Dr Anwen Cooper

Research Profile

Anwen Cooper is currently working as a researcher on the Leverhulme-funded Ebb and Flow project.


Following ten years of fieldwork (survey and excavation) from 1996-2006, her PhD offered a multidisciplinary perspective on research in British prehistory over the last 40 years. Over the last ten years she has worked as a postdoctoral researcher on ‘Island of the dead?’ project (University of Durham), the ERC-funded English Landscape and Identities project (University of Oxford), and the Prehistoric Grave Goods project (University of Manchester).


In recent publications, she has explored the ‘character’ of archaeological ‘big data’, matters of time and scale in English landscape archaeology, and the subtle powers of understated funerary objects. Alongside research on the Ebb and Flow project, Anwen is working with colleagues at the Cambridge Archaeological Unit to publish the fabulous findings from the Late Bronze Age pile-dwelling settlement at Must Farm, Cambridgeshire.