Students standing in a line on the side of the trench at Star Carr
Students at Star Carr

Meet the team

Professor Nicky Milner is the lead educator on this course. Nicky is the Head of Department of Archaeology and Co-Director of the recent excavations at Star Carr with Dr Chantal Conneller and Dr Barry Taylor.

A large team of people contributed to the outcomes of the project, and you will see some of them on the films throughout this course:

  • Dr Aimee Little is a Lecturer in Archaeology and Director of the York Experimental Archaeology Research (YEAR) Centre. She worked on the Star Carr project as an expert in microwear analysis

  • Dr Kirsty High is a Research fellow in Chemistry. The subject of her PhD was to investigate the deterioration of organic archaeological artefacts at Star Carr.

  • Dr Charlie Rowley is a researcher at York having recently completed her PhD in flint analysis and soil geochemistry at Flixton Island and Star Carr.

  • Mike Bamforth is the Project manager for the project. He is also a specialist in wetland archaeology and prehistoric woodworking and carried out analysis of the wood and wooden artefacts from Star Carr.

  • Becky Knight was the Research Technician and archaeoazoologist on the project, carrying out the analysis of the animal remains.

  • Dr Ben Elliott who has been our expert in Mesolithic antler working and a supervisor on site.

  • Neil Gevaux is our computing expert and he has helped create many of the digital outputs for the project including models of the headdresses.

Two of our team are also helping to facilitate this course and will be replying to your comments as we go along:

  • Dr Andy Needham worked at Star Carr for many years. He was a supervisor on site as well as working on the deterioration of deposits and the analysis of the engraved pendant. He is also an expert in experimental archaeology.

  • Andy Langley works with us at the York Experimental Archaeological Research Centre and is currently researching the production of birch bark tar.

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Exploring Stone Age Archaeology: The Mysteries of Star Carr

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