Elizabeth Walker

Elizabeth Walker

Elizabeth Walker is Curator of Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Archaeology for Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales. Elizabeth has excavated on many Palaeolithic and Mesolithic sites across Wales. She has recently directed excavations on the early Mesolithic site on Burry Holms, Gower as well as in Cathole Cave, Gower. She specializes as a lithic analyst and has published many stone tool reports for Welsh sites. Elizabeth spent twenty-five years working with Stephen Aldhouse-Green on his excavations at Pontnewydd Cave, Denbighshire which have recently been brought to publication. They are continuing to collaborate on the writing up of work at Hoyles Mouth and Little Hoyle Caves, near Tenby, Pembrokeshire.

Elizabeth's publications include:

Walker, E.A. 2012. The History of Work at the Caves. In S. Aldhouse-Green, R. Peterson and E.A.Walker (eds). Neanderthals in Wales: Pontnewydd and the Elwy Valley Caves. Oxford: Oxbow Books and National Museum Wales Books.

Walker, E.A. 2011. Palaeolithic and Mesolithic. In M. Redknap (ed.) Discovered in Time, 8–29. Cardiff: National Museum Wales Books.

Walker, E.A. 2004. The Mesolithic Period: the final hunter – gatherer – fishers of south eastern Wales. In M. Aldhouse-Green & R. Howell. The Gwent County History Volume I, 29–55. Cardiff: University of Wales Press.

Walker, E.A., Wenban-Smith, F. & Healy, F. (eds). 2004. Lithics in Action: papers from the conference ‘Lithic Studies in the Year 2000’. Oxford: Oxbow Books.

David, A. & Walker, E.A. 2004. Wales During the Mesolithic. In A. Saville (ed.), The Mesolithic of Scotland and its Neighbours, 299–337. Edinburgh: Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.

Walker, E.A. (ed.) 2000. Paviland Cave: the curatorial and scientific history of the museum collections. In S. Aldhouse-Green (ed.), Paviland Cave and the ‘Red Lady’, 265–274. Bristol Western Academic Specialist Press.

Green, S. & Walker, E. 1990. Ice Age Hunters: Neanderthals and Early Modern Hunters in Wales. National Museum of Wales: Cardiff.