I am a 24 year-old archaeologist working primarily in the British Isles,
though from 2009 to 2013 I worked in Southeast Asia. I’m currently in
Glasgow studying for an MLitt in Celtic and Viking Archaeology.
My primary focus is on interaction in western Britain during the first
millennium AD, particularly through the exchange and distribution of
beads. While I work with mostly British material, I am comparing it to
Irish, Roman, Scandinavian, and other assemblages as well as constantly
keeping the Asian material on my mind. My research seeks to understand
the nature of interaction within western Britain and further afield as
evidenced by patterns in the distribution of glass beads. My hope is to
deepen our understanding of intercultural interaction and the roles
played by western British populations in this period.
I run two blogs: Rantin' and Rovin'
, which is a general archaeology travel blog, and Stringing the Past
, which is more specific to my own research. Please feel free to check them out!