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Biography

My research has focused on the impact of climate and environment and the stability of agrarian strategies in marginal environments, using multiperiod settlements as a way of studying change over long time sequences. I am interested in the social and economic impact of Viking Landnám in the North Atlantic settlements, through excavations and research projects such as Pool (Orkney), Tofts Ness (Orkney), Old Scatness (Shetland), Jarlshof (Shetland), the Viking Unst Project (Shetland), and the international Heart of the Atlantic Project, Faroe Islands. I am currently co-directing (with Steve Dockrill) the excavation of an eroding coastal site at Swandro on the island of Rousay; an international research-based Field School with funding from Historic Environment Scotland, Orkney Islands Council, the University of Bradford and public funding raised through the Swandro-Orkney Coastal Archaeology Trust (of which I am Vice-Chair and Trustee). Swandro featured in the 2018 TV series ‘Digging for Britain’.      My research is in part field-based and uses excavation data from the North Atlantic region. The Viking Unst project, 2006-2009 was a major initiative with Shetland Amenity Trust for which I was the excavation director; funded principally by Heritage Lotteries Fund and other funds distributed through Shetland Amenity Trust, the research team included specialists and research students from the Universities of Bradford, Durham (Mike Church), Glasgow (Colleen Batey), CUNY and Stirling (Ian Simpson). I was also a co-director and post excavation manager (with Steve Dockrill, Bradford) of Old Scatness field and publication project (1995-2019),  excavations at the Historic Environment Scotland site of Jarlshof (co-director with PI Steve Dockrill, funded by the British Academy and Historic Scotland, 2005-6), and one of the team of directors of Undir Junkarinsfløtti (the international Heart of the Atlantic project, involving the Faroese National Museum (Sίmun Aarge), City University New York (Tom McGovern), Durham (Mike Church) and Bradford Universities). Currently my work centres on Orkney, Gateway to the Atlantic: fieldwork and community outreach in Rousay (2009-current, with S J Dockrill, University of Bradford; J Gibson, I L Mainland and J Downes; Orkney College UHI, Ruth Maher; William Paterson University, USA and students from Bradford, CUNY (USA) and other national and international universities.   I am a member of two international research co-operatives; the North Atlantic Biocultural Organisation (NABO) and the Global Human Ecodynamics Alliance (GHEA). In 2008 I co-organised the NABO conference Archaeological Futures: A Research Agenda for the North Atlantic, held in Bradford, which led to a published protocol for work in the North Atlantic (NABO 2008 Bradford Community Statement Problems, Potentials, and Progress in North Atlantic Human Ecodynamics).  In 2010 I became an Adjunct Research Professor for the City University of New York (CUNY). In 2011 I was invited to become a member of the NABO NSF-funded International Polar Year research project: Long Term Human Ecodynamics in the Norse North Atlantic: cases of sustainability, survival and collapse (2007-2010) and the GHEA RCN-SEES Global long-term human ecodynamics research co-ordination network: assessing sustainability on the millennial scale. (Office of Polar Programs Science, Engineering and Education Research Coordination Network grant no. 1140106). The Gateway to the Atlantic Project (Swandro) formed part of this. I am also a member of the Humanities for the Environment (HfE) ‘Circumpolar Observatory’, a research network distributed throughout the Arctic and Subarctic.   My laboratory-based work centres on aspects of zooarchaeology including the archaeology of human/animal burials, cremation and the understanding of palaeoeconomies, especially intensification, dairying and adaptation to marginal environments. I have researched and published on the animal offerings in Anglo- Saxon cremation cemeteries such as Sutton Hoo, Sancton and Spong Hill, as well as the Roman fort of Brougham and the Viking cemetery at Ingleby (with Fay Worley).   In 2015 I won the University of Bradford’s Vice Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Award for the development of teaching methods in archaeological fieldwork. In 2017 I received a student-nominated commendation in the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Achievement, for work in the School of Archaeology and for the teaching of Viking archaeology.

