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

Anne Teather

Anne undertakes research on the Neolithic of northwestern Europe, focusing on the role of material culture in transitional behaviour during the Mesolithic-Neolithic and Neolithic-Bronze Age. She investigates flint mines, chalk artefacts and the character of deposition, and she is interested in developing new analytical and theoretical methods with which to understand past activities.

After completing her PhD in 2008 at the University of Sheffield she has taught archaeology at the universities of Chester, Manchester and Kingston. She has extensive fieldwork experience including supervising on the Stonehenge Riverside Project (SRP) co-directed by Mike Parker Pearson and she is now supervising excavations at the Ness of Brodgar, Orkney (2015-).

Research Interests

  • European flint mining
  • Symbolic artefacts and prehistoric art
  • Material culture biographies in the Neolithic
  • Archaeological theory
  • Teather, A.M. 2017a. More than 'Other Stone' - new methods to analyse prehistoric chalk artefacts, in Shaffrey, R. (ed.) Written in Stone: Function, form, and provenancing of a range of Prehistoric Stone Objects. Southampton: Highfield Press. pp. 303-321.
  • Cootes, K., Cowell, R. and Teather, A. 2017b. Hunting for the gatherers and early farmers of Cheshire. An investigation of prehistoric land use in Chapel Field, Poulton. Journal of the Chester Archaeological Society. 86: 11–31.
  • Teather, A.M. 2016a. Mining and materiality: Neolithic chalk artefacts and their depositional contexts in southern Britain. Oxford: Archaeopress.
  • Teather, A.M. 2016b. Building new Neolithic connections through artefacts: the archaeological collections of John Pull and James Park Harrison. World Archaeology 48:2:296-310 (DOI: 10.1080/00438243.2016.1207559)

  • Teather, A.M. and Chamberlain, A.T. 2016. Dying embers: fire-lighting technology and mortuary practice in early Bronze Age Britain. The Archaeological Journal 173:2:188-205 (DOI: 10.1080/00665983.2016.1177258)

  • Kenny, J. and Teather, A.M. 2016. New insights into the Neolithic chalk drums from Folkton (North Yorkshire) and Lavant (West Sussex), PAST 83:5-6
    http://www.prehistoricsociety.org/publications/publication/past_83_june_2016/
  • Teather, A.M. and Sørensen, L. 2016. More than flint: the dark underground of Neolithic mining. British Archaeology 149:50-5.

  • Teather, A.M. 2015. The first British Neolithic representational art? The chalk engravings at Cissbury flint mine. Antiquity Project Gallery http://www.antiquity.ac.uk/projgall/teather347
  • Teather, A.M. 2011. Interpreting hidden chalk art in southern British Neolithic flint mines. World Archaeology 43:2: 230-251.
  • Teather, A.M. 2007. Neolithic Phallicies: a discussion of some southern British artefacts, in M. Larsson and M. Parker Pearson (ed.) From Stonehenge to the Baltic: Living with cultural diversity in the third millennium BC: pp, 205-11. Oxford: Archaeopress.

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