Department of Classics and Archaeology

Past projects - Classics and Archaeology

This page features a selection of past projects from across the Department of Classics and Archaeology. 

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Past projects: REF 2021 (1 August 2013 to 31 July 2020) 

Research projects
Project Principal Investigator Region

Project Dates

Ancient religions and cognition Esther Eidinow Mediterranean and Near East 2013-14

Bioarchaeology of rituals

Alexandra Livarda Spain, Greece 2016-19
Byzantine mosaic glass tesserae project Julian Henderson


Causing a flap: using chicken-based research to transform education, inform the poultry industry and enhance human well-being Naomi Sykes

UK, Africa

Cognitive approaches to ancient religious experience (CAARE)
Esther Eidinow


Cultural biogeography of plants and animals Naomi Sykes,
Alexandra Livarda
UK 2010-19
Dama International: Fallow deer  Naomi Sykes UK 2011-15
Fate, luck and fortune Esther Eidinow UK 2017
Glass reflections: Creations and transformation of Glass in Eastern Mediterranean, International Workshop Artemios Oikonomou Mediterranean 2016-17
Iron Age in the Aegean: plants and people Alexandra Livarda Greece 2012-19

Maritime and marine historic environment research framework for England: early medieval period

Chris Loveluck England 2010-13
Mosaic glassy tesserae from Italian sites: the study of provenance and technology Julian Henderson, Kalliopi Nikita, Chloe Duckworth Italy  
Mycenaean chamber tombs at Epidaurus Limera, Laconia Chrysanthi Gallou Greece  
Palaikastro phase four: 2012-2016 Alexandra Livarda Greece 2012-16
Palaikastro: Urbanisation in Bronze Age Crete Alexandra Livarda Greece 2012-16
Pavlopetri underwater archaeology  Jon Henderson
Chrysanthi Gallou
Greece 2009-15
Port Royal underwater survey Jon Henderson Jamaica  
Prehistoric pottery production in Charnwood Forest Julian Henderson
Edward Faber
Presence in the past Jon Henderson Egypt  
Production and exchange of Early Medieval granodiorite tempered pottery Edward Faber East Midlands, UK 2014
Production strategies in the Nottingham salt-glazed stoneware industry Edward Faber, Pamela Wood  Nottingham, UK  
Quantifying the mosaic Hannah O'Regan Africa 2011-15
Rising from the Depths Jon Henderson East Africa Heritage from local to global
Social identity of medieval tile makers working at Keighton, Nottingham Edward Faber Nottingham, UK  
Sparta in comparative perspective  Stephen Hodkinson Greece 2003-17
Valentia landscape project Hector A Orengo  Valencia, Spain 2012-14

Past projects: REF 2014 (1 January 2008 to 31 July 2013)

Research projects
Project Principal Investigator Region

Project Dates

Animalscapes Naomi Sykes UK 2005-08
Archaeological fish resource Naomi Sykes UK 2010-11
Beastly question: animal answers to archaeological issues Naomi Sykes UK 2010-12
Caithness broch landscapes Jon Henderson Scotland 2002-11
Chemistry, provenance and archaeology of plant ashes in Mycenaean glass production Kalliopi Nikita Greece 2007-08
Developing digital survey techniques for archaeology Jon Henderson Scotland 2005-08
Early metal production and exchange systems in Southern Iran Lloyd Weeks Iran 2006-08
Flixborough Anglo-Saxon settlement Christopher Loveluck UK 1995-2010
Foodways in archaeology Claire Newton,
Naomi Sykes
Glass in Hellenistic, Roman and Late Antique Sparta Kalliopi Nikita Greece 2007-08
Halasarna archaeological programme Mercourios Georgiadis Kos, Greece 2009-12
Lake Powidz Jon Henderson Poland 2008-10
Late post-medieval rural landscapes in Southern Calabria Hamish Forbes Italy 2005-09
Loch Arthur crannog Jon Henderson Scotland 2003-12
Maritime Caithness Jon Henderson Scotland 2002-11
Medieval and post-medieval glass production in Europe Julian Henderson Europe 2006-10
Nonconformist places of worship Chris King UK 2007-2012
Northwest Chistendom from the Carolingians to the Crusades, AD600-1200 Chris Loveluck Northwest Europe  2000-13
Provenance of glass Julian Henderson Worldwide 2012

Silica in Mycenaean glass production

Kalliopi Nikita Greece 2007-08
Southern Kharga Oasis Claire Newton Egypt 2000-11
Southwest Scotland crannog survey Jon Henderson Scotland 2002-09
Stanley Grange medieval iron project Patrice de Rijk Derbyshire, UK 2010
West front of Lincoln Cathedral David Taylor Lincoln, UK 2008-10

Past projects: pre-2008



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