Emily Fioccoprile

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Post Doctoral Scholars
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
2402

Biography

I am an early career researcher with a passion for landscapes.  I am enthusiastic about mapping and heritage, and my research primarily focuses on non-destructive, digital methods of landscape archaeology.  

As an undergraduate I received a liberal arts education at the University of Arizona.  This gave me an interdisciplinary background and an appreciation for the diverse approaches that people use to understand the past.  I subsequently began to concentrate on European prehistory, earning my MA and PhD from the University of Bradford.  My doctoral thesis concerned the linear earthworks of the Yorkshire Wolds, and took a biographical approach to landscape.  I am currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate with Arizona State University’s Center for Archaeology and Society, where I have been working on a self-designed project on the rock art landscape at Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve.  I am also an Honorary Visiting Researcher at the University of Bradford.

ORCID: 0000-0003-1999-3340

Education

2016  PhD in Archaeological Sciences, University of Bradford
Thesis title: Lines across the land: a biography of the linear earthwork landscapes of the later prehistoric Yorkshire Wolds

2012  MA in Archaeology, University of Bradford: Merit

2010  BA in History and Anthropology, with a Minor in Spanish, University of Arizona: Cum Laude and with Honors

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Research Interests

Keywords

landscape archaeology; non-destructive archaeology; digital archaeology; geographic information systems (GIS); place-making; roads and travel; agency; identity; personhood and gender; prehistory; Arizona archaeology; European archaeology; archaeological method and theory

Current Project

My current project, Prehistoric social landscapes of the Phoenix Basin, re-evaluates the rock art landscape at Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve.  The project uses non-destructive methods, such as reflectance transformation imaging (RTI) and geographic information systems (GIS), to record and understand the site in new ways.

Research Group

Center for Archaeology and Society

Publications

Edited Special Issues

Ghisleni L, Jordan AM and Fioccoprile E, eds (2016) “Binary Binds”: deconstructing sex and gender dichotomies in archaeological practice. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory 23(3): 765-969.

Journal Articles

Ghisleni L, Jordan AM and Fioccoprile E (2016) Introduction to "Binary Binds": deconstructing sex and gender dichotomies in archaeological practice. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory 23(3, “Binary Binds”: deconstructing sex and gender dichotomies in archaeological practice): 765-787. Open Access accepted manuscript from <http://hdl.handle.net/10454/9906>. View-only full text from <http://rdcu.be/j7LU>.

Book Chapters

Fioccoprile E (forthcoming [2018]) Travelling lines: linear earthworks and movement on the prehistoric Yorkshire Wolds. In Gibson C, Frieman C and Cleary K (eds) Making journeys: archaeologies of movement. Oxford: Oxbow.

Unpublished Theses/Dissertations

Fioccoprile E (2015) Lines across the land: a biography of the linear earthwork landscapes of the later prehistoric Yorkshire Wolds. Unpublished PhD thesis. University of Bradford. Open Access from <http://hdl.handle.net/10454/14112>.

Fioccoprile E (2011) Landscapes of the Irish Late Bronze Age: mapping sites and transitions. Unpublished MA dissertation. University of Bradford.

Fioccoprile E (2010) Gender in the Indus Valley Civilization. Unpublished BA Honors thesis. University of Arizona.

Unpublished Reports

Becker K and Fioccoprile E (2017) Archaeological work programme. In Becker K and Geary B, with Armit I, Dillon M, Eogan J, Fioccoprile E, Hegarty S, McClatchie M, O’Carroll E, Richer S, Taylor K and Hull G, Seeing beyond the site. Settlement and landscapes in later prehistoric Ireland. INSTAR project AR04557. End of year report to the Heritage Council and Transport Infrastructure Ireland. January 2017, section 4. Unpublished report. University College Cork.

Fioccoprile E, Gaffney C, Turner P, Armit I, Corkum A, Brown H, Saunders M, Sparrow T, Halkon P, Deverell J, Holman K and Fox S (2015) Huggate Dykes. Report 2013/14 for English Heritage. Unpublished geophysical report. Archived by Historic England, York; Humber Archaeology Partnership, Hull; and B-CAP, University of Bradford, Bradford.

Artistic works

Fioccoprile E (2011) Doing science. Prize-winning poem from the Sounds of Science poetry competition. Performed 12 September 2011 during the event John Hegley Presents: The Adventures of Monsieur Robinet, Theatre in the Mill, University of Bradford. Published (with typographical error in fourth stanza) in Carver K (2012) ‘Sounds of science’ poetry competition at the University of Bradford Library. SCONUL Focus 55: 26-29.

