The University of Aberdeen
119 (PhD Room)
St. Mary's Building
9 Elphinstone Road
University of Aberdeen
Born in Falkirk, Scotland, Jennifer grew up with a keen interest in Scottish history and archaeology. She graduated from the University of Aberdeen in 2015 with an MA in Archaeology (first class honours), with a dissertation exploring the gender inequalities represented on the gravestones of St. Machar's Kirkyard in Aberdeen. She was awarded the class prize for the graduating class of 2015 in Archaeology.
Jennifer's MLITT was undertaken at the University of Glasgow from 2015-2016, where her thesis was titled "Primary Context: Exploring Archaeology's Place in Scotland's Curriculum for Excellence". The course, Material Culture and Artefact Studies, contributed to her interest in medieval artefacts and religious iconography, as well as broadening her knowledge of material agency, museum curation and public engagement in archaeology.
Returning to Aberdeen for a PhD exploring 1st millennium households in Scotland, Jennifer aims to expand the knowledge we have about this interesting and complex time in Scottish history using radiocarbon dates, aerial photographs and existing research across Scotland. The AHRC funded project began in October 2016 with a supervisory team of Gordon Noble and Karen Milek.
Scottish archaeology, Pictish studies, material culture, archaeology in education, gender archaeology, archaeology of religion
This AHRC funded project will explore, and attempt to synthesize, the information available about 1st millennium households in Scotland, ranging between AD 200 and 1100. Using aerial photographs, archives, maps, radio-carbon dates and previous excavation results, the project will allow us to gain a deeper understanding of everyday life in 1st millenium Scotland by directly assessing the trends and localities of their homes throughout this time.
Supervised by Gordon Noble and Karen Milek, with additional support from the former Royal Commission in Edinburgh.