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Helena Francisca Hamerow, FSA (born 18 September 1961)[1] is Professor of Early Medieval Archaeology and former Head of the School of Archaeology at Oxford University. She is the author of numerous books and academic articles on archaeology and early medieval history.

Helena Hamerow
Born
Helena Francisca Hamerow

(1961-09-18) September 18, 1961 (age 58)
Alma materUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
University of Oxford
OccupationAuthor, professor

Education and appointmentsEdit

Hamerow obtained a BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison[2] and a DPhil from Oxford.[3] She was a research fellow at Somerville College and a lecturer at Durham University. She is Professor of Early Medieval Archaeology and former Head of the School of Archaeology at Oxford University. She is a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London.[4]

Re-burial of excavated human remainsEdit

In 2011, Hamerow was one of forty leading archaeologists who wrote to the Justice Secretary, Kenneth Clarke asking for more time to study ancient human remains found in archaeological excavations.[5]

MediaEdit

Hamerow has appeared on Digging for Britain, King Alfred and the Anglo Saxons and 2 episodes of Time Team.[citation needed]

Positions and honoursEdit

Selected publicationsEdit

  • Mucking: The Anglo-Saxon Settlement (English Heritage, 1993)
  • Hamerow, Helena; MacGregor, Arthur, eds. (2001). Image and Power in the Archaeology of Early Medieval Britain: Essays in Honour of Rosemary Cramp. Oxford: Oxbow. ISBN 978-1842170519.
  • Early Medieval Settlements: the Archaeology of Rural Settlements in Northwest Europe (OUP, 2002)
  • The Oxford Handbook of Anglo-Saxon Archaeology (OUP, 2011) - joint editor
  • Rural Settlements and Society in Anglo-Saxon England (OUP, 2012)

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