Institute of Archaeology


Research Students

Current UCL Institute of Archaeology research student profiles are available via this page.

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    • A

    Christina Alam Adopting a new technology in the Bronze Age - Examining the transmission and adoption of ceramic innovations in Western Anatolia and the Aegean using a cultural evolutionary framework

    Karina Andersson Machine Learning as a Method of Sex Estimation from Cranial CT Scans

    Isabel Annal The effects of social change on infant funerary practices: a study of baby burials on the frontiers of the Western Roman Empire    

    Laura Arcidiacono Development of a non-invasive neutron technique for the analysis of trace elements in gold objects from pre-Columbian period in South America      

    Nichola Arthur Archaeological Human Remains from the River Thames and its London Deposits

    Summer Austin Tut on the Auction Block: Demand Creation through Exhibition — A case study of market reaction to the last 50 years of Tutankhamun exhibitions in New Contexts

    • B

    Pablo Barba Egyptian state formation and the entanglements of personhood, power and emotions in Predynastic children’s burials

    Archontoula Barouda Ceramic and Plaster Technologies and Traditions at Neolithic Makri, Thrace, Greece

    Valentina Bernardi Impact of Agricultural Intensification and Population Expansion on the Health, Growth, and Disease of the Post-Meroitic and Late Medieval Upper Nubian Populations

    Hannah Bullmore The Development of Domestic Architecture in Britain and Ireland, 4000 - 1400 BC

    • C

    Ilaria Calgaro Technology, organisation, and networks of metal production and circulation in the Eurasian Steppe Bronze Age: a case of large-scale copper production at the site of Taldysai (Kazakhstan)

    Sara Carrión Anaya Early Ceramic Technologies and Traditions in the Edom Lowlands Region of Southern Jordan: A Diachronic Perspective

    Elaine Charwat Nature of replication: Natural History Museums & the circulation of casts and models

    Zhiming Chen Presenting narratives of the Maritime Silk Routes: A comparative study of museum exhibitions on the route of MSR

    Jon Cogdale Analysis of synchronic and diachronic variations in the plaggen soils of north-west Europe in relation to social, cultural and environmental variations, AD 1000-1800.

    Stefania Cucuteanu The Palaeoecology of Bovidae Fauna at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania: A Complete Taxonomic Assessment of Beds I-IV and the Abiotic and Biotic Interactions in Plio-Pleistocene Faunal Communities

    • D

    Mark Dalton Early Bronze Age British Funerary Vessels: similarities and differences in manufacturing techniques and the socio-cultural implications

    Marion Davidson The Frequency, Accuracy, and Reliability of the Ancestry Estimation Methods in Bioarchaeology and Forensic Anthropology

    Juan de Lara Experiencing the Divine via 3D. Lighting strategies and temple illumination in Bassae, Athens and Olympia

    Xin Ding Site formation process, Pleistocene assemblages, and hominin behavioural patterns at open-air sites in lake margin environments 

    Michael D'Aprix Archaeological Theory, Philosophy and Scientific Methodology

    Shenglun Du Peopling the Marshlands: a comparative study of Neolithisation on landscape and subsistence in the Low Countries and the Lower Yangtze, China.

    Johan du Preez The Anglo-Saxon transition: An inter-disciplinary and regional approach

    Tom Dwyer Reconstructing the ecology and extinction dynamics of Late Quaternary megafauna in China.

    Gabriela Dziki Thriving at the Time of Collapse: Changes in Architectural Style and Influences During the Transitional Period Between the Late Classic and Early Postclassic in Northern Belize.

    Melissa Dobson Intervertebral disc disease: its prevalence, distribution and relationship to other spinal pathology in two human skeletal populations from Chichester, England

    • E
    • F

    David Fallon The Assemblage of the Mind. An Archaeological Rhythmanalysis of Living in Ancient Merv

    Rosamund E. Fitzmaurice Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican Dependency and “Slavery” in Postclassic Maya and Aztec Cultures

    Giacomo Fontana The Samnites and successful alternatives to urban organisation in the 1st millennium BCE Mediterranean

    Amanda Ford Spora (Re)conceptualising authentic narratives of Nile Valley funerary figurines with teenagers using digitally produced replicas 

    Sarah Forgesson  Future of island heritage in the face of climate change: the challenges and opportunities of heritage management in the South Pacific

    • G

    Katrina Gafner Understanding the Thermal Alteration of Cranial Blunt Force Trauma Fractures

    Julian Garay Vazquez "From the earth to the plate": An archaeobotanical approach to cross-cultural interactions, adaptation strategies, and subsistence variations in the Longue Duree amoung pre-Colombian societies in Puerto Rico through the student of subsistence remains

