Graduating in 2012 from the University of York with an MA in Medieval Archaeology. My professional focus is on the archaeology of the Viking Age in the British Isles, concentrating on Viking Age Burial practices.
I orginally trained as a professional embroiderer at the Royal School of Needlework and then gained a degree in Archaeology at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
I have studied Prehistory at Leiden University and got my master's degree there. After a few years of excavating I turned my attention to archaeology & education.
Giving lectures about Experimental Archaeology at the University of Hamburg since 2004, also in charge of the annual Experimental Archaeology Summer camp at the Stone Age Village of Albersdorf, Germany (AÖZA). Own Experiments on Neolithic Housing, ceramics, woodwork and textiles.
Faculty member in the history department at Moravian College, starting to teach experimental archaeology in spring 2018. Particularly interested in the medieval period and in textiles -- spinning, weaving, etc.
Graduated archaeological studies with specialization of archaeological monuments' conservation at NCU in Toruń, Poland. I specialize in archaeological objects' conservation made of organic material: wood, leather, textiles, and antlers.
I teach experimental archaeology in the Anthropology department at Humboldt State University, California. The labs and classes provide student insight into past technologies, helping them recognize the tools and evidence in the field.
Since 1980 I have taught the conservation of objects (stone, glass, metal, fibers, leather, ceramics etc.) at the Department of Art Conservation at Buffalo State College (State University of New York). I have been a craftsman essentially all my life.