Frances Healy

Honorary Research Fellow


School of History, Archaeology and Religion
Cardiff University

Research interests
General –purpose prehistorian, particularly concerned with lithic industries and all things Mesolithic and Neolithic in Britain and north-west Europe. Personal archaeological history includes artefact reports, writing-up of old excavations, and, recently, statistical modelling of absolute dates.

Selected Publications
Healy, F. forthcoming. In the shadow of hindsight: pre-Iron Age Spong Hill viewed from 2012. In C. Hills and S. Lucyforthcoming, Spong Hill Volume IX: Chronology and Synthesis.

Healy, F. forthcoming. Starting something new: the Neolithic in Essex. In Bedwin, O. (ed.), The Historic Environmentof Essex from the Earliest Humans to the 21st Century. Chelmsford: Essex County Council

Varndell, G., Topping, P. and Healy, F. forthcoming. Grime’s Graves. In J.L. Lech and A. Saville (eds), Prehistoric Flint Mines in Europe. Warsaw: UISPP Commission on Flint Mining in Pre- and Protohistoric Times and Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology, Polish Academy of Sciences.

Healy, F. 2012 Chronology, corpses, ceramics, copper and lithics. In Allen, M.J., Gardiner, J., Sheridan, A. and McOmish, D. (eds), Is There a British Chalcolithic? People, Place and Polity in the Later 3rd Millennium, 144163. Prehistoric Society Research Paper 4.

Whittle, A., Healy, F. and Bayliss, A. 2011. Gathering Time: Dating the Early Neolithic Enclosures of Southern Britain and Ireland. Oxford: Oxbow Books

Mercer, R. and Healy, F. 2008. Hambledon Hill, Dorset, England. Excavation and Survey of a Neolithic Monument Complex and its Surrounding Landscape. Swindon: English Heritage.

Harding, J. and Healy, F. 2007. The Raunds Area Project: a Neolithic and Bronze Age Landscape in Northamptonshire. Swindon: English Heritage.