Our team of Specialists comprises internationally acclaimed experts in a range of topics, from osteoarchaeology, environmental archaeology and archaeological conservation to period- and type-specific finds specialisms. They not only ensure all the material we excavate is expertly analysed and published, they also undertake pioneering research.
Niamh has an MA in Human Osteology and has worked for several years in commercial and academic spheres on skeletal collections, giving her an in-depth knowledge of osteology and archaeology in Britain and Ireland. She has contributed extensively to osteological study through monographs, peer-reviewed journals, book sections and her presentation record. Niamh joined the MOLA Osteology team in 2015 and her strong research background has supported a focussed knowledge growth of large-scale Roman, medieval and post–medieval skeletal assemblages. For example, she has worked on the high-profile New Churchyard, Broadgate project for Crossrail that involved the excavation and recording of over 3350 individuals and the incorporation of historical and scientific data (radiocarbon dating, X-ray and isotope analyses). Niamh contributes to teaching on the MOLA Time Truck and has worked on Incan remains from Peru with the Institute of Field Research.
She is a member of various professional organisations including the Irish Association of Professional Osteologists (IAPO), the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA), the British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteology (BABAO) and the Paleopathology Association (PPA).