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Miss Seren Griffiths 


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Seren Griffiths
Position:PhD Student

Academic History

MA Oxford 2003 Archaeology and Anthropology

MSc Oxford 2004 Archaeological Science, specialising in radiocarbon and stable isotope analysis

PhD Research

Working title: Chronological modelling of the mesolithic-neolithic transition in the north and midlands of England and Wales

Started: 2008

This project uses Bayesian statistics to rigorously reassess the chronology of the 5th and 4th millennia, including evidence of human activity recovered from portable material culture, negative features and evidence for structures. It also includes environmental evidence from the period, derived from geoarchaeological investigations, and plant macroscopic and faunal data. ‘Grey’ and published sources are incorporated.

First Supervisor: Alasdair Whittle (Cardiff University)
Second Supervisor: Alex Bayliss (English Heritage)

Publications

Griffiths, S. & Leach, S. in prep. Palaeodemographic implications of stable isotope and pathological data from 4th millennium British humans from cave deposits.

Griffiths, S. et al. in prep. A previously unknown Elizabethan phase: the radiocarbon and optically stimulated luminescence dates. In B. Ford The excavation of Base Court, Hampton Court Palace. Oxford Archaeology Monograph.

Griffiths, S. et al. forthcoming. The radiocarbon and archaeomagnetic dates. In B. Ford Saxon work at Staple Gardens, Winchester. Oxford Archaeology Monograph.

Wysocki, M., Griffiths, S., Hedges, R. E. M., Higham, T., Fernandez-Jalvo, Y. & Whittle, A. in prep. Coldrum: dating, dietary analysis and taphonomy of the human remains from a Medway megalithic monument.

Robinson, M. & Griffiths, S. 2008. The plant and invertebrate remains. In D. Stansbie, A. Smith, G. Laws & T. Haines. Excavations of Iron-Age and Roman Occupation at Coln Gravel, Thornhill Farm, Fairford, Gloucestershire, 2003 and 2004. Transactions Bristol & Gloucestershire Archaeological Society, 126, 3182.

Sauer, E., Omrani Rekavandi, H., Wilkinson, T., Safari Tamak, E., Ainslie, R., Mahmoudi, M., Griffiths, S., Eershadi, M., Jansen Van Rensburg, J., Fattahi, M., Ratcliffe, J., Nokandeh, J., Nazifi, A., Thomas, R., Gale, R. & Hoffmann B. 2007. An imperial frontier of the Sasanian Empire: further fieldwork at the Great Wall of Gorgan. Iran 45, 95136.

Griffiths, S., Marshall, P., Bayliss, A., van der Plicht, J. & Cook, G. T. 2004. The radiocarbon dates. In D. Stansbie & G. Laws, Prehistoric settlement and medieval to post-medieval field-systems at Latton Lands, Wiltshire. Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine, 97, 106143.

Griffiths, S. & Robinson, M. 2004. The plant macrofossils. In D. Stansbie & G. Laws, Prehistoric settlement and medieval to post-medieval field-systems at Latton Lands, Wiltshire. Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine, 97, 106143.

'Grey' literature reports

Griffiths, S. 2005a. Bristol Broadmeads Excavation (BRSMG: 2004/4). Assessment of the Environmental Indicators. Unpublished archaeological evaluation report. Oxford Archaeology: Oxford.

Griffiths, S. 2005b. Environmental and economic data. Alton, St Lawrence Primary School (ALSLPS 05). In S. Clough Excavations at St Lawrence Primary School, Alton, Hants. Post excavation report. Oxford Archaeology: Oxford.

Griffiths, S. 2005c. Environmental and economic data. Bloxham, Bucks (BLOMR 05). Unpublished archaeological evaluation report. Oxford Archaeology: Oxford.

Griffiths, S. 2005d. Environmental and economic data. Cotes Rd, Barrow-upon-Soar. Unpublished archaeological evaluation report. Oxford Archaeology: Oxford.

