About Us

Liv Nilsson Stutz

Liv Nilsson Stutz is a bio-archaeologist and a professor in archaeology at Linnaeus University in Sweden. Her research has focused on different aspects of burial archaeology, including archaeothanatology, body theory, and ritual theory and she has developed new approaches to synchronising archaeological methods and theory, as exemplified in her analysis of burials from prehistory. She has been active in debates on multi- and transdisciplinarity in archaeology. She has also done extensive research on the repatriation and reburial debates and published broadly on the topic. She is a member of the Linnaeus University Centre for Concurrences in Colonial and Postcolonial Studies and the Archaeothanatology Working Group. Together with Sarah Tarlow she has edited the Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Death and Burial (2013).

Hayley L. Mickleburgh

Hayley L. Mickleburgh is an archaeologist with research interests in forensic archaeology, forensic taphonomy, the archaeology of death and burial, and the use of 3D visualization methods for research and education. Her recent research has focused on the use of actualistic forensic taphonomy and digital 3D reconstruction and simulation in the study of (forensic) archaeological human burials. She has conducted a number of actualistic experiments on human decomposition at the Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State University (FACTS), and continues to develop experiments to improve the documentation and interpretation of forensic and archaeological (mass) graves.

She holds a PhD in archaeology, and is a certified forensic facial reconstruction artist as well as a Maxon certified 3D producer (3D modelling and animation). Hayley is also member of the council of the British Association for Human Identification (BAHID), president of the Netherlands Association for Physical Anthropology (NVFA), and listed as forensic archaeologist in the National Expertise databank of the Dutch Police Academy. Find out more about Hayley and her research here.

Sarah Tarlow

Sarah Tarlow is Professor of Historical Archaeology at the University of Leicester. Her interests are in the archaeology of death and burial in post-medieval Britain and Ireland. She has also published extensively on archaeological ethics, the archaeology of emotion, post-medieval archaeology, and the archaeology of the body. Her books include, among others, Bereavement and Commemoration: an archaeology of Mortality (Blackwell 1999), The Archaeology of Improvement (CUP 2007), A Fine and Private place (Leicester 2012), Ritual Belief and the Dead Body in Early Modern Britain and Ireland (CUP 2011), The Archaeology of Death and Burial in Postmedieval Europe (De Gruyter 2015), The Golden and Ghoulish Age of the Gibbet in Britain (Palgrave 2017) and most recently, with Emma Battell Lowman, Harnessing the Power of the Criminal Corpse (Palgrave 2018).