Research Activity

Organisation

Conference Organisation

  • Theoretical Archaeology Group Conference, 14-16 December 2015. University of Bradford. – student committee; poster design
  • Is Gender Still Relevant?, 16-17 September 2014. University of Bradford. – organising committee
  • 16th Iron Age Research Student Symposium, 6-9 June 2013. University of Bradford and University of Hull. – University of Bradford organiser
  • Yorkshire Archaeology Postgraduate Group Conference, 6 June 2013. University of Bradford. – organising committee

Session Organisation

  • Gender, Space and Architecture, Is Gender Still Relevant?, 16-17 September 2014. University of Bradford. – with Dr Emily Cuming (University of Leeds)
  • "Binary bind:" deconstructing sex and gender dichotomies in archaeological practice (T06S020, Archaeology and Gender of Europe session), European Association of Archaeologists 20th Annual Meeting, 10-14 September 2014. Istanbul. – with Lara Ghisleni (University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee) and Alexis Jordan (University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee)
  • Archaeological Sciences divisional session, School of Life Sciences Postgraduate Research Mini-conference, 1 April 2014. University of Bradford.  Held in conjunction with the School of Life Sciences Research and Development Open Day, 2 April 2014. University of Bradford. – with Peter Turner (University of Bradford)

Select Conference Presentations

Conference Papers

  • Fioccoprile E (2017Picturing Deer Valley: images, visualisation, biography and heritage in a rock art landscape. Theoretical Archaeology Group Conference, 18-20 December 2017. Cardiff University.
  • Fioccoprile E (2015) I went outside and I thought about cows: looking for agency on the prehistoric Yorkshire Wolds. Theoretical Archaeology Group Conference, 14-16 December 2015. University of Bradford.
  • Fioccoprile E (2015) The life of Huggate Dykes: taking a biographical approach to the linear earthwork landscapes of the Yorkshire Wolds. Landscape Survey Group Conference: Landscape narratives: creating stories from archaeological survey, 18-19 September 2015. The Gateway Arts and Education Centre, Shrewsbury.
  • Fioccoprile E (2015) Monuments, memory and movement: understanding the linear earthwork landscapes of the Yorkshire Wolds. 18th Iron Age Research Student Symposium, 11-15 June 2015. University of Liverpool.
  • Fioccoprile E (2014) Biographies of the land: using GIS, geophysics and human geography to understand the later prehistoric Yorkshire Wolds. Theoretical Archaeology Group Conference, 15-17 December 2014. University of Manchester.
  • Fioccoprile E (2014) The life of Huggate Dykes: recent GIS and geophysics in a linear earthwork landscape. Royal Archaeological Institute Conference: Science in Archaeology, 17-19 October 2014. University of Bradford.
  • Fioccoprile E (2014A tale of two earthworks: exploring variation in the linear earthwork landscapes of Huggate Dykes and Wetwang-Garton Slack. 17th Iron Age Research Student Symposium, 29 May-1 June 2014. University of Edinburgh, University of Glasgow and Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre.
  • Fioccoprile E and Kershaw R (2013) Sculpting the land: changing patterns of land use around Wetwang-Garton Slack, East Yorkshire. European Association of Archaeologists 19th Annual Meeting, 4-8 September 2013. Pilsen.
  • Fioccoprile E (2013‘The most laborious work ever undertaken’: the linear earthwork landscapes of the Yorkshire Wolds. 16th Iron Age Research Student Symposium, 6-9 June 2013. University of Bradford and University of Hull.
  • Fioccoprile E (2013) Lines across the land: a GIS-based study of the later prehistoric linear earthworks around Wetwang-Garton Slack, East Yorkshire. Yorkshire Archaeology Postgraduate Group Conference, 6 June 2013. University of Bradford.
  • Fioccoprile E (2010) Bodies and gender at the University of Arizona, 1920-1930. Arizona-Nevada History Convention, 15-18 April 2010. Laughlin. Manuscript retained by the Arizona Historical Society, Tucson.

Conference Posters

  • Fioccoprile E (2015) Travelling lines: linear earthworks and movement on the prehistoric Yorkshire Wolds. European Association of Archaeologists 21st Annual Meeting, 2-5 September 2015. Glasgow.
  • Fioccoprile E (2015) Monuments, memory and movement: linear earthworks of the prehistoric Yorkshire Wolds. Prehistoric Society Europa Conference, 29-31 May 2015. University College Dublin.

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