Small Finds Specialist & Post-Excavation Manager
Dr Elizabeth Foulds MCIfA
Elizabeth is a small finds specialist who has worked on various types of finds from across all periods, including metalwork, worked stone, worked bone, glass, amber and jet. She also has experience writing reports on vessel glass, especially from the Roman and post-medieval periods, as well as clay pipe. Elizabeth has worked in post-excavation project management and is experienced with projects of all sizes. She is particularly adept at creating and working with relational databases, data management, and preparing digital data for archive.
Elizabeth’s research has focused on aspects of identity created through objects, especially those relating to dress and adornment, in the Iron Age and Roman periods in Britain. Her PhD thesis looked at the evidence for how glass beads were worn in Iron Age Britain and the meanings these objects conveyed within their comunity. She also teaches part-time at Durham University in the Department of Archaeology.
PhD Archaeology – Durham University, 2014
MA Archaeology (Distinction)– Durham University, 2009
BA Anthropology – Portland State University, USA, 2008
BA History - Portland State University, USA, 2006
Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
A list of grey literature can be found here.
Foulds, E.M. (2017) Glass Beads from Iron Age Britain: a social approach. Archaeopress: Oxford.
Foulds, E.M., Francis, H. 2023. The Dragonesque Brooch from Land off Walton Road, Wetherby, West Yorkshire, Yorkshire Archaeological Journal 95(1), 192–200.
Foulds, E.M. (2020a) ‘Lithics from west of Consett’ in Mason, D. (ed.) Archaeology County Durham 15, 67.
Foulds, E.M. (2019) ‘The beads’ in Russell, M., Smith, M., Cheetham, P., Evans, D., Manley, H. ‘The girl with the chariot medallion: a well furnished Late Iron Age Durotrigian burial from Langton Herring, Dorset’, The Archaeological Journal, 176(2) DOI: 10.1080/00665983.2019.1573551.
Gleba, M., Foulds, E.M., Teasdale, A., & H. Russ (2017) ‘First identification of club moss use in Roman Britain’, Archaeological Textile Review 59, 17–23.
Foulds, E.M. (2014) An Exciting New Iron Age Glass Bead from London. Later Prehistoric Finds Group Newsletter 4, 7–8.
Foulds, E.M. (2020b) ‘Metalwork’ in Moore, T.H. A Biography of Power: Bagendon ‘oppidum’, Oxford: Archaeopress, 275–286.
Foulds, E.M., Shepherd, J., Shaffrey, R., Green, C., Poole, C., Moore, T., Foulds, F. (2020c) ‘Miscellaneous materials’ in Moore, T.H. A Biography of Power: Bagendon ‘oppidum’, Oxford: Archaeopress, 331–346.
Croom, A., Brickstock, R., Cruse, J. Foulds, E.M. (2020d) ‘Recorded finds’ in Fell, D. Contact, Concord and Conquest: Britons and Romans at Scotch Corner. Northern Archaeological Associates Monograph Series Volume 5, 481–546. https://doi.org/10.5284/1078330
Croom, A., Foulds, E.M., Brickstock, R. (2019b) 'Grave Goods and Furniture' in Speed, G.P., Holst, M. A1 Leeming to Barton, Death, Burial and Identity, 3,000 years of death in the Vale of Mowbray. Northern Archaeological Associates Monograph Series 4, 504–61. https://doi.org/10.5284/1050910
Foulds, E.M. (2014a) Personal Adornment in Iron Age Britain: the case of the missing glass beads. In Stoddart, S., and C. Popa, (2014) Fingerprinting the Iron Age: approaches to identity in the European Iron Age, integrating South-Eastern Europe into the debate, Oxford: Oxbow, 223–238.
Foulds, E.M. (2014c). The Caerau Glass Bead (CH13, SF13 (4025)), in Davis, O. & N. Sharples, 2014. Excavations at Caerau Hillfort, Cardiff, South Wales, 2014. An interim report. Cardiff Studies in Archaeology no. 35, 54–55.
Foulds, E.M. (forthcoming) An Introduction to Small Finds Identification. BAJR Practical Guide Series.
Foulds, E.M. (2022) Review: Objects of the Past in the Past. Investigating the significance of earlier artefacts in later contexts, The Archaeological Journal 179(2), 472–473. https://doi.org/10.1080/00665983.2022.2050552
Foulds, E.M. (2020e) Review: Personal Ornaments in Prehistory: an exploration of body augmentation from the Palaeolithic to the Early Bronze Age, The Archaeological Journal 177(2), 476–477. https://doi.org/10.1080/00665983.2020.1736825
Foulds, E.M. (2018) Review: Iconic Costumes: Scandinavian Late Iron Age Costume Iconography by Ulla Mannering, The Archaeological Journal 175(2), 399–400. https://doi.org/10.1080/00665983.2018.1457303
Foulds, E.M. (2015) Review: Romano-British round houses to medieval parish: excavations at 10 Gresham Street, City of London, 1999-2002. Glass News 39, 15–6.
Schech, E. M. (2010a) Review: Patterns of Quern Production, Acquisition and Deposition: a corpus of beehive querns from Northern Yorkshire and Southern Durham. The Archaeological Journal 167, 237–8.
Schech, E. (2010b) Review: Textile Production in Pre-Roman Italy by Margarita Gleba. Archaeological Review from Cambridge 25.1, 183–5.
Foulds, E.M. (2019c) Treasure report on a Bronze Age hoard. Portable Antiquities Scheme: DUR-F9B0D6.
Foulds, E.M. (2017b) Treasure report on the finds from the Iron Age burial in East Yorkshire. Portable Antiquities Scheme: YORYM-B4FC9A.
Foulds, E.M., Matias, J.Z., Lebrasseur, O. (2014d) New Light on Old Sites: a geophysical survey at the Iron Age Site at Swallowcliffe Down, Wiltshire, Report no. 1.