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researcher

Ben Jennings

Lecturer in Archaeology

Faculty/Dept/School School of Archaeological and Forensic Sciences
(Faculty of Life Sciences)
Emailb.r.jennings@bradford.ac.uk
Telephone +441274 232380

Biography

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.

Research

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

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal
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.
 
TitleExploring Late Bronze Age systems of bronzework production in Switzerland through Network Science (2016)
AuthorsJennings B.
JournalScience And Technology Of Archaeological Research
DOI10.1080/20548923.2016.1183940
 
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
 
Book Chapter
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
PublisherDGUF
 
Conference Contribution
TitleNEW GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES ON ARCHAEOLOGICAL PROSPECTION. 13TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ARCHAEOLOGICAL PROSPECTION 28 AUGUST - 1 SEPTEMBER 2019 SLIGO - IRELAND (2019)
AuthorsChristie, Claire; Stratigos, Michael; Jennings, Benjamin
PublisherArchaeopress Publishing Ltd