Dr Julia Best

Dr Julia Best

Lecturer in Bioarchaeology

School of History, Archaeology and Religion

Email:
bestj3@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 4247
Location:
Room 4.11, John Percival Building, Rhodfa Colum, Caerdydd, CF10 3EU

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I am a specialist in bioarchaeology, particularly zooarchaeology. My primary research interest is using cutting-edge analytical techniques to reconstruct past societies, lifeways, and economies through multi-disciplinary approaches.

Career Overview

2016 - present: Cardiff University, Lecturer in Bioarchaeology

2017 - present: Bournemouth University, Zooarchaeological researcher

2014 - 2017: Bournemouth University, Post-Doctoral Research Associate on the AHRC "Cultural and Scientific Perceptions of Human-Chicken Interactions’” Project

Education and Qualifications

Cardiff University

Sept 2009 – Sept 2013. Viva Dec 2013.  Graduated 2014.

PhD (AHRC Funded). Living in Liminality: an Osteoarchaeological Investigation into the Use of Avian Resources in North Atlantic Island Environments

Cardiff University

2008-2009

MA Archaeology (AHRC Funded), Distinction.

Cardiff University

2005-2008

BA Archaeology,  First Class Honours

Honours and awards

Aug 2017      "Causing a Flap: using chicken-based research to transform education, poultry production and human well-being" AHRC Follow on Funding Research Grant

Jan 2017       Bournemouth University Bridging Fund Scheme for Research Staff (£8,124)

Jan 2016       Lead coordinator NERC ‘Early Chicken Dispersal in Europe: Tracing the Spread of Avian Livestock: Radiocarbon dating project’ (NF/2015/2/5). 14 dates (c. £5040)

Dec 2014      Bournemouth University Fusion Fund for Undergraduate Research Assistant (£748)

HS2125 Analysing Archaeology (Module leader)

HS2350 The History of Archaeological Thought

HS2124 Deep Histories: The Archaeology of Britain

HS2423 Forensic and Osteoarchaeology

HST048 Zooarchaeology

HST500 Postgraduate Skills in Archaeology and Conservation


I am also a supervisor for Independent Studies and Dissertations