This area of interest stemmed from my PhD looking at the analysis of archaeological archives as a heritage asset, focussing on the value, use, impact and sustainability of archaeological archives from commercial practices within the museum sector. The interconnectivity of all forms of archives however has opened new avenues of research across sectors including creation, selection and retention, disposal, loss, use or lack of, legitimacy and archives as a vehicle of remembering and/or forgetting.
Life on the edge of a flood plain
This has mainly focused on the analysis of a large scale multi-phase excavation where palaeoenvironmental results have greatly influenced the interpretation of settlement and ritual activities within a wetland landscape. The results of this research are due to be published by Oxbow in 2015.
Settlement and Landscape
My other interests lie within British prehistory, mainly the Iron Age, specifically looking at landscapes and how people lived, perceived and interacted with their environment. Recently completed projects include the publication of 10 years of excavations at Longstanton, discussing how the inhabitants of this land interacted with their environment over a 6000 year period and how their relationship with the land they inhabited changed over time.