About Me


Hi, my name is Alex Fitzpatrick! I’m a zooarchaeologist and PhD candidate at the University of Bradford in England.

I received my BA in Classical Archaeology, Anthropology, and Special Honours from CUNY Hunter College in New York in 2015.

In 2016, I received my MSc in Archaeological Sciences from the University of Bradford. My dissertation was titled Fishing, Diet, and Environment in the Iron Age of the Northern Isles.

I run the social media for Crastina, an international website for promoting science communication. I also write a bi-monthly article for Her STEM Story called #STEMSupport.

My current research involves analysis of the taphonomic characteristics of faunal assemblages from the Covesea Caves in north-east Scotland.

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Other Places to Find Me

Current Membership:

  • Association of Environmental Archaeology (AEA)
  • Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
  • International Council of Archaeozoology (ICAZ)
  • British Cave Research Association (BCRA)
  • Late Prehistoric Finds Group
  • Taphonomy Working Group
  • Cave Archaeology Group

ORCID ID: 0000-0002-5447-2252

Also, I have no idea how to ride a bike.