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Dr Franca Cole
Lecturer in Conservation Studies
Tel: +974 4000 2802
Dr Franca Cole is a Lecturer in Conservation Studies at UCL Qatar. She lectures on introductory and advanced conservation practices, ancient and modern materials, and the technology and deterioration of artefacts. Her research interests include conservation approaches to the deliberate fragmentation of artefacts, the design and implementation of sustainable conservation practices for developing nations, the long-distance trade of beads and textiles, and theoretical approaches to human-artefact interactions.
Dr Cole holds a PhD and MPhil in artefact use in the mortuary archaeology of Borneo from the University of Cambridge and a BSc in Archaeological Conservation Science from the UCL Institute of Archaeology, London. Prior to her PhD she worked for over 15 years as a freelance conservator, in museums and on a range of archaeological excavations countries including Malaysia, Libya, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Peru, Chile, India, Norway and Greece.
Mattingly, D. J.,
Leitch, V, Cole, F., and Duckworth, C. (eds) In Press. Trans-Saharans: Human mobility and identity, trade,
state formation and mobile technologies across the Sahara (1000 BC – AD 1500),
Volume II: Trade. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Mattingly, D. J., and Cole, F. In Press. Visible and Invisible Commodities of Trade: the Significance of Organic Materials in Saharan Trade. In D. J. Mattingly et al. (eds) In Press. Trans-Saharans: Human mobility and identity, trade, state formation and mobile technologies across the Sahara (1000 BC – AD 1500), Volume II: Trade. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Leitch, V., Duckworth, C., Cuénod, A., Mattingly, D. J., Sterry, M., and Cole, F. In Press. Early Saharan Trade: The inorganic evidence. In In D. J. Mattingly et al. (eds) In Press. Trans-Saharans: Human mobility and identity, trade, state formation and mobile technologies across the Sahara (1000 BC – AD 1500), Volume II: Trade. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Cole, F. In Press. The Ceramics. Chapter Twenty-Two in The Transition from Foraging to Farming: The Niah Caves Project (Volume 2), eds. G. Barker, D. Gilbertson and T. Reynolds. Cambridge: McDonald Imprint
Gliozzo, E., Mattingly, D.J., Cole, F.L. & Artioli, G. 2014. In the footsteps of Pliny: Tracing the sources of Garamantian carnelian from Fazzan, south-west Libya. Journal of Archaeological Science 52: 218-241.
Cole. F. 2013. The Small Finds. Chapter Seventeen in The Archaeology of Fazzān, Volume 4, ed. D. J. Mattingly. London and Tripoli: Dept. of Antiquities, Tripoli/Society for Libyan Studies
Cole. F. 2013. Catalogue of small finds. Chapter Twenty-Seven in The Archaeology of Fazzān, Volume 4, ed. D. J. Mattingly. London and Tripoli: Dept. of Antiquities, Tripoli/Society for Libyan Studies
Szabó, K., and Cole, F. 2013. The ‘Metal Age’ at the Niah Caves c.2000-500 years ago. Chapter Eight in The Transition from Foraging to Farming: The Niah Caves Project (Volume 1), eds. G. Barker, D. Gilbertson and T. Reynolds. Cambridge: McDonald Imprint
Barker, G., Lloyd-Smith, L., Cole, F., Hunt, C., Piper, P., Rabett, R., Paz, V., AND Szabó, K. 2011. Foraging-farming transitions at the Niah Caves, Sarawak, Borneo. Antiquity 85(328):492-509.
Cole, F. L. 2013. Textiles. In W. Aylward (ed.) Excavations at Zeugma Conducted by Oxford Archaeology (3 vols.) Volume 3: 345-352. Los Altos: Packard Humanities Institute
Lloyd-Smith, L., Cole, F. 2010. The Jar-Burial Tradition in the West Mouth of Niah Cave, Sarawak: Burial histories, social identities, and changing perceptions of pottery and death. In 50 Years of Archaeology in Southeast Asia: Essays in honour of Ian Glover, eds. B. Bellina, E. Bacus, T. Pryce and J. Wisseman Christie. Bangkok: River Books
Cole, F. 2010. The Bead grinders from the Daniels’ Excavations at Saniat Gebril, Fazzān. In D. J. Mattingly (ed.) The Archaeology of Fazzān, Volume 3: Excavations carried out by C.M. Daniels. London and Tripoli. Dept. of Antiquities, Tripoli/ Society for Libyan Studies
COLE. F. AND V. LEITCH. 2008. Ceramics report. In BARKER, G., BASELL, L., BROOKS, I., BURN, L., CARTWRIGHT, C., COLE, F., DAVISON. J., FARR. L., GRUN. R., HAMILTON. R., HUNT, C., INGLIS, R., JACOBS.,Z. LEITCH. V., MORALES. J., MORLEY. I., MORLEY. M., PAWLEY. S., PRYOR. A., REYNOLDS. T., EL-RISHI. H., ROBERTS. R., SIMPSON. D., TWATI. M., AND M. VAN DER VEEN. 2008. The Cyrenaica Prehistory Project 2008: The second season of investigations of the Haua Fteah cave and its landscape, and further results from the initial (2007) fieldwork. Libyan Studies 39:75-221