Phoebe Heddell-Stevens

Department of Archaeology

Main Focus

Phoebe is currently a PhD Student at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in the Department of Archaeology. Her research uses multiple stable isotope analysis to reconstruct the faunal ecology of archaeological sites for the Central European Palaeolithic. The aim of her research is the interpretation of hunter-gatherer subsistence strategies, with a focus on hunting decisions.


Curriculum Vitae

Phoebe received a BA in Anthropology from the University of Auckland and a BA (Hons) in Ancient World Studies from the University of Melbourne before earning her MSc in Environmental Archaeology from University College London. For her dissertation, Exploring Optimal Foraging and Niche Construction Theories in the Early Neolithic of Anatolia, she received the Jonathan Rowe Prize for work in human palaeoecology. 

Phoebe gained further research experience within the Pathways to Ancient Britain project based at the Natural History Museum, London. She was involved in the excavation, identification and analysis of small vertebrate remains from a number of British Middle Palaeolithic sites.

Additionally, Phoebe has taken part in a number of research excavations in New Zealand, Australia and Britain, and has worked as a consultant archaeologist in both Australia and the UK.

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