Emily Johnson



College: College of Humanities
Discipline: Archaeology
Department: Zooarchaeology

Emily discovered her interest in zooarchaeology while undertaking archaeological fieldwork in Kazakhastan in 2011. As a result she focussed on zooarchaeology for her undergraduate dissertation, for which she analysed a faunal assemblage from Roman Essex. After graduating with a first class degree in Archaeology and Ancient History in 2012 she continued her studies at Exeter with an MSc in Bioarchaeology. In this course she gained proficiency in both human and animal archaeological bone identification and again analysed an animal bone assemblage for her dissertation, this time from Roman Bath.

Her current research is part of the NeoMilk project, an exciting international project on the milking revolution in Neolithic temperate Europe (5500-4900BC), funded by the European Research Council. For her PhD thesis she will be focussing on the relationship between bone fat use and milking at key sites from the LBK culture working directly with animal bone assemblages that are around 7000 years old.

Emily runs the archaeology department's student blog and also blogs on her own site. You can find out about her most recent research by following her on twitter or academia.