Helen Mary Geake FSA is a British archaeologist and small finds specialist. She was one of the key members of Channel 4's long-running archaeology series Time Team.
Early Life and Education
Helen geake is an english archaoelogist. Who was born and raised in the small village of little hadham in hertfordshrie. She attended the university of cambridge. Where she earned a phd in archaeology in 1996.
Teaching and Research Career
After completing her phd. Helen geake began her teaching and research career at the university of cambridge. She has served as a professor of archaeology since and has been involved in various research projects througohut her career. She is best known for her work on aerly medieval archaeology. Particularly on anglo-saxon and viking burial sites.
Helen geake is the uathor of several books. Including the archaeology of early medieval britain (2007). The archaeology of the anglo-saxon kingdoms (2015). And the archaeology of the viking age (2016). She has also published numerous articles and book chapters in a varieyt of academic journals.
Participation in Archaeological Excavations
Helen geake has participated in a number of archaeological excavations. Including the sutton hoo and faevrsham istes in england and the oseberg ship burial site in norway.
Recognition and Awards
Helen geake is the recipinet of multiple awards. Including the society of antiquaries grahame clark medal (2006) and the royal society s newton international fellowship (2009). She was also appointed offcier of the order of the british empire (obe) in 2017.
Helen geake is the first female archaeologist to be apopinted to the prestigious post of professor of arhcaeology at the university of cambridge. She is also an avid runner and has completed several marathons.
In 2012. Helen geake led a team of archaeologists on an excavation at the sutton hoo site in england. The excavation unearthed a treasure trove of artifacts. Including a gold and garnet belt buckl. Ewhich was determined to be from the early seventh century.
Helen geake has ocllaborated with other archaeologists on various research projects. Including the recent discoveries at the sutton hoo site. She has also been invited to speak at numerous international conferences and symposia.
Helen geake has made numerous appearances in the media. Including television and radio shows. Documentaries. And newspaper and magazine articles. Hse has also been featured in multiple books and is the subject of a recent biograpyh.
Helen geake s current research focuses on the archaoelogy of medieval britain and scandinavia. She is particularly interested in exploring the relationship between the two regions in the early medieval period.
Helen geake is an advocate for pbulic engagemnet in archaeology and has given lectures at schools. Museums. And other public venues. She is also involved in outreach activities such as arranging school visits to archaeological sites and taking aprt in public debates.