Miranda Aldhouse-Green

Miranda Aldhouse-Green

Miranda Jane Aldhouse-Green FSA (née Aldhouse, b. 24 July 1947) is a British archaeologist, who is Professor of Archaeology at Cardiff University.[1][2] She earned a degree at the Cardiff University, her MLitt at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford in 1974, and a PhD from The Open University in 1981.[1] Aldhouse-Green was a member of the faculty at the University of Wales, Newport between 1993 and 2006, being appointed Professor of Archaeology in 1998.[3] She previously held appointments at Worthing and Peterborough Museums and the Open University in Wales. Aldhouse-Green has been a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London (FSA) since her election in November 1979.[4] She is a former Vice-President (2002), then President of The Prehistoric Society and has been included in Who's Who since 2004.[1][3]

Her research interests are Iron Age and Romano-Celtic, particularly Gallo-Roman iconography and sacrificial activities.[5] A report from Universities UK (EurekaUK, June 2006) cites Aldhouse-Green's research into understanding the Celts as one of the "100 major discoveries, developments and inventions", by academics throughout the UK, to have transformed the world in the last 50 years.[6]

Aldhouse-Green has been married to fellow archaeologist Stephen Aldhouse-Green, formerly Stephen Green, since 1970.[1][7]

Selected publications

  • Sussex Archaeological Collections, 1973.
  • A corpus of small cult-objects from the military areas of Roman Britain, British Archaeological Reports, British Series, 1978
  • Roman Archaeology, Longman, 1984.
  • The Gods of the Celts, Sutton, 1986.
  • The World of the Druids, Thames, 1992.
  • Celtic Myths, British Museum Press, 1993.
  • Celtic Goddesses; warriors, virgins and mothers, British Museum Press, 1995.
  • Exploring the World of the Druids, Thames and Hudson, 1997.
  • Dictionary of Celtic Myth and Legend, Thames and Hudson, 1997.
  • Celtic Art; Symbols and Imagery, Sterling, 1997.
  • Vessels of Death, Antiquaries Journal 78, 63—84, 1998.
  • Pilgrims in Stone, British Archaeological Reports, International Series, 1999.
  • Dying for the Gods; Human Sacrifice in Iron Age and Roman Europe, Tempus, 2001.[8]
  • The Gods of Roman Britain, Shire Publications, 2003.
  • The Celts, Weiderfeld and Nicolson, 2004.
  • Gwent in Prehistory and Early History, University of Wales Press, 2004.
  • An Archaeology of Images, Routledge, 2004.
  • The Quest for the Shaman, Shape-Shifters, Sorcerers And Spirit Healers of Ancient Europe, Thames & Hudson, 2005 (with Stephen Aldhouse-Green).
  • Boudicca Britannia, Pearson Longman, 2006.


  1. ^ a b c d A and C Black Publishers' Staff (2006). Who's Who 2006: an annual biographical dictionary. London: A and C Black Publishers. p. 21. ISBN 0 7136 7164 5. 
  2. ^ http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/03/090320-druids-sacrifice-cannibalism_2.html
  3. ^ a b "Professor Miranda Aldhouse-Green". Cardiff University website. Cardiff University. 2010. http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/share/contactsandpeople/academicstaff/A-E/alhousegreen-miranda-prof-biography_new.html. Retrieved 11 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "Society of Antiquaries of London-List of Fellows". Society of Antiquaries of London website. Society of Antiquaries of London. May 2010. http://www.sal.org.uk/history/listoffellows/. Retrieved 14 October 2010. 
  5. ^ "Professor Miranda Aldhouse-Green". Cardiff University website. Cardiff University. 2010. http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/share/contactsandpeople/academicstaff/A-E/alhousegreen-miranda-prof-overview_new.html. Retrieved 11 October 2010. 
  6. ^ "Full list:100 UK university discoveries". The Guardian website. The Guardian. 5 July 2006. http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2006/jul/05/highereducation.uk2. Retrieved 11 October 2010. 
  7. ^ Aldhouse-Green, Miranda (2006). Boudica Britannia. Cardiff: Pearson Education. p. xiii. ISBN 1 4058 1100 5. http://books.google.com/books?id=LVtPuMfE3DIC&pg=PP19&dq=%22Stephen+Aldhouse-Green%22+intitle:Boudica+intitle:Britannia+inauthor:Miranda+inauthor:Aldhouse-Green&hl=en&ei=wduyTPDqF4qZOsK5-L8F&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CCsQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=%22Stephen%20Aldhouse-Green%22%20intitle%3ABoudica%20intitle%3ABritannia%20inauthor%3AMiranda%20inauthor%3AAldhouse-Green&f=false. 
  8. ^ http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?storyCode=168370&sectioncode=40

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