Samantha Paul BSc


Research Fellow in Archaeology

Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology

Samantha Paul

Contact details

University of Birmingham
B15 2TT


I am a Research Fellow in Archaeology with a particular interest in prehistory, landscape archaeology and heritage as a public asset. I joined the University of Birmingham as a member of the commercial arm of the department in 2006 and have worked extensively within Cambridgeshire, Herefordshire and the Midlands, project managing a variety of commercial and research projects. As a research Fellow a major part of my role is to compile, analyse and deposit the archival material from Birmingham Archaeology, the results from twenty five years of commercial and research excavations. I am currently compiling the publications several large scale excavations as well as undertaking a PhD.



1998 to 2001- BSc. In Archaeology, specialising in British Pre-history and Landscape Archaeology from the University of Wales, Cardiff.

2013 ongoing- PhD in Archaeology and Heritage with Dr Henry Chapman and Dr Roger White at the University of Birmingham


Postgraduate and undergraduate teaching includes archaeological field practice, theory and application, post excavation processes and the running of field training modules.


Valuing Archaeological Archives

The analysis of archaeological archives and a heritage asset- Phd with Dr Henry Chapman and Dr Roger White.

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.

Settlement and Landscape

My 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 and how their relationship with the land they inhabited changed over time.

Other activities

Associate Member of the IfA since 2008

Committee Member of the Archaeological Archives Group


Paul, S. Colls, K. (forthcoming). Living With the Flood. Mesolithic to Post-Medieval Archaeological Remains at Mill Lane, Sawston, Cambridgeshire; A Wetland/ Dry land Interface. Oxbow

Paul, S. and Hunt, J. (forthcoming). The Evolution of a Landscape. Social and Ecanomic Change at Longstanton in Cambridgeshire. Oxbow

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