Global warming at the end of the last Ice Age led to the inundation of vast landscapes that had once been home to thousands of people. These lost lands hold a unique and largely unexplored record of settlement and colonisation linked to climate change over millennia.
Within the Europe's Lost Frontiers project, researchers in the fields of archaeo-geophysics, molecular biology and computer simulation will develop a new paradigm for the study of past environments, ecological change and the transition between hunter gathering societies and farming in the inundated land of the southern North Sea - Doggerland.
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Doctoral Researcher - Geomagnetics
Sam completed his BSc in Archaeological Sciences at the University of Bradford in 2012, where he developed an interest in archaeomagnetism.
In 2010, through the placement year which the University of Bradford offered, he was able to spend time at Lancaster University’s Centre for Environmental Magnetism & Palaeomagnetism. This broadened his interests in palaeomagnetism and led to a two-year position as a Research Technician (2012 – 2014). This involved a variety of projects ranging from investigating the geomagnetic field during the Ordovician and Silurian epochs (reconstruction of tectonic movements) to assisting supervision of archaeomagnetic dating contracts.
Deciding to return to archaeology he undertook the Archaeological Sciences MSc back at the University of Bradford, which he completed in 2015. Geomagnetism and its applications to archaeological questions have always formed part of his research interests, even from his undergraduate dissertation. The PhD project he is currently working on is funded by Historic Environment Scotland and began in 2015.
University of Bradford