Ms Anna Young
I am a prehistoric archaeologist with a specific interest in lithic analysis, artefact studies and public engagement.
My PhD research focuses on utilising the lithic record during the Mesolithic-Neolithic transition as a proxy for understanding the nature of the Neolithisation of coastal areas of southern England and southern Wales, encompassing both secondary lithic data and primary analysis of lithic assemblages. The data produced will help provide conclusions about how lithic technologies changed during the British Mesolithic-Neolithic transition. These conclusions will then be compared and contrasted to the identified existing models of Neolithisation. My thesis is being supervised by Professor Niall Sharples and Dr Steve Mills with support from Ian Dennis.
- BA Archaeology, First Class Honours, Cardiff University 2012- 2015
- MA Archaeology, Distinction, Cardiff University 2016-2017
- PhD Archaeology, Cardiff University 2021 - Present
- 2012: Eliahou Danger Scholarship
- 2016: Cardiff University Master’s Excellence Scholarship
- 2021: SHARE Ursula Henriques Scholarship Fund
- 2022: Cyril Fox Memorial Fund
- British Mesolithic-Neolithic Transition
- Lithic tool technology
- Public/Community Archaeology and engagement
- Archaeological Illustration
- Archaeological Photography
'Looking through a lithic lens: Utilising the presence and morphology of lithic tools as a proxy for an understanding of the nature of the Neolithisation of southern England and southern Wales.'
(August 2021, The Lithic Studies Society's Festival of Lithics)
'Looking Through a Lithic Lens: British Neolithisation and Flint Tools'
(May 2022, Breaking Boundaries: An Interdisciplinary Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Conference for Postgraduate
- The Archaeology of Britain: Prehistory to Present
- Discovering Archaeology (Harris Matrix)
- Analysing Archaeology (Flint tools)
Undergraduate Fieldwork Trench Supervisor:
- Caermead (2021)