Miranda Aldhouse-Green

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Miranda Jane Aldhouse-Green FSA (née Aldhouse, b. 24 July 1947, sometimes Miranda Green) is a British archaeologist, who is Professor of Archaeology at Cardiff University.[1][2] Until about 2000 she published as "Miranda Green" or "Miranda J. Green".[3]

She earned a degree at the Cardiff University, her MLitt at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford in 1974, and a PhD from The Open University in 1981.[1] Aldhouse-Green was a member of the faculty at the University of Wales, Newport between 1993 and 2006, being appointed Professor of Archaeology in 1998.[4] She previously held appointments at Worthing and Peterborough Museums and the Open University in Wales. Aldhouse-Green was a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London (FSA) after her election in November 1979.[5][6] She is a former Vice-President (2002), then President of The Prehistoric Society and has been included in Who's Who since 2004.[1][4]

Her research interests are Iron Age and Romano-Celtic, particularly Gallo-Roman iconography and sacrificial activities.[7] A report from Universities UK (EurekaUK, June 2006) cites Aldhouse-Green's research into understanding the Celts as one of the "100 major discoveries, developments and inventions", by academics throughout the UK, to have transformed the world in the last 50 years.[8]

Aldhouse-Green has been married to fellow archaeologist Stephen Aldhouse-Green, formerly Stephen Green, since 1970.[1][9]

Selected publications[edit]

  • Sussex Archaeological Collections, 1973.
  • A corpus of small cult-objects from the military areas of Roman Britain, British Archaeological Reports, British Series, 1978
  • Roman Archaeology, Longman, 1984.
  • The Gods of the Celts, Sutton, 1986.
  • The World of the Druids, Thames, 1992.
  • Celtic Myths, British Museum Press, 1993.
  • Celtic Goddesses; warriors, virgins and mothers, British Museum Press, 1995.
  • Exploring the World of the Druids, Thames and Hudson, 1997.
  • Dictionary of Celtic Myth and Legend, Thames and Hudson, 1997.
  • Celtic Art; Symbols and Imagery, Sterling, 1997.
  • Vessels of Death, Antiquaries Journal 78, 63—84, 1998.
  • Pilgrims in Stone, British Archaeological Reports, International Series, 1999.
  • Dying for the Gods; Human Sacrifice in Iron Age and Roman Europe, Tempus, 2001.[10]
  • The Gods of Roman Britain, Shire Publications, 2003.
  • The Celts, Weiderfeld and Nicolson, 2004.
  • Gwent in Prehistory and Early History, University of Wales Press, 2004.
  • An Archaeology of Images, Routledge, 2004.
  • The Quest for the Shaman, Shape-Shifters, Sorcerers And Spirit Healers of Ancient Europe, Thames & Hudson, 2005 (with Stephen Aldhouse-Green).
  • Boudicca Britannia, Pearson Longman, 2006.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d A and C Black Publishers' Staff (2006). Who's Who 2006: an annual biographical dictionary. London: A and C Black Publishers. p. 21. ISBN 0-7136-7164-5. 
  2. ^ http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/03/090320-druids-sacrifice-cannibalism_2.html
  3. ^ Wells, Peter S., "Review Article: Who, Where, and What Were the Celts? The World of the Celts by Simon James; Pagan Celtic Ireland: The Enigma of the Irish Iron Age by Barry Raftery; Celtic Britain by Charles Thomas; Celtic Goddesses: Warriors, Virgins and Mothers by Miranda Green; The World of the Druids by Miranda J. Green; Celtic Sacred Landscapes by Nigel Pennick", American Journal of Archaeology, Vol. 102, No. 4 (Oct., 1998), pp. 814-816, JSTOR, where two of her books, both published in 1997, use different forms.
  4. ^ a b "Professor Miranda Aldhouse-Green". Cardiff University website. Cardiff University. 2010. Retrieved 11 October 2010. 
  5. ^ But no longer appears on the FSA list, and her Cardiff faculty biography describes her as a "former" member.
  6. ^ "Society of Antiquaries of London-List of Fellows". Society of Antiquaries of London website. Society of Antiquaries of London. May 2010. Retrieved 14 October 2010. 
  7. ^ "Professor Miranda Aldhouse-Green". Cardiff University website. Cardiff University. 2010. Retrieved 11 October 2010. 
  8. ^ "Full list:100 UK university discoveries". The Guardian website. The Guardian. 5 July 2006. Retrieved 11 October 2010. 
  9. ^ Aldhouse-Green, Miranda (2006). Boudica Britannia. Cardiff: Pearson Education. p. xiii. ISBN 1-4058-1100-5. 
  10. ^ http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?storyCode=168370&sectioncode=40

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