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Surnames A - C

Sophia Anderson

Morpho-functional evolution of the mammalian scapula

Jessica Bates

Investigating invisible traces at the Early Mesolithic site of Star Carr: a temporal and spatial analysis of flint microwear patterns

Julia Becher

Exploring the artefactual record of feasting during the Orcadian Late Neolithic

Taryn Bell 

The comfort (and security) of things: an archaeology of object attachment

Claire Boardman  

Deep Mapping the City: Heritage Inspired Place Disruption to Promote Social Cohesion in Diverse Inner Urban Neighbourhoods

Emma Bryning

Title: Making marks, changing values: the contemporary signific- ance of graffiti at historic sites

Louise Calf


Vanessa Castagnino

Whitefriars: metal acquisition and object production at monastic houses in late medieval England

Alice Cao

Exploring the function of grinding stones using old and new methods

Blessing Chidimuro

Exploring transforming diets in industrialized societies (late 18th to 19th century): a direct isotopic approach 

Virajitha Chimalapati

Cultural Heritage Led Climate Change Adaptation of Historic Port Cities of Monsoon Asia: A Belt and Road Opportunity

Ewan Chipping

How was the morphology of domestic cattle and aurochs affected by human husbandry and exploitation in Britain from the Neolithic to the Bronze Age? 

Simone Chisena

Man looks at himself: an archaeological and ethnographic study of changing visual self-perception in European prehistoric societies through the lens of figurative art (40.000 BP - 2.200 BC)


Surnames D - F

Joshua de Giorgio

Defying Convention: Devising New Approaches to Heritage Values in Valletta, Malta

Johannes Dekker

The study of dietary proteins found in food crusts on Mesolithic pottery

Sarah Delaney

A study of population and individual diet and lifeways from English medieval Nunneries, Monasteries, urban and rural populations using stable isotopic methods, and micro-debris analysis of dental calculus

Katrien Dierickx

Flatfish and the origins of European marine fishing

Francesca Dolcetti

Digital visualisation and interpretation of archaeological sites. A case study from Bronze Age Cyprus

Alison Edwards

Communication and change in the heritage sector: How (well) do critical heritage theory, legislation and practice share ideas? 

Sarah Everett

The zooarchaeology of northern Britain and the Danube basin from the Iron Age to the early medieval period

Gail Falkingham


Ashley Fisher



Surnames G - I

Patrick Gibbs

Digital interpretation - measuring how far we've come 

James Glazzard

The tools and techniques of the Viking-age non-ferrous metalworker

Drury Graham

Traditional Pasts and Visionary Futures: The Multidimensional Benefits at the Intersection of Rural Heritage and Agroecology

Eleanor Green

Unlocking the genetic potential of museum stores 

Michael Groves

Roots for Culture: ArticulatingThe Individual in the Social Construction of 'Tradition' in Woodworking Practice 

Ian Hardwick

Pushing the frontiers of Roman identity: An examination of the northern frontier system of Britannia and the interaction of identity with the landscape

Joanne Harrison

Back-to-back houses and their communities in 21st century Leeds 

Ana Harto Villén

Western European Upper Palaeolithic to Neolithic Burial Practices 

Aimee Henderson

Lead roofing in English parish churches: its history, significance, and key challenges in addressing metal theft

 Elizabeth Hicks

Communities of Consumption: an integrated approach to ceramic function and foodways along the Swahili coast during the first millennium AD


Surnames J - L

Hannah Jansson

Viking Age 'Staffs of Sorcery'

David Jennings

Adopting Archaeology

Melissa Kays

Exploring the social mobility and influence of women in Roman public life from the 1st to the 3rd c. A.D

Aimee Keithan

Servants' Passage: Cultural identity in the architecture of service in British and American country houses, c.1740-1890

Caitlin Kitchener

"Unite and be free": The historical archaeology of British political radicalism, c. 1815 -1822

Andrew Langley

Invisible Technologies & the Container Revolution

Richard Lee

Landscape Archaeology in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia

Xuanlin Liu

Lived or Living? A case study of living heritage in China

George Loffman


Jasmine Lundy

Cuisine in Transition: tracking changes in pottery use in Medieval Sicily using organic residue analysis

Daria Lynch 

Decolonising York: telling alternative stories in a heritage city


Surnames M - O

Lisa MacKenzie

Occupational Health in the Post-Medieval period: Insights from dental calculus

William Marsh


Mackenzie Masters

Title: Social Entanglement in Death: Interpopulation isotopic analysis between a mass grave and an attritional assemblage to assess social reactions to catastrophe from Medieval Leicester, England and Roman-Byzantine Ibida, Romania

