About Me

Hi, my name is Alex Fitzpatrick. I’m a zooarchaeologist and finishing PhD researcher at the University of Bradford.

I received my BA in Classical Archaeology, Anthropology, and Special Honours from CUNY Hunter College 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 am currently finishing my PhD in Archaeology, also at the University of Bradford. My dissertation is titled Ritual and Funerary Rites in Later Prehistoric Scotland: An Analysis of Faunal Assemblages from the Covesea Caves.

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!

To see my current list of publications, please check them out here.

For inquiries, please contact me at animalarchaeology@gmail.com.

I am currently looking for research and commercial positions based in the United Kingdom starting in January 2022, including freelance opportunities – please do not hesitate to get in contact with me if you’re looking to discuss a potential project! My current CV can be downloaded below.

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

Current Research Interests

  • Decolonisation
    • Decolonising Zooarchaeology
    • Decolonising Prehistoric Archaeology
    • Decolonising Natural History
    • Decolonising Archaeology through Anarchist Practice and Theory
    • Using Accountability Practices to Decolonise Archaeology
  • Zooarchaeology
    • Ritual and Funerary Zooarchaeology
    • Non-Anthropocentric and Post-Humanist Approaches to Zooarchaeology
    • Effects of Colonisation on Introductions and Extinctions of Species
    • Embracing Archival Research for Future Zooarchaeology
    • Ethical Approaches to Zooarchaeology
  • Current Issues in Archaeology
    • Ableism, Sexism, and Toxic Masculinity in Archaeology
    • Mental Health in Archaeology
    • Racism in British Archaeology
    • Immigration and Borders in Archaeology

Other Places to Find Me

Current Membership

  • Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (FSA Scot)
  • International Council of Archaeozoology (ICAZ)
  • Association of Environmental Archaeology (AEA)
  • Prehistoric Society
  • Glasgow Natural History Society (GNHS)
  • Society for the History of Natural History (SHNH)

ORCID ID: 0000-0002-5447-2252

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