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Maureen Mellor

Part-time Tutor, Archaeology

Member of Common Room 

Department for Continuing Education 

maureen.mellor@conted.ox.ac.uk

Maureen Mellor is an archaeologist with a special interest in the material culture of interiors and in medieval diet.  She has over thirty years’ experience, working with the products of English and European clay industries in field archaeology and in museums. She teaches at the University’s Department for Continuing Education and lectures at conferences.  She is currently researching medieval food and foodways, collaborating with the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Bristol. She regularly reviews books for the Society for Medieval Archaeology.

She is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, London and an active member of The Diet Group, which meets twice yearly in Oxford, and a Liveryman and former member of the Court of the Worshipful Company of Arts Scholars, linking the Art world and collections to scholarship.

Recent publications

Maureen Mellor, Seeing the Medieval Child: evidence from household and craft in D. M. Hadley and K. Hemer (eds) Medieval Childhood archaeological approaches, Oxbow Books, Oxford, 2014, pp75-94.

Maureen Mellor, Overview: medieval industry and commerce, in C. M. Gerrard and A. Gutierrez (eds) The Oxford Handbook of Later Medieval archaeology in Britain, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2018, pp435-454.

Maureen Mellor, Producers and Patrons: late medieval decorative paving tiles in the south-west Chiltern Hills, in B. Jervis (ed.) The Middle Ages Revisited. Studies in the Archaeology and History of Medieval southern England. Presented to Professor David A. Hinton. Archaeopress archaeology, Oxford 2018, pp85-113.