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  • Anne Teather
  • Honorary Senior Research Associate
  • UCL Institute of Archaeology, 31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PY UK

Anne Teather

Anne researches the material culture of the British Neolithic with a focus on flint mines, art and deep stratigraphy. After completing her PhD she was a Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Chester from 2007 to 2012, teaching prehistory, the history of archaeology, world archaeology, archaeological theory and contemporary archaeology.

With a foot in many aspects of archaeological research and a passion for archives, she has most recently completed post-excavation analyses of chalk artefacts, daub and special deposits of flint nodules using traditional methods and Micro-CT scanning. She is currently researching the Cissbury chalk art at the Ashmolean Museum  and the wider role of symbolic artefacts in the Mesolithic-Neolithic transition in Europe.

She has extensive fieldwork experience including supervising on the Stonehenge Riverside Project (2004-9) co-directed by Mike Parker Pearson, and at the Ness of Brodgar, Orkney (2015-present) directed by Dr Nick Card. In 2014 she presented a short documentary Bones of Contention, exploring the strange story of a skeleton found in Wales in the 1890s and the 'Elgin Marbles' type custody battle it gave rise to.

Research Interests

  • European flint mining
  • Symbolic artefacts and prehistoric art
  • Material culture biographies in the Neolithic
  • Archaeological theory
  • Teather, A.M. 2007. ‘Neolithic Phallicies: a discussion of some southern British artefacts’, in M. Larsson and M. Parker Pearson (eds.) From Stonehenge to the Baltic: Living with cultural diversity in the third millennium BC, pp. 205-11. Oxford: Archaeopress.
  • Teather, A. M. 2011. Interpreting Hidden Chalk Art in Southern British Neolithic Flint Mines. World Archaeology 43:2: 230-251.
  • Teather, A. M. 2015. The first British Neolithic representational art? The chalk engravings at Cissbury flint mine. Antiquity Project Gallery
  • Teather, A.M. (in press). Mining and Materiality in the British Neolithic. Oxford: Archaeopress.
  • Teather, A.M. (in press). The Chalk Artefacts. In M. Parker Pearson et al. Stonehenge for the Ancestors. The Stonehenge Riverside Project Volume 1
  • Teather, A.M. (in press). The Chalk Artefacts. In M. Parker Pearson et al. Durrington Walls and Woodhenge: a place for the living. The Stonehenge Riverside Project Volume 2.
  • Teather, A.M. (in press). The Later Chalk and Chalk pig from the Palisade. In M. Parker Pearson et al. After Stonehenge: later prehistory and the historical period in the Stonehenge landscape. The Stonehenge Riverside Project Volume 3.

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