Durham University

Department of Archaeology

Staff

Dr Anwen Caffell

Teaching Fellow in the Department of Archaeology

(email at a.c.caffell@durham.ac.uk)

Public Outreach

2012: Participated in organising and running a public event as part of the CBA Festival of British Archaeology: ‘Under the Butcher’s Knife’ at Durham University

2012: ‘Celebrate Science’, Durham: participated in the organisation and running of activities on human bioarchaeology for schoolchildren

2011: Life and Death in Fewston: Preliminary Results of the Skeletal Analysis, talk delivered at the Washburn Heritage Centre, Fewston, North Yorkshire

2011: Wattle Syke: 1000 Years of Burial Along the Great North Road, talk delivered to the Teesside Archaeological Society, Stockton

2011: Participated in organising and running a public event as part of the CBA Festival of British Archaeology: ‘Eating Through Time’ at Durham University

2011: ‘Celebrate Science’, Durham: participated in the organisation and running of activities on human bioarchaeology for schoolchildren

2010: Human Skeletons: Stories from Beyond the Grave, talk delivered as part of ‘Mini Archaeology: Digging Up Life’ at the Centre for Life, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

2010: Participated in organising and running a public event as part of the CBA Festival of British Archaeology: ‘5000 Years of Death and Disease’ at Durham University

2010: 'Stunted and starved and breeding disease’ – life in the ‘yards’ of post-medieval Norwich, talk delivered as part of the CBA Festival of British Archaeology event: ‘5000 Years of Death and Disease’ at Durham University

Research Interests

  • Human bioarchaeology
  • The health of past populations from all time periods
  • The impact of industrialisation and urbanisation on health in the post-medieval period

Teaching Areas

  • MSc in Palaeopathology: Identification and Analysis of the Normal Human Skeleton

  • MSc in Palaeopathology: Palaeopathology: Theory and Method

Publications

Chapter in book

  • Caffell, A & Holst, M (2013). Human remains. In Iron Age and Roman Settlements at Wattle Syke: Archaeological Investigations During the A1 Bramham to Wetherby Upgrading Scheme (Yorkshire Archaeology 11). Martin, L, Richardson, J & Roberts, I Archaeological Services WYAS. 201-227.
  • O'Brien, C, Elliott, L, Henderson, C, Caffell, A & Gidney, L (2013). Plant macrofossils, charcoal, burnt bone and snails. In Harvesting the Stars: A Pagan Temple at Lismullin, Co. Meath. O'Connell, A The National Roads Authority. 171-175.
  • Caffell, A & Holst, M (2011). Osteological analysis. In Where Sky and Yorkshire and Water Meet. Fenton-Thomas, C On-Site Archaeology. 323-332.
  • Caffell, AC & Clarke, R (2011). The General Baptists of Priory Yard, Norwich. In The Archaeology of Post-Medieval Religion. King, C & Sayer, D Boydell Press. 249-270.
  • Cullen, K, Holbrook, N, Watts, M, Caffell, A & Holst, M (2007). A post-Roman cemetery at Hewlett Packard, Filton, South Gloucestershire: Excavations in 2005. In Two Cemeteries from Bristol's Northern Suburbs (Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Report 4). Watts, M Cotswold Archaeology. 51-96.

Journal Article

  • Henderson, CY, Craps, DD, Caffell, AC, Millard, AR & Gowland, R (2013). Occupational mobility in 19th Century rural England: the interpretation of entheseal changes. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 23(2): 197-210.
  • Croom, AT & Caffell, AC (2010). Further finds and human remains from the cemetery outside South Shields Roman fort. The Arbeia Journal 9.
  • Croom, AT & Caffell, AC (2005). Human remains from South Shields Roman fort and its cemetery. The Arbeia Journal 8: 101-117.

Supervises