Research

Julie’s field research consists of excavation in the North Atlantic on projects such as: Old Scatness (1995-present; assistant director & post excavation manager), the Historic Scotland site of Jarlshof (co-director) Undir Junkarinsfløtti (the international Heart of the Atlantic project, involving the Faroese National Museum, City University New York, Durham and Bradford Universities) Viking Unst project (a major initiative with Shetland Amenity Trust for which she is excavation director; funded principally by Heritage Lotteries Fund her team includes researchers from the Universities of Bradford, Durham, Glasgow, CUNY and Stirling) Julie is also a co-investigator in the NSF IPY application ‘Island connections: comparative historical ecology in Faroes, Iceland and Greenland’, (PI McGovern, CUNY). Her lab-based work concentrates on aspects of palaeoeconomy and the social and ritual use of animals. Her research focuses on the following themes: Continuity and change in the subsistence base of settlements in the North Atlantic region The impact of climate and environment and the stability of agrarian strategies in marginal environments. Projects: Pool, Tofts Ness, Old Scatness, Jarlshof, Heart of the Atlantic and Viking Unst. Publications: Bond & MacSween 1998, Bond 1998, Dockrill, Bond & O’Connor 1998, Bond 2002, Bond 2003, Bond, Guttman & Simpson 2004, Bond, Nicholson & Simpson 2005, Turner, Nicholson Dockrill & Bond 2005, Bond, Nicholson & Simpson 2005, Nicholson, Barber & Bond 2005, Hunter, Bond & Smith 2007, Dockrill, Bond, Nicholson & Smith 2007. Research students, Cussans, Wooding (AHRC) Detecting agricultural intensification in the archaeological record Publications: Bond 1998, Bond & O’Connor 1998, Bond 2002, Bond 2003, Bond, Guttman and Simpson 2004, Mulville, Bond & Craig 2005, Bond, Nicholson & Simpson 2005, Dockrill, Bond, Nicholson & Smith 2007, Hunter, Bond & Smith, 2007. Viking settlement in the North Atlantic region and cultural and economic change at the Viking Landnám in the North Atlantic settlements Projects: Pool Old Scatness Jarlshof Viking Unst Heart of the Atlantic Publications: Bond 1998, Bond 2002, Bond 2003, Forster & Bond 2004, Hunter, Bond & Smith 2007. Research students; Redmond (AHRC, 2005), Mustchin, Summers (AHRC) The ritual and symbolic use of animals, especially in funerary practices; the taphonomy and significance of cremated animal bone in archaeological contexts. Projects: Sancton Sutton Hoo Spong Hill Brougham Ingleby Publications: Bond 1996, McKinley & Bond 2001, Bond and Worley 2004, Bond 2005, Bond & Worley 2006, Richards, Beswick, Bond, Jecock, McKinley, Rowland & Worley 2004. Research student Worley (AHRC).

Professional activities

  • University of Bradford -
  • 01-JAN-83: University of Sheffield - MA
  • 01-JAN-95: University of Bradford - PhD

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal
TitleReviewing the palaeopathological evidence for bovine tuberculosis in the associated bone groups at Wetwang Slack, East Yorkshire. (2019)
AuthorsWooding J., King S., Taylor G. M., Bind J., Dent J. S.
JournalInternational Journal of Osteoarchaeology
DOIdoi: 10.1002/oa.2846.
 
TitleVikings, peat formation and settlement abandonment: multi-method chronological approach from Shetland (2019)
AuthorsSwindles, G.T.; Outram, Z.; Batt, Catherine M.; Hamilton, W.D.; Church, M.J.; Bond, Julie M.; Watson, E.J.; Cook, G.T.; Sim, T.G.; Newton, A.J.; Dugmore, A.J.
JournalQuaternary Science Reviews
 
TitleVikings, peat formation and settlement abandonment: A multi-method chronological approach from Shetland (2019)
AuthorsSwindles G.;Outram Z.;Batt C.;Hamilton W.;Church M.;Bond J.;Watson E.;Cook G.;Sim T.;Newton A.;Dugmore A.
JournalQuaternary Science Reviews
DOI10.1016/j.quascirev.2019.02.026
 
TitleAn isotopic investigation into the origins and husbandry of Mid-Late Bronze Age cattle from Grimes Graves, Norfolk (2017)
AuthorsTowers, Jacqueline R.; Bond, Julie M.; Evans, J.; Mainland, Ingrid L.; Montgomery, Janet
JournalJournal of Archaeological Science: Reports
 
TitleCalving seasonality at Pool, Orkney during the first millennium AD: an investigation using intra-tooth isotope ratio analysis of cattle molar enamel (2017)
AuthorsTowers, Jacqueline R.; Mainland, Ingrid L.; Montgomery, Janet; Bond, Julie M.
JournalEnvironmental Archaeology
 
TitleIslands of change vs. islands of disaster: Managing pigs and birds in the Anthropocene of the North Atlantic (2015)
AuthorsBrewington S.;Hicks M.;Edwald Á.;Einarsson Á.;Anamthawat-Jónsson K.;Cook G.;Ascough P.;Sayle K.;Arge S.;Church M.;Bond J.;Dockrill S.;Friðriksson A.;Hambrecht G.;Juliusson A.;Hreinsson V.;Hartman S.;Smiarowski K.;Harrison R.;McGovern T.
JournalHolocene
DOI10.1177/0959683615591714
 
