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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
  • African archaeology
  • Bioarchaeology

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
  • Multi-faith societies and sociocultural change
  • African archaeology
  • Roman, medieval and historical

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
  • Field archaeology
  • Experimental archaeology and artefact studies
  • Bioarchaeology

Reader

Research interests:

  • Artefact studies
  • Medieval material culture
  • Viking Age
  • Long-range trade
  • Craft and industry
  • Field archaeology
  • Experimental archaeology and artefact studies
  • Roman, medieval and historical

Professor

Research interests:

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

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
  • Human evolution and prehistory
  • Buildings conservation and heritage
  • Digital archaeology
  • African archaeology
  • Field archaeology

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
  • Bioarchaeology
  • Field archaeology

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 and Paper Archive Museum Submissions and Processes
  • Field archaeology

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
  • Field archaeology
  • Experimental archaeology and artefact studies
  • Roman, medieval and historical

Research interests:

  • World archaeology
  • Early Medieval Europe
  • Field method in archaeology
  • Field archaeology
  • Roman, medieval and historical

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
  • Human evolution and prehistory
  • Bioarchaeology

Senior Lecturer

Research interests:

  • Cultural heritage conservation
  • Climate change adaptation
  • Earth building materials
  • Historic building conservation
  • Buildings conservation and heritage
  • African archaeology

Professor

Research interests:

  • Biomolecular archaeology
  • Human diets and cuisine
  • Stable isotope analysis
  • Organic residue analysis
  • Human evolution and prehistory
  • Roman, medieval and historical
  • Bioarchaeology

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
  • Field archaeology
  • Experimental archaeology and artefact studies
  • Roman, medieval and historical

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)

Research interests:

  • Bioarchaeology

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
  • Buildings conservation and heritage

Archaeology Data Service Project Manager

Digital Archives Assistant

Senior Lecturer

Research interests:

  • Buildings history
  • Churches; medieval
  • Conservation
  • Buildings conservation and heritage
  • Digital archaeology
  • Experimental archaeology and artefact studies
  • Roman, medieval and historical

Applications Developer

Lecturer in Bioarchaeology

Research interests:

  • Environmental history
  • Archaeobotany
  • Diet and cuisine
  • Biomolecular analysis
  • Human evolution and prehistory
  • Bioarchaeology

Project & Fieldwork Officer (1316)

Research interests:

  • GIS and Remote Sensing
  • Landscape Survey and Geophysics
  • Cartography and Illustration
  • Digital archaeology
  • Field archaeology

Lecturer in Sustainability (joint with Environment)

Research interests:

  • Sustainability
  • Inequality
  • Agriculture
  • Spatial analysis
  • Economics
  • Human evolution and prehistory
  • Buildings conservation and heritage
  • Digital archaeology
  • Field archaeology

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
  • Digital archaeology
  • Field archaeology
  • Experimental archaeology and artefact studies
  • Roman, medieval and historical

Senior Technical Team Manager

Research interests:

  • Bioarchaeology

Lecturer in Palaeoproteomics

Research interests:

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

Digital Archives Assistant

Leverhulme Research Fellow

Research interests:

  • Heritage and social justice
  • Indigenous archaeology
  • Heritage encounters
  • Anti-colonial and decolonial heritage
  • Buildings conservation and 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
  • Bioarchaeology
  • Roman, medieval and historical

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
  • Roman, medieval and historical
  • Field archaeology

Mr Jake Jarvis

Department Administration Coordinator

Lecturer

Research interests:

  • Buildings biographies
  • Urban history
  • Long Eighteenth century
  • Domestic space
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Roman, medieval and historical
  • Buildings conservation and heritage

Laboratory Technician (BioArCh)

Associate Lecturer

Research interests:

  • Political radicalism
  • Resistance and revolt
  • Enslaved rebellion
  • Visual culture
  • Historical archaeology
  • Roman, medieval and historical

PalaeoHub & Osteology Technician

Research interests:

  • Field archaeology

Senior Lecturer

Research interests:

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

Collections Development Officer

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
  • Buildings conservation and heritage

Technical Specialist in Zooarchaeology

Research interests:

  • Zooarchaeology (teaching and collections)
  • Bioarchaeology

Senior Lecturer

Research interests:

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

Technician in Archaeological Chemistry

Research interests:

  • Bioarchaeology

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
  • Experimental archaeology and artefact studies
  • Roman, medieval and historical

