University of York

University of York (UoY) 🇬🇧

Founded in 1963, the University of York is renowned as a young research-led University. With a flat management structure that encourages interdisciplinary collaboration across departmental boundaries, UoY consistently out-performs all other large civic universities. The University is a member of the Russell Group, a leading organisation of UK universities committed to the highest levels of academic excellence in both teaching and research. UoY is also a member of the World University Network, a worldwide alliance of thirteen research-led universities, and is one of few universities less than 50 years old to reach the world top 100 (it has done so for 5 consecutive years); unsurprisingly, it is the top UK University under 50 years of age (Times).

David Orton

Academic supervisor of Carla Soto

David is a Lecturer in Zooarchaeology. Following a BA in Archaeology & Anthropology from Cambridge, David took the MSc in Zooarchaeology at York - a programme he now directs - before returning to Cambridge for his PhD. His thesis, completed in 2008, focused on the links between herding practices and the gradual development of large, settled communities in the central Balkan Neolithic. Since then he has worked as a researcher on a number of projects, ranging from Halaf-period zooarchaeology in south-east Turkey to (post)medieval fish trade in north-west Europe, and most recently returning to Neolithic research in the former Yugoslavia with a role in the ERC-funded EUROFARM project.