TitleRefining the chronology of the Neolithic settlement at Pool, Sanday, Orkney: implications for the emergence and development of Grooved Ware. (2015)
AuthorsMacSween A.;Hunter J.;Sheridan A.;Bond J.;Ramsey C.;Reimer P.;Bayliss A.;Griffiths S.;Whittle A.
JournalProceedings Of The Prehistoric Society
DOI10.1017/ppr.2015.12
 
TitleAn investigation of cattle birth seasonality using δ13C and δ18O profiles within first molar enamel (2014)
AuthorsTowers, Jacqueline R.; Gledhill, Andrew R.; Bond, Julie M.; Montgomery, Janet
 
TitleAn investigation of cattle birth seasonality using δ13C and δ18O profiles within first molar enamel (2014)
AuthorsTowers J.;Gledhill A.;Bond J.;Montgomery J.
JournalArchaeometry
DOI10.1111/arcm.12055
 
TitleThe Vikings were not the first colonizers of the Faroe Islands (2013)
AuthorsChurch M.;Arge S.;Edwards K.;Ascough P.;Bond J.;Cook G.;Dockrill S.;Dugmore A.;McGovern T.;Nesbitt C.;Simpson I.
JournalQuaternary Science Reviews
DOI10.1016/j.quascirev.2013.06.011
 
TitleThe Vikings were not the first colonizers of the Faroe Islands (2013)
AuthorsMike J. Church a, *, Símun V. Arge b, Kevin J. Edwards c, d, Philippa L. Ascough e, Julie M. Bond f, Gordon T. Cook e, Steve J. Dockrill f, Andrew J. Dugmore g, Thomas H. McGovern h, Claire Nesbitt a, Ian A. Simpson i
JournalQuaternary Science Reviews
PublisherElsevier B.V.
 
TitleThe Vikings were not the first colonizers of the Faroe Islands (2013)
AuthorsMike J. Church a, *, Símun V. Arge b, Kevin J. Edwards c, d, Philippa L. Ascough e, Julie M. Bond f, Gordon T. Cook e, Steve J. Dockrill f, Andrew J. Dugmore g, Thomas H. McGovern h, Claire Nesbitt a, Ian A. Simpson i
JournalQuaternary Science Reviews
PublisherElsevier B.V.
 
TitleRe-deposited cryptotephra layers in Holocene peats linked to anthropogenic activity (2013)
AuthorsSwindles G.;Galloway J.;Outram Z.;Turner K.;Schofield J.;Newton A.;Dugmore A.;Church M.;Watson E.;Batt C.;Bond J.;Edwards K.;Turner V.;Bashford D.
JournalHolocene
DOI10.1177/0959683613489586
 
TitleBayesian methods applied to the interpretation of multiple OSL dates: high precision sediment ages from Old Scatness Broch excavations, Shetland Isles. (2009)
AuthorsRhodes, E.J.; Bronk Ramsey, C.; Outram, Zoe; Batt, Catherine M.; Willis, Laura H.; Dockrill, Stephen J.; Bond, Julie M.
 
TitleSustainability and Resilience in Prehistoric North Atlantic Britain: The Importance of a Mixed Paleoeconomic System (2009)
AuthorsDockrill, Stephen J.; Bond, Julie M.
JournalJournal of the North Atlantic
 
TitleNew evidence for the date of introduction of the house mouse, Mus musculus domesticus Schwartz & Schwartz, and the field mouse, Apodemus sylvaticus (L.), to Shetland (2005)
AuthorsNicholson R.;Barber P.;Bond J.
JournalEnvironmental Archaeology
DOI10.1179/env.2005.10.2.143
 
TitleExcavations at the Viking Barrow Cemetery at Heath Wood, Ingleby, Derbyshire (2004)
AuthorsRichards J.;Beswick P.;Bond J.;Jecock M.;Mckinley J.;Rowland S.;Worley F.
JournalAntiquaries Journal
DOI10.1017/S0003581500045819
 
TitleQuaternary Science Reviews (2003)
AuthorsRhodes E.;Bronk Ramsey C.;Outram Z.;Batt C.;Willis L.;Dockrill S.;Bond J.
JournalQuaternary Science Reviews
DOI10.1016/S0277-3791(03)00046-5
 
TitleScatness, shetland: An integrated survey of a multiperiod settlement mound (1995)
AuthorsDockrill S.;Bond J.;Crummett J.;Heron C.
JournalArchaeological Prospection
DOI10.1002/1099-0763(199509)2:3<141::AID-ARP6140020304>3.0.CO;2-V
 
Other Journal
TitleBetween land and sea: Beneath the beach at Swandro, Rousay. (2018)
AuthorsStephen Dockrill & Julie Bond
JournalOrkney Archaeology Review
PublisherOrkney Archaeology Society
 
Book
TitleExcavations at Old Scatness, Shetland. Volume 3: The Post-medieval township (2019)
AuthorsDockrill, Stephen J.; Bond, Julie M.; Turner, V.E.; Brown, L.D.; Bashford, D.J.; Cussans, Julia E.; Nicholson, R.A.
 
