- Senior Lecturer (Archaeology)
For the last 40 years I have been involved in the archaeology of Orkney and Shetland with particular reference 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, particularly Iceland and also for the integration of transdisciplinary evidence - ranging from the historical to environmental material.
I am firmly committed to the public dissemination of the archaeological message, through Community engagement and through international cultural tourism activities.
I am currently able to offer postgraduate supervison from the academic year 2015-16 onwards.
Offering Supervision in:
- Norse in the North Atlantic
- Scandinavian Scotland
- Viking and Late Norse Artefactual Studies
Recently graduated students:
- Erin Lee McGuire: Changes in Identity through Migration in the Viking Age, with reference to the graves of Iceland and Scotland (2010)
- Elizabeth Pierce: Identity at the Far Edge of the Earth - Iceland, Faroes and Greenland in the Medieval period (2011)
- Courtney Buchanan: 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 (2011)
- Tom Horne: the trade in exotic items through case studies in the Western Baltic and the Western Isles of Scotland (2014)
- Anne Bankier: The Norse in Argyll
Current graduate students:
- Jamie Barnes (Of Warriors and Beasts: Viking Age Interactions between the Kingdoms of Strathclyde and Northumbria as demonstrated in the stone sculpture) 2014-
- Tom Davis (Sacrifice in Viking Age Britain and Ireland) 2014-
- Patrick Jolicoeur (Cultural Contacts and Exchange of Metal in the Eastern Arctic AD 700-1300) 2014-
- Catherine Johnson (joint supervision with K Forsyth, Celtic and Gaelic) (Animation, Ownership and Possession: Portable Inscribed Objects from Britain and Ireland c 500-1100) 2015-