School of History, Classics and Archaeology

Staff Profile

Dr Lisa-Marie Shillito

Senior Lecturer in Landscape Archaeology; Director of Archaeology Labs


Roles and Responsibilities

Director of the Wolfson Archaeology Laboratory and Earthslides

School Research Committee

University Promotion Appeals Committee

Previous positions

Research Fellow, University of Edinburgh, 2013 - 2015.
Research Associate (Geoarchaeology), University of Reading, 2012 - 2013.
Research Associate (Archaeological Chemistry), University of York, 2010 - 2012.
Research Assistant (Geoarchaeology), University of Reading, 2008 - 2010.


PhD Chemistry and Archaeology, University of Reading, 2008.
NERC MSc Geoarchaeology, University of Reading, 2004.
BA (Hons) Geography, University of Oxford, 2003.

Honours and External Appointments

Member of the UKRI Future Leadership Fellows and AHRC Peer Review Colleges

Editor of the Archaeological Journal

Associate Editor Geoarchaeology Journal

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Current Research Projects

TerraSAgE: Terraces as Sustainable Agricultural Environments (AHRC 2019 - 2022)

Biofuels and Respiratory Health at Catalhoyuk World Heritage Site, Turkey (Wellcome Trust 2017 - 2018)

Ness of Brodgar, Orkney (Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, Orkney Archaeology Society 2013 - )

Paisley Caves, Oregon USA (NERC 2016 - 2020)


Rome Transformed (ERC 2019 - 2024)

Round Mounds of the Isle of Man

Olynthos Project (University of Michigan)

Freston Archaeological Research Mission (McMaster University)

Past Research Projects

Ecology of Crusading

Central Zagros Archaeological Project

Feeding Stonehenge

Margat Castle

Postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers

Alicia Sawyer (Research Excellence Academy Studentship 2017- 2020)

Mara Schumacher (AHRC Northern Bridge Studentship 2018 - 2021)

Eleanor Harrison (AHRC Northern Bridge Studentship 2020 - 2023) (lead Chris Fowler)

Raphael Kahlenberg (NERC IAPETUS2 Studentship 2020 - 2023) (lead Karen Milek, Durham)

Phyllida Bailey (ERC Rome Transformed 2020 -2023) (lead Ian Haynes)

Dr Helen Mackay (Wellcome Trust 2017-2018)

Dr John Blong (NERC 2016-2020)


Module leader

ARA2004 - Animals, Plants and People: An Introduction to Environmental Archaeology

ARA3004 - Geoarchaeology: from Soils to Societies

ARA3000, ARA3001, ARA3002, ARA3003 - Dissertations in Archaeology (including joint subjects)

Module contributor

ARA1026 - Introduction to Archaeological Science

ARA1027 - Introduction to Archaeology

ARA2102 - Cold Case: Archaeological Science in Action

ARA3036/8086 - Neolithic and Early Bronze Age Britain in its European Context

ARA3119 - You are what you make: the archaeology of technology and production