School of Geography

Dr Claire Harris

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Email: claire.harris@qmul.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)202 7882 2745
Room Number: Bancroft Building, Room 2.11

Profile

I am a Palaeolithic archaeologist working with Professor Simon Lewis as a PDRA on the Pathways to Ancient Britain project. My primary research interest is the Palaeolithic of Britain and northern Europe and I am particularly interested in how we can use legacy data from old collections to support current research. Prior to moving to Queen Mary I worked at the British Museum in both curatorial and research roles, most recently as a post-doctoral researcher on the Leverhulme-funded Mapping Palaeolithic Britain project.

Research

Publications

 Key Publications

  • Ashton, N., Harris, C.R.E. and Lewis, S.G. (2018) Frontiers and routeways from Europe: the Early Middle Palaeolithic of Britain. Journal of Quaternary Science 33, 194-211.
  • Hosfield, R., Harris, C., Barr. K., La Porta, A., and Davis, R. (2016) Report on the ‘Experimental approaches to the Palaeolithic and Mesolithic: possibilities and prospects’ conference, 28 March 2015, University of Reading. Lithics 36, pp.72-75.
  • Ashton, N. and Harris, C.R.E. (2015) No Stone Unturned: Papers in Honour of Roger Jacobi. London: LSS. 
  • Ashton, N., Lewis, S.G. and Harris, C.R.E. (2015) The distribution of early Palaeolithic sites in Britain. In: Ashton, N. & Harris, C.R.E. (eds), No Stone Unturned: Papers in Honour of Roger Jacobi. London: LSS, pp. 19-30.
  • Harris, C.R.E. (2015) The academic legacy of Roger Jacobi. In: Ashton, N. & Harris, C.R.E. (eds), No Stone Unturned: Papers in Honour of Roger Jacobi. London: LSS, pp. 259-269.
  • Warwick, C., Terras, M., Fisher, C., Baker, M., O'Riordan, E., Grove, M., Fulford, M., Clarke, A., Rains, M. (2009) iTrench: A study of user reactions to the use of information technology in field archaeology. Literary and Linguistic Computing 24(2), 211-224. ISSN: 0268-1145
  • Fisher, C. and Dinnis, R. (2007) Rewriting the history books: the Magdalenian art of Creswell Crags. In Pettitt, P.B., Bahn, P., & Ripoll, S. (eds.) Creswell Palaeolithic Cave Art in European Context. Oxford: OUP, pp. 280-285

Conference Papers

  • Harris, C.R.E., Ashton, N. and Lewis, S. (2016) The distribution of early Palaeolithic sites in Britain. Palaeolithic Mesolithic Conference at the British Museum, 20-22 October 2016.
  • Harris, C.R.E. (2015) Worthington G Smith: his haunts and relics. MicroPasts Conference: Crowd-sourcing and Crowd-funding our Human Past, Royal Geographical Society, 31 March 2015.
  • Fisher, C., Terras, M. and Warwick, C. (2010) Integrating New Technologies into Established Systems: a case study from Roman Silchester. Proceedings of the 37th Annual Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology Conference in Williamsburg, Virginia, 22-26 March 2009.
  • Rains, M. and Fisher, C. (2010) Preserving the Record: Context Recording in the Digital Age. Proceedings of the 37th Annual Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology Conference in Williamsburg, Virginia, 22-26 March 2009.
  • Baker, M., Fisher, C., O'Riordan, E., Grove, M., Fulford, M., Warwick, C., Terras, M., Clarke, A., and Rains, M. (2008) VERA: A Virtual Environment for Research in Archaeology. 4th International Conference on e-Social Science, Manchester, 18-20 June 2008. 
  • Fisher, C., Terras, M., Warwick, C., Baker, M; O'Riordan, E., Grove, M., Fulford, M., Clarke, A., Rains, M., (2008) Digital Archaeology: excavating user needs for archaeological systems. World Archaeological Congress 6 (WAC-6), Dublin, Ireland, 29 June - 4 July 2008.
  • Terras, M., Warwick, C., Fisher, C., Baker, M., Clarke, A., Fulford, M., Grove, M., O'Riordan, E., Rains, M. (2008) Virtual Environments for Research in Archaeology (VERA): Use and Usability of Integrated Virtual Environments in Archaeological Research. Digital Resources for the Humanities and Arts 2008 'New Communities of Knowledge and Practice' University of Cambridge, 14-17 September 2008.