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April 6, 2016

HARN is growing and has a new member! Please welcome:

Frances McIntosh –

I am currently nearing the end of my PhD working on the Clayton Collection. This is a group of material excavated on Hadrian’s Wall in the 19th century by John Clayton, lawyer, Town Clerk and antiquarian. More information can be found on my university page below, and the blog I recently wrote at work. A large part of my work has been understanding the context in which Clayton was working, and the networks he was part of.
In my other life I am the Curator of Roman Collections for English Heritage on Hadrian’s Wall, where I look after the collections for the four sites; Corbridge, Chesters, Housesteads and Birdoswald, that English Heritage manage. At all the sites early excavations have shaped our understanding of the archaeology so getting to grips with antiquarians and early archaeologists is key.

My research areas include; Roman material culture, Hadrian’s Wall from the Roman period to now, 19thcentury antiquarian study and the Iron Age- Roman transition.

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