As the Williams Fellow in Ceramic Petrology, I am working on a number of research projects; from the exploration of clay resources in the northern Peloponnese, to the study of textile tools, and the influence of tempering materials on the chemical composition and material properties of ceramics. My research uses a range of analytical techniques and the results of which are integrated with archaeological and experimental data to explore questions about the technology and provenance of ceramics.
I received my MSc in ‘The technology and analysis of archaeological materials’ and my PhD on ‘Metalworking crucibles in Roman Britain’ from the Institute of Archaeology, UCL. I have experience of working with a range of archaeological materials including ceramics, metals, glass, and waste materials associated to these respective industries. My experience of working with different materials has led to an interest in exploring cross-craft interactions in the ancient world.
Gardner, C. and Dungworth, D. 2021. ‘Archaeometallurgy: an assessment of crucibles and other metalworking debris’ in Rippon, S. and Holbrook, N. (eds), Studies in the Roman and Medieval archaeology of Exeter (Exeter: a place in time, volume 2). London: Oxbow.
Gardner, C. 2019. ‘Crucibles’ in Andrews, P., Clarke, P., 2019, Iron Age Metalworking and Anglo-Saxon settlement at Castleview Road, Slough. Berkshire Archaeological Journal, 84: 65-176
Gardner C., Martinón-Torres M., Topić N., Peković Ž., 2018, ‘Analysis of archaeometallurgical finds from a late to postmedieval foundry in Dubrovnik, Croatia’, in Thomas N., Dandridge P. (éd), Medieval copper, bronze and brass: History, archaeology and archaeometry of the production of brass, bronze and other copper alloy objects in medieval Europe (12th-16th centuries), [Actes du colloque de Dinant et Namur, 15- 17 mai 2014. Proceedings of the symposium of Dinant and Namur, 15-17 May 2014], Namur, Agence wallonne du Patrimoine: 309-325. (Études et documents, Archéologie; 39).
Broadley, R., Gardner, C., Bayley, J. 2012. ‘The Church Lane assemblage: early medieval glass-working in the shadow of Canterbury Cathedral’ in Ignatiadou, D., and Antornaras, A. (eds) Annales du 18e congrès de l’association internationale pur l’histoire du verre. Thessaloniki, Greece: Ziti Publishing: 379-384.
Gardner, C., 2012. ‘The metalworking debris‘ in Bidwell, P. The Roman fort at Bainbridge, Wensleydale: excavations by B.R. Hartley on the Principa and a summary account of other excavations and survey. Britannia, 43: 45-113