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Archaeological Sciences

Richard Andrew

Project Title: Development of policing in boroughs of Bradford and Leeds late 18th century to mid 19th century

Supervisors: Dr Paul Jennings and Dr George Sheeran

Start date: July 2011

Natalie Atkinson

Project title: Functional Analysis of Lithic artefacts using 3D methods

Supervisors: Dr. Adrian Evans, Dr Randolph Donahue and Dr Andrew Wilson

Funding: AHRC

Start date: June 2014

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Beatriz Isabel Ferreira de Bastos

Project Title: Ceramics and identity in the south-east European Iron Age

Supervisors: Ian Armit, Carl Heron and Lindsey Büster

Funding: Institute for Life Sciences Research (ILSR)

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Rhea Brettell

Project Title: Embalming in Late Roman Britain: A molecular-based approach to identification and an evaluation of significance.

Supervisors: Prof Carl Heron and Dr Ben Stern

Start date: October 2011

Funding: AHRC Studentship

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Hannah Brown

Project Title: The later prehistoric landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales in their European context: A GIS-based approach

Supervisors: Prof Ian Armit and Dr Chris Gaffney

Start date: October 2012

Funding: AHRC Studentship

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Claire Copper

Project Title: The Bronze Age Cups of Southern England

Supervisors: Dr Alex Gibson and Dr Steve Dockrill

Start date: January 2014

Michael Copper

Project Title: Human Clay: Understanding ceramic variation in Neolithic Atlantic Scotland

Supervisors: Prof Ian Armit and Dr Alen Gibson

Start date: October 2012

Watch Mike explain more about his PhD project:

Mike Copper Video

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Pamela Cross

Project Title: Anglo-Saxon horse burials: Defining the practice and its context with the development of English identity and European interaction

Supervisors: Dr Julie Bond and Prof Ian Armit

Start date: October 2009

Funding: AHRC studentship

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Farideh Delavari-Edalat

Project Title: Environmental decision support system (EDSS) for pollution management with economic consideration

Supervisors: Prof Carl Heron and Dr Jill Thompson/Tom Franks (external)

Start date: July 2010

Emily Fioccoprile

Project Title: Caving up the land: Boundaries, settlement and society in East Yorkshire in the 1st millennia BC/AD

Supervisors: Prof Ian Armit and Dr Chris Gaffney

Start date: January 2012

Funding: self-funded

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Branca Franicevic

Project Title: A comparative analysis of differential decomposition in burial micro-environments

Supervisors: Dr Andrew Wilson and Mr Rob Janaway

Start date: November 2013

Marise Gorton

Project Title: Neogene palaeoceanographic evolution of the northwest Pacific Ocean

Supervisors: Dr Ben Stern and Prof Carl Heron

Start date: October 2010

Debbie Hallam

Project Title: The Bronze Age Funerary Cups of Northern England

Supervisors: Dr Alex Gibson and Dr Steve Dockrill

Start date: January 2013

Funding: self-funded

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Jane Harris

Project Title: Investigating a Mobile, Multi-sensor system for the improved mapping of Archaelogical Features

Supervisors: Dr Chris Gaffney and Dr Cathy Batt

Start date: October 2012

Funding: self-funded

Samuel Elliot Harris

Project title: Archaeomagnetic Dating in the Scottish Neolithic

Supervisors: Dr Cathy Batt, Prof. Carl Heron, Nick Card

Funding: Historic Scotland

Start date: Oct 2015

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Andy Holland

Project Title: Examining the taphonomic challenges to the digital refitting of fragmented bone

Supervisors: Dr Andrew Wilson and Prof Hassan Ugail

Start date: November 2013

Funding: AHRC Digital Transformations Theme Large Grants: Fragmented Heritage Project

John Jackson

Project Title: Development of elementary education in Bradford during school board period, 1870-1903

Supervisors: Dr Paul Jennings and Dr George Sheeran

Start date: October 2007

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Suliman Koja

Project Title: Development and evolution of sand dunes and the effects on human activities and economid developments in Libyan coasts

Supervisors: Dr William Hale and Dr Randolph Donahue

Start date: October 2007

Funding: Government of Libya

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Robert Legg

Project Title: North Atlantic research

Supervisors: Dr Julie Bond and Dr Chris Gaffney

Start date: October 2008

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Danika Lerwick

Project Title: Reconciliation of the Norse incursion into the Island and Coastal areas of Britannia/

