Dr Ruth Young
Senior Lecturer in Archaeology
Director of Distance Learning Strategy
BSc, MPhil, Ph.D. (Bradford), FHEA, FSA
Tel: 0116 252 2564
Deputy Head of School
I first came to Leicester in 2000, having completed my PhD (on archaeological work in the former North West Frontier Province, Pakistan) in the Department of Archaeological Sciences, University of Bradford, where I also studied for my MPhil and undergraduate degree. I now work mainly within the School’s Distance Learning programme. From 2012 I will be Deputy Head for the School.
For details of the recent and ongoing project centered on religion in the city of Leicester, titled Mapping Faith and Place, please click here
- South Asian archaeology
- Old World States
I am always interested in talking to potential PhD students about research in the archaeology of South Asia and Iran. My current PhD students are working on the archaeology of Kashmir and the Gandharan Grave Culture of northwestern South Asia.
Edirisingha, P., Pluciennik, M. & Young, R. (2010) Using a three-dimensional multi-user virtual environment to teach spatial theory in archaeology. In: A. Wilson (ed.) UK Chapter of Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology Proceedings of the CAA UK Chapter Meeting University of Liverpool, 6th and 7th February 2009. Oxford: Archaeopress. BAR.IS 2182: 81-87
Young, R. & R.A.E. Coningham (2010) From Village to State Modelling Food consumption and Ideological Change at Anuradhapura Sri Lanka. In P. Gunawardhana, G. Adikari and R.A.E. Coningham (eds) Essays in Archaeology. Sirinimal Lakdusinghe Felicitation Volume Neptune Publications (Pvt) Ltd. Battaramulla, Sri Lanka: 81 – 92
Fazeli Nashli, H., Beshkani, A., Markosian, A., Ilkani, H., Abbasnegad Seresty, R. & Young, R. 2009. The Neolithic to Chalcolithic transition in the Qazvin Plain, Iran: chronology and subsistence strategies. Archäologische Mitteilungen Aus Iran and Turan, Band 41: 1-21.
Fazeli,H., Salimi, M. & Young, R. (2009) Landlord Villages of the Tehran Plain, and Historical Archaeology in Iran. Iran XLVII: 149-164.
Young, R. (2009) Representation within the landscape of northern Pakistan: the meanings of Gandhara South Asian Studies 25; 29-40.
Edirisingha, P., Nie, M., Pluciennik, M. & Young, R. (2009) Socialisation for learning at a distance in a 3-D multi-user virtual environment. British Journal of Educational Technology Vol 40 No 3: 458–479. ISSN: 0007-1013. EISSN: 1467-8535.
Ali, I. Khalil, M.R., Young, R., Zahir, M. (2009). A survey of Lower Dir, North West Frontier Province, Pakistan in 2005. Man and Environment XXXIV(1): 30-37.
Young, R. (2009). The importance of names in archaeology: exploring ‘Gandhara’. Pakistan Heritage. 1: 57-63.
Gillmore, G.K., Coningham, R.A.E., Fazeli, H., Young, R., Magshoudi, M., Batt, C.M., Rushworth, G., (2009). Irrigation on the Tehran Plain, Iran: Tepe Pardis - The site of a possible Neolithic irrigation feature? Catena, doi:10.1016/j.catena
Young, R. & Fazeli, H. (2008). Interpreting animal bones in Iran: considering new animal bone assemblages from three sites in the Qazvin Plain within a broader geographical and chronological perspective. Paleorient.34.2: 153-172.
Ali, I., Hamilton, D., Newson, P., Qasim, Q., Young, R. & Zahir, M. (2008). New radiocarbon dates from Chitral, NWFP, Pakistan, and their implications for the Gandharan Grave Culture of northern Pakistan. Antiquity. Vol 82 Issue 318 (online project gallery)
Fazeli, H. & Young, R. (2008). Landlord Villages of the Tehran Plain: season 1. Iran XLVI: 347-360.
Young, R., Coningham, R., Ali, I., & Ali,T. (2008). The archaeological visibility of transhumance tested using faunal material from NWFP, Pakistan. In: E.M. Raven & G.L. Possehl (eds) South Asian Archaeology 1999. Groningen: Egbert Forsten Publishing: 203-210.
Coningham, R., Gunawardhana, P., Manuel, M., Adikhari, G., Katugampola, M., Young, R., Schmidt, A., Krishnan, K. & Simpson, I. (2007). The state of theocracy: defining an Early Mediaeval hinterland in Sri Lanka. Antiquity.81: 699-719.
Fazeli, H., Coningham, R.A.E., Young, R.L., Gillmore, G.K., Maghsoudi, M. & Raza, H. (2007). Socio-Economic Transformations in the Tehran Plain: Final Season of Settlement Survey and Excavations at Tepe Pardis. Iran XLV: 267-285.
Coningham R and Young R. (2007). The archaeological visibility of caste. In: T Insoll (ed.) The Archaeology of Identities. A Reader. 250-264. London: Routledge.