Samantha is a research associate in archaeology and heritage within Archaeology at the University of Birmingham. A major aspect of her work is as a project manager and she has worked extensively within Cambridgeshire, Herefordshire and the Midlands on a variety of commercial and research projects. Most recently she has concluded the excavation of a developer funded 6ha multi-phase landscape in rural Cambridgeshire.
Her main interests lie within British prehistory, mainly the Iron Age, specifically looking at landscapes and how people lived, perceived and interacted with their environment. Current 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.
Postgraduate and undergraduate teaching includes archaeological field practice, theory and application, post excavation processes and the running of field training modules.
Paul, S. Colls, K. 2012. Life on the Edge. Mesolithic to Post-Medieval Archaeological Remains at Mill Lane, Sawston, Cambridgeshire; A Wetland/ Dry land Interface. BAR forthcoming