- Senior Lecturer (Archaeology)
For the last 30 years I have been involved in the archaeology of Orkney and Shetland with particular refernce to the Viking age and Late Norse period of settlement. My main focus of expertise lies in the study of material culture in the North Atlantic region for this period and also for the integration of trasndisciplinary evidence - ranging from the historical to environmental material.
I am currently able to offer postgraduate supervison from the academic year 2011-12 onwards.
Current and recently graduated students include:
Erin Lee McGuire examining Changes in Identity through Migration in the Viking Age, with reference to the graves of Iceland and Scotland (2010)
Elizabeth Pierce examining Identity at the Far Edge of the Earth - Iceland, Faroes and Greenland in the Medieval period (2011)
Courtney Buchanan examining the impact of Treasure Trove and Portable Antiquities Scheme Viking-age artefacts in Northern England-Scotland and the impact this evidence has on our understanding of settlement distibution
Tom Horne examining the trade in exotic items through case studies in the Western Baltic and the Western Isles of Scotland
Anne Bankier examining The Norse in Argyll
Undergraduate Teaching Modules include (not necessarily running every year):
Settlement and Society in Scandinavian Scotland
The Norse in the North Atlantic
Taught MLitt in Celtic and Viking Archaeology (convenor)