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Originally from small-town Maine, USA, Sheridan holds a BA in Anthropology from Drexel University in Philadelphia and MA in Celtic Archaeology from Bangor University, Wales. As an undergrad, they spent 5 months working in the archives of the Historical Museum of Crete and studied abroad at the University of Aberdeen, sparking their interest in British prehistory.

Sheridan completed their MA in Celtic Archaeology with distinction at Bangor University as the 2019 recipient of the Fulbright - Bangor University Award. Their MA dissertation (Prehistoric Pasts and the Iron Age Hillforts of Northwestern Wales: The Choice of Location and the Incorporation of Ancient Monuments) focused on the relationships between the hillforts of NW Wales and earlier monuments.

Sheridan's specific interests relate to duration in the archaeological record and prehistoric concepts of - and interactions with - the 'past' during the Iron Age.


  • British prehistory
  • Monumentality and material culture
  • Social Memory and identity


The Active Role of the Past in Constructing Group Identity

Sheridan’s thesis focuses on the relationships between Iron Age archaeological remains and those of earlier prehistoric periods. By moving beyond the monument/object biography approach, and through looking at a number of case studies across Britain and multiple types of evidence (monumental, material culture, etc), they hope to create a multi-stranded analysis investigating what these relationships may reveal about concepts of the past and group identity during the Iron Age.


Niall Sharples

Niall Sharples

Professor of Archaeology

Oliver Davis

Oliver Davis

Senior Lecturer, CAER Heritage Project Co-director (Study Leave 2022/3 (Semester 1))

Research themes


  • archaeological theory
  • Anthropology
  • Memory