Dr Sean Doherty
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Sean specialises in exploring deep-time human-animal-environment interactions through the synthesis of zooarchaeological, biomolecular (isotope analysis, proteomics and genetics), historical and anthropological research. His research focusses on using archaeology to help tackle modern environmental and societal challenges, including biodiversity, animal health, wildlife managment and marine plastic pollution.
He holds a PhD in Archaeology from the University of York where his AHRC-funded research focussed on the proteomic and isotopic analysis of parchment to investigate the British 'Agricultural Revolution'. Currently, Sean is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow on the Wellcome Trust funded From 'Feed the Birds' to 'Do Not Feed the Animals'
Selected recent media activity
Current Archaeology, November Issue, 2021 - Biocodicology and the proteomics of parchment
Current Archaeology, August Issue, 2021 - Count your chickens: a new ageing technique for domesticated fowl
The Times, 8 June 2021 - Iron Age farmers believed a chicken was for life, not just for dinner
New York Times, 6 May 2021 - Humans have been sharing food with Animals for Centuries. Why is that?
New Scientist, March Issue, 2021 - British legal deeds were once written on sheepskin to prevent fraud