Lucy Sibun

Research Interests

  • Forensic archaeology: all aspects of this developing discipline, but particularly the survival and longevity of fingerprints in the buried environment.
  • Mesoamerican archaeology: the Spanish conquest, the impact on native cultures and how this is reflected in the archaeological record.

Professional Skills

  • Analysis and interpretation of human and animal bone assemblages
  • Forensic consultancy to police criminal investigation teams
  • Editing of archaeological reports

Career Summary

  • 1996 – present – Senior Archaeologist (Forensic Archaeologist & Osteologist), Archaeology South East, UCL
  • 1994 – 1996 - Assistant Field Officer, Archaeology South East, UCL
  • 1994- 1994 - Assistant Archaeologist. Archaeology South East, UCL


  • 1994 – BSc, Institute of Archaeology, University College London
  • 1998 - Pg Dip Forensic Archaeology (Bournemouth University)

Membership of Learned Societies and Professional Recognition

  • Associate Member, Institute of Field Archaeologists
  • Registered Forensic Practitioner
  • Member of Forensic Search Advisory Group
  • Member of Forensic Science Society
  • Member of British Association of Biological Anthropologists and Osteologists
  • Sibun L. 2004, Animal Bone, in Stevens, S. (2004) Excavations at 1-3 High Street, Seaford, East Sussex. Sussex Archaeological Collections Vol. 142:79-92
  • Sibun L. 2003, Animal Bone, in Manley, J and Rudkin, D (2003) ‘Facing the Palace; Excavations in front of the Roman Palace at Fishbourne’ Sussex Archaeological Collections. Vol. 141: 125-130
  • Sibun L. 2001, Excavations at Syndale Park, Ospringe Archaeologia Cantiana 121, 171-196
  • Sibun L. 1999, Death at the Undertakers, in J. Downes and A. Pollard (eds.) The Loved Body’s Corruption. T. Cruinthe Press, Glasgow
  • Sibun L. 1998, ‘The Bodies of Friends’ The osteological analysis of a Quaker cemetery, in M. Cox, and R. Richardson (eds.), Grave Concerns: Life and death in post-medieval England. CBA Research Report 113, York
  • Sibun L. 1997, Animal Bone, in Stevens, S.(1997) Excavations at the Old Post Office site 15-17 High Street , Crawley, West Sussex. Sussex Archaeological Collections Vol. 135:193-208
  • Sibun L. 1997, Animal Bone , in Gardiner, M (1997) Archaeological excavations in Steyning, 1992-95: Further evidence for the evolution of a late Saxon small town. Sussex Archaeological Collections Vol. 135:143-171

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