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Mr Ruaridh Ellison, BSc (Hons), MSc (Dunelm)

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Conference contributions

Conference and Workshop organisation

‘FIRST CITIES’ - AN EXPLORATION OF EARLY CITIES IN EUROPE AND ASIA’: (aka ‘A Tale of Trypillia Cities’; ‘Prehistoric Poleis’; ‘Wrong Time, Wrong Place’) Volunteer for Student Conference Team

UKAS 2015 UK Archaeological Sciences Conference 2015 student helper

Where The Wild Things Are: Recent Advances in Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Research Organisation Committee and Support

Whose Past? An interdisciplinary debate on the repatriation of artefacts and reburial of human remains Executive Committee and Support

The Prehistoric Society 2013 Europa Conference 2013 – The rise of Bronze Age society: new results from science and archaeology student helpers

Public outreach

Student Community Action Subject Talks

Antioch Archaeology group


Research Groups

Department of Archaeology

  • Bioarchaeology Research Group
  • Landscapes of Complex Society Research Group

Research Interests

  • Bioarchaeology and Ethics
  • Biomolecular archaeology (stable isotope geochemistry)
  • Diet, identity and isotopes (Timelines in teeth)
  • Environmental change and Society
  • Foodways and diasporas

Teaching Areas

  • Demonstrator on Research and Study Skills in Archaeological Science: Isotopes Demonstration

    (7 hours/year.)
  • Lecturer on Student Archaeology Workshops: Isotopes in Archaeology

    (2 hours/year.)
  • Tutor on ARCH1041 Scientific Methods in Archaeology

    (13 hours/year.)
  • Tutor on ARCH1081 Applied Archaeological Methods

    (18 hours/year.)
  • Tutor on ARCH1121 Discovering World Prehistory

    (6 hours/year.)
  • Tutor on ARCH1071 Archaeology in Action

    (16 hours/year.)