Team & Partners

Project team

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Dr Aimée Little

Principal Investigator

Dr Aimée Little is the Principal Investigator. Her expertise is in the fields of stone tool technology and functional analyses of Holocene hunter-gatherer artefacts and Mesolithic funerary archaeology. She is the Director of the York Experimental Archaeological Research (YEAR) Centre and Directs two State-of-the-art labs (Microwear and Material Culture) within the PalaeoHub. Aimée has overall responsibility for project management, synthesis, dissemination and data management. She is involved in all aspects of the project.

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Professor Mark Edmonds


Professor Mark Edmonds has worked extensively on the social dimensions of stone technology, reconstructing artefact biographies and geological provenancing studies. Mark is helping carry out detailed geological mapping studies, tracking variation in geological raw materials between graves and the neighbouring/contemporary domestic assemblages. He will help bring the biographical story of these grave objects to life.

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Dr Helen Goodchild

GIS and database specialist

Dr Helen Goodchild is a GIS and database specialist who will assist in the setup of the Microwear Database, mapping (using ESRI ArcGIS software) the distribution of stone tools within the two burial grounds and geological sources from the case study regions.

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Dr Anđa Petrović

PDRA for Microwear Analysis

Anđa is a specialist in microwear analysis. She undertook her PhD carried out microwear analysis of lithic grave goods from the Mesolithic/Neolithic site of Lepenski Vir, Serbia.



  • Dmitriy Gerasimov
    Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (the Kunstkamera), St Petersburg, Russia
  • Eugeniy Girya
    Institute for the History of Material Culture, Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Aleksej Tarasov
    Karelian Research Institute/ Karelian National Museum
  • Ilga Zagorska
    Institute of Latvian History History, University of Latvia
  • Kristiina Mannermaa
    University of Helsinki


  • Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (the Kunstkamera)
  • Karelian Research Institute
  • Karelian National Museum
  • National History Museum Latvia
  • British Museum

Steering committee

Steering committee details will be confirmed shortly...