Professor Anthony Harding
For the Academic Year 2015-16 I will be Guest Professor at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich.
Julia Heeb (PhD): Julia's thesis, entitled 'Copper shaft-hole axes and early metallurgy in south-eastern Europe: an integrated approach' was submitted and the degree awarded in 2012.
Kate Verkooijen (PhD): Kate is working on the amber spacer-plates of Bronze Age Europe, using a range of techniques (experimental reproduction of spacers, x-ray examination). This has produced remarkable new information about these important objects. She is expected to submit her thesis in late 2013 or early 2014.
Katharine Sawyer (PhD): Katharine's thesis, entitled 'Isles of the Dead? The setting and function of the Neolithic and Bronze Age chambered cairns and cists of the Isles of Scilly' was submitted and the degree awarded in 2013. She has since made presentations in a number of meetings about aspects of the results (e.g. Bronze Age Forum, Belfast, November 2013).
Peter Leeming (PhD): Peter is working on the phenomenon of fossils in prehistoric contexts, and has compiled an inventory of the occurrence of these objects. He is interested not just in where they occur but also in the contexts involved, which will shed light on the possible reasons for this intriguing phenomenon.