Rachel Parks

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Following my undergraduate degree in archaeology in Edinburgh, I came to York to take the MSc in Zooarchaeology.  The zooarchaeology masters ignited a passion for all things fish and after graduating I worked for the department’s fishlab as a fish bone specialist for a year before starting a PhD part-time.  I’ve been involved with projects in Bulgaria, Scotland and Ireland.   My thesis combines my interest in the Mesolithic of Scotland with zooarchaeology.  Analysis of the mammal, bird and fish bone assemblages from the site of Sand excavated by the Scotland’s First Settlers project www.sair.co.uk/31 and reanalysis of some of the Oronsay fish bone form the bulk of my comparative datasets.   I’ve recently forayed into twitter @archaeofish if you’d like to say hello!

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