School of History, Classics & Archaeology

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Dr Linda Fibiger

DPhil MSc BA

Senior Lecturer; Human Osteoarchaeology


Contact information
Address: Room 1.20, William Robertson Wing, Old Medical School, Teviot Place
Telephone: +44 (0)131 650 2379
Office hours: Wednesday 11-13.00pm, Thursday 11-12 or by email arrangement
  • Programme Director MSc (Taught) in Human Osteoarchaeology
  • Curator of the SHCA Human Skeletal Collection
  • Member of the SHCA Ethics Committee
  • Member of the University Munro Committee

After completing my BA in Archaeology at University College Dublin in 1997 I spent three years working in field archaeology in Ireland. One of the first sites I worked on was a Medieval cemetery in the centre of Dublin, and my interest in human skeletal remains developed from there. In 2001 I completed an MSc in Human Osteology and Palaeopathology at the University of Bradford and returned to Ireland to work as a consultant osteoarchaeologist. In 2009 I completed my DPhil on inter-personal violence in Neolithic Europe at the University of Oxford. From 2009 to 2011 I was based at Cardiff University, first as a Post-Doctoral Researcher on the AHRC-funded LBK Lifeways project and then as Lecturer in Archaeology. In 2011 I also held a Wenner-Gren Foundation Hunt Post-Doctoral Fellowship. I joined the School in January 2012, when I was appointed as Lecturer in Human Osteoarchaeology.

I am happy to discuss proposals for postgraduate research in the area of bioarchaeology, but especially conflict archaeology, violence, trauma, ethics and experimental bioarchaeology.

External appointments

I am a member of the following Associations:

  • British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology (BABAO)
  • American Association of Physical Anthropologists
  • Paleopathology Association
  • Prehistoric Society