Feeding the Roman Army in Britain


Dr Richard Madgwick


Richard Madgwick is Reader in Archaeological Science at Cardiff University. Richard is an osteoarchaeologist who uses macroscopic, microscopic and molecular methods in the analysis of animal and human remains. Reconstructing mobility in animals and humans using multi-isotope analysis is a major focus of his research, as are themes of provisioning, feasting and taphonomy.

Dr Angela Lamb


Angela Lamb is a lead scientist in the Stable Isotope Facility, part of the of the National Environmental Isotope Facility (NEIF) at the British Geological Survey. Angela leads the stable isotope Science Based Archaeology group (SBA) within the laboratory, and is the specialist for carbon, nitrogen and sulphur isotopes in hair, bone and teeth and oxygen isotopes in teeth and bone.

Dr Peter Guest

FRAB Consultant

Peter Guest is an archaeologist and numismatist with over 30 years’ experience as an finds specialist, excavator, researcher, teacher and curator. Peter specialises in the Roman period and is particularly interested in Britannia and the northwestern provinces, the Roman army and frontiers, as well as Roman coinage and the economy.

Dr Hongjiao Ma


Hongjiao Ma is an archaeomaterials scientist who uses scientific techniques to explore the transfer of technology, knowledge and movement of human and animals in past societies. His previous work focused on glass and ceramics from various sources along the ancient Silk Road and Europe. Hongjiao will oversee all strontium and oxygen isotope analysis of dental enamel for reconstructing supply networks, catchments and hinterlands.

Dr Leïa Mion


Leia Mion is an archaeologist whose research focuses on diet and food resources production during Antiquity and early Middle Ages mainly in the Mediterranean area. Leia specialises in the study of human and animal remains through multi-isotopes analysis (Carbon, Nitrogen and Sulphur stable isotopes). Leia will be in charge of all carbon, nitrogen and sulphur isotope analysis of dentine/bone collagen, to understand supply networks and animal/landscape management regimes.

Leah Reynolds


Dr Leah Reynolds is an archaeologist whose research interests lie in the settlements and material culture of Roman Britain and the impact of the Roman occupation on native societies. Leah will integrate FRAB’s results with wider archaeological (e.g. artefactual) and historical sources, and co-ordinate the project’s publications (monograph and articles).

Rhiannon Jenkins

FRAB MSc Student

Rhiannon Jenkins is a project MSc Archaeological Science student who has been conducting carbon, nitrogen and sulphur isotope analysis on faunal material from Caerleon Priory Field for her dissertation. You can read about Rhiannon’s lab work on her twitter thread.

Megan Myers

FRAB MSc Student

Megan Myers is a project MSc Archaeological Science student who has been conducting carbon and nitrogen isotope analysis on faunal remains from Vindolanda and Corbridge for her dissertation.