Dr Mark Powers

Since graduating with a Ph.D. in archaeology in December 2017, I have been applying for post-doctoral funding scholarships in order to continue with my research. I am a landscape archaeologist, and my specialism concerns activity and mobility strategies in the central lowlands of Mesolithic England. This period witnessed the re-colonisation of the landscape after the retreat of the last ice fields some 12,000 years ago.

During my Ph.D. research as a Humanities Institute resident, and now as a research associate, I have benefitted enormously from the academic, administrative and collegial support of the Humanities Institute. The Institute provides a friendly, relaxed and convivial atmosphere, where academics can support each other, both in terms of research and personal networks. It is an invaluable asset, which I am lucky enough to be part of.