Department of Classics and Archaeology

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Anna Bloxam

Assistant Professor in Archaeology, Faculty of Arts

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Biography

I began my training in Archaeology and Anthropology (BA, University of Bristol) and Human Osteology and Funerary Archaeology (MSc, University of Sheffield). Following this I worked in osteoarchaeology, particularly alongside community projects, and within the legal advice sector in South Yorkshire for several years.

I was awarded my PhD in 2020 at the UCL Institute of Archaeology, with a thesis exploring the processes of culture change across the Neolithic to Bronze Age transition in Britain. Following this I was based at the school of Humanities at Canterbury Christ Church University until starting the position of Assistant Professor in Archaeology in the department of Classics & Archaeology at Nottingham University in September 2021.

Expertise Summary

  • European later prehistory
  • The Beaker phenomenon
  • Archaeological theory
  • Osteoarchaeology
  • Funerary archaeology
  • Radiocarbon modelling
  • Spatial analysis (GIS)
  • Spatial humanities

Teaching Summary

I teach a range of practical and theoretical topics within archaeology and am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. This year I am running a new undergraduate module on mapping and spatial… read more

Research Summary

My current research relates primarily to a) modelling and theorising processes of culture change and b) osteoarchaeological projects.

Recent publications include the role of climate change and plague in Early Medieval social change (with Dr Rhiannon Comeau and Dr Andy Seaman), the 'Beaker' transition in Britain (with Prof Mike Parker Pearson), and the spread of wheel-throwing technology in Iberia (with Dr Beatrijs de Groot).

Ongoing fieldwork projects include the Castleton Hospital Project, directed by Colin Merrony of Sheffield University, for which I am the project osteologist.

I teach a range of practical and theoretical topics within archaeology and am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. This year I am running a new undergraduate module on mapping and spatial analysis open to students across Humanities. A related Special Topic on spatial analysis and GIS is open to MRes students.

In 2022/23 I am module convenor for:

  • Understanding the Past I
  • Understanding the Past II
  • Archaeology: Theory & Practice
  • Mapping the Humanities (+ MRes Special Topic)
  • Dissertation (spring only)

I am also providing teaching on the modules:

  • Communicating the Past
  • Great Discoveries in Archaeology
  • Dissertation (Archaeology)

Department of Classics and Archaeology

University of Nottingham
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Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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