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’m currently one of the hosts of the zooarchaeology podcast ArchaeoAnimals on the Archaeology Podcast Network – new episodes drop every first Tuesday of the month! I also occasionally freelance as a writer for PBS Digital Studios’ YouTube series, Eons.

In my spare time, I volunteer as a STEM Ambassador for STEM Learning UK. Previously, I was the social media manager for Crastina, an international website for promoting science communication. In the past, I have also written a bi-monthly article for Her STEM Story called #STEMSupport.

If you’re interested in developing a zooarchaeology workshop or activity for students, feel free to drop me a message! I’m happy to do in-person or remote demonstrations for classrooms.

My current research involves analysis of the taphonomic characteristics of faunal assemblages from the Covesea Caves in north-east Scotland. For more information, please check out our project website: Covesea Caves Project.

Click here to download my entire CV: Downloadable CV

And if you want to support my work, you can donate here!

Other Places to Find Me

Current Membership:

  • Association of Environmental Archaeology (AEA)
  • Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (FSA Scot)
  • International Council of Archaeozoology (ICAZ)
  • Prehistoric Society
  • Europa Nostra
  • 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.