PhD research students

Postgraduate research students are valued members of our research community. Find out more about our current PhD students and their work.

Carly Ameen

Postgraduate Research Student

cameen@liverpool.ac.uk

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Thesis Title:

"A new look at an old friend: A geometric, morphometric approach to examining morphological diversity and investigating human-canid relationships in New World prehistory"


Stacey Astill

Postgraduate Research Student

sastill@liverpool.ac.uk

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Thesis Title:

"The lived experience of Allied POWs in Europe 1939-45: the habitus of camp life”


Charlotte Bell

Postgraduate research student 

c.e.bell@liverpool.ac.uk 

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Thesis Title:

"A Comparative Model on the Identity of Women in the Late Iron Age  Romano British Period in Mortuary Contexts"


Adam Benton

Postgraduate Research Student

hsabento@liverpool.ac.uk

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Thesis Title:

"Size Matters: A large-scale analysis of archaeological proxies for Palaeolithic demography"


Patrick Biedermann

Postgraduate Research Student

biederm@liverpool.ac.uk

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Thesis Title:

"From Clay to Stone: Architecture, Urbanism, monumentality and political change in Northern Syria based on Steinbau I (Area A) at Tell Chuera, Syria"


Kristian Boote

Postgraduate Research Student

hskboote@student.liverpool.ac.uk

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Thesis Title:

"Reassessment of the emergence of the 'Obstetric Dilemma', and the emergence of birth assistance behaviours in human evolution"


Emily Bowyer Kazadi

Postgraduate Reseach Student

emily-bowyer-kazadi@liverpool.ac.uk

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Thesis Title:

"Evaluating Public Engagement and Narratives within the Archaeological Landscapes of the Peak District, the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors."


Mattia Cartolano

Postgraduate Research Student

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Thesis Title:

"Anthropomorphic and zoomorphic representations as key factors in the evolution of social cognition among Neolithic communities of Southwest Asia"


Rachael Cornwell

Postgraduate Research Student

hsrcornw@student.liverpool.ac.uk

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Thesis Title: 

"Evidence for Resynthesis in Writing: a Study with a Primary Focus on Egyptian and a Cross Linguistic Comparison."


Ross Cronshaw

Postgraduate Research Student

rjc107@liverpool.ac.uk

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Thesis Title:

"Re-examining the Roman auxilia; an investigation into arms, armour and battlefield roles."


Marvin Demicoli

Postgraduate Research Student

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Thesis Title:

"Fuelling urbanisation: a study of woodland composition in relation to the rise of urban centres in Neolithic China"


Alistair Dickey

Postgraduate Research Student

adickey@liverpool.ac.uk

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Thesis Title:

"Neolithic to Old Kingdom Egyptian Cloth: An exploration of the social, technological and international contexts of cloth and textile production."


Anthony Ferrol

Postgraduate Research Student

hsaferro@student.liverpool.ac.uk

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Thesis Title:

"A study of terms of possession within the private economical documents from the Ramesside workers' village at Deir el-Medina" 


Hannah Godfrey

Postgraduate Research Student

godfrey7@liverpool.ac.uk

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Thesis Title:

"Language as Categorisation: The use of determinative A24 in hieratic and hieroglyphic texts of the Old Kingdom"


Diederik Halbertsma

Postgraduate Research Student

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Thesis Title:

"Episodic Labour Mobilisation During the Levant’s ‘Dark Ages’: The View from Khirbet al-Mudayna al-‘Aliya"


Caroline Komboh

Postgraduate Research Student

Caroline.Komboh@liverpool.ac.uk

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Thesis:

My Thesis is on the Mineralogy of Argillaceous sediments and geoimagery interpretation of quaternary hominid environments: A case study of Kilombe Caldera, Kenya.


