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 Darrell Rohl
Darrell teaches history and archaeology of the Roman world with a particular emphasis on Roman frontiers and cultural interaction at the edges of empire. His research focuses on the role of theory in Roman archaeology, the history of antiquarianism and archaeology, and transitions related to the Roman era: both transitional spaces and transitional periods. Darrell maintains research and fieldwork activities in both Britain and the Near East, and has published on the predisciplinary chorographic tradition, British antiquaries, Roman monuments in Scotland, and the Antonine Wall. He is Chairperson of the Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference (TRAC).
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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.
Emily is an archaeologist with a particular interest in the later prehistoric period and coastal archaeology. Her current research focuses on human-environment relationships in Orkney and the Outer Hebrides, explored through the use of geoarchaeological techniques. Her wider interests include theoretical approaches to prehistoric archaeology, the reconstruction of coastal palaeoenvironments and public outreach.
Dr Elizabeth Osinga
Elizabeth is a specialist in the archaeology of the Near East from the classical period to the more recent past. Her research focuses on stratigraphic and quantified socio-economic analyses of ceramics from northern Jordan, particularly at the site of Umm el-Jimal, the best-preserved Late Roman/Byzantine town in the region. Elizabeth is a veteran of multiple fieldwork projects across Jordan, Egypt, and Cornwall. She is currently a member of the Senior Staff for the Umm el-Jimal Project, where she is the project ceramicist and stratigrapher.
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.