies
  • Urban history
  • Long Eighteenth century
  • Domestic space
  • Consumer behaviour

Laboratory Technician (BioArCh)

Associate Lecturer

Research interests:

  • Political radicalism
  • Resistance and revolt
  • Enslaved rebellion
  • Visual culture
  • Historical archaeology

PalaeoHub & Osteology Technician

Senior Lecturer

Research interests:

  • Prehistoric excavations
  • Neolithic monuments
  • Mobility in archaeology
  • Landscape Archaeology
  • Sea-level rise and adaptation
  • Human evolution and prehistory

Research Associate

Research interests:

  • Prehistoric landscapes
  • Arabian-African interconnectivity
  • Archaeological fieldwork

Research Associate

Research interests:

  • Funerary Archaeology
  • Iron Age mortuary practices
  • Fragmentary human remains
  • Biomolecular data

Lecturer in Conservation

Research interests:

  • Conservation practice
  • Archaeological conservation
  • Material science
  • Preventative conservation
  • Earthen architecture

Technical Specialist in Zooarchaeology

Research interests:

  • Zooarchaeology (teaching and collections)

Senior Lecturer

Research interests:

  • Hunter-gatherer archaeology
  • Artefact analysis
  • Experimental archaeology
  • Funerary archaeology
  • Interdisciplinary research
  • Human evolution and prehistory

Technician in Archaeological Chemistry

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Research interests:

  • Organic residue analysis
  • Prehistoric Japan
  • Past cuisines and culinary habits
  • Cultural transition
  • Agriculture and pottery

Mr Duncan Marks

Teaching Associate

Research interests:

Planning Club, York Civic Trust

Elizabeth Marshall

Administrator

Senior Lecturer

Research interests:

  • Medieval archaeology
  • Parish churches
  • Funerary commemoration
  • The Norman Conquest
  • Lordship and landscape

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Research interests:

  • Population genomics
  • Ancient DNA analysis
  • Evolution

Head of Department - Archaeology

Research interests:

  • Late Palaeolithic and Mesolithic archaeology
  • Fieldwork
  • Public engagement
  • Climate change
  • Biodiversity
  • Death and burial practices
  • Food
  • Human evolution and prehistory

Ms Kaajal Modi

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Anthropocene Encounters

Research interests:

  • Fermentation
  • Cooking

Lecturer in Roman Archaeology

Research interests:

  • Roman archaeology
  • Archaeological theory
  • Greco-Roman religion
  • Digital archaeology
  • Museum and heritage studies

Vicky Moore

Faculty Finance Assistant - Archaeology

Discipline: Accounting and Finance

Senior Lecturer

Research interests:

archaeology

Lecturer

Research interests:

  • Middle and Upper Palaeolithic archaeology
  • Mesolithic archaeology
  • Experimental archaeology
  • Artistic expression in Prehistory
  • Human evolution and prehistory

Digital Archivist (1311)

Digital Archivist (1311)

Senior Lecturer

Research interests:

  • Zooarchaeology
  • Fish and fish trade
  • Commensal rodents
  • Medieval Europe
  • Neolithic and Chalcolithic

Dr Émilie Pagé-Perron

Data Wrangler

Technical Specialist in Artefact Studies

Research interests:

  • Archaeological materials
  • Ceramics
  • Pottery
  • Early medieval archaeology
  • Experimental archaeology

Research Associate

Research interests:

  • Landscape history and archaeology
  • Interdisciplinary research
  • Public engagement
  • UK treescapes and tree valuation
  • Machine learning

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Research interests:

  • intangible cultural heritage
  • diaspora and migration
  • cultural festivities and celebrations
  • uses of heritage in post-displacement settings

Lecturer

Research interests:

  • Lithic analysis
  • Mesolithic hunter-gatherers
  • Coastal Prehistory
  • Erosion and research biases
  • Decolonisation and diversification in Archaeology
  • Human evolution and prehistory

Lecturer

Research interests:

