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Dr Melanie Giles - personal details

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Role: Senior Lecturer in Archaeology

Location: Mansfield Cooper Building-4.13
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
The University of Manchester
M13 9PL




I grew up under the shadow of Hambledon Hillfort in Dorset, and became fascinated by the idea of exploring lives which were lived in ways very different to our own. I believe the potential of archaeology lies in its ability to challenge our own ways of seeing, through the study of people with different beliefs and understandings of the world.

Through both a BA in Archaeology and MA in Landscape Archaeology, at the University of Sheffield, I developed my expertise in Iron Age studies, consolidated with a PhD at the same institution, on the Iron Age landscapes of East Yorkshire. In addition to several years professional employment, I have previously taught at both the Department of Archaeology, University College Dublin and the Department of Archaeology & Ancient History, University of Leicester.