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Meet the Team

Core Team

  • Dr Mark Maltby (PI) Dept. of Archaeology, Anthropology and Forensic Science, Bournemouth University.
  • Prof. Matthew Collins (Eggshell analysis) Dept of Archaeology, University of York.
  • Dr Oliver Craig (Lipid analysis) Dept. of Archaeology, University of York.
  • Ben Frimet (Artist)
  • Dr Greger Larson (Genetics) Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art, Oxford University.
  • Prof. Garry Marvin (Anthropology) University of Roehampton.
  • Prof. Terry O'Connor (Zooarchaeology) Department of Archaeology, University of York.
  • Dr Naomi Sykes (Co-director, isotopes and cultural impact) Dept. of Archaeology, University of Nottingham.
  • Dr Richard Thomas (Palaeopathology and osteometrics) School of Archaeology and Ancient History, University of Leicester.

PDRA

  • Julia Best (Zooarchaeology/Eggshell) Dept. of Archaeology, Anthropology and Forensic Science, Bournemouth University
  • Andre Colonese (Lipid analysis) Dept. of Archaeology, University of York
  • Tyr Fothergill (Palaeopathology) School of Archaeology and Ancient History, University of Leicester.
  • Ophelie Lebrasseur (Genetics) Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art, Oxford University
  • Holly Miller (Zooarchaeology/Isotopes) Dept. of Archaeology,University of Nottingham

PhDs

  • Giovanna Capponi. The Role of the Chicken in Candomblé religion (Italy) (Roehampton).
  • Michael Feider. Chickens and Archaeological Material Culture (Bournemouth)
  • Alison Foster. The Identification of Chicken ‘Breeds’ in the Archaeological Record (Leicester)
  • Elena Lazutkaite. The Discursive Representation of Chickens (Nottingham)
  • Jacqueline Pitt. The Ecology of Chickens Past and Present (Bournemouth)
  • Melanie Ramasawmy. Women and Chicken Husbandry in Ethiopia (Roehampton)
  • Peter Smith. Pedigree Chicken Keeping, Display and Exhibition (Roehampton)
  • Eva Zoubek. Amateur Chicken-Keeping in Modern Britain (Roehampton)
  • Ricardo Rodrigo Ontillera Sanchez. Chicken Cultures and Male Identities in the Canary Islands (Roehampton)

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Other students

  • Gabriella Compton, Archaeology, Anthropology and Forensic Science, Bournemouth University
  • Séan Doherty, Department of Archaeology, University of Nottingham
  • Elizabeth Farebrother, Department of Archaeology, University of Nottingham
  • Poppy Hodkinson, Department of Archaeology, University of Nottingham
  • Emily Rhodes, Prehistoric and Roman Archaeology, Bournemouth University
  • James Roberts, Department of Archaeology, University of Nottingham
  • Edward Standall, Department of Archaelogy, University of Nottingham
  • Laura Taylor, Department of Archaeology, University of Nottingham
  • Eleni Thyri, School of Applied Science, Bournemouth University
  • Ceri Urmson, Department of Archaeology, University of Nottingham

Engagement

  • Steve Cross, Comedian and Engagement Consultant

Partners (Genetics/Proteomics)

  • Prof. Olivier Hanotte, School of Biology, University of Nottingham
  • Dr Beatrice Demarchi, Department of Archaeology, University of York.

Partners (History)

  • Dr Richard Jones, Centre for English Local History, University of Leicester

Partners (Philosophy)

  • Dr Neil Sinclair, Department of Philosophy, University of Nottingham

Partners (Poultry keeping)

  • Practical Poultry, UK's best-selling poultry magazine

Partners (Museums and visual/material culture specialists)

  • Dr Joanne Cooper, Curator (Birds), Natural History Museum
  • Nina Crummy FSA, Department of Archaeology, University of Reading
  • Dr Gabriele Neher, Department of Art History, University of Nottingham
  • Luke Saddler, Independent Photographer and Film-maker
  • Dr Rob Symmons, Curator, Fishbourne Roman Palace

Partners (Writers and Authors)

  • Andrew Lawler, Freelance writer and chicken fanatic
  • Dr Henry Nicholls, specialist in evolutionary biology, conservation and history of science
  • Katrina van Grouw, author of 'The Unfeathered Bird'.

Partners (Zooarchaeology)

  • Dr Ruth Carden, University College Cork
  • Dr Bea De Cupere, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
  • Dr Idoia Grau Sologestoa, Sheffield University/University of the Basque Country
  • Henriette Kroll, Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum, Mainz, Germany
  • Dr Jim Morris, University of Central Lancashire.
  • Dr Kris Poole, University of Sheffield
  • Dr Joris Peters, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany
  • Dale Serjeantson, School of Humanities (Archaeology), University of Southampton
  • John Stewart, Department of Archaeology, University of York

Partners (Projects)

Special Thanks

Our gratitude and thanks go to a huge number of enormously generous contributors who have provided data, samples, information, and feedback. Please see this page for further details (which are currently being updated): Special Thanks .

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Contact Us

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