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
  • Field archaeology
  • Bioarchaeology

Ms Kaajal Modi

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Anthropocene Encounters

Research interests:

  • Fermentation
  • Cooking
  • Buildings conservation and heritage

Lecturer in Roman Archaeology

Research interests:

  • Roman archaeology
  • Archaeological theory
  • Greco-Roman religion
  • Digital archaeology
  • Museum and heritage studies
  • Roman, medieval and historical
  • Digital archaeology
  • African archaeology
  • Field archaeology

Vicky Moore

Faculty Finance Assistant - Archaeology

Discipline: Accounting and Finance

Senior Lecturer

Research interests:

  • Human evolution and prehistory
  • Digital archaeology
  • Field archaeology

Lecturer

Research interests:

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

Digital Archivist (1311)

Digital Archivist (1311)

Senior Lecturer

Research interests:

  • Zooarchaeology
  • Fish and fish trade
  • Commensal rodents
  • Medieval Europe
  • Neolithic and Chalcolithic
  • Human evolution and prehistory
  • Roman, medieval and historical
  • Bioarchaeology

Dr Émilie Pagé-Perron

Data Wrangler

Technical Specialist in Artefact Studies

Research interests:

  • Archaeological materials
  • Ceramics
  • Pottery
  • Early medieval archaeology
  • Experimental archaeology
  • Roman, medieval and historical

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
  • Buildings conservation and heritage

Lecturer

Research interests:

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

Lecturer

Research interests:

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

ZooMS Technician

Research interests:

  • ZooMS
  • Palaeoproteomics
  • Protein breakdown
  • Amino acid analysis
  • Bioarchaeology

Lisa Quinn

Leverhulme Centre Administrator

Professor

Research interests:

  • Anglo-Saxon and Viking archaeology
  • Mortuary behaviour
  • Settlement evolution
  • Digital archaeology
  • Data preservation
  • Field archaeology
  • Experimental archaeology and artefact studies
  • Roman, medieval and historical

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Research interests:

  • Exploration
  • Bioarchaeology

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
  • Human evolution and prehistory
  • Buildings conservation and heritage

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
  • Buildings conservation and heritage
  • Digital archaeology

Professor

Research interests:

  • Contemporary archaeology
  • Marine pollution
  • Cultural heritage
  • Plastic Age
  • Citizen science
  • Buildings conservation and heritage
  • Experimental archaeology and artefact studies
  • Roman, medieval and historical

James Selway

Student Services Administrator

Technician in Ancient DNA and Palaeoproteomics

Research interests:

  • Biomolecular archaeology
  • Ancient diet
  • Human osteology
  • Bioarchaeology

Lecturer

Research interests:

  • Archaeology of restoration
  • Parish churches
  • Historic buildings
  • Measured survey methodologies
  • Architectural analysis
  • Buildings conservation and heritage
  • African archaeology

Professor

Research interests:

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

Lecturer (joint with Environment)

Research interests:

  • Sustainability science
  • Sustainable agricultural landscapes
  • Field Archaeology
  • Complex stratigraphic excavation
  • East Africa
  • Intensive agriculture
  • Buildings conservation and heritage
  • African archaeology
  • Field archaeology

Experimental Officer

Research interests:

  • Bioarchaeology

Dr Catherine Taylor

Project Manager

Lecturer

Research interests:

  • Neolithic
  • Eastern Mediterranean and Ancient Near East
  • Digital archaeology
  • Spatial analysis
  • Archaeological excavation
  • Human evolution and prehistory
  • African archaeology
  • Field archaeology

Ruth Townsend

Student Services Manager

Mrs Jo Tozer

Strategic Research Manager

Technical Specialist in Stable Isotope

Research interests:

  • Bioarchaeology

Lecturer in Archaeological Science

Research interests:

  • Ancient DNA analysis
  • Plant domestication
  • Crop utilization
  • Archaeobotanical remains
  • Genetic changes in domesticated plants
  • Human evolution and prehistory
  • Bioarchaeology

Professor

Research interests:

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

Leverhulme International Professor of Heritage Studies

Research interests:

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

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
  • Bioarchaeology

Professor

Research interests:

  • Africanist Archaeology
  • Urbanism
  • Material culture
  • Community archaeology
  • East African heritage
  • African archaeology
  • Field archaeology
  • Experimental archaeology and artefact studies
  • Roman, medieval and historical

Applications Developer (423)

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow

Research interests:

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

Digital Archives Officer