Griffiths, S. 2005e. Environmental and economic data. Little Wittenhams, Castle Hill (LWCHL 05). Unpublished archaeological evaluation report. Oxford Archaeology: Oxford.

Griffiths, S. 2005f. Environmental Data. Sittingbourne, Kent. Unpublished archaeological evaluation report. Oxford Archaeology: Oxford.

Griffiths, S. 2005g. Willington power station. Radiocarbon data. In Anon Willington power station, Willington, Derbyshire archaeological evaluation report. Oxford Archaeology: Oxford.

Griffiths, S. 2006a. Environmental and economic assessment data. Manor Farm (BULAMF 06) Evaluation. Unpublished archaeological evaluation report. Oxford Archaeology: Oxford.

Griffiths, S. 2006b. Environmental and economic assessment data. Wilberton, Cambridgeshire (WILBCA 06). In J. Hiller Land at Wilberton, Cambridgeshire (Mereham New Community). Evaluation Report Oxford Archaeological Unit: Oxford

Griffiths, S. 2006c. Environmental and economic data Norton Fitzwarren (TTNCM 220/2005). In Anon Land at Wick Lane, Norton Fitzwarren, Somerset. Archaeological evaluation report. Oxford Archaeology: Oxford.

Griffiths, S. 2006d. Environmental and economic data. Gloucester London Road (GLLR 04). In Anon 118-120 London Road, Gloucester. Post-excavation assessment and updated project design. Oxford Archaeology: Oxford.

Griffiths, S. 2006e. Environmental and economic data. Horley (HODEV 04) 2006 season. In Anon Horley NW development, Cheswick Farm, Areas 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 (Phase III), Surrey. Archaeological evaluation report. Oxford Archaeology: Oxford.

Griffiths, S. 2006f. Environmental and economic data. Irelands Lands (NOIL 04). In A. Norton Excavations at Ireland's Land, Northmoor, Oxfordshire. Excavation report. Oxford Archaeology: Oxford.

Griffiths, S. 2006g. Environmental and economic data. King’s Hill Cirencester (CIKIN 06). In Anon Kingshill north, Cirencester, Gloucestershire. Archaeological evaluation report. Oxford Archaeology. Oxford

Griffiths, S. 2006h. Environmental and economic data. Llanthony Secunda Priory, Gloucester (GLLSP 05). Unpublished archaeological evaluation report. Oxford Archaeology: Oxford.

Griffiths, S. 2006i. Environmental and economic data. M1 motorway widening project (MOW 05). Area Q: Assessment of the evaluation samples. Unpublished archaeological evaluation report. Oxford Archaeology: Oxford.

Griffiths, S. 2006j. Environmental and economic data. RAF Watton (42674WAT). In Anon The former RAF radar site, Norwich Road, Watton, Norfolk. Archaeological evaluation report. Oxford Archaeology: Oxford.

Griffiths, S. 2006k. Environmental and economic data. Tilbury Biosolids Dryer (TIBID 05). Unpublished archaeological evaluation report. Oxford Archaeology: Oxford.

Griffiths, S. 2006l. Environmental and economic data. Wroughton Air Field (B2006/4). In Anon National Museum of Science and Industry, Wroughton, Wiltshire. Archaeological Evaluation Report. Oxford Archaeology: Oxford.

Griffiths, S. 2006m. Initial assessment of environmental and economic data. Broadstairs (BRRP 05). Unpublished archaeological evaluation report. Oxford Archaeology: Oxford.

Griffiths, S. 2006n. Initial environmental and economic feedback Southampton French Quarter (SOU 1382). Unpublished archaeological evaluation report. Oxford Archaeology: Oxford.

Griffiths, S. 2006o. Radiocarbon determinations A30 Bodmin to India Queens (A30 BOD 05.3). In Anon A30 Bodmin to Indian Queens road improvement scheme. Oxford Archaeology: Oxford.