Supervisors: Dr Jo Buckberry and Dr Julie Bond

Start date: October 2010

Saskia Loughran

Project Title: Development on the use of ultra violet light in the search and location of human remains

Supervisors: Dr Andrew Wilson and Mr Rob Janaway

Start date: April 2010

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Lucy Martin

Project Title: Sustainable radiography of cultural materials for the 21st Century: optimising filmless capture techniques

Supervisors: Dr Andrew Wilson and Mr Rob Janaway

Start date: January 2009

Funding: AHRC studentship

Melissa Metzger

Project title: Polished Flint Knives of the British Isles: The Discoidal Series

Supervisors: Dr Randolph Donahue, Dr Adrian Evans, and Dr Karina Croucher

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Antony Mustchin

Project Title: The Westward Viking Expansion: a study in population reconstruction.

Supervisor: Dr Julie Bond

Start date: October 2005

Funding: AHRC

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Laura Castells Navarro

Project title: Spatiotemporal evolution of Diffuse Idiopathic: Skeletal Hyperostosis and its relation to diet

Supervisors: Dr Jo Buckberry, Dr Julia Beaumont

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Rebecca Nicholls

Project Title: Mobility and identity in Iron Age Europe: osteoarchaeological and isotopic analyses of cemetery populations from the East Alpine region

Supervisors: Prof Ian Armit and Dr Jo Buckberry/Dr Hannah Koon

Start date: October 2013

Funding: HERA

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Alice O'Mahoney

Project title: Evaluating commercial and developer communication of archaeological finds with communities

Supervisors: Dr Randolph Donahue, Dr Karina Croucher

Funding: Heritage Consortium

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Belinda Perfitt

Project Title: An oral history of women textiles workers in West Yorkshire 1930 -1070

Supervisors: Dr Paul Jennings and Dr George Sheeran

Start date: October 2007

Funding: HRA

Finnegan Pope-Carter

Project Title: 3D Near surface imaging

Supervisors: Dr Chris Gaffney and Dr Cathy Batt

Start date: October 2013

Funding: Employer funded

Clare Rainsford

Project Title: People and animals in early medieval cemeteries

Supervisors: Dr Julie Bond and Dr Jo Buckberry

Start date: October 2013

Funding: AHRC studentship

Marianne Robson

Project Title: Historical ecology of Orkney & Shetland

Supervisors: Dr Julie Bond

Start date: October 2007

Mary Saunders

Project Title: Unravelling the later prehistoric landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales: a field-based approach

Supervisors: Prof Ian Armit and Dr Chris Gaffney

Start date: October 2013

Funding: AHRC studentship

Naomi Sewpaul

Project Title: The production and redistribution of animals and animal products in Late Iron Age and Romano-British Northern England.

Supervisor: Dr Julie Bond

Start date: October 2003

Genevieve Tellier

Project Title: Study of the Neolithic and Bronze Age populations of Wales from the paleo-osteological and contextual data.

Supervisors: Dr Alex Gibson and Dr Jo Buckberry

Start date: April 2011

Lauren Thompson

Project Title: Study of a second world war diary 

Supervisors: Dr Paul Jennings and Dr George Sheeran

Start date: January 2011

Funding: ORB

Peter Turner

Project Title: Advanced geophysical and geochemical techniques for studying cultural patterns in the European Iron-Age

Supervisors: Prof Ian Armit and Dr Chris Gaffney

Start date: October 2013

Funding: AHRC studentship

Pete Turner

Christine Walmsley

Project Title: Archaeozoology - contextual analysis of faunal assemblages

Supervisors: Dr Julie Bond and Dr Alex Gibson

Jon Welsh

Project Title: Anthropology and Forensic Archaeology of Western Body Piercing.

Supervisors: Dr Andrew Wilson and Mr John McIlwaine/Prof Ian Armit

Start date: October 2010

Richard Williamson

Project Title: An investigation into the reliability of database evidence relating to timber and stone circles and henges

Supervisors: Dr Alex Gibson and Dr Cathy Batt

Start date: April 2007

Michelle Williams-Ward

Project Title: Burial and identity in early medieval Norfolk

Supervisors: Dr Jo Buckberry and Dr Julie Bond

Start date: October 2013

Funding: AHRC studentship

Deborah Wright

Project Title: Shifting environmental conditions in Britain during the Last Glacial as reflected in isotope ratios in archaeological fauna.

Supervisor: Dr Randolph Donahue

Start date: October 2006