Hazel Mosley

Hazel Mosley

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Research Focus

I'm a PhD student working on the project 'Landscapes of Production: Exploring the Palaeaoenvironmental Context of Stone Tool Quarrying, Manufacture, Use and Deposition on Neolithic Shetland', which builds on the work of the North Roe Felsite Project.1

Using palynology, non-pollen palynomorphs and other complementary proxies, the project aims to provide new data on the land-use and ecology of Neolithic Shetland, expanding palaeoecological coverage into the under-studied uplands of north-west Mainland to provide environmental context for the Neolithic felsite industry. New data will be combined with existing palaeoecological and archaeological information in a geospatial database that will be used explore local variations in patterning and timing of vegetation change throughout Shetland. We hope to build a robust chronology based on radiocarbon and tephrochronology.

The project is supervised by Dr. Will Megarry (QUB), Dr. Ed Schofield (Aberdeen) and Dr. Gill Plunkett (QUB) and is funded by the QUADRAT DTP

1Cooney, G. et al. (2019) ‘Tangled up in Blue: The mining and quarrying of riebeckite felsite in Neolithic Shetland’, in Teather et al. (eds) Mining and Quarrying in Neolithic Europe: A Social Perspective.

Research Interests

  • Palaeoecology
  • Environmental archaeology
  • Landscape archaeology
  • Neolithic studies



QUADRAT profile https://www.quadrat.ac.uk/students/hazel-mosley/

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 15 - Life on Land