Dr Gillian Juleff

Research supervision

I am happy to supervise research students in the following subject areas –

  • archaeometallurgy (in any region)
  • ethnometallurgy (in any region)
  • experimental metallurgy
  • early mining and mineral exploitation
  • archaeology and material culture of South Asia (including particularly Sri Lanka)
  • Asian technological traditions (especially metallurgy)

Prospective students in any of these areas are welcome to submit a 500 word outline proposal with a copy of their CV

Research students


Carlotta Farci  Technological change and innovation: Ausewell Wood, Dartmoor - an early industrial metallurgical laboratory (Exeter-Cranfield split-site PhD)

Ethan Greenwood  The organisaion of Roman iron production in the Weald (Wealden Iron Research Group, collaborative PhD studentship)

Kathryn Bonnet  The Kandyan and Kerala blacksmiths: an assesssment of repertoire and skills usng archaeological fieldwork, ethnometallurgy, microstructural analysis and experimental re-enactment

Kaushalya Gunasena  Sri Lanka-South India Interactions (600BC-AD1000): a personal adornment perspective

YuNiu Li  Iron smelting technology in South West China



 Brice Girbal  The Legend o Wootz: a technological and scientific study of crucible steel production in Northern Telangana, India (2017)

Alice Lowson  Routing out Portable Antiquities: a biographical study of the contemporary lives of Tamil antiquities (2017)

Tathagata Neogi  Technology an Identity: an ethnoarchaeological study of the social context of traditional iron-working in Northern Telangana, India (2017)


Lee Bray   The archaeology of iron production: Romano-British evidence from the Exmoor region

(Lee now runs the Exmoor Mires Project for Exmoor National Park Authority)


Chris Carey   Geochemical survey and ancient metal working

(Chris is now a senior lecturer at the University of Brighton)