Dr Rebecca Crozier

Dr Rebecca Crozier
MA (Edinburgh), MSc (Bradford) PhD (Queen's University Belfast), FSA


Dr Rebecca Crozier
Dr Rebecca Crozier

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The University of Aberdeen Department of Archaeology University of Aberdeen St. Mary's, Elphinstone Road Aberdeen AB24 3UF Scotland Room No. 208


Rebecca Crozier gained her undergraduate degree from the University of Edinburgh in 1998, going on to study for the MSc in Osteology, Palaeopathology and Funerary Archaeology in Sheffield/Bradford (awarded in 1999). She then spent several years working as a contract archaeologist for various units in the UK, including the Museum of London Archaeology Service (now MOLA). Rebecca was awarded her PhD in 2012 by Queen’s University Belfast; this work combined Rebecca’s fascination with mortuary practices and human remains, ultimately reconstructing past funerary events associated with the Neolithic tombs in Orkney. Following her PhD, she moved to Manila, Philippines, to take up a lecturing position at the University of the Philippines-Archaeology Studies Program. During the next five years, Rebecca established and developed both the human osteology laboratory and programme within the department. During this time she also developed new research projects, and engaged in and directed several research excavations (within the Philippines and Vietnam). Since 2017, Rebecca has acted as a consultant (pro bono) for the Unrecovered War Casualties Unit-Army (Australian Department of Defence) in which capacity she has searched for, recovered and identified defence force personnel from WW2 in Papua New Guinea and from WWI in France [https://www.army.gov.au/our-work/unrecovered-war-casualties].

In January 2018, Rebecca was appointed as a lecturer in the Department of Archaeology, University of Aberdeen where she is the programme co-ordinator for the new MSc in Human Osteoarchaeology.



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  • Osteoarchaeological evidence for medical dissection in 18th to 19th century Aberdeen, Scotland

    Crozier, R., Cameron, A., Mann, B., Ashcroft, E., Wood, R.

    Post-Medieval Archaeology

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Identity and community structure in Neolithic Man Bac, Northern Vietnam

    Oxenham, M., Trinh, H. H., Matsumura, H., Domett, K., Huffer, D., Crozier, R., Cuong, N. L., McFadden, C.

    Archaeological Research in Asia, vol. 26, 100282

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Burial traditions in early Mid-Holocene Island Southeast Asia: new evidence from Bubog-1, Ilin Island, Mindoro Occidental

    Pawlik, A., Crozier, R., Fuentes, R., Wood, R., Piper, P.

    Antiquity, vol. 93, no. 370, pp. 901-918

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • A taphonomic approach to the re-analysis of the human remains from the Neolithic chamber tomb of Quanterness, Orkney

    Crozier, R.

    BAR Publishing, Oxford. 333 pages

    Books and Reports: Books

  • A newly assembled human skeletal reference collection of modern and identified Filipinos

    Go, M., Lee, A., Santos, J. A. D., Vesagas, N. M., Crozier, R.

    Forensic Science International, vol. 271, pp. 128.e1-128.e5

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Further isotopic evidence for seaweed-eating sheep from Neolithic Orkney

    Schulting, R. J., Vaiglova, P., Crozier, R., Reimer, P.

    Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, vol. 11, pp. 463-470

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • A New Application of the Bioarchaeology of Care Approach: A Case Study from the Metal Period, the Philippines

    Vlok, M., Paz, V., Crozier, R., Oxenham, M.

    International journal of osteoarchaeology, vol. 27, no. 4, pp. 662-671

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Fragments of death. A taphonomic study of human remains from Neolithic Orkney.

    Crozier, R.

    Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, vol. 10, pp. 725-734

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Re-orientating the dead of Crossiecrown: Quanterness & Ramberry Head

    Crozier, R., Richards, C., Robertson, J., Challands, A.

    The Development of Neolithic House Societies in Orkney. Richards, C., Jones, R. (eds.). Windgather Press, pp. 196-223, 28 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters (Peer-Reviewed)

  • Exceptional or conventional? Social identity within the chamber tomb of Quanterness, Orkney

    Crozier, R.

    Exploring Prehistoric Identity in Europe. Ginn, V., Enlander, R., Crozier, R. (eds.). Oxbow Books, pp. 22-33, 11 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters (Peer-Reviewed)

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