Meet the Team
- Dr Mark Maltby (PI) Dept. of Archaeology, Anthropology and Forensic Science, Bournemouth University.
- Prof. Matthew Collins (Eggshell analysis) Dept of Archaeology, University of York.
- Dr Oliver Craig (Lipid analysis) Dept. of Archaeology, University of York.
- Ben Frimet (Artist)
- Dr Greger Larson (Genetics) Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art, Oxford University.
- Prof. Garry Marvin (Anthropology) University of Roehampton.
- Prof. Terry O'Connor (Zooarchaeology) Department of Archaeology, University of York.
- Dr Naomi Sykes (Co-director, isotopes and cultural impact) Dept. of Archaeology, University of Nottingham.
- Dr Richard Thomas (Palaeopathology and osteometrics) School of Archaeology and Ancient History, University of Leicester.
- Julia Best (Zooarchaeology/Eggshell) Dept. of Archaeology, Anthropology and Forensic Science, Bournemouth University
- Andre Colonese (Lipid analysis) Dept. of Archaeology, University of York
- Tyr Fothergill (Palaeopathology) School of Archaeology and Ancient History, University of Leicester.
- Ophelie Lebrasseur (Genetics) Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art, Oxford University
- Holly Miller (Zooarchaeology/Isotopes) Dept. of Archaeology,University of Nottingham
- Giovanna Capponi. The Role of the Chicken in Candomblé religion (Italy) (Roehampton).
- Michael Feider. Chickens and Archaeological Material Culture (Bournemouth)
- Alison Foster. The Identification of Chicken ‘Breeds’ in the Archaeological Record (Leicester)
- Elena Lazutkaite. The Discursive Representation of Chickens (Nottingham)
- Jacqueline Pitt. The Ecology of Chickens Past and Present (Bournemouth)
- Melanie Ramasawmy. Women and Chicken Husbandry in Ethiopia (Roehampton)
- Peter Smith. Pedigree Chicken Keeping, Display and Exhibition (Roehampton)
- Eva Zoubek. Amateur Chicken-Keeping in Modern Britain (Roehampton)
- Ricardo Rodrigo Ontillera Sanchez. Chicken Cultures and Male Identities in the Canary Islands (Roehampton)
- Gabriella Compton, Archaeology, Anthropology and Forensic Science, Bournemouth University
- Séan Doherty, Department of Archaeology, University of Nottingham
- Elizabeth Farebrother, Department of Archaeology, University of Nottingham
- Poppy Hodkinson, Department of Archaeology, University of Nottingham
- Emily Rhodes, Prehistoric and Roman Archaeology, Bournemouth University
- James Roberts, Department of Archaeology, University of Nottingham
- Edward Standall, Department of Archaelogy, University of Nottingham
- Laura Taylor, Department of Archaeology, University of Nottingham
- Eleni Thyri, School of Applied Science, Bournemouth University
- Ceri Urmson, Department of Archaeology, University of Nottingham
- Steve Cross, Comedian and Engagement Consultant
- Prof. Olivier Hanotte, School of Biology, University of Nottingham
- Dr Beatrice Demarchi, Department of Archaeology, University of York.
- Dr Richard Jones, Centre for English Local History, University of Leicester
- Dr Neil Sinclair, Department of Philosophy, University of Nottingham
Partners (Poultry keeping)
- Practical Poultry, UK's best-selling poultry magazine
Partners (Museums and visual/material culture specialists)
- Dr Joanne Cooper, Curator (Birds), Natural History Museum
- Nina Crummy FSA, Department of Archaeology, University of Reading
- Dr Gabriele Neher, Department of Art History, University of Nottingham
- Luke Saddler, Independent Photographer and Film-maker
- Dr Rob Symmons, Curator, Fishbourne Roman Palace
Partners (Writers and Authors)
- Andrew Lawler, Freelance writer and chicken fanatic
- Dr Henry Nicholls, specialist in evolutionary biology, conservation and history of science
- Katrina van Grouw, author of 'The Unfeathered Bird'.
- Dr Ruth Carden, University College Cork
- Dr Bea De Cupere, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
- Dr Idoia Grau Sologestoa, Sheffield University/University of the Basque Country
- Henriette Kroll, Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum, Mainz, Germany
- Dr Jim Morris, University of Central Lancashire.
- Dr Kris Poole, University of Sheffield
- Dr Joris Peters, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany
- Dale Serjeantson, School of Humanities (Archaeology), University of Southampton
- John Stewart, Department of Archaeology, University of York
- The Rural Settlement of Roman Britain project, Reading University. Involving:
* Dr Martyn Allen (Research Fellow), Reading University
* Dr Tom Brindle (Research Fellow), Reading University
* Professor Michael Fulford (Principal Investigator)
* Neil Holbrook (Co-Principal Investigator)
* Dr Alex Smith (Research Fellow), Reading University
- The Ecology of Crusading project, Reading University.
* Dr Aleksander Pluskowski (Principal Investigator), Reading University
Our gratitude and thanks go to a huge number of enormously generous contributors who have provided data, samples, information, and feedback. Please see this page for further details (which are currently being updated): Special Thanks .
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