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Dr Lindsey Büster

PositionPost-doctoral Research Assistant
LocationK4b, Richmond building
DepartmentArchaeological Sciences
Telephone+44 (0) 1274 235355
EmailL.S.Buster1@bradford.ac.uk
Twitter@LindseyBuster

Research Interests (key words only)

Later prehistoric Britain and Europe, roundhouses, domestic architecture, mortuary practices

PhD Supervision

  • Beatriz Bastos: Ceramics and Identity in the South-East European Iron Age
  • Peter Turner: Beyond Anomalies: Advanced Geophysical and Geochemical Techniques for Studying Cultural Patterns in the European Iron-Age

Teaching and Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Part-teach Celts, Greeks and Romans (AR-4104D) (UG)
  • Part-teach Celtic Europe (AR-8111D) (PG)

Biography

Dr Lindsey Büster is a Post-Doctoral Researcher in the School of Archaeological and Forensic Sciences. With a PhD on later prehistoric roundhouses, her research includes ritual and domestic life in later prehistoric Europe. She is currently publishing the excavations of the Sculptor’s Cave, a later prehistoric mortuary site in NE Scotland, and manages the Encounters and Transformations in Iron Age Europe (ENTRANS) Project, which examines later prehistoric identity in the East Alpine region.

Study History

  • BSc Honours (First Class) in Archaeology: University College London (2003-2006
  • MA in Medieval Archaeology: University of York (2006-2007
  • PhD Inhabiting Broxmouth: Biographies of a Scottish Iron Age Settlement (2009-2012; awarded: July 2013)

Professional History

2013: Post-Excavation Research Assistant (Iron Age Research Group, Archaeological Sciences, University of Bradford)

Professional Activities

  • Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeology’s Professional Development & Practice Committee
  • Member of the Athena Swan steering group, University of Bradford

Research Areas

  • Later prehistoric Britain and Europe, funerary archaeology, domestic and ritual practices

Current Projects

  • The Sculptor’s Cave Publication Project (Post-doc)
  • The Covesea Caves Project (Co-director)
  • Encounters and Transformations in Iron Age Europe (ENTRANS) (Post-doc)
  • Continuing Bonds: Exploring the meaning and legacy of death through past and contemporary practice (Post-doc from May 2016)

Networks/Roles

  • Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeology’s Professional Development & Practice Committee
  • Member of the Athena Swan steering group, University of Bradford

Conference organising committees

  • Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG) 2015, University of Bradford
  • Iron Age Research Group Student Symposium (IARSS) 2010, University of Bradford
  • First Millennium Studies Group Day Seminar 2011, University of Edinburgh

Session Organisation

European Association of Archaeologists Annual Meeting

  • 2014, Istanbul: Caves as Ritual Spaces in Later Prehistory (with Dimitrij Mlekuž, University of Ljubljana; Eugène Warmenbol, Free University of Brussels)
  • 2015, Glasgow: Human Remains in Caves (with Eugène Warmenbol, Free University of Brussels)

Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting

  • 2015, San Francisco: Biographies of Enclosure in Global Context (with Jennifer Birch, University of Georgia; Ian Armit, University of Bradford)

Publications

Books

Armit, I. & Büster, L. In prep. 2017. Darkness Visible: Later Prehistoric Ritual and Identity at the Sculptor’s Cave, North-East Scotland. Edinburgh: Society of Antiquaries of Scotland

Edited Volumes

  • Büster, L., Mlekuž, D. and Warmenbol, E. In prep. (under contract) 2017. Between Worlds: Understanding Ritual Cave Use in Later Prehistory. New York: Springer
  • Armit, I., Potrebica, H., Črešnar, M., Mason, P. and Büster, L. In prep. 2016. Cultural Encounters in Iron Age Europe. Budapest: Archaeolingua

Other Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Büster, L., Evans, A., Armit, I. and Becker, K. In prep. 2016. ‘Developing the 3D imaging of Iron Age art in the ENTRANS Project’, in I. Armit, H. Potrebica, M. Črešnar, P. Mason and L. Büster, Cultural Encounters in Iron Age Europe. Budapest: Archaeolingua
  • Büster, L. and Armit, I. In press, 2016. ‘Signs from the Pictish underground: Early medieval cave ritual in Scotland’, in M. Dowd and K. A. Bergsvik, Cave Rituals in Early Medieval Europe, 400-1200AD. Oxford: Oxbow Books
  • Büster, L. and Armit, I. In press, 2016. ‘Materialising memories: Inheritance, performance and practice at Broxmouth hillfort, south-east Scotland’, in S. Stoddart and C. Malone (eds), Gardening time: Reflections on memory, monuments and history in Scotland and Sardinia. Oxford: Oxbow Books
  • Büster, L. and Armit, I. 2013. ‘Chapter 7- Phase 6: The Late Iron Age village’, In Armit, I. and McKenzie, J. An Inherited Place: Broxmouth Hillfort and the South-east Scottish Iron Age, 115-186. Edinburgh: Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
  • Hamilton, D., McKenzie, J., Armit, I. and Büster, L. 2013. ‘Chapter 9- Chronology: Radiocarbon dating and Bayesian modelling’, In Armit, I. and McKenzie, J. An Inherited Place: Broxmouth Hillfort and the South-east Scottish Iron Age, 191-224. Edinburgh: Society of Antiquaries of Scotland

Non Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Büster, L. In press, 2016. ‘Habiter à Broxmouth: Une approche biographique des roundhouses de l’âge du fer’, des Rencontres doctorales archéologiques de l’EEPB, Bibracte
  • Büster, L., Armit, I. & McKenzie, J. 2015. ‘Ancestral homes? Roundhouses, memory and tradition at Broxmouth hillfort’, Current Archaeology 307
  • Büster, L. 2015.The Covesea Caves Project’
  • Armit, I., Potrebica, H., Črešnar, M., Mason, P. and Büster, L. 2014. ‘Encounters and Transformations in Iron Age Europe: the ENTRANS Project’, Antiquity 88(342)
  • Büster, L. and Armit, I. 2014. ‘The Sculptor’s Cave, Covesea: Shining new light on an old archive’, Archaeology Scotland Magazine 19 (Spring 2014), 20-21
  • Büster, L., Warmenbol, E. & Mlekuž, D. 2014. Caves as ritual spaces in later prehistoric Europe, The European Archaeologist 42, 47-49
  • Büster, L. 2013. ‘CPD from both sides of the fence: Academic vs vocational training’, The Archaeologist 87 (Spring 2013), 6-9

Reviews

  • Büster, L. 2011. ‘Review: The Iron Age Round-house (D. W. Harding 2009)’, European Journal of Archaeology 14(1-2), 323-326

 

In the News/Media

TV

  • Underground Britain. Lion TV (for Channel 5). First broadcast 23rd October 2014

Radio

  • Bradford Community Broadcasting (BCB). Live broadcast on 23rd October 2014 regarding publicity for University of Bradford research featuring in Underground Britain

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