James McDonough

Postgraduate Research Student

micmac@liverpool.ac.uk

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Thesis Title:

"An Archaeological Investigation into the British Sieges of the Peninsular War from 1811-1812"


Serafina Nicolosi

Postgraduate Research Student

seranico@liverpool.ac.uk

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Thesis Title:

"Imagining Miletos: identity and representations of archaic Milesian elites"


Diana Nikolova

Postgraduate Research Student

dianatn@liverpool.ac.uk

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Thesis Title:

"Debasement and Economic Fluctuations in Hellenistic Egypt: Compositional Analysis of Ptolemaic Silver and Bronze Coinage."


Louise O'Brien

Postgraduate Research Student

hslobrie@liverpool.ac.uk  

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Thesis Title:

"Public vs Private: Reconstructing Hybrid Culture and Identity in Graeco-Roman Egypt"


Claire Ollett

Postgraduate Research Student

sa0u5102@liverpool.ac.uk

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Thesis Title:

"Architecture, Iconography and Texts in the Temple of Hatshesut at Deir el-Bahari Motivations and Agenda"


Henry Pelgrift

Postgraduate Research Student

henrypel@liverpool.ac.uk

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Thesis Title:

"Untold Stories: How Cylinder Seal's defined Ancient Near Eastern Material Culture Studies"


Jo-Hannah Plug

Postgraduate Research Student

j.plug@liverpool.ac.uk 

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Thesis Title:

"Uncovering a Community: Investigating lifestyles and death ways at Neolithic Tell Sabi Abyad, Syria."


Federico Poggiali

Postgraduate Research Student

fedepgi@liverpool.ac.uk

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Thesis Title:

"Environmental change and prehistoric landscape practices in the south-west Italian peninsula during the Pleistocene-Holocene transition: a study of anthracological remains from Grotta del Romito, Grotta della Serratura and Grotta d'Oriente."


Ademar Quint Camara

Postgraduate Research Student

A.Quint-Camara@liverpool.ac.uk

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Thesis Title:

Multimodal Literacy in the Southern Levant Iron Age II from a materiality and literary formulae approach.”


Ozlem Saritas

Postgraduate Research Student

osaritas@liverpool.ac.uk

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Thesis Title:

"Hunting and Early Herding Strategies in the Neolithic of Central Anatolia: the 9th millenium site of Boncuklu Höyük"


Dan Socaciu

Postgraduate Research Student

dsoc@liverpool.ac.uk

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Thesis Title:

"Multiculturalism in the ancient world: a critical interdisciplinary assessment of the Urartian kingdom, its material culture and peoples"


Dominik St Angelo

Postgraduate Research Student

saintdom@liverpool.ac.uk

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Thesis Title:

"An examination of Greek and Etruscan city wall construction during the archaic age (including the impact of Urbanization upon) and the development of a modelling system to determine the man-hours and costs of such building."


Peter Taylor

Postgraduate Research Student

pjtaylor@liverpool.ac.uk

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Thesis Title:

"An Archaeological and Documentary Study of the Maritime Trade in Clay Tobacco Pipes prior to the British Civil Wars."  


Elizabeth Thomas

Postgraduate Research Student

Hsethom5@liverpool.ac.uk

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Thesis Title:

"Reflections in Time: investigating the social role of mirrors in Ancient Egypt through metallurgical analysis."


Lucy Timbrell

Postgraduate Research Student

lucy.timbrell@liverpool.ac.uk 

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Thesis Title:

"Movement, interaction and structure: modelling population networks in the eastern African Middle Stone Age"


Francesca Tomei

Postgraduate Research Student

F.Tomei@liverpool.ac.uk

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Thesis Title:

"Ancient Greek pottery kilns in their landscape setting: exploring the intersection of technology, environment, society and economy"


Jason Walton

Postgraduate Research Student

j.walton3@liverpool.ac.uk 

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Thesis Title:

"The Aftermath of the 8.2k Climatic Event in Southeast Anatolia: A Study of Anthracological Remains from the Late Neolithic Site of Domuztepe."


Margherita Zona

Postgraduate Research Student

M.Zona@liverpool.ac.uk

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Thesis Title:

Revealing the human exploitation of salmonids (Oncorhynchus spp.) on the Pacific coast of North America: A morphometric and biomolecular approach to reconstructing precontact subsistence strategies and human responses to climate change