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Current Student Research in Archaeology

PhD Students

Jasminda Ceron

Gatherers' in transition: Identifying the shift from gathering to plant management in early sedentary settlements in Vietnam
Supervisor: Glenn Summerhayes & Ian Barber
email: cerma052@student.otago.ac.nz

Nicholas Hogg

Title to be confirmed
Supervisors: Glenn Summerhayes & Anne Ford
email: hogni630@student.otago.ac.nz

Sindy Luu

Investigation of human dietary change and tropical rainforest exploitation during the late Pleistocene and early Holocene of Near Oceanic cave sites, through ancient DNA analyses.
Supervisors: Lisa Matisoo-Smith & Glenn Summerhayes
email: sindy.luu@postgrad.otago.ac.nz

Kate McDonald (in conjunction with Anatomy)

The origins and impacts of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex in Pre-European New Zealand
Supervisor: Professor Lisa Matisoo-Smith, Dr. Michael Knapp, Professor Richard Walter, Professor Hallie Buckley
email: kate.mcdonald@postgrad.otago.ac.nz

Charles Radclyffe

Prehistoric Settlement and Exchange Systems in the Western Solomon Islands: An Archaeological Study of the Manning Strait
Supervisors: Richard Walter & Glenn Summerhayes
Research Profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Charles_Radclyffe
email: c_radclyffe93@hotmail.com

Matt Swieton

Silcrete Blade Technology at Nenthorn Valley: An Experimental Techno-Functional Approach
Supervisors: Anne Ford & Tim Thomas
email: swima229@student.otago.ac.nz

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Masters Students

Rebecca Adam

The Shape of the Past: Mycenaean Ceramics on Late Bronze Age Cyprus
Supervisors: Richard Walter & Dimitri Anson
email: adare017@student.otago.ac.nz

Lori Bowers

Title to be confirmed
Supervisors:
email: lori.bowers@postgrad.otago.ac.nz

Jenny Dahl

Title to be confirmed
Supervisors: Ian Barber
email: dahje910@student.otago.ac.nz

Kate Eising

Title to be confirmed
Supervisors:
email: eiska809@student.otago.ac.nz

Jamie Hearfield

Elite Residences: Buildings archaeology of the wealthy in nineteenth century Christchurch
Supervisor: Ian Smith
email: heaja412@student.otago.ac.nz

Greg Hil

Assessing the condition of Otago's coastal archaeological sites through in-person site survey and GIS
Supervisor: Richard Walter
Research Profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Greg_Hil
email: hilgr330@student.otago.ac.nz

Georgia Kerby

Title to be confirmed
Supervisor:
email: kerge820@student.otago.ac.nz

Sam Kurmann

A landscape approach to Aotearoa's Colonisation period and the Polynesian connection
Supervisor: Richard Walter
email: kursa659@student.otago.ac.nz

Julia Lewis

Title to be confirmed
Supervisor:
email: lewju623@student.otago.ac.nz

Lucy Northwood

Archaeology and the materiality of religion
Supervisor: Tim Thomas
email: lucy.northwood@otago.ac.nz

Maeve Platt

It's your shout! A new way of measuring use-wear on glass bottles.
Supervisor: Ian Smith
email: maeve.platts@gmail.com

Baylee Smith

Title to be confirmed
Supervisor: Tim Thomas
email: smiba540@student.otago.ac.nz

Debbie Stoddart

Migrating myths: exploring divergent transmission histories in Polynesian mythology
Supervisor: Tim Thomas
email: stode485@student.otago.ac.nz

Clara Watson

Archaeology and the Impact of the Temperance Movement
Supervisor: Ian Smith
email: watcl992@student.otago.ac.nz

Nikole Wills

Title to be confirmed
Supervisor:
email: wilni556@student.otago.ac.nz

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