Patrick Quinn
  • patrick.quinn@ucl.ac.uk
  • Direct: +44 (0)20 7679 5595
  • Internal: 25595
  • Room B17
  • UCL Institute of Archaeology, 31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PY UK

Patrick Quinn

Research Interests

  • Thin Section Ceramic Petrography and Geochemistry
  • Prehistoric Ceramic Production and Consumption in the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean
  • Pre-Contact Hunter Gatherer Ceramics of Southern California
  • Thin Section Petrography of Archaeological Ceramics of all Periods of UK
  • Application of Micropalaeontology to Archaeology

Research Directory Records


  • Research Officer in Archaeological Ceramic Analysis, Department of Archaeology, University of Sheffield, UK. 2005-2010
  • Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Biological Sciences, California State University San Marcos (CSUSM), San Diego, USA. 2004-2005
  • Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Geological Institute, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETHZ), Zürich, Switzerland. 2000-2004
  • Teaching Fellow in Archaeomaterials Science, Department of Archaeology, University of Sheffield, UK. 1999-2000

Educational Background

  • PhD Archaeological Ceramic Analysis. Department of Archaeology, University of Sheffield, UK, 1999
  • MSc Industrial Micropalaeontology. Earth Sciences, University College London, UK. 1995
  • BSc (Hons) Geology and Geography (Upper Second Class). Department of Geology, University of Keele, England, 1993

Current students

  • Silvia Amicone, Pottery Technology at the Dawn of the Metal Age: a View from Vinča Culture (Joint Principal Supervisor with Thilo Rehren)
  • Yvette Balbaligo. Local communities and regional connections: The earthenware pottery from Ille Cave, the Philippines. (Primary supervisor: Bill Sillar)
  • Alessandro Ceccarelli From Harappa to Aryavarta: the Painted Grey Ware and the link between the Late Harappan and Proto-Historic cultures in North-Western India (primary supervisor Julia Shaw)
  • David Gilbert. Islamic Ceramic Production in the Merv Oasis in the 7th – 13th Centuries (Principal Supervisor: Tim Williams)
  • Josie Mills Tracking the hunters: Geochemical profilling of Neanderthal stone tools as a means to reconstruct movement, landscape use and social interaction in the middle Palaeolithic English Channel (principal supervisor Matt Pope)
  • Hannah Page. Technology, Function and Politics in the use of Ceramics: A case study from southern Uganda (Joint Principal Supervisor with Andrew Reid)

Past students

  • Kevin Cootes. Ceramic Production, Distribution and Prehistoric Society in the Peak District National Park. (at Sheffield University with Paul Halstead)
  • Barbara Borgers. Ceramic technology during the Early Roman period in the civitas Tungrorum region of Belgium. (at Vrie University, Brussels with Marc DeBie and Patrick Degryse)
  • Ceramic Petrography: The Interpretation of Archaeological Pottery & Related Artefacts in Thin Section
  • Interpreting Silent Artefacts: Petrographic Approaches to Archaeological Ceramics

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