Helena Hamerow

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Helena Francisca Hamerow (b. 18 Sept 1971)[1] is Professor of Early Medieval Archaeology and former Head of the School of Archaeology at Oxford University. She is the author of numerous books and academic articles on archaeology and early medieval history.

Education and appointments[edit]

Hamerow obtained a BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison[2] and a DPhil from Oxford.[3] She was a research fellow at Somerville College and a lecturer at Durham University. She is Professor of Early Medieval Archaeology and former Head of the School of Archaeology at Oxford University. She is a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London.[4]

Re-burial of excavated human remains[edit]

In 2011, Hamerow was one of forty leading archaeologists who wrote to the Justice Secretary, Kenneth Clarke asking for more time to study ancient human remains found in archaeological excavations.[5]

TV[edit]

Hamerow has appeared on Digging for Britain, King Alfred and the Anglo Saxons and 2 episodes of Time Team.

Positions and honours[edit]

Selected publications[edit]

  • Mucking: The Anglo-Saxon Settlement (English Heritage, 1993)
  • Early Medieval Settlements: the Archaeology of Rural Settlements in Northwest Europe (OUP, 2002)
  • The Oxford Handbook of Anglo-Saxon Archaeology (OUP, 2011) - joint editor
  • Rural Settlements and Society in Anglo-Saxon England (OUP, 2012)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Birthdays". The Guardian (Guardian News & Media). 18 Sep 2014. p. 39. 
  2. ^ St Cross College Fellows
  3. ^ Book Biography
  4. ^ List of Fellows of the Society of Antiquaries, London
  5. ^ Letter to the Guardian newspaper

Staff Profile at the Institute of Archaeology, Oxford