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Dr Ben Jennings

Associate Professor

Faculty/Dept/School School of Archaeological and Forensic Sciences
(Faculty of Life Sciences)
Telephone +441274 232380


Ben completed his bachelors degree in archaeology at the University of Wales Lampeter, where he developed an interest in maritime archaeology, leading to his subsequent masters degree in maritime archaeology and history at Bristol University. Here he met Professor Francesco Menotti, and assisted on his underwater excavations of a pile-dwelling at Lake Luokesas, Lithuania. After graduating from Bristol, Ben worked as a commercial archaeologist on various projects in the Midlands, southern England, and Wales, before working on the Newport Medieval Ship Project. When the opportunity arose to undertake his PhD, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF), on lake-dwellings and exchange systems during the Bronze Age, Ben moved to Switzerland to complete this research. Following award of his PhD, Ben continued as a post-doc researcher on an expansion project, again funded by the SNF, with the aim of identifying the potential for applying network analysis techniques to Bronze Age lake-dwelling and terrestrial sites in Switzerland. Ben moved to the School of Archaeological and Forensic Sciences at the University of Bradford as a research assistant to Professor Francesco Menotti, and subsequently became a Lecturer in Archaeology.


Current projects: WARP30: Wetland Archaeology Research Project 30th Anniversary Meeting, University of Bradford, June 28th – July 2nd 2016 @WARP30Bradford


TitleThe role of cultural heritage in visitor narratives of peatlands: analysis of online user-generated reviews from three peatland sites in England (2021)
AuthorsAbbi Flint, Benjamin Jennings
JournalInternational Journal of Heritage Studies
TitleBog bodies in context: developing a best practice approach (2019)
AuthorsChapman, H.; Van Beek, R.; Gearey, B.; Jennings, Benjamin R.; Smith, D.; Nielsen, N.H.; Elabdin, Z.Z.
JournalEuropean Journal of Archaeology
TitleLate Bronze Age exchange and interaction in the northern Circum-Alpine region: not only across the Alps (2017)
AuthorsJennings, Benjamin R.
TitleCeramics as indicators of Late Bronze Age environments at Zürich-Alpenquai (Switzerland). (2015)
AuthorsJennings, Benjamin R.
Title‘Gifts for the gods’: lake-dwellers' macabre remedies against floods in the Central European Bronze Age (2014)
AuthorsMenotti, Francesco; Jennings, Benjamin R.; Gollnisch-Moos, H.
TitleRepair, Recycle or Re-use? Creating Mnemonic Devices Through the Modification of Object Biographies During the Late Bronze Age in Switzerland (2014)
AuthorsJennings, Benjamin R.
TitleTheorizing the Biographies of Wetland Settlement Utilizing Insights from Micromorphological Analysis (2013)
AuthorsJennings, Benjamin R.; Wiemann, P.
TitleZurich-Alpenquai: a multidisciplinary approach to the chronological development of a Late Bronze Age lakeside settlement in the northern Circum-Alpine Region (2012)
AuthorsWiemann, Philipp; Kuhn, Marlu; Annekathi Heitz-Weniger; Stopp, Barbara; Jennings, Benjamin; Rentzel, Philippe; Menotti, Francesco
JournalJournal of Wetland Archaeology
TitleSettling and Moving: a biographical approach to interpreting patterns of occupation in LBA Circum-Alpine Lake-Dwellings (2012)
AuthorsJennings, Benjamin R.
TitleTravelling Objects : Changing Values. The role of northern Alpine lake-dwelling communities in exchange and communication networks during the Late Bronze Age (2014)
AuthorsJennings, Benjamin R.
TitleBreaking with Tradition. Cultural Influences for the decline of the Circum-Alpine region lake-dwellings (2014)
AuthorsJennings, Benjamin R.
TitleFirst archaeobotanical plant macro-remain analysis from the Middle Bronze Age wetland settlement of Viverone (Viverone “Emissario” Project: campaign Viv16) (2019)
AuthorsHerbig, C.; Jennings, Benjamin R.
TitleFirst archaeobotanical plant macro-remain analysis from the Middle Bronze Age wetland settlement of Viverone (Viverone “Emissario” Project: campaign Viv16) (2019)
AuthorsHerbig, Christoph; Jennings, Benjamin
JournalAuf dem Holzweg … Eine Würdigung für Ursula Tegtmeier
TitleMulti method investigation of submerged features at Semblister, Shetland (2019)
AuthorsChristie, C.; Stratigos, M.; Jennings, Benjamin R.
TitleBronze Age trade and exchange through the Alps: inflluencing cultural variability? (2015)
AuthorsJennings, Benjamin R.
AuthorsChristie, Claire; Stratigos, Michael; Jennings, Benjamin
PublisherArchaeopress Publishing Ltd
Publication NameLinking Dryland and Wetland at the Viverone Middle Bronze Age pile-dwelling site (2018)
AuthorsBenjamin Jennings
Publication NameLinking across the lake: Bronze Age exchange systems in the Northern Alpine region (2017)
AuthorsBenjamin Jennings
Publication NameLakescapes and networks of exchange and visibility (2017)
AuthorsBenjamin Jennings
Other typeReviews
TitleBog Bodies in Context: Developing a Best Practice Approach (2020)
AuthorsChapman H.;Van Beek R.;Gearey B.;Jennings B.;Smith D.;Nielsen N.H.;Elabdin Z.Z.
JournalEuropean Journal of Archaeology
Title Author(s)
Multi method investigation of submerged features at Semblister, Shetland (2019)Christie, Claire; Stratigos, Michael; Jennings, Benjamin