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Nadia Knudsen

Having completed my undergraduate degree, I undertook a course in archaeological illustration at Birkbeck College, London. This allowed me to pursue a freelance career within archaeology as well as bringing up my family. During this period, I was involved with projects based at Cambridge County Council Archaeological Field Unit (now Oxford Archaeology East). I provided illustrations for various specialists, local archaeological groups and PhD students. Later contracts included Verulamium Museum in St Albans, Hertfordshire and a short sojourn in Australia gave me experience in drawing skeletal material for the Museum of South Australia. Overall, my focus has primarily been the illustration of small finds in a wide variety of media (lithics, metals, ceramics and organic materials) as well as plans and sections.

In 2010 I was accepted onto the MA program at the Institute of Archaeology, UCL. This course, and contacts which evolved from it, led to further opportunities within illustration and archaeological field work, including invitations to join the staff of the Shahrizor Prehistory Project, Iraq (Institute of Archaeology, UCL) and the Jezreel Valley Regional Project, Israel (University of Hawai’i, affiliated with Tel Megiddo, University of Tel Aviv). I gained further experience from excavation seasons at Tel Bet Yerah, Israel (affiliated with UCL and University of Tel Aviv).

Research Interests

  • Figurines in the Middle East.
  • The role and relevance of archaeological illustration in research and publication.
  • West, S., 2006-2008. A multi-period landscape at Aldwickbury Golf Course, near Harpenden. Hertfordshire Archaeology and History Volume 15, 5-20.
  • West, S., 2004-2005. A ‘Madonna and Child’ Figurine from St Albans: A Possible Identification. Hertfordshire Archaeology and History Volume 14, 101-103.
  • Malim, T., and Hines, J., 1998. The Anglo-Saxon Cemetery at Edix Hill (Barrington A), Cambridgeshire. York: CBA Research Report 112. Council for British Archaeology.
  • Blake, E., 1998. Strategic Symbolism: Miniature Nuraghi of Sardinia. Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology 10-2, 151-164.
  • Healy, H., Malim, T., and Watson, K., 1998. A Medieval Kiln at Colne, Cambridgeshire. Proceedings of the Cambridge Antiquarian Society Volume LXXXVII, 49-58.
  • Charge, B. B., 1995. Field Survey of sites at Yen Hall, West Wickham, Cambridgeshire. Journal of the Haverhill and District Archaeological Group Volume 6, Part 1.
  • Spoerry, P., 1994. Medieval and Later Occupation in Fowlmere: Features on the High Street Frontage, and Adjacent to the Round Moat. Cambridgeshire County Council. Report No. 102.

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