Jane Harrison

Research Member of Common Room

Research Associate and Tutor

Department for Continuing Education


Jane completed both her Master’s and DPhil in Archaeology at OUDCE, where she now teaches. Her research interests focus on the ways in which people create “home” landscapes and settlements, concentrating on the Viking Age, and on northern England and the North Atlantic. Other interests are in researching archaeology in suburbs, creating joint community-university research projects and more broadly in early medieval archaeology. Ongoing research includes “special” deposits in the landscape, and the role and character of Viking Age skáli settlements. Jane is running a community research project south-east of Oxford with Trevor Rowley, has co-edited/written two books (forthcoming) with David Griffiths, and is currently writing a book on Viking settlement for Routledge.