Ellen Hambleton

Dr Ellen Hambleton

  • Principal Academic in Zooarchaeology
  • Christchurch House C132, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Biography

I am an archaeologist specialising in the study of animal remains. After studying Archaeological Science at Sheffield, I obtained a NERC research studentship at Durham University and completed my PhD in 1998. My doctoral research involved a comparative study of archaeological faunal assemblages to investigate animal husbandry regimes in Iron Age Britain. I continue to research in this area. I was Principal Investigator for the review of late Bronze Age and Iron Age faunal remains from Southern England, commissioned by English Heritage and I am co-director of a BU project investigating the social, political and economic landscape of the Durotriges in later Prehistoric and Roman Britain. I am interested in the exploitation and social significance of animals and animal products to past societies.

Since joining Bournemouth University in 1998, I have worked on a range of animal and human osteoarchaeology research projects. I have completed assessments and reports on archaeological faunal material from a wide range of periods and sites around Britain and have undertaken research and consultancy for leading archaeology field units, museums and government bodies, including English Heritage and CADW...

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Journal Articles

Books

  • Hambleton, E., 1999. Animal husbandry regimes in Iron Age Britain: a comparative study of faunal assemblages from Iron Age sites.. Oxford: British Archaeological Reports.

Chapters

  • Feider, M., Hambleton, E. and Maltby, M., 2020. Chicken hybrid imagery on late Iron Age coinage in northern Gaul and southern England during the Iron Age-Roman transition. In: Selsvold, I. and Webb, L., eds. Beyond the Romans: Posthuman Perspectives in Roman Archaeology. Oxford: Oxbow, 67-77.
  • Maltby, M., Hamilton-Dyer, S., Hambleton, E. and Sablin, M., 2020. The exploitation of domestic mammals at the 9th- and 10th-century sites in the hinterland of Novgorod. Animals and Archaeology in Northern Medieval Russia Zooarchaeological Studies in Novgorod and Its Region. Oxbow Books Limited.
  • Maltby, M., Hamilton-Dyer, S., Hambleton, E. and Zonoviev, A.V., 2020. The exploitation of domestic mammals in Novgorod: The evidence from Troitsky IX, X and XI and other sites in Novgorod. Animals and Archaeology in Northern Medieval Russia Zooarchaeological Studies in Novgorod and Its Region. Oxbow Books Limited.
  • Maltby, M., Brisbane, M., Hambleton, E. and Hamilton-Dyer, S., 2020. Использование природной среды: дикие животные в средневековом Новгороде и на Новгородской земле (Using the Natural Environment: The exploitation of wild animals in medieval Novgorod and its territory). Археологические вести 28 (Archaeological News 28). St Petersburg: Russian Academy of Sciences: Institute for the History of Material Culture, 203-221.
  • Brisbane, M., Hambleton, E., Hamilton-Dyer, S. and Maltby, M., 2015. Reflections on the Ecological Setting and Environmental Impact of Medieval Settlement Expansion in Northern Russia. In: Gaidukov, P., ed. Towns and Villages of Medieval Russia. Moscow: Russian Academy of Science, 36-44.
  • Maltby, M. and Hambleton, E., 2014. Deer and Humans in South Wales during the Roman and Medieval Periods. In: Baker, K., Carden, R. and Madgwick, R., eds. Deer and People: Past, Present and Future. Windgather Press.
  • Richards, C., Downes, J., Ixer, R., Hambleton, E., Peterson, R. and Pollard, J., 2013. Surface over substance: the Vestra Fiold horned cairn, Mainland, Setter cairn, Eday, and a reappraisal of late Neolithic funerary architecture. Building the Great Stone Circles of the North. Oxford: Windgather Press.
  • Hambleton, E. and Maltby, M., 2008. Faunal Remains. In: Ellis, C., Powell, A.B. and Hawkes, J., eds. An Iron Age Settlement Outside Battlesbury Hillfort, Warminster and Sites Along the Southern Range Road. Salisbury, England: Wessex Archaeology, 84-93.
  • Hambleton, E., 2008. Animal Bone. In: Holbrook, N., ed. Excavations and Observations in Roman Cirencester 1998-2007 with a review of archaeology in Cirencester 1958-2008.. Cirencester, England: Cotswold Archaeology.
  • Brisbane, M., Maltby, M. and Hambleton, E., 2007. An African Monkey at the Court of the Novgorod Princes. In: Nosov, E.N. and Musin, A.E., eds. The Origins of the Russian State : To the 30th Anniversary of the Archaeological Studies of Novgorod Ryurik Gorodishche and the Novgorod Oblast Archaeological Expedition. St Petersburg, Russia: Dimitri Bulanin, 74-81.
  • Hambleton, E., 2004. The Animal Remains. In: Hands, A.R., ed. The Romano-British Roadside Settlement at Wilcote, Oxfordshire III: Excavations in 1997-2000. Oxford: British Archaeological Reports, 321-330.
  • Hambleton, E., 2003. Assessment of the Animal Bone from Site P. In: Darvill, T., ed. Billown Neolithic Landscape Project, Isle of Man. Seventh Report 2002. Poole, England: School of Conservation Sciences, Bournemouth University in assoc. with Manx National Heritage, 23.
  • Hambleton, E., 2001. Animal Bone. In: Walker, G., Langton, B. and Oakey, N., eds. An Iron Age Site at Groundwell West, Wiltshire: Excavations in 1996. Cirencester, England: Cotswold Archaeological Trust & Swindon Borough Council, 31-33.
  • Hambleton, E., 2001. A method for converting Grant Mandible Wear Stages to Payne style Wear Stages in Sheep, Cow and Pig. In: Millard, A., ed. Archaeological Sciences '97 : Proceedings of the Conference held at the at University of Durham, 2nd-4th September 1997. Oxford: Archaeopress, 103-108.
  • Hambleton, E. and Stallibrass, S., 2000. The Faunal Remains. In: Haselgrove, C. and McCullagh, R., eds. An Iron Age Coastal Community in East Lothian: Excavation of Two Later Prehistoric Enclosure Complexes at Fisher's Road, Port Seton, 1994-1995.. Scottish Trust for Archaeological Research, 147-157.
  • Hambleton, E., 2000. The Human Remains. In: Haselgrove, C. and McCullagh, R., eds. An Iron Age Coastal Community in East Lothian: Excavation of Two Later Prehistoric Enclosure Complexes at Fisher's Road, Port Seton, 1994-1995.. Scottish Trust for Archaeological Research, 145.

