Elizabeth L Knox

Senior Human Osteologist / AHRC CDP PhD Researcher

+44 (0)20 7566 9332 eknox@mola.org.uk LinkedIn profile

Elizabeth has been a Human Osteologist with MOLA since the beginning of 2015, prior to this she worked as a Field Archaeologist for MOLA and other commercial units across the UK. In 2020 Elizabeth was accepted into one of MOLA’s first AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership PhD studentships partnering with the University of Sheffield (UoS). Her PhD investigates the social impact of foetal and maternal mortality during the industrialisation of England.

Her role as an osteologist involves the identification, analysis, and interpretation of human skeletal assemblages as well as on site assessment, excavation and consultation with archaeologists and stakeholders. She has also taught on the MOLA Time Truck and assisted with police calls.

Elizabeth has worked on sites across Greater London and the UK spanning different time periods although her speciality is in Post medieval burial practice. She has experience of working on large infrastructure projects with Crossrail, HS2 (St James’s Gardens London and Park St Birmingham) and the A14 Highways England Road scheme where she gained valuable interview experience with national and international media.  

Elizabeth has contributed to several specialist reports for clients and publications including the Crossrail publication series and the forthcoming Monograph Under the Roof and the Shadow of a Noble Church: archaeological investigation at St George’s, Brentford, 2014-2017, which she co-authored with Allen Archaeology.

Elizabeth is a member of several professional bodies including the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA), the British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology (BABAO) as well as being an active team member of Kenyon International Emergency Services.  Her background is in Biological archaeology with undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Combined Archaeology and Biological Anthropology from the Australian National University (ANU) and a MSc in Forensic Archaeology from Bournemouth University (BU). For several years Elizabeth was a supervising member of the Catanauan Heritage and Archaeology Project with the ANU, National Museum of the Philippines and The University of the Philippines, Diliman (UP ASP).