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Janet Kay

ph.d. candidate

Janet Kay


Office: Stokes Hall, Office S354

Faculty Advisor: Robin Fleming

Curriculum Vitae


MA, Boston College, Medieval History 
BA, Boston University, Archaeology, European History, summa cum laude

Research Interests:

Settlement and burial archaeology of the early medieval British Isles and the North Atlantic; Iron Age settlements and the process of Romanization in the British Isles; archaeological sciences and environmental studies; maritime connections and communities; patterns of local, regional, and international trade; history of disease, medicine, and science


Norse in Newfoundland: A Critical Examination of Archaeological Research at the Norse site at L’Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland (British Archaeological Reports, International Series, 2012)

Conference Presentations

  • Poster, “Neolithic Life on the Danube”, co-presented with Rebecca Mountain, Boston University Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program Symposium, Fall 2009
  • “The church lived in the world’: ecclesiastical and secular sites in Britain and Ireland, 500-800AD.” Presented at the annual meeting of the North American Association for the Study of Welsh Culture and History, Friday, July 27, 2012
  • “Identifying Early Medieval Monasteries in the Atlantic West: Historical Text and the Archaeological Record.” American Catholic Historical Association Spring Meeting. April 5, 2013
  • “Old, New, Borrowed, and Buried: Fifth-Century ‘Special’ Burial Practices in Britain.” Conference on Medieval Archaeology. October 5, 2013. SUNY Cortland, Cortland NY.