TitleExcavations at Old Scatness, Shetland Volume 3: The Post-medieval township (2019)
AuthorsMelton Nigel D., Dockrill Stephen J., Bond Julie M., Turner Val E., Brown Louise D., Smith Brian, Bashford Daniel J., Cussansn Julia E.M. & Nicholson Rebecca A.
PublisherShetland Heritage Publications
 
TitleExcavations at Old Scatness, Shetland, Volume 2: The Broch and Iron Age Village (2015)
AuthorsDockrill, Stephen J.; Bond, Julie M.; Turner, V.E.; Brown, L.D.; Bashford, D.J.; Cussans, Julia E.; Nicholson, R.A.
 
TitleViking Unst: excavation and survey in Northern Shetland 2006-2010 (2013)
AuthorsTurner V. E., Bond J. M. and Larsen A-C.
PublisherShetland Heritage Publications
 
TitleExcavations at Old Scatness, Shetland. Volume 1: The Pictish Village and Viking Settlement (2010)
AuthorsDockrill, Stephen J.; Bond, Julie M.; Turner, V.E.; Brown, L.D.; Bashford, D.J.; Cussans, Julia E.; Nicholson, R.A.
 
TitleOld Scatness excavation manual: A case study in archaeological recording. (2008)
AuthorsDockrill, Stephen J.; Bond, Julie M.; Turner, V.E.; Brown, L.D.
 
TitleInvestigations on Sanday, Orkney volume 1: Pool. (2007)
AuthorsHunter J. R., Bond J. M. and Smith A. N.
PublisherThe Orcadian
 
TitleInvestigations on Sanday. Vol 2. Tofts Ness: An island landscape through 3000 years of Prehistory Orcadian (2007)
AuthorsDockrill, Stephen J.; Bond, Julie M.; Nicholson, R.A.; Smith, A.N.
 
Book Chapters
TitleAgency and renegotiated identities in the North Atlantic Isles (2019)
AuthorsMaher R. A. and Bond J. M.
JournalArchaeology of identity and dissonance: contexts fir a brave New World.
PublisherUniversity Press of Florida
 
TitleFood, gatherings and social power: case studies in feasting and community gatherings in Iron Age Scotland. (2017)
AuthorsCussans J. E. M., Dockrill S. J., Bond J.M. and McKenzie J
JournalGatherings past and present
PublisherBritish Archaeological Reports
 
TitleViking settlement and Pictish estates: new evidence from Orkney and Shetland (2016)
AuthorsBond, Julie M.; Dockrill, Stephen J.
JournalShetland and the Viking World: Proceedings of the Seventeenth Viking Congress
PublisherShetland Heritage Publications
 
TitleThe cremated animal bone (2015)
AuthorsBond J. M. and Mustchin A. R. R.
JournalBefore Sutton Hoo: the prehistoric remains and early Anglo-Saxon cemetery at Tranmer House, Bromeswell, Suffolk
PublisherEast Anglian Archaeology
 
TitleThe prehistoric village of Old Scatness: a research study in longevity, ecodynamics, and interactions (2014)
AuthorsDockrill, Stephen J.; Bond, Julie M.
JournalHuman eco dynamics in the North Atlantic; a collaborative model of humans and nature through time.
PublisherLexington Books
 
TitleThe White Stuff: Milking in the Outer Scottish Isles (2005)
AuthorsMulville, J.; Bond J M and Craig, O.E.
JournalThe Zooarchaeology of fats, oils, milk and dairying
PublisherOxbow Books
 
TitleBringing in the sheaves: farming Intensification in post-broch Iron Age (2004)
AuthorsBond, Julie M.; Guttmann, E.B.; Simpson, I.A.
JournalAtlantic connectionsand adaptations: economies, environments and subsistence in lands bordering the North Atlantic
PublisherOxbow Books
 
TitleA Growing Success? Agricultural intensification and risk management in Late Iron Age Orkney. (2003)
AuthorsBond, Julie M.
JournalSea change: Orkney and Northern Europe in the Later Iron Age AD 300-800
PublisherPinkfoot Press
 
TitlePictish pigs and Celtic cowboys: food and farming in the Atlantic Iron Age. (2002)
AuthorsBond, Julie M.
JournalIn the shadow of the brochs; the Iron Age in Scotland
PublisherTempus