About me

Finds and Features is written by Ruth, an archaeologist currently reading for a PhD and based in London.

Recent publications include conference and event reviews in HMSNews, EuroREA and in Vol 20 of PIA. Teaching experience includes Teaching Assistant positions on undergraduate courses and guest lectures at undergraduate and graduate level; further details at WouldLikeToTeach.

I am interested to hear from other people looking at, or keen on, technological processes in the past, high temperature technologies in general, experimental archaeology, public archaeology, the Romans, British archaeology of any flavour, statistics and data management, digital and open access archaeology. If you’re interested in these things, fancy a chat or something more academic, feel free to contact me.

I use a variety of social networking sites and web pages:

Academic interests:

  • Roman archaeology
  • British archaeology
  • the development of high-temperature technologies
  • experimental archaeology
  • smelting, melting and forging technologies
  • statistical exploration of archaeological datasets
  • archaeological database development

Qualifications and experience:

  • MSc Technology and Analysis of Archaeological Materials (Institute of Archaeology, UCL)
  • BA (hons) Classical Archaeology (Kings College London)
  • GIS including ArcView 9 and MapInfo
  • HBSMRv3.2. to 3.5
  • SQL and Access 2000-2011
  • Statistical manipulation and investigation including SPSS 14.0 to 17.0
  • HER/SMR enhancement and data entry
  • Teaching and guest lecturing, public engagement activities

3 comments on “About me

  1. Greetings Ruth,

    Hey, how’s it going? Over the past couple of weeks I have been perusing various forensics sites and I came across your site via a third party blogroll. I was wondering if I could re-post one of your blog entries (“Looking for Archaeologists???”) on my website, with a link back to your homepage? Do you have any idea what happened to that mass grave that was mentioned in your article?

  2. Ruth,
    Your review of the 2010 Archaeometry Conference was helpful to me.
    Do you know where I could find a list of previous archaeometry conferences, their dates and their location?
    I am in particular need for the date of one which was held in the Smithsonian Museum, Washington DC, in the 1980’s.
    Thank you

    • I think that one was held in 1984. The proceedings were published in 1986:

      International Archaeometry Symposium (24th : 1984 : Smithsonian Institution): Proceedings of the 24th International Archaeometry Symposium / Jacqueline S. Olin and M. James Blackman, editors. Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Institution Press, 1986.

      I’m afraid that’s the only information I have been able to find on it; unfortunately there isn’t a good website for the conference.

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