Conferences

  • Gerdau-Radonic, K., Smith, M., Russell, M., Cheetham, P., Hambleton, E., Manley, H. and Evans, D., 2014. Death Ways of the Durotriges: Dealing with the Dead in Late Iron Age and Early Roman Dorset. In: European Association of Archaeologists 10-14 September 2014 Istanbul, Tukey.
  • Hambleton, E., 2009. The Bones of the Matter: Inspiring Learning & Achievement in Zooarchaeology. In: Education Enhancement Conference 2009 21 May 2009 Bournemouth University.
  • Hambleton, E., 2008. The life of things long dead: A biography of Iron Age animal bones from Battlesbury Bowl, Wiltshire. In: Theoretical Archaeology Group 30th Annual Meeting (2008) 15-16 December 2008 University of Southampton.
  • Hambleton, E., 2007. Skulls on Show: An investigation of ritual treatment of animal remains at the prehistoric settlement of Battlesbury Bowl, Hampshire. In: Releasing Research and Enterprise Potential 2006-7 Finale Event 18 July 2007 Bournemouth University.
  • Hambleton, E., 2006. Animals and Society in the 1st millennium BC. Case studies from Southern England. In: English Heritage Osteology Seminar for Archaeological curators and contractors (South-West England) 31 January 2006 Exeter, England.
  • Hambleton, E., 2005. Animals and Society in the 1st millennium BC. Case studies from Southern England. In: English Heritage Osteology Seminar for Archaeological curators and contractors (London & South-East England) 28 May 2005 London.
  • Hambleton, E., 2005. Animals and Society in the 1st millennium BC. Case studies from Southern England. In: English Heritage Osteology Seminar for Archaeological curators and contractors (Midlands) 8 September 2005 Swindon.
  • Hambleton, E., 2002. Doggy in the well: a review of the evidence and possible interpretations concerning the deposition of dogs in wells and similar features on Romano-British settlements. In: Integrating Zooarchaeology: The 9th Conference Of The International Council Of Archaeozoology 23-28 August 2002 University of Durham.

Reports

Software

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • 2013 Zooarchaeology talk and practical for AS/A Level Students-Brockenhurst College

Qualifications

  • PhD in Animal Husbandry Regimes in Iron Age Britain (University of Durham, 1998)
  • BSc (Hons) in Archaeological Sciences (1994)

Memberships

  • Association for Environmental Archaeology, Committee Member,
  • International Council for Zooarchaeology (ICAZ), Member,
  • Professional Zooarchaeology Group, Member,