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Dr Melanie Giles - research

Research interests

Research Interests
My research focuses on the late Bronze Age-late Iron Age archaeology of Britain, Ireland and north-west Europe. My main interests include landscape archaeology, funerary practice (especially the chariot burials of Britain and bog bodies of North-Western Europe) and social identity (including the controversial topic of the 'Celts'). I also have a growing interest in material culture studies (especially Celtic art) and am actively researching the history of archaeology through studies of antiquarians such as 'John Mortimer' and his museum in Driffield, East Yorkshire.