The School of Archaeological and Forensic Sciences uniquely integrates Archaeological Sciences, Biological Anthropology, Cultural Archaeology and Forensic Sciences to further the study of people, their society and their environments in the present and the past. Our approach is profoundly multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary, bridging the sciences and the humanities.
This vision is promoted through the school's specialist groups including the Biological Anthropology Research Centre, the Stable Isotope Centre and Bradford Visualisation, the university centre where archaeologists and forensic scientists use the latest technologies to capture, image, analyse and disseminate every aspect of archaeological activity. From digital objects to landscapes, geophysics, GIS and the creation of virtual environments, Together the School promotes provides new ways to see and understand our past, present and future and uses leading research to inform teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
POst Doctoral Researcher - Europe's Lost Frontiers
Tabitha has a background in environmental conservation and archaeology, and has recently completed her PhD (University of York). Her interdisciplinary doctoral research focused on the utility of the long-term perspectives of archaeological and environmental studies, combining them with ABM techniques, to understand the effects of human-environment interactions. Her doctoral research formed part of the interdisciplinary Archaeology of Agricultural Resilience in Eastern Africa (AAREA) project.
As part of the Europe’s Lost Frontiers Project, Tabitha will be developing palaeoecological models of Doggerland during the early Holocene to be incorporated into computer simulations. Her work will focus on ratifying data from different palaeoenvironmental and palaeoecological proxies obtained from sediment cores and developing models that provide information on the environment and landscapes of Doggerland prior to its submersion under what is now the North Sea.