Dr Stephanie L. Blankshein is a Research Fellow in Archaeology at the University of Southampton. She currently works on the AHRC-funded 'Islands of Stone' project aimed at investigating Neolithic crannogs in the Outer Hebrides.
Stephanie is a prehistoric maritime archaeologist specialising in the computational analysis of archaeological and environmental datasets as well as the digital recording, processing and dissemination of sites and artefacts. She has also been fortunate enough to work on terrestrial and underwater excavation and survey projects in Spain, Bulgaria, Hungary, Scotland and England as well as on an EU-funded capacity building project in Egypt.
Stephanie is also passionate about education and has taught on a range of UG and PGT modules at the University of Southampton, focusing on terrestrial and underwater survey and excavation techniques. Additional qualifications include an MSc in Maritime Archaeology and an MFA in Historic Preservation as well as HSE Scuba, BSAC Assistant Instructor and PADI Rescue scuba diving certifications.