    Aaron Gasparik Analysing the variations in rotator cuff disease prevalence in skeletal assemblages from different geographic, social and temporal contexts throughout the UK

    Francesca Glanville-Wallis Soils and Land-Use in an Urban Context – Past, Present and Future: Lamanai, Belize from 1600 B.C. to A.D. 1990

    Jilke Golbach Reclaiming the Ruins of Modern Rome: the regeneration of industrial heritage sites in the 'Eternal City'

    Cristian González-Rodríguez Chullpa-type architecture in the south-central Andes: approaches to the computational modelling of built environments and ritual landscapes

    Maura Griffith Sex Estimation of Juvenile Remains Using Dental Metrics

    • H

    Pauline Harding Archaeology as ‘Witchcraft’: Spirits, Sorcerers and Salesmen in Buganda

    Xosé Hermoso-Buxán Built Environment and Society in Iran from the Neolithic to the Iron Age: Insights from Spatial and Network Analysis

    Fiona Holloran A reconstruction of the late middle and early upper Palaeolithic ecosystems of southwest Britain in relation to human presence: new combined methods.

    • I

    Cristina Ichim The Kylix, the Chamber Tomb and the Boar's Tusk Helmet: Processes of Cultural Affiliation in the Middle and Late Bronze Age Southern Aegean

    • J

    Ivana Jovanovic In lapide veritas? Lithic industries at the Mesolithic-Neolithic transition in the western Balkans

    • K

    Alexander Kabelindde  Technological behaviour of Homo erectus in Beds II, III and IV, Olduvai Gorge (Tanzania)

    Yu-Chun Kan Stir the pots of social change: micro-archaeobotany of cooking in East/Southeast Asian prehistory

    Kelsi Kaviani Through a Glass Lens: Technological Innovation and Trade in Early Islamic North Africa

    Panos Kratimenos Ventrally placed, legs flexed (VPLF) burials as a proxy for cultural and political change at Marco Gonzalez, Belize

    • L

    Raluca - Ioana Lazarescu Mapping technological change in medieval North Africa: from Roman to Islamic copper economies (0 -1500 CE)

    Clare Lewis Developing Disciplinary Knowledge: Inaugural Lectures in Egyptology

    Zehao Li Walls across Eurasia: A Comparative Study of Linear Defence Systems and Great Empires

    Xin Lin Jade networks in Mesoamerica and early China

    Chen Lim Shopping in Ancient Southeast Asia: The Ceramic Trade and its Footprint in Three Port Settlements

    Yunxiao Liu Challenges and opportunities in the management and sustainable use of remote sites: a case study on the Oases Routes of the Silk Roads

    • M

    Iain MacDonald Archaeological wetland landscapes of Northwest Europe from the Roman through Medieval periods: A comparative spatial analysis

    Laurence Maidment-Blundell Volunteers as re-narrators of Colonial Histories: their contribution to the de-colonisation of British Cultural Institutions

    Maja Maricevic Research functions in large heritage organisations: impact of the UK cultural and research policies on the institutional research strategies and practice

    Andrea Martínez-Carrasco State Control of Production, Distribution and Consumption of Inka-Style Pottery in the Southern Border of Tawantinsuyu (Inka State).

    Carmen Martin-Ramos Homo erectus behavioural and cognitive evolution at Olduvai Gorge (Tanzania). A technological approach

    Gwendoline Maurer Diaspora Subsistence Strategies: Tracing 3rd millennium migrants to the Levant

    Sally McAleely Arranged Plant Material as Material Culture: A Study of Archaeobotanical Remains including Bouquets and Garlands from Ancient Egypt

    Antanas Melinis Conditions for the safe storage of early glass

    Marie Middleton Migration and Integration in the Islamic North African City: The Animal Evidence

    Liana Miller A critical investigation of the homogenisation of professionalism and the stifling of diversity across institutional status-position

    Lisa Monetti Development of analytical methodology for inference of variation in human bone burning scenarios: a transdisciplinary approach

    Tamara Moore The Importance of Being an E-Group: Investigating Structure D-1 at Ka’kabish, Belize

    Haggai Mor Issues concerning the function and purpose of archaeological material collections

    • N

    Mariana Nabais Neanderthal Small Prey Consumption in Central Portugal

    Kulvinder Nagre Archaeology in Society, and Society in Archaeology

    Luisa Nienhaus Remembering Europe's bloody past: How do contemporary commemorations of the Napoleonic Wars reflect changing ideas of Europe and European identities?

