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Lecturer in Archaeology, University of Bradford

My research focuses on mortuary practices and funerary archaeology, predominantly of the Neolithic of Southwest Asia (the Near East). Taking a social perspective, I investigate themes such as identity, gender and personhood in the past, examining the lived body as well as the body through death. I have also researched identity in Polynesian prehistory, and I am currently exploring past and contemporary attitudes towards death, dying and end of life care.

My recent British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship resulted in the publication of Death and Dying in the Neolithic Near East (2012, Oxford University Press).


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    Lecturer in Archaeology, University of Bradford