Dr. Hannah Russ
Honorary Research Fellow
Hannah’s research interests are in understanding the role of animals, especially fish and other marine resources, in past diet, focusing on Western Europe and the Middle East. Hannah has worked on mammal, bird, reptile, fish, mollusc and/or crustacean assemblages in the UK, Spain, Italy, Qatar, United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. In 2010 her PhD research on this topic was awarded the Eila Campbell Scholarship by the British Federation of Women Graduates for academic excellence.
Hannah currently delivers a lecture on fish remains at the University of Sheffield: Method and Theory in Archaeozoology (Masters), and teaches at Oxford Brookes University. She also teaches fish remains on the Zooarchaeology Short Course at the University of Sheffield.
She has previously taught and demonstrated on several undergraduate and postgraduate modules at the University of Bradford including: Hunter-Gatherers Past and Present, People and Landscapes, Plants and Animals in Past Societies, Artefact Studies, Human Evolution, Resources and Subsistence and Archaeology of the British Isles.
Hannah works as a faunal remains specialist for several archaeological commercial units in the UK as well as on research projects in the UK and Middle East, providing assessments, technical reports and research articles. Some specific current and recent projects include:
- Zooarchaeological analyses at Ruwayda and Rubayqa, northern Qatar, working with Dr. Andrew Petersen, University of Wales, Trinity Saint David, LampeterBronze Age marine molluscs from burial tombs in the United Arab Emirates
- Palaeoenvironmental reconstruction from marine molluscs at Dossariyah, Saudi Arabia
- Fish remains from the Newport Medieval Ship
- Fish remains from Middle and Upper Palaeolithic cave sites in Western Europe
- Mesolithic landscape use in the Kingsdale Valley; excavations at Kingsdale Head, North Yorkshire. Co-directed with Dr. Nigel Melton, University of Bradford, and working closely with Ingleborough Archaeology Group
- Fish remains from Durham Cathedral
- Fish hook morphology at Pompeii; can hooks be used to identify targeted fish species?
Crabs and fish at Broxmouth Iron Age Hillfort, Scotland
Lougas, L., A. Fradkin & H. Russ (eds.). Forthcoming. Environmental Archaeology Special Issue: Proceedings of the 13th Fish Remains Working Group Meeting (2013, Tallin, Estonia).
Russ, H. & A. Petersen. 2013. Fish and fishing during the Late Islamic period at Rubayqa, northern Qatar; preliminary results. Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies 43: 277-284.
Russ, H., I. Armit, J. McKenzie & A. K. G. Jones. 2012. Deep-sea fishing in Iron Age Scotland? New evidence from Broxmouth hillfort, East Lothian. Environmental Archaeology 17(2): 177-184.
Albarella, U., M. Charles, E. Forster, P. Halstead, G. Jones, H. Russ, A. Trentacoste & M. Wallace. 2012. Bioarchaeology and Environmental Archaeology at the University of Sheffield. Interdisciplinaria Archaeologica Natural Sciences in Archaeology 3: 171-178.
Russ, H. & A. K. G. Jones. 2011. Fish remains in cave deposits; how did they get there? Cave and Karst Science 38(3): 57-60.
Russ, H. 2010. The Eurasian eagle owl (Bubo bubo): a fish bone accumulator on Pleistocene cave sites? Journal of Taphonomy 8(4): 281-290.
Russ, H. & A. K. G. Jones. 2009. Late Upper Palaeolithic fishing in the Fucino Basin, central Italy, a detailed analysis of the remains from Grotta di Pozzo. Environmental Archaeology 14(2): 151-158.
Albarella, U., H. Russ, K. Vickers & S. Viner-‐Daniels (eds.). Forthcoming (2015). Oxford Handbook of Zooarchaeology. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Yeomans, L., M. Beech & H. Russ (eds.). Forthcoming (2015). Fishing in Arabia. Volume 1: Identification atlas for the bones of fishes of the Arabian Gulf. Doha: Qatar Museum Authority.
Russ, H., M. Beech & L. Yeomans (eds.). Forthcoming (2015). Fishing in Arabia. Volume 2: Approaches and case studies in the study of fish remains from archaeological sites in Arabia. Doha: Qatar Museum Authority.
Chapters in Edited Volumes
Russ, H. Forthcoming (2014). Fishing. In Beaudry, M. C & K. Metheny (eds.) The Archaeology of Food: An Encyclopedia. Lanham: AltaMira Press.
Russ, H. Forthcoming. To fish, or not to fish? Using observations of recent hunter-gatherer fishing in the interpretation of Late Pleistocene fish bone assemblages. In Broderick, L. (ed.) People with Animals: Perspectives and Studies in Ethnozooarchaeology. Oxford: Oxbow.
