My research focuses on the social archaeology of Bronze Age and Iron Age temperate Europe. I am currently working on a major research project funded by the Leverhulme Trust, investigating the social context of prehistoric non-ferrous metalworking in Britain, Ireland and the near Continent (in collaboration with Dr Joanna Bruck and Dr Sophia Adams). For more details of this project, please follow the link to the right. My other research interests include prehistoric human mobility; the social archaeology of the household and the community; and the practices and outcomes of development-led archaeology.
I completed my PhD research on the social archaeology of the household in Iron Age northern Europe (University of Cambridge) in 2002. I then worked in development-led archaeology, latterly as a Post-excavation Project Manager for Oxford Archaeology. During this time I was involved in the analysis and publication of numerous prehistoric sites in southern Britain. From 2008 onwards I worked on two major research projects investigating social developments in prehistoric Europe. The first of these aimed to synthesise The later prehistory of northwest Europe using the evidence of recent fieldwork (Universities of Reading and Leicester; with Richard Bradley, Colin Haselgrove ...
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