Miranda Aldhouse-Green

Miranda Jane Aldhouse-Green, FSA, FLSW (née Aldhouse; born 24 July 1947) is a British archaeologist and academic. She was Professor of Archaeology at Cardiff University from 2006 to 2013.[1][2] Until about 2000 she published as Miranda Green or Miranda J. Green.[lower-alpha 1]

Early life and education

She took her first degree at Cardiff University, her MLitt at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford in 1974, and a PhD from The Open University in 1981.[1]

Academic career

Aldhouse-Green was a member of the faculty at the University of Wales, Newport between 1993 and 2006, being appointed Professor of Archaeology in 1998.[3] She previously held appointments at Worthing and Peterborough Museums and the Open University in Wales. Aldhouse-Green was a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London (FSA) after her election in November 1979.[4][5] She is a former Vice-President (2002), then President of The Prehistoric Society and has been included in Who's Who since 2004.[1][3]

Her research interests are Iron Age and Romano-Celtic, particularly Gallo-Roman iconography and sacrificial activities.[6] A report from Universities UK (EurekaUK, June 2006) cites Aldhouse-Green's research into understanding the Celts as one of the "100 major discoveries, developments and inventions", by academics throughout the UK, to have transformed the world in the last 50 years.[7]

Personal life

Aldhouse-Green was married to fellow archaeologist Stephen Aldhouse-Green (1945-2016)[8][9], formerly Stephen Green, since 1970. [1][10]

Selected publications

  • Sussex Archaeological Collections, 1973.
  • A corpus of small cult-objects from the military areas of Roman Britain, British Archaeological Reports, British Series, 1978
  • Roman Archaeology, Longman, 1984.
  • The Gods of the Celts, Sutton, 1986.
  • The World of the Druids, Thames, 1992.
  • Celtic Myths, British Museum Press, 1993.
  • Celtic Goddesses: Warriors, Virgins and Mothers, British Museum Press, 1995.
  • Exploring the World of the Druids, Thames and Hudson, 1997.
  • Dictionary of Celtic Myth and Legend, Thames and Hudson, 1997.
  • Celtic Art; Symbols and Imagery, Sterling, 1997.
  • "Vessels of Death", Antiquaries Journal 78 (1998): 63–84.
  • Pilgrims in Stone, British Archaeological Reports, International Series, 1999.
  • Dying for the Gods: Human Sacrifice in Iron Age and Roman Europe, Tempus, 2001.[11]
  • The Gods of Roman Britain, Shire Publications, 2003.
  • The Celts, Weiderfeld and Nicolson, 2004.
  • Gwent in Prehistory and Early History, University of Wales Press, 2004.
  • An Archaeology of Images, Routledge, 2004.
  • The Quