On this page you can view the university staff profile pages and research interests of the Archaeology team.
Dr Andy Seaman
Andy teaches post-Roman and medieval archaeology. His research focuses on early medieval 'celtic' Britain, and he is currently directing two fieldwork projects in south Wales. Recent publications have examined settlement and landscape in post-Roman Wales, the conversion to Christianity, and the socio-political geography of early medieval Wales.
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Dr Emilie Sibbesson
Emilie teaches European prehistory, archaeological practice, and archaeological theory. Her research focuses on foodways in prehistory and draws on both scientific techniques and social food history. Her publications include studies of ceramics, palaeodietary reconstruction techniques, and archaeological outreach.
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Dr Lesley Hardy
Lesley’s interests lie in Cultural History and in particular the ways that we respond to the past. Lesley’s research is in various forms of antiquarianism from 1500 to the present and she writes and teaches on antiquarianism, travel writing and local history in Kent and has spent the last few years as Director of ‘A Town Unearthed’ a Community archaeology project in Folkestone.
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Dr Ellie Williams
Ellie teaches human osteology and zooarchaeology. Her research interests include funerary archaeology or the ‘Archaeology of Death and Burial’, osteoarchaeology and public engagement, medieval history and archaeology, medieval monasticism and faunal foodways. She is currently collaborating with the British Museum on the Amara West project, northern Sudan, where she is exploring daily life through the zooarchaeological remains.
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Professor Tim Champion
Tim is a specialist in the later prehistory of western Europe and teaches the later Bronze Age and the Iron Age. Other interests include archaeological theory and the history of archaeology, especially the wider public understanding of the past and its involvement in social and political debate. Tim is a Visiting Professor at Canterbury Christ Church University. He contributes to the teaching of later prehistoric Europe and the history of archaeology itself.
Dr Lisa Brundle
Lisa teaches medieval archaeology. Her research focuses on the early medieval period in Britain and Europe. She is especially interested in understanding early medieval perceptions of the body with a particular reference to the role of human representation and the corpse in definitions of identity, belief systems and performance. Her publications have examined early Anglo-Saxon figurines, the archaeology of gesture and female performance in early Anglo-Saxon England.
Dr Jay Ingate
Jay teaches Roman archaeology and archaeological theory. His research centres on Roman urbanism in the northern provinces, with particular emphasis on the symbolic and ritual uses of water in Roman towns. He maintains wider interests in Iron Age landscape studies, theoretical approaches to archaeology, and the historiography of British archaeology. He has published research on the relationship between Roman London and its prehistoric waterscape.