Field Archaeologist

Assistant Archaeologist

Rosalind Le Quesne BA (Hons), MSc

Rosalind was appointed to the post of Assistant Archaeologist in March 2017, this role includes:

  • Preparing existing research and commercial project work for publication.
  • Carrying out and assisting with new commercial contract work.
  • Supporting and deputising for the Field Archaeologist.
  • Researching the archaeology of Jersey in its local and European setting.
  • Carrying out watching briefs, archaeological sampling, desk top studies and archaeological excavations within the island.
  • Recording and publishing the results of archaeological work.
  • Identifying and recording archaeological finds made by the public and maintaining the Société's database of artefacts.
  • Hosting meetings of volunteers and assisting with their work and training.
  • Organising general Société events and activities.
  • Giving lectures to the Société and other groups.
  • Engaging the public through the Archaeology Section's social media presence.

Rosalind graduated from The Open University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities, with History of Science, Technology and Medicine, with First-class Honours. She later went on to complete a Master of Science in Bioarchaeology (Human Osteology) with Distinction at the University of Exeter, for which she also won the Dean's Commendation Award for Outstanding Achievement. In September 2017 Rosalind resumes her studies in Exeter as she undertakes a PhD in Human Osteology. She is also a full member of The British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology

Rosalind has a special interest in the study of human bones and in her role as Consultant Osteologist for the Société is compiling information on Jersey's Medieval populations from the excavation work at parish churches. She also runs a freelance business, Osteologica, that provides a complete bio-profiling and reporting service to other heritage and forensic organisations that may encounter human remains.

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