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Jessica Waterworth BA (Hons.) MSc PCIfA

Jessica is a zooarchaeologist who has worked on various mammal and bird bone assemblages dating from the Bronze Age to the medieval and post-medieval periods in Britain. She has also previously worked as a field archaeologist in England on a wide range of commercial sites, both rural and urban, as well as mentoring and co-supervising volunteers on several community sites.


Jessica’s research interests include community engagement, diet and trade economy within Roman Britain, and the use of stable isotope analysis in conjunction with zooarchaeological remains.

You can find a list of Jessica's grey literature reporting here.



MSc Archaeological Science – Durham University, 2014

BA (Hons) Anthropology – University of Otago, 2012


Professional Membership:

Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (Practitioner)

Professional Zooarchaeology Group (PZG – Historic England)



Publications and Research:

Forward, A., Last, J., David, R., Paynter, S., Pelling, R., Waterworth, J., Campbell, G. 2020. Excavations at Catridge Farm, Lacock, Wiltshire. Historic England Research Report 193-2020. 


Zooarchaeological Analysis of a Courtyard Building and Surrounding Boundary Ditches at Stanwick, Northamptonshire, from the mid-1st to early 5th century AD. Unpublished Historic England Research Report.

Zooarchaeological Analysis of Two Late 3rd-century Wells from the Romano-British Settlement at Stanwick, Northamptonshire. Unpublished Historic England Research Report.

Conference Presentations and Posters:

Waterworth, J. 2019. Case Study: A late 3rd-century well from the Romano-British Settlement at Stanwick, Northamptonshire.

Presentation – Professional Zooarchaeology Group (PZG), Training Day


Baker, P. and Waterworth, J. 2018. How many deer does it take to decorate a floor? Decorative use of animal bones in an 18th century bathhouse floor at Wrest Park, Bedfordshire, UK.

Presentation – International Council for Archaeozoology (ICAZ)


Waterworth, J., Rowley-Conwy, P., Montgomery, J. and Nowell, G. 2018. Food for thought: An investigation into South Shields as a major supply base in North-East England during the 3rd century AD.

Poster – International Council for Archaeozoology (ICAZ)

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