Guerilla Archaeology is a collective:
Jacqui, founder of Guerilla Archaeology, (pictured here at Green Man) is a Professor in Bioarchaeology at Cardiff University, Director of the Research and Impact and bioarchaeologist. She finds archaeology endless fascinating and wants everyone to be able to easily engage with the fantastic research that is being done.
Previous public events have included taking Guerilla Archeology to music festivals (Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, Green Man, Bluedot, Wilderness and Shambala), to shopping centres and to science and art festivals. With Paul Evans (see below) she developed ‘Future Animals’ an art/science crossover creative workshop delivered to groups of 14-18 year olds and she also spoke at TEDx Cardiff on Art, science and archaeology
Jacqui’s research focuses on the human:animal relationship in the past. She is particularly interested in wild animals and their relationships with hunters and farmers. This led to a project recreating and experiencing shamanic antler headdresses. Her research areas are various British Islands, Southern Britain, Wales and the site of Çatalhöyük, in Turkey one of the first urban centres in the world. She also runs a joint project in Namibia – Phoenix Heritage.
Jacqui has been going to gigs and festivals regularly from the age of 14.
Dr Ffion Reynolds
Ffion is an Honorary Research Fellow at Cardiff University and works as Cadw‘s Heritage & Arts Manager. She is also a Public Engagement STEM Ambassador.
Her main research interests are the Neolithic of the British isles and Ireland, focusing on themes of worldview including shamanism, animism, totemism and Amerindian perspectivism, funerary practices, material culture and art, as well as working to integrate anthropological and archaeological perspectives. She is particularly interested in the changing nature of the human:deer relationship through time.
Ffion currently co-directs the Bryn Celli Ddu Public Archaeology Project on Anglesey.
Dr Richard Madgwick
Richard is a zooarchaeologist (studying animals in the past) and Lecturer at Cardiff University.
One of his research interests is pigs in prehistory, although he has worked on other species as well, in particular fallow deer. At present he is working on pigs from the great henge sites, such as Stonehenge.
Ian ( left) is visual artist and experimental archaeologist based at Cardiff University.
He is a talented illustrator, flint knapper, bone and antler worker; he has recreated exact copies of a series of Viking antler bone combs and the Star Carr antler headdresses.
His hobbies include riding around on his vintage motorbikes and Pokemon Go.
Kirsty is an archaeologist and digital illustrator at Cardiff University. She is responsible for producing many of our logos and images and is a creative force in workshop design.
Kirsty loves techno and sunglasses.
Paul is a contemporary visual artist who has worked with Dr Jacqui Mulville and Cardiff University on a range of projects. His work aims to reflect a mutual interest in the creative possibilities of exploring animal form and function through skeletal structure. http://www.pkevans.co.uk/
Edwina is a freelance costume designer and qualified Design and Technology secondary school teacher with a passionate interest in the past. She has over 30 years experience in work for theatre, film and T.V.and a fine pedigree in dressing everyone from Captain Jack to the Coal House kids. Edwina regularly whips up outfits for us at the drop of her hat and can get anyone, even the most reluctant participants, into a costume within seconds. Edwina is also responsible for theatrical input and directing many of our more crafty activities and creatively uses recycled materials in all our projects.
She has accompanied us on fieldwork to the Isles of Scilly and survived her tent collapsing in gale force 8 at night, sleeping on until rescued at daylight.
Dr Henry Dosedla
Henry is a storyteller and shaman. He has spent many years working among the New Guinean highland tribes in the early seventies. He has also worked with traditional Hungarian healers known as ‘táltos’, who share relations with the Central Asian shamanic complex. By developing workshops and sessions for special interest groups and schools, Henry has developed new ways to explore the practical application of shamanism. His annual program of works include involvemnt with CINDIS – the Austrian Centre of Interdisciplinary Studies and Research, which actively encourages co-operation with representatives of the international neo-shamanic movement. In recent years, he has been collaborating with Dr Ffion Reynolds on projects which tie these diverse practices with archaeology and prehistoric instances of shamanism.