  • Palaeopathology
  • Health and disease in past populations
  • Funerary Archaeology
  • History of medicine
  • Biomolecular analysis

ZooMS Technician

Research interests:

  • ZooMS
  • Palaeoproteomics
  • Protein breakdown
  • Amino acid analysis

Lisa Quinn

Leverhulme Centre Administrator

Professor

Research interests:

  • Anglo-Saxon and Viking archaeology
  • Mortuary behaviour
  • Settlement evolution
  • Digital archaeology
  • Data preservation

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Research interests:

exploration

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Stable Isotope Analysis

Research interests:

  • Isotopic analysis of human and faunal remains
  • Human osteology and palaeopathology

Ms Rosie Sanger

Student Services Coordinator (Undergrad)

Senior Research Fellow

Research interests:

  • Cuisine
  • Heritage
  • Foraging
  • Himalayan mountain cultures
  • Bioarchaeology

Associate Lecturer

Research interests:

  • Quantitative methods
  • Cultural evolution
  • Digital archaeology
  • R Statistical Environment
  • C14 dating

Senior Lecturer

Research interests:

  • Digital Heritage
  • 3D Computer Graphics
  • Design
  • Virtual Reality

Professor

Research interests:

  • Contemporary archaeology
  • Marine pollution
  • Cultural heritage
  • Plastic Age
  • Citizen science

James Selway

Student Services Administrator

Technician in Ancient DNA and Palaeoproteomics

Research interests:

  • Biomolecular archaeology
  • Ancient diet
  • Human osteology

Lecturer

Research interests:

  • Archaeology of restoration
  • Parish churches
  • Historic buildings
  • Measured survey methodologies
  • Architectural analysis

Professor

Research interests:

  • Evolutionary Anthropology
  • Human social emotions
  • Hunter-gatherer populations
  • Cognitive variability
  • Human evolution and prehistory

Lecturer (joint with Environment)

Research interests:

  • Sustainability science
  • Sustainable agricultural landscapes
  • Field Archaeology
  • Complex stratigraphic excavation
  • East Africa
  • Intensive agriculture

Dr Catherine Taylor

Project Manager

Lecturer

Research interests:

  • Neolithic
  • Eastern Mediterranean and Ancient Near East
  • Digital archaeology
  • Spatial analysis
  • Archaeological excavation

Ruth Townsend

Student Services Manager

Mrs Jo Tozer

Strategic Research Manager

Technical Specialist in Stable Isotope

Lecturer in Archaeological Science

Research interests:

  • Ancient DNA analysis
  • Plant domestication
  • Crop utilization
  • Archaeobotanical remains
  • Genetic changes in domesticated plants

Professor

Research interests:

  • Landscape Archaeology
  • Geoarchaeology
  • Holocene environmental change
  • Alpine archaeology
  • Human-environment interactions
  • Human evolution and prehistory

Leverhulme International Professor of Heritage Studies

Research interests:

  • Critical heritage studies
  • Heritage
  • Emotion and affect
  • Experimental methodologies
  • Anti-colonial heritage
  • The politics of memory

ADS Financial Administrator

Editor, Internet Archaeology

ADS Research Projects Manager

Research interests:

  • Digital methods in archaeology
  • Semantic Web
  • Linked Data
  • Data Standards
  • Digital Preservation
  • FAIR Principles

Marie Curie Experienced Researcher

Research interests:

  • Zooarchaeology
  • Biomolecular approaches
  • Prehistoric human-cattle interactions
  • Neolithic and Bronze Age archaeology
  • Agricultural and dietary change

Professor

Research interests:

  • Africanist Archaeology
  • Urbanism
  • Material culture
  • Community archaeology
  • East African heritage

Applications Developer (423)

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow

Research interests:

  • Climate change archaeology
  • Lithic analysis
  • Digital archaeology
  • Palaeolithic and Mesolithic hunter-gatherers
  • Public engagement

Digital Archives Officer