Griffiths, S. & Challinor, D. 2005a. Beamwashlands, Dagenham. Evaluation. (BMV 05) Environmental assessment. In P. Murray & K. Brady Dagenham Beam Washlands, Dagenham, Essex. Post-excavation assessment and research design. Oxford Archaeology. Oxford.

Griffiths, S. & Challinor, D. 2005b. Environmental assessment report for Brimsmore Yeovil. Unpublished archaeological evaluation report. Oxford Archaeology: Oxford.

Griffiths, S. & Challinor, D. 2005c. Hunt’s Grove, Quedgeley, Gloucestershire. Environmental assessment. In Anon Hunts Grove, Quedgeley, Gloucestershire. Archaeological evaluation report. Oxford Archaeology: Oxford.

Griffiths, S. & Irving, D. 2006. Environmental and economic data. Swindon Gateway (B2005/14). Unpublished archaeological evaluation report. Oxford Archaeology: Oxford.

Griffiths, S. & Nicholson, R. 2005a. Environmental and economic data. Cumnor (CUMCE 05). Unpublished archaeological evaluation report. Oxford Archaeology: Oxford.

Griffiths, S. & Nicholson, R. 2005b. Environmental and economic data. Oxford Morris Motors Club. Unpublished archaeological evaluation report. Oxford Archaeology: Oxford.

Griffiths, S. & Nicholson, R. 2006. Environmental and economic data. Bracknell, Peacock Farm (BRPEAC 06). In Anon Peacock Farm, Bracknell, Berkshire. Phase 1A, 1B, and the commercial area. Archaeological evaluation report. Oxford Archaeology: Oxford.

Griffiths, S. & Robinson, M. 2005a. Environmental and economic data. Hassocks, Suffolk (HAMA 05). Unpublished archaeological evaluation report. Oxford Archaeology: Oxford.

Griffiths, S. & Robinson, M. 2005b. Willington power station. Evaluation assessment report of environmental and economic indicators. In Anon Willington power station, Willington, Derbyshire archaeological evaluation report. Oxford Archaeology: Oxford.

Griffiths, S. & Stafford, E. 2005a. Environmental and economic data Evesham, Worchester (WSM 34763). Unpublished archaeological evaluation report. Oxford Archaeology: Oxford.

Griffiths, S. & Stafford, E. 2005b. Newbury Parkway environmental assessment. Unpublished archaeological evaluation report. Oxford Archaeology: Oxford.

Huckerby, E. & Griffiths, S. 2005. Crewkerne, Somerset. Environmental assessment report. Unpublished archaeological evaluation report. Oxford Archaeology: Oxford.

Irving, D., Robinson, M. & Griffiths, S. 2005a. Environmental and economic data. Bracknell RAF College (BRRSC 05). Unpublished archaeological evaluation report. Oxford Archaeology: Oxford.

Irving, D., Stafford, E. & Griffiths, S. 2005b. Environmental and economic data. East Tilbury, Essex  (ETL 05). Unpublished archaeological evaluation report. Oxford Archaeology: Oxford.

Pérez, M. & Griffiths, S. 2006. Environmental and economic data. Heathrow Car Park, Extension N3 (NCP 06). Unpublished archaeological evaluation report. Oxford Archaeology: Oxford.

Pérez, M., Griffiths, S. & Nicholson, R. 2005. Sittingbourne East Hall Farm. SIEHF 05: assessment of the flots and residues. Unpublished archaeological evaluation report. Oxford Archaeology: Oxford.

Robinson, M. & Griffiths, S. 2005a. Littlehampton evaluation (LITOD05). Environmental assessment. Unpublished archaeological evaluation report. Oxford Archaeology: Oxford.

Robinson, M. & Griffiths, S. 2005b. Marcham bypass evaluation (A415MA 05). Unpublished archaeological evaluation report. Oxford Archaeology: Oxford.