Key staff: Dr Julie Daujat, Dr Holly Miller, Dr Idoia Grau and Dr Naomi Sykes.
The study of zooarchaeology has been a key area of teaching and research at Nottingham since 2006 and we have established a dynamic community of undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD zooarchaeological researchers. The department is beginning to emerge as a leading figure in the field, its staff having co-founded the Professional Zooarchaeology Group and successfully attracted high levels of funding for studentships (MSc and PhD), conferences and research projects.
Most recently we have received AHRC funding for the following three projects, all of which will benefit students, commercial specialists and academic researchers worldwide:
These three projects are creating e-learning resources that complement our physical teaching facilities, in particular the newly-refurbished bioarchaeology laboratories, which house the growing skeletal reference collection and off-print library.
Other research projects include:
We offer a commercial zooarchaeology service, providing low cost but high-quality reporting on animal bone assemblages. Our reports reflect our teaching and research ethos – rather than simply describing the assemblage under analysis, our work addresses social issues pertinent to the excavators’ research questions.
For further details contact Dr Naomi Sykes.