Andrew Millard’s front page
Welcome to my webpages. I am a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Durham. My other home page is my official Departmental page, where my contact details may also be found.
My brief biography describes the route by which I came to be here, and perhaps explains a little how I came to have the interests I do.
My research spans a range of topics which are linked within the general topics of chemistry, bones, dating and statistics in archaeology. Current and recent externally funded projects include:
- Statistical models for dating and correlating long environmental records
A discpline bridging project funded by the NERC/EPSRC programme in Environmental Mathematics and Statistics running July 2004 to March 2006, in collaboration with Steve Brooks of the Cambridge Statistical Laboratory
- Direct evaluation of archaeological immigration, population dynamics and lead exposure by isotope biogeochemistry.
A NERC funded project which is using the lead, strontium and oxygen isotopes preserved in tooth enamel to investigate (a) Anglo-Saxon and Viking migration and (b) human exposure to lead pollution from the Neolithic onwards. This project ran from April 2002 to June 2004.
- A re-examination of the chronology of Pleistocene hominid sites circa 500,000-50,000 years ago.
An AHRB funded research leave project for January to August 2003. This was a systematic and internally coherent review of the dating evidence (both stratigraphic and chronometric) for Pleistocene hominids, ca.500ka-50ka outside Europe and ca.500ka-200ka in Europe, with a full analysis of the uncertainty in the results obtained using Bayesian statistical modelling.
- Tools for Constructing Chronologies: crossing disciplinary boundaries
a conference was held in April 2002 and a volume with the same title has been published.
Other pages I have here:
- A list of my publications, including links to abstracts.
- My page of examples of how to use WinBUGS to do Bayesian statistical calculations for archaeology
- In my spare-time I am researching my family’s history, and in particular the history of the Bodimeade family
Last updated 07 Dec 2011.
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