Department of Archaeology

Alison Locker

Alison Locker (


  • 1974 BSc in Human Environment - Inst of Archaeology, UCL
  • 2001 Ph D - University of Southampton


  • 1974-1982 - Environmental Archaeologist for the then 'Greater London' area - Ancient Monuments Laboratory (EH)/Institute of Archaeology
  • 1982-1988 - Contract work for EH on animal bone assemblages
  • 1988 onwards - Freelance archaeozoologist specialising in fish remains

Locker, A. 2001. Fish. In M. BIddle, J. Hiller, I. Scott & A. Streeter. Henry V111's Coastal Artillery Fort at Camber Castle, Rye, East Sussex. Oxford Archaeology Unit for English Heritage. pp 329-330.

Locker, A. 2001. The role of stored fish in England 900-1750 AD; the evidence from historical and archaeological data. PhD thesis. Publishing Group Limited.

Locker, A. 2002. Fish Bones and English Food History. Petit Propos Culinaires 70. Prospect Books. pp 38-57.

Ayres. K, Ingrem, C. Light, J. Locker, A. Mulville, J & Serjeantson D. 2003. Chapter 10: Mammal, Bird and Fish Remains and Oysters. In A. Hardy, A. Dodd & G. Keevil. Aelfric's Abbey. Excavations at Eynsham Abbey Oxfordshire, 1989-92. Oxford Archaeology. Thames Valley Landscapes Vol 16. pp 341-432.

Locker, A. 2003. 111 Fish Bone. In M. Germany. Excavations at Great Holts Farm; Boreham, Essex 1992-4. East Anglian Archaeology 105. p 200

Barrett, J. Locker, A. Roberts, C. 2004. 'Dark Age Economics' revisited: the English fish bone evidence AD 600-1600. Antiquity Vol 78. No 301. pp 618-636.

Bayliss, A. Shepherd Popescu, E, Neavan-Athfield, N. Bronk Ramsay, C. Cook, G.T. Locker, A. 2004. The potential of dietary offsets for the interpretation of radiocarbon dates: an achaeologically significant sample from medieval Norwich. Journal of Archaeological Science. 31.pp 563-575.

Barrett, J. Locker, A. & Roberts C. 2004. The Origins of intensive marine fishing in medieval Europe: the English evidence. Proceedings of the the Royal Society. London B.
04PB0328.1 - 5.

Locker, A. 2005. Animal Bone. In M Biddle. Nonsuch Palace. The Material Culture of a Noble Restoration Household. Oxbow Books. pp 439-472.

Locker, A. 2006. Omega 3: Rent, Lent and Charity.Petit Propos Culinaires 80. Prospect Books. pp 93-121.

Locker, A. 2007. In piscibus diversis; the bone evidence for fish consumption in Roman Britain.Britannia vol XXXV111. pp 141-180.

Barrett, J. et al (multiple authors) 2008. Detecting the medieval cod trade: a new method and first results. Journal of Archaeological Science. 35. pp 850-861.

Locker, A. 2009. Chapter 5. Fish bone from Castle Mall. In U. Albarella, M. Beech, J. Curl, A. Locker, M. Morena Garcia & J. Mulville. Norwich Castle: excavations and historical survey, 1987-98. Part III. A zooarchaeological study. East Anglian Archaeology Occasional Papers 22. pp 131-145.

Kettle, A. Heinrich, D. Barrett, J. Benecke, N. & Locker, A. 2009. Evidence of ocean circultion change from European eel remains in archaeological and palaeontological sites. Geophysical Research Abstract. Vol 11 EGU2009-1789.



Department of Archaeology

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