Russ, H. 2013. Fish. In Armit, I. & J. McKenzie (eds.) An Inherited Place: Broxmouth hillfort and the southeast Scottish Iron Age. p.473-475. Edinburgh: Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.
Russ, H. 2013. Crustacea. In Armit, I. & J. McKenzie (eds.) An Inherited Place: Broxmouth hillfort and the southeast Scottish Iron Age. p.475-476. Edinburgh: Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.
Melton, N. D. & H. Russ. 2013. Archaeological evaluation undertaken in 2007 on the site of the 1834 Gristhorpe discovery. In Melton, N. D., C. Knusel & J. Montgomery (eds.) Gristhorpe Man: A Life and Death in the Bronze Age. p.79-87. Oxford: Oxbow.
Russ, H. 2011. Harbourside, Bristol: Fish bone. In Watts, M. (ed.) Medieval and Post-Medieval Development within Bristol’s Inner Suburbs. Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Reports 7. p.108. Cirencester: Cotswold Archaeology.
Russ, H. 2011. Thomas Street, Bristol: Fish bone. In Watts, M. (ed.) Medieval and Post-Medieval Development within Bristol’s Inner Suburbs. Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Reports 7. p. 48. Cirencester: Cotswold Archaeology.
Mussi M., E. Cancellieri, E. D’Angelo, I. Fiore, R. T. Melis, H. Russ & L. Salvadei. 2011. Ricerche a Grotta di Pozzo (AQ): 1992-2009. In: Il Fucino e le aree limitrofe nell’Antichità. p.92-106. Avezzano: Archeoclub della Marsica.
Russ, H. 2009. Introduction to archaeological fish remains. BAJR Guide 29.
Russ, H. 2008. Taphonomic processes and human accumulation of fish remains at Palaeolithic sites in Europe. Grotta di Pozzo: a case study. In Béarez, P., S. Grouard & B. Clavel. Archaeologie du Poisson. 30 Ans d’Archaéo-Ichtyologie au CNRS. Hommage aux travaux de Jean Desse et Nathalie Desse-Berset. XXVIIIe rencontres internationales d’archaéologie et d’histoire d’Antibes. p. 295-300. Antibes: Éditions APDCA.
Russ, H., R. E. Donahue & A. K. G. Jones 2008. Trout Processing in the Upper Palaeolithic? In N. Sykes and C. Newton (eds.) Food and Drink in Archaeology I. p. 167-169. Totnes: Prospect Books.
Mussi, M., E. Cocca, E. D’Angelo, I. Foire, R. Melis & H. Russ. 2008. Tempi e modi del ripopolamento dell’Appennino centrale nel Tardiglaciale: nuove evidenze da Grotta di Pozzo (prov. L’Aquila). In Mussi, M. (ed.) Il Tardiglaciale in Italia, Lavori in Corso. BAR International Series 1859. p. 111-131. Oxford: BAR International.
Russ, H. 2013a; b; c. Fish remains from Durham Cathedral. (Durham Cathedral Archaeology)
Russ, H. 2012. Fish remains from the Newport Ship. (Newport Medieval Ship Project)
Russ, H. 2012. Fish remains from William Hewson’s Anatomy School, London (18th century)
Russ, H. 2012. Faunal remains from Merrick’s Farm, Somerset. (AS Archaeology)
Russ, H. 2011. Fish remains from The Bugle, Isle of Wight. (Osteoarchaeology Services Ltd)
Russ, H. 2011. Fish remains from Grimsby. (Osteoarchaeology Services Ltd)
Campion, S. & H. Russ. 2009. Faunal remains from CHE/UNG, assessment report. (L-P: Archaeology)
Russ, H. 2009. West Ham (CWJ07) faunal assemblage full report. (L-P: Archaeology)
Russ, H. 2009. The lithic assemblage from Kingsdale Head (KH09). (Ingleborough Archaeology Group)
Russ, H. 2008. Fish remains from Wharton Road, Stratford, London. (Cotswold Archaeology)
Russ, H. 2008. Fish remains from Bristol Harbourside. (Cotswold Archaeology)
Russ, H. 2008. West Ham (CWJ07) faunal assemblage assessment report. (L-P: Archaeology)
Russ, H. 2008. Commonhall Street faunal assemblage. (L-P: Archaeology)
Russ, H. 2008. Fish remains from Mitchell Lane, Bristol (MLB 06). (Cotswold Archaeology)
Russ, H. 2007. Fish remains from Broad Quay, Bristol, UK. (Cotswold Archaeology)