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Department of Archaeology

 

Biography

-2019-present: PhD in Archaeology, part of the SeaChanges International Doctoral Training Network, University of Cambridge

-2015—2018: MA in Zooarchaeology (distinction), University of Haifa

(Thesis: Fish in the Desert: Parrotfish from the Negev as Trade Indicators in the Byzantine-Islamic Transition Period)

-2011—2015: BSc in Biology and Archaeology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Research

My PhD research focuses on developing osteometric and quantitative image analysis protocols for the classification and size reconstruction of archaeological fish bones. These protocols, together with zooarchaeological analysis, will be applied to archaeological material from early medieval England in order to assess changes in represented taxa and exploited fish size as commercialized trade in marine fish started to expand.   

Special emphasis is placed on the analysis of the Atlantic cod species Gadus morhua, which has been consistently exploited and commercially valued in the North Atlantic region throughout the archaeological record. My research will shed light on the characteristics of cod populations prior to the advent of commercial fishing activities, as well as on past fishing techniques and fishing grounds.

Publications

Key publications: 

Bar-Oz, G., Weissbrod, L., Erickson-Gini, T., Tepper, Y., Malkinson, D., Benzaquen, M., ... Blevis, R., et al. 2019. Ancient trash mounds unravel urban collapse a century before the end of Byzantine hegemony in the southern Levant. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 116. (17): 8239-8248.

Teaching and Supervisions

Research supervision: 

Supervisors: Dr James Barrett

Advisors:  Prof Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb

Other Professional Activities

Member of Newnham College

Job Titles

PhD student in Archaeology

General Info

Not available for consultancy
Research Expertise / Fields of study: 
Zooarchaeology
Environmental Archaeology, Geoarchaeology, and Landscape studies

Contact Details

Affiliations

Person keywords: 
Zooarchaeology
Ichthyoarchaeology
Osteometrics
Medieval
Subjects: 
Archaeology
Themes: 
Rethinking Complexity
Geographical areas: 
Britain
Europe
Mediterranean
Mesopotamia and the Near East
Periods of interest: 
Medieval