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Department of Archaeology

 

Biography

My work focuses on technological practices as they related to community relationships and about how technologies help shape identities. I have worked primarily on 3rdmillennium BC pottery and art in western Europe, although I have studied ceramic technology more widely and my interests have extended to prehistoric lithic technology as well.  I am also interested in ideas of the body and health as embedded social concepts in prehistory.  I have conducted fieldwork in Belize, the eastern United States, Spain, The Channel Islands, southern and eastern England and Myanmar.

 

  • 1991 BA in Anthropology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
  • 1998 MA in Anthropology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
  • 2002 Mphil in Archaeology, University of Cambridge
  • 2008 PhD in Archaeology, University of Cambridge
  • Commercial Archaeologist in USA 1992-1997

Research

 

  • Material Culture
  • Prehistoric technology
  • Ceramics
  • Archaeological theory
  • The body and representation
  • Ancient health

Publications

Key publications: 
[1] Kohring, S.  2016.  A case for the one-offs: improvisation and innovation with a Copper Age potting community. Submitted for review to Cambridge Archaeological Journal, 18 July 2015.
[2]  Kohring, S. 2014.  Materiality, technology, and constructing social knowledge through bodily representations: a view from prehistoric Guernsey, Channel Islands.  European Journal of Archaeology, 17(2): 248-263. DOI: 10.1179/1461957114Y.0000000055.​

Teaching and Supervisions

Teaching: 

 

I teach on the Part I, ARC1 paper conducting their practicals, and the ceramic module for ARC2.  I also teach on Part II ARC6 Archaeological Theory and Practice I.  I do occasional lectures and teaching on the Later European Prehistory modules.

 

Research supervision: 

 

I am available for Part I ARC1 supervisions

Other Professional Activities

  • A member of the EAA
  • Director of Studies at Clare College, College Research Associate at Clare College
  • Director of Studies for Part I Archaeology at Sidney Sussex

Job Titles

Manager Material Culture Hub
Director of Studies Clare College
Director of Studies, Sidney Sussex College
Director of Studies, Clare College
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General Info

Available for consultancy
Research Expertise / Fields of study: 
Material Culture
Art and Iconography
Archaeological Theory
Field Methods

Contact Details

Office address: 2.1
West Building
Cambridge
CB2 3DZ
01223 (3)33527

Affiliations

Subjects: 
Archaeology
Themes: 
Material Culture
Rethinking Complexity
Geographical areas: 
Britain
Cambridgeshire
Europe
Periods of interest: 
Copper/Bronze Age
Neolithic
Other Late Prehistory