Sian Anthony Ba (Hons), MA, PhD, ACIFA

Project Manager

Sian Anthony

Sian has been active in archaeology since graduating in 2000. Sian worked as an excavator, osteologist and Senior Archaeologist for Thames Valley Archaeological Services, then Museum of London Archaeology. During this period, she worked on sites in the UK and Ireland ranging from rural prehistoric and Romano-British settlements to complex, highly stratified urban sites dating from the Roman period to the Second World War. She joined the Museum of Copenhagen, Denmark in 2009 to manage the excavation of a large modern cemetery as part of the new city Metro project. In 2011 Sian started her PhD research in Sweden and defended her thesis ‘Materialising modern cemeteries. Excavations at Assistens cemetery, Copenhagen’ in late 2016. Whilst working at Lund University she gained pedagogic qualifications, lectured and led courses. Sian joined AOC Archaeology in 2018 as a Project Manager. She regularly gives talks to local studies groups, Death Cafes and at conferences focusing on her research interests in historical archaeology, death studies and grave digging.

Selected Bibliography

Anthony S 2018. Buried but alive? Interpreting post-depositional bone movement, anxieties over death, and premature burial. Lund Archaeological Review 23, 2018, 1-15.

Anthony S 2018. Materialized genealogy: from anonymous cemetery populations to creating alternative narratives about individuals and family burial space. Genealogy 2018, 2, 27.

Anthony S 2016. Materialising modern cemeteries. Archaeological narratives of Assistens cemetery, Copenhagen. Lund Studies in Historical Archaeology 18. Lund: Lund University.

Anthony S 2016. Questions raised in excavating the recent dead. In Giles M & Williams H (eds.) Archaeologists and the Dead: Mortuary Archaeology in Contemporary Society. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 21-38.

Anthony S 2015. Hiding the body: ordering space and allowing manipulation of body parts within modern cemeteries. In Tarlow S (ed.) The Archaeology of Death in Post-Medieval Europe. De Gruyter Open, 170-188.

Anthony S 2011. Medieval settlement to 18th-/19th-century rookery. Excavations at Central St Giles, London Borough of Camden, 2006-8. MOLA Archaeology Studies Series 23.

Anthony S 2007. Early medieval settlement at West Lear’s Farm, Chard Junction Quarry, Thorncombe, Dorset, Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeology Society, Vol. 128, 69–78.

Anthony S 2005. Prehistoric and Early Roman field systems at Halifax House, South Parks Road, Oxford Oxoniensia Vol. LXX, 129–139.

Anthony S 2003. Iron Age settlement at Cranbourne Avenue, Westcroft, Milton Keynes, Records of Buckinghamshire Vol. 43, 39–46.

Anthony S & Jeffries N Forthcoming. From pothouse to glasshouse: Excavations at Great Suffolk Street and Lavington Street, Southwark, London, Post-medieval Archaeology.

Anthony S & Preston S 2008. Roman field boundaries at Syon Lodge, London Road, Isleworth, Transactions of the London and Middlesex Archaeological Society, Vol. 58, 79–87.

Anthony S & Ford S 2003. An early Roman occupation site and prehistoric finds at Westferry Road, Isle of Dogs, Tower Hamlets, Transactions of the London and Middlesex Archaeological Society, Vol. 54,1–7.