Dr. Jo-Hannah Plug is Postdoctoral Research Associate in Bioarchaeology at the University of Liverpool, Department of Archaeology, Classics, and Egyptology. Since 2021 she is part of the ‘What’s in a house? Exploring the kinship structure of the world's first houses’ research project team, led by Dr. Eva Fernandez-Dominguez (Durham University) and Prof. Jessica Pearson (University of Liverpool).
Jo-Hannah’s research focuses on the Neolithic of Southwest Asia. She is particularly interested in transdisciplinary approaches to the past in which evidence of mortuary behaviour and human biographies is used in an integrated manner. Her Doctoral research project at the University of Liverpool (defended in 2021) combined evidence relating to chronology, ritual behaviour, taphonomy, and diet to achieve a better understanding of cultural change, mortuary behaviour, and community structure at the Late Neolithic site of Tell Sabi Abyad, Syria. Previously she obtained her BA and MA in Near Eastern Archaeology at Leiden University and since 2008 she has been involved in archaeological fieldwork at a number of sites in Syria, Jordan, Turkey, Oman, and Egypt.