    Ole Nordland Iron making in Viking Age Scandinavia (c. AD 750 - 1000): Political power, knowledge transmission and technological changes

    • O

    Veronica Occari Byzantine and Islamic elements in Italian glass: From the Early Middle Ages to the Renaissance with a special focus on the role of Venice

    Daniela Paz Osorio Ferrada Early occupation of the Altiplano of Chile, Peru and Bolivia: Technology, activities and mobility routes, an interpretative model

    Janna Oud Ammerveld Climate change and the future of European heritage

    • P

    Hannah Page Ceramics and Society at Ntuusi, Western Uganda

    Ellen Pavey Making the Invisible Visible in the Contemporary Art Museum

    Dominic Pollard A Comparative Analysis of Cretan Settlement, Economy and Society from the 12th-6th centuries BCE.

    Ornella Prato Intertwined lives in the Mediterranean: Humans and animals at Etruscan Tarquinia

    Eleanor Preston The Ubaid in the Persian Gulf: compositional and petrographic analysis of potsherds from Iraq to the Straits of Hormuz

    Rhonda Prout Origins of the English Landscape – Swine, Pannage and Droveways.

    • Q

    Mitzy Quinto Cortes Destroyed but not lost: How to overcome an earthquake?

    • R

    Liam Richards The Effect of Temperature and Multivalent Ions on the Oxidation State of Copper in Ancient Glass

    Kay Richardson BEYOND WORDS: How can significance led placemaking that integrates heritage values create a more socially responsible urban design process?

    • S

    Wiktoria Sagan Multi-proxy research into pre-colonial raised fields of Amapá, Brazil

    John Sharrock The bombing of British cities and the contesting of remembrance: WW2 civilian experience and its commemoration since 1945 

    Ilkka Sipilä Applying supervised deep convolutional neural network to identify bones from archaeological assemblages

    Viviana Siveroni Household organization and social integration in the Late Prehispanic Period of the Nasca region, Peru

    Lucy Sladen Changing Human-Animal Interactions in post-Roman Britain: Can We Detect Socio-Economic and Cultural Change?

    Hanna Sosnowska The Socio-Economic Implications of Lithic Technologies in the Late Prehistory of Iraqi Kurdistan

    Christine Spencer Picking up the Pieces: Assessing the role of legacy survey data in interpretations of social change in Bronze Age Crete

    Arthur Starzec Regionalism and identity in the UK and France from the 17th Century through the development of transport networks

    Kate Swinson Over-Hunting, Population Pressure, or Climate Change? Meta-Analysis of the Drivers of Faunal Change in the Late Palaeolithic Levant

    • T

    Cornelia (Nina) Thompson The Work of Medical Museums: Collaborative approaches to understanding engagement, outcomes and implications for well-being

    Tong Tong Assessment on the treatment methodology and performance efficiency of nanolime as a consolidant in the conservation of wall paintings extreme weather conditions

    Oscar Toro Bardeci Ethnoarchaeology of settlement pattern and mobility of Pehuenche groups on the Western Andes of southern Chile

    Atena Ungureanu The Restoration of Ancient Egypt - Continuity and Reinvention in Late Period Elite Tomb Scenes

    • V

    Elizabeth Varner  A Study of the Legal History and Political Implications Surrounding Removal of Egyptian Antiquities in the 19th- 20th Century

    Nelly (Eleanor) von Aderkas Containing Commodities: Determining Organic Residues In Greek Painted Pottery

    Bruno Vindrola-Padrós The Early Neolithic Broken World: the Role of Pottery Breakage in Central and South-Eastern Europe

    Ana Vital Pleistocene Palaeoecology of Olduvai Gorge (Tanzania) through the study of archaeological sediments

    • W

    Linjie Wang Community Participation and Governmentality: Ethnographic Research on the Making of Baiku Yao Ethnic Minority Intangible Cultural Heritage in Southwest China

    Shaochen Wang The Protection, Designation and Management of Cultural Routes: The Tea & Horse Road in China

    Shaohan Wang The Silk Roads: A case study in serial transboundary protection and management

    Conner Welty A Morphometric Analysis of Down Syndrome for Application on Human Skeletal Remains

    Caitlin Withnell Functional adaptation among early stone tool assemblages in south-eastern Wallacea and north-western Australia

    Constance Wyndham Heritage preservation and national reconstruction in Afghanistan post 2001

    • Y

    Ying Yang Wood Use in the Terracotta Army Pits and Mausoleum of China’s First Emperor

    • Z

    Victoria Ziegler A study of urban trans-location in early medieval England: occupation identities in Saxon London 770-1020

    Chenxing Zhao Participatory Research on the System of Mixed Reality (MR): How Does Social-economic, Cultural and Ethnic Backgrounds Affect Visitors’ Experience in Museums?

    Jinyue Zhang Heritage Database Strategies in Chinese and Global Contexts

    Yu Zhuang Theorising Practice: Development of Archaeological Fieldwork in Late Modern Egypt and China c. 1880–1952