Dr Ros Coard BA, PhD. 

Lecturer in Archaeology 

Lampeter

E-mail: r.coard@uwtsd.ac.uk

Ros Coard

Lecturer in Archaeology

Plio-Pleistocene fossil assemblages and faunal analysis, Vertebrate taphonomy, Human evolution and the archaeology of the earliest humans.

My major study areas include the analysis of fossil assemblages, largely Plio-Pleistocene sites in northern Pakistan and more recently, animal bones assemblages from caves sites in and around Plymouth. Much of the research has focused on the interpretation of these sites and developing a methodology by which such sites can be analysed. My particular interest lie with issues related to human evolution and interpreting the behaviour of our earliest ancestors, as well as inferring the behaviour of other major carnivores (palaeoethology) in the past and reconstructing past ecosystems and environments.

I am currently researching the archaeological evidence for large cat predation and developing a methodology by which this can be studied both in an ancient and a modern setting. I also undertake some analysis of human skeletal remains and cremations and contribute research to the Department’s Palaeoenvironmental Centre.

Currently an editorial Board Member for the Journal of Archaeological Sciences http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jas

2007 Dennell, R.W., Coard, R., and Turner, A. Predators and scavengers in Early Pleistocene southern Asia.Quaternary International DOI 10.1016/j.quaint.2007.06.023

2007 Coard R. Ascertaining an agent: using tooth pit data to determine the carnivore/s responsible for predation in cases of suspected big cat kills. Journal of Archaeological Science 34(10): 1677-1684

2006: Dennell, R. W., Coard, R., and Turner, A. The biostratigraphy and magnetic polarity zonation of the Pabbi Hills, northern Pakistan: an Upper Siwalik (Pinjor Stage) Upper Pliocene – Lower Pleistocene fluvial sequence. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimateology, Palaeoecology 234: 168-185

2005: Dennell, R. W., Coard, R., Beech, M., Anwar, M. and Turner, A. Locality 642, An Upper Siwalik (Pinjor Stage) fossil accumulation in the Pabbi Hills, Pakistan.  Journal of the Palaeontological Society of India. 50(1):83-92

2005: Dennell, R. W., Turner, A., Coard, R., Beech, M., and Anwar, M. Two Upper Siwalik (Pinjor Stage) fossil accumulations from localities 73 and 362, in the Pabbi Hills, Pakistan.  Journal of the Palaeontological Society of India. 50(2)101-111. ISSN 0522-9630

2004: Coard, R. Observations at a distance: an interpretation of locality 73. In R.W. Dennell (ed.) Early Hominin Landscapes in Northern Pakistan. B.A.R (IS) 1265 pp.353-355

2004: Coard, R. A taphonomic analysis of Locality 362: A Plio-Pleistocene fossil assemblage. In R.W. Dennell (ed.) Early Hominin Landscapes in Northern Pakistan. B.A.R (IS) 1265 pp.355-361

2004: Coard. R. A taphonomic analysis of Locality 642, Pabbi Hills, Pakistan. In R.W. Dennell (ed.) Early Hominin Landscapes in Northern Pakistan. B.A.R (IS) 1265 pp.362-371

2000: Chamberlain, A. T, Sellars, W., Coard, R., and Proctor, C. Cave detection using ground penetrating radar. Journal of Archaeological Science. 27(10): 957-64

2000: Bell, M., Allen, J. R. L., Barton, N., Coard, R., Crowther, J., Cruise, G., Ingram, C. and Macphail, R. The Goldcliff late-Mesolithic site, 5400-4000 Cal BC. In eds. M. Bell, A. Caseldine and H. Neumann. Prehistoric Intertidal Archaeology in the Welsh Severn Estuary. CBA  Research Report. 120.

Reports

2007 Coard, R. Inhumation and Cremation: Human and animal skeletal remains report. Llanmaes, Vale of Glamorgan. Prepared for National Museums & Galleries of Wales

2007 Coard, R, and Sables, A. Technical summary of the human skeletal remains, Brownslade Barrow, (56592), Castlemartin, Pembrokeshire, Wales. Prepared for Cambria Archaeology (Archaeoleg Cambria) and Defence Estates

2006 Coard, R.  Interim report of the animal remains from Brownslade Barrow, (56592), Castlemartin Range, South Pembrokeshire. Prepared for Cambria Archaeology (Archaeoleg Cambria) and Defence Estates

2006 Coard, R, and Sables, A. Human skeletal remains assessment report. Brownslade Barrow, (56592) Castlemartin, Pembrokeshire. Prepared for Cambria Archaeology (Archaeoleg Cambria) and Defence Estates

2005: Coard, R. Cremation report: Fan Foel FF04 1033. The primary cremation. Prepared for Cambria Archaeology.

2005: Coard, R. Cremation report: Fan Foel FF04 1029. The secondary cremation. Prepared for Cambria Archaeology.

2004:  Coard, R. Towyn-Y-Capel Assessment of the animal bone assemblage.  Prepared for Gwynedd Archaeological Trust

2002: Coard, R. Unstratified Human Remains from Brownslade Barrow, Castlemartin, Pembs.  Prepared for Cambria Archaeology.

2002: Coard, R. A report on a Roman Cremation from Allt-y-Cnap, Johnstown, Carmarthen. Report for Carmarthen Museum Service

2001: Coard, R. A report on a Roman Cremation from Park Hall Estate, Carmarthen. Prepared for Cambria Archaeology. Publication destination not yet confirmed.

2000: Coard, R. Cremated Animal Bones from Llanerchaeron. 2000 Report for the National Trust