Roxanne Guildford (BA MSc FSAScot)
Thesis title: Beyond Counting Sheep: an review of data analysis in zooarchaeology
Roxanne Guildford is a PhD Candidate in Archaeology and Research Affiliate for the Centre for Data, Culture & Society. Her current research focuses on an assessment of common statistical and 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 research services. She is particularly interested in understanding how archaeologists engage with data, and with technology-based digital learning.
Naturalistic and Scientific Illustration, Certification. Transmitting Science, 2020.
Developing Your Data Skills (Level 3 – Advanced), Certification. University of Edinburgh, 2020.
Master Advanced Excel Data & Analytics Skills, LinkedIn Certification, 2020.
Applied Geographic Information Systems, Certification. University of Southern Maine, 2015.
State of New Hampshire Archaeology Bureau. State Conservation and Rescue Archaeology (SCRAP) Survey Technician I, Certification, 2015.
Responsibilities & affiliations
Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 2020
University of Edinburgh Centre for Data, Culture & Society, 2020
European Association of Archaeologists, 2019
University and College Union, 2019
Computer Applications & Quantitative Methods in Archaeology UK, 2018
International Council for Archaeozoology, 2018
Chartered Institute for Archaeologists, 2017
Society for American Archaeology, 2014
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
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
Teaching Assistant: Edinburgh Futures Institute
Open to PhD supervision enquiries?
"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.
"EFI KIPP Resource." Online, self-paced tutorial for the Edinburgh Futures Institute on research methods, resources and support for for the postgraduate Knowledge Integration and Project Planning course. . Completed: August, 2023.
Past 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.
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.
LAMPS Autumn Seminar Series, 2018
- 8th Annual Flint Knapp-In, University of Southern Maine, 2013
- Association for Environmental Archaeology Autumn Conference, 2017
Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods UK Annual Meeting, 2018
EAA2020 Annual Meeting, 2020
Society of Antiquaries of Scotland Anniversary Meeting and AGM, 2020
CIfA2021 Annual Conference , 2021
UK Archaeology Sciences Conference, 2022
Edinburgh Lothians and Boarders Archaeology Conference, 2023
Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods UK Annual Meeting, 2023
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
International Council for Archaeozoology International Conference, 2018 (poster)
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
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.
2020 Guildford, R. The Animals Of Poulton: Zooarchaeological Analysis of a North West Romano-British Settlement, [dataset]. University of Edinburgh. https://doi.org/10.7488/ds/2819.