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.
I am a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow (H2020-MSCA-IF-2019) at the School of History, Classics and Archaeology, 09/2021-08/2023.
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.
I have been a Co- Director of Ancient Wessex Network CIC for 14 years, We put on demonstrations and displays of craftwork from Pre-History. I work mainly with Bronze, making mostly artifacts from the Bronze Age.
Bronze casting, metal smelting and filigree-work enthusiast.
Current projects: Early Bronze Age Copper Smelting in the Alps; Early Medieval Iron Smelting in Northeast Bavaria; Filigree jewelry of early medieval Great Moravia/Bohemia.
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.
Sculptor / Jeweller turned Metal smith with special interest in Bronze and Iron Age castings and metal work. Volunteer at Butser Ancient Farm assisting in Bronze Age sword castings and helping to set up an iron smelting project.
Sue studied Archaeology at the University of Exeter and her early career was as a Finds Assistant for the Museum of London and then as an Archaeological Illustrator for what is now English Heritage.