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Department of Archaeology



Ethan Aines is currently a PhD student at the University of Cambridge, having completed an MPhil at Cambridge in 2015. He graduated with a BA in archaeology from Stanford University in 2014, where he worked with Michael Shanks on the history of archaeology and antiquarianism. His current research, under the supervision of Simon Stoddart and Jody Joy, investigates the long-term emergence and continuity of hoarding and votive deposition in East Anglia from the Early Bronze Age to the Late Iron Age using metal detected finds catalogued with the Portable Antiquities Scheme and the Norfolk Historic Environment. He currently co-directs excavations at the early medieval castle ruins at Landsjö and Stensö in Östergotland, Sweden with Martin Rundqvist of the University of Umeå, pursuant with his interest in long-term change across later prehistory into the early historic period. Ethan grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and worked as a journalist and editor in Cairo for six years before returning to the US to finish his undergraduate degree. 

Teaching and Supervisions

Research supervision: 

Supervisor: Simon Stoddart

Advisor: Jody Joy

Job Titles

PhD Student in Archaeology

General Info

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