Roxanne Guildford (MSc, BA, FSA Scot)

Background

Roxanne Guildford is a PhD Candidate in Archaeology and Research Affiliate for the Centre for Data, Culture & Society. Her current research focuses on the applications of computational methods for zooarchaeological analysis, using previously published faunal assemblages from Medieval Britain. She graduated from the University of Southern Maine suma cum laude with a BA in Geography-Anthropology, a minor in Archaeology, and Applied GIS certificate. She continued as a US-UK Fulbright Postgraduate Alumni at the University of Exeter, where she completed her MSc in Bioarchaeology (Zooarchaeology) with distinction, and is currently a recipient of the Principal's Career Development Scholarship at the University of Edinburgh. During her academic career, Roxanne developed an interdisciplinary background in a wide array of topics, including geo-spatial analysis, environmental archaeology, public archaeology, exploratory data analysis, and digital zooarchaeology. She is  particularly interested in northern climate and island archaeology, and digital zooarchaeology.

Responsibilities & affiliations

Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 2020

University and College Union, 2019

European Association of Archaeologists, 2019

International Council for Archaeozoology, 2018

Society for American Archaeology, 2018

Chartered Institute for Archaeologists, 2017

 

Undergraduate teaching

Practical Lab Demonstrator: The Archaeology of Animal Remains; GIS and Spatial Analysis for Archaeologists

Guest Lecturer: The Archaeology of Animal Remains

Writing Centre Tutor for the School of History, Classics and Archaeology

Postgraduate teaching

Practical Lab Demonstrator: The Archaeology of Animal Remains; GIS and Spatial Analysis for Archaeologists; Quantitative Methods and Reasoning in Archaeology

Guest Lecturer: The Archaeology of Animal Remains

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?

No

Research summary

My current PhD research looks at synthesising large data sets of publish zooarchaeological assemblages and addressing the issues of quantitative analysis with aggregated data using computational methods. I am very interested in research that considers "accessibility" in archaeology, both in the context of public outreach and disability accommodation, as well as reproducibility and sustainability of archaeological data. I am interested in creative ways of documenting and sharing data, and practical applications of 2D digital illustration and 3D modelling for zooarchaeological research. My previous professional experience in archaeology has focused mostly around desk-based analysis and lab processing, and I look forward to a career path specializing in post-excavation, digital analysis, distance teaching, and public educational programs.

Affiliated research centres

Project activity

"Introduction to Digital Research Services for the School of History, Classics and Archaeology." Online, self-paced tutorial for University of Edinburgh HCA on key digital resources and research support relevant to the School's research needs. Completed: September, 2020.

Current project grants

Principal's Career Development Scholarship, Edinburgh Global Research Scholarship: University of Edinburgh, UK/EU tuition waiver and £14,500 stipend, 2017-2020 (extended £7,250 for school year 2020/2021).
Edinburgh Global Research Scholarship: University of Edinburgh, covering the difference of non-UK/EU student tuition, 2017-2020.

Past project grants

CIfA2021 Annual Conference bursary: Chartered Institute for Archaeologists, cost of attendance, 2021.
CDCS Training Bursary Award: University of Edinburgh, £350, 2020.
Conference Student Support Fund: University of Edinburgh, £250, 2020.
PhD Student Travel Grant: International Open Workshop, €250, 2019.
Conference Student Support Fund: University of Edinburgh, £500, 2018.
13th ICAZ International Conference Fee Waiver: International Council for Archaeozoology, cost of attendance, 2018.
Go Abroad Fund: University of Edinburgh, £300, 2018.
US-UK Fulbright Postgraduate Scholar: University of Exeter, £12,000, 2016-2017.
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Research Grant: University of Southern Maine, $3,000.
Phi Kappa Phi, Chapter 173 Scholarship: University of Maine, $500, 2014.

Invited speaker

  • LAMPS Autumn Seminar Series, 2018

Organiser

  • 8th Annual Flint Knapp-In, University of Southern Maine, 2013
  • Association for Environmental Archaeology Autumn Conference, 2017

Participant

  • International Council for Archaeozoology International Conference, 2018 (poster)
  • Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods UK Annual Meeting, 2018 (volunteer)

  • Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting, 2019 (poster)

  • EAA2020 Annual Meeting, 2020

  • Society of Antiquaries of Scotland Anniversary Meeting and AGM, 2020

  • CIfA2021 Annual Conference , 2021

Papers delivered

  • University of Southern Maine Thinking Matters Symposium, 2013

  • University of Southern Maine Thinking Matters Symposium, 2015

  • Undergraduate Research Opportunities Symposium, 2015

  • Conference on New England Archaeology, 2015

  • The Maine Archaeological Society Spring Meeting, 2016

  • Dealing with Data, 2018

  • LAMPS Autumn Seminar Series, 2018

  • International Open Workshop - Socio-Environmental Dynamics over the Last 15,000 Years: The Creation of Landscapes VI, 2019

  • Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting, 2019 

In the press

Videos for the "Introduction to Digital Research Services for the School of History, Classics and Archaeology": Working With Data: https://media.ed.ac.uk/media/0_an2nf9vv Database Design and Use: https://media.ed.ac.uk/media/0_po1qj0t4 GIS and Statistical Analysis: https://media.ed.ac.uk/media/1_6s3fcfb9

Digital Research Services Ambassador - School of History, Classics and Archaeology, 2020: http://www.digitalresearchservices.ed.ac.uk/

2020       Cootes, K., R. Carlin, J. Axworthy, M. Thomas, R. Guildford, and D. Jordan. Tales of the unexpected: Uncovering and illuminating Iron Age settlement at Poulton. Current Archaeology, 366, 18-25.