Archaeologist specialising in Iron Age rock art. She is currently working on her PhD on Iron Age mobile rock art and archaeological heritage communication at Iconictheory and the Universidade Nova de Lisboa.
As part of my PhD, I carry out my research on the topic of the shipwright's toolkit over the long Braudelian period. This work involves the multidisciplinarity between archeology, history of technology as well as approaches such as as traceology, ethnography and experimentations.
I am a basket maker and woodworker, with side interests in blacksmithing and textiles, and what amounts to an obsession with bast fibre, especially lime (Tilia spp.)
As a trained archaeologist, I have 30 years of experience in analysing (metal) slag from archaeological excavations in several European countries. To understand the process of slag formation it is necessary to have both theoretical and practical knowledge.
My research combines Modernist art history and theory to evaluate the effects of prehistory on 20th Century ideas about animals and utopia, and to mourn the Sixth Mass Extinction as an unnatural cataclysm.
Demonstrating and teaching bronze casting at Butser Ancient farm for 19 years.
My speciality is developing and testing Bronze Age weapons, working with leading experts and students to develop the knowledge at Butser.
Tammy Hodgskiss is the Curator at the Origins Centre museum, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. Tammy is an archaeologist and received her PhD in 2013 from Wits University.
2008-2009: 1 yr Art History, University of Stavanger
2009-2012: BA in Archaeology and Conservation, University of Oslo
2012-2014: MA in Archaeology, University of Oslo ('The Smith on the Edge of Worlds: New perspectives on technology and ideology in the Late Norwegian Iron Age')