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Cambridge AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership - Student Profiles



I am an archaeologist interested in the fields of human osteology, biological anthropology and ritual in prehistory.  I received a First Class BA (Hons) degree in Archaeology from Queen’s University Belfast, receiving the Kerr Prize Level 3 for best final year performance and Kerr Dissertation Prize for best final year dissertation (2013). During my undergraduate degree I attended the University of Malta as an Erasmus Scholar (2014). I completed my MSc in Human Osteology & Funerary Archaeology with Distinction at the University of Sheffield (2014). My MSc thesis was entitled “Joint articulation in resolving commingled human remains: Osteometric analysis of the acetabulo-femoral and tibio-femoral articular surface areas”. Following my studies I worked as a post-graduate research assistant with FRAGSUS ERC-funded research project. My PhD examines variations in body size and skeletal morphology in Malta and the central Mediterranean in in the IV-III millennia BC. By reconstructing the mechanical profiles and body size of Neolithic populations my thesis can inform on subsistence and cultural behaviours during a time of rapid environmental and socio-cultural change.

Other academic interests

Skeletal biology
Functional anatomy
Post-medieval headstones
Funerary archaeology
3D technologies in archaeology

Supervisor: Dr Simon Stoddart
College: Magdalene
AHRC Subject Area: Archaeology
Title of Thesis: Body size, habitual behaviour and skeletal biomechanics in Neolithic Gozo, Malta
 Eóin  Parkinson