Miss Emma Tollefsen
Archaeologist and Anthropologist, specialising in Forensic Taphonomy, Human Osteology and Funerary Archaeology.
University of Manchester Faculty of Humanities SALC PGR Studentship funded PhD Student in Archaeology.
Thesis: Halting Death in its Tracks: Scientific Methods and Theoretical Interpretive Frameworks for Investigating Curation in Iron Age Britain.
Supervisors: Dr. Melanie Giles (Department of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology) and Prof. Andrew Chamberlain (School of Earth and Environmental Sciences).
Advisors: Dr. Michael Buckley (Manchester Institute of Biotechnology).
My PhD research focuses on establishing methodological and theoretical frameworks for investigating the potential of mummification as a funerary tradition in Iron Age Britain (ca. 800 BC - 43 AD), to attempt to interpret the unusual burials found in the mortuary record of this time period; where the body of the dead is arranged in such a way that active anthropogenic manipulation is implied, such as bodies found in an exceptionally tightly contracted position whilst maintaining its anatomical articulation and/or in coffin burials.
MSc in Human Osteology and Funerary Archaeology, University of Sheffield (2015 - 2016).
BA (Joint Hons.) in Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Manchester (2012 - 2015).
HMXIF Advanced Segmentation and Quantification Using Avizo (2018).
HMXIF Introduction to X-ray CT Theory and Avizo (2018).
UCLan Forensic Trauma Analysis (2018).
UCLan (CIfA) Early Decomposition Process and Post-Mortem Interval Estimation (2018).
PwC Personal Development and Effectiveness in Leadership Course (2014).
- CC Archaeology - Human Osteology, Histology, Taphonomy, Bone Diagenesis, Mummification, Funerary Theory, Iron Age Britain
- GN Anthropology - Social Anthropology, Social Theory, Physical Anthropology, Bioarchaeology
- Bioarchaeology, Social Anthropology, Physical Anthtropology
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