Museum of London Archaeology

MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology) is an experienced and innovative archaeology and built heritage practice. We have been providing independent, professional heritage advice and services for over 40 years across the UK and internationally on schemes both large and small. MOLA’s 300 staff are based in London, Northampton, Birmingham and Basingstoke.

MOLA is an educational charity with Independent Research Organisation status. Our work and expertise are internationally recognised. We maintain strong links with the academic community and seek to develop partnerships with commercial, academic and community groups to produce truly innovative research that makes a genuine impact on our understanding of places, people and the past. As a charitable company our aim is to inspire people to be curious about their heritage. We are proud of our award-winning community engagement and education programmes, which are founded on partnership and participation. The research we conduct as part of the planning and development process takes place alongside our own academic research strategy and we set out to share the knowledge and information we generate with the widest audience in ways which strengthen communities and create a sense of place.

Research Areas / Subjects of Interest:

Tracking Holocene environmental change and human impact (eg in lower Thames valley) using
• Past landscape reconstruction
• Palaeoecology
Human osteology
• Population: social and environmental factors, migration, diet, health risks, stresses and urbanisation, industrialisation and pollution
• Biocultural: epigraphical, historical and biographical information
• Biomolecular: aDNA, oral microbiomes, Stable Isotopes


Please contact Mary Ruddy for more information.

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