Aurore Monnereau

Tracking Ancestry: Ancient genomic analysis of multi-faith populations from Medieval Sicily

Javier Montalvo Cabrera


Lucy Moore


Kate Morris


Mariana Muñoz Rodriguez

Artefact Geographies of the Viking Age

James Nottingham

The changing nature of dogs in (post)medieval England: a bioarchaeological study of treatment, health, size, and diet across human social contexts

Indiya Ogg

Development of metric sex estimation by discriminant function analysis for British archaeological populations, with considerations of temporal and societal specificity

Alistair Oswald

A sense of place: sensory perceptions of Neolithic causewayed enclosures in their landscape contexts


Surnames P - R

Yorgos Paschas

Assessing the (Sub)cultural Heritage Significance of Grassroots Music Venues

Gwendoline (Greta) Pepper

Following a thread: Tracing technology and techniques along the Silk Road

Estelle Praet

Galapagos Marine Plastics : How Can Archaeology Help Save the Archipelago (and the Planet)? 

Liz Quinlan

Tracking the decline of Atlantic salmon in the Medieval North Sea basin

Abigail Ramsoe

Digital Tools for Molecular Conservation and Heritage: isotope postcoding

Joseph Raper

Everything Good Goes: the decline of the traditional public house in Leeds

Callum Reilly

Materialising inequality and model communities: An archaeology of modern social reform

Sophie Rowson

The Materiality of Health and Safety: The origins and symbolism of high-visibility work clothing

Jordi Ruiz Ventura


Anne Kathrine Wiborg Runge

Inferring dog and human diet and subsistence strategies in the past using metagenomic and metaproteomic approaches

Kirsty Ryder

Purple White and Green: The Material Construction of Women's Suffrage 1832-1928


Surnames S - U

Despoina Sampatakou

Storytelling, VR life histories and interpretation: Grave Circle A at Mycenae

Carl Savage

Coinage, Landscape and society in the borderlands: economy, politics and identity in Scotland and northern England 1136-1603

Jack Saxton

Archaeology of the Norman Conquest in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Callum Scott

Environmental variability and the evolution of human personality variation

Kirsty-Lee Seaton

Re-use of digital data in Archaeology

Shiyi Sha

From Memory to Cultural Heritage: How Does the Modern Expression and Interpretation of Cultural Heritage Reshape the Collective Memory?

Daniel Shaw


Wuyang Shui


Tondi Siregar

Archaeology as a Tool in Building Civil Society in Indonesia

Silvia Soncin

Roman Lifeways: New perspectives on Diet and Wellbeing at Herculaneum, AD 79

Carla Soto Quintana

Proteomics and the Decline of Parchment use

Lauren Spencer

An Analysis of the Potential Relationships Between Neanderthal skeletal anatomy and social behaviour: A Cross Population Study.

Alessandra Sprega

Between two floods. Local Flood Culture to build resilience: The case of the historic centre of York

Edward Standall

Plants in pots: The molecular and isotopic identification of cereals in archaeological ceramics

Aubrey Steingraber

Landscapes of power and landscapes of mobility - Frontier dynamics on the medieval Anglo-Scottish border, c. 1100-1400

Megan Stoakley


Alpaeus Talks

Informing our Heritage Future(s): Preserving our Digital Past(s)

Raveena Tamoria

Do archaeology and heritage matter in the classroom? Value of teaching the past to preserve the future

Martina Tenzer

Beyond Landscape: Extending Historic Landscape Characterisation to develop a more inclusive and transparent approach to managing local heritage

Amanda Thompson

The Historical Landscape of Ossabaw Island, Georgia

Devakumar Thenchery


Alice Ughi

Diet in transition: Stable isotope analysis of multi-faith populations in medieval Sicily


Surnames V - Z

Liz Vazquez

Decision-Making in Historic Buildings Recording and Survey

Christopher Wakefield

Digital Public Archaeology in a Time of Crisis: investigating and improving the real world impact of online engagement in the UK

Rob Webley

Conquest and Continuity: characterising portable metalwork in Late Saxon and Anglo-Norman England, AD 900-1250


Nicholas Wilson

Tradition and transition: Burial practices in Roman Britain

Katherine Wood

Before and after: how the societal transition after the fall of the Roman Empire affected the health of British people

Marie Woods

Breaking the Barrier to Museums' Unloved Objects: Collections in Crisis and a New Age of Engagement

Annabell Zander

"Lost in transition" – tracing human responses to climatic and environmental change in the Pleistocene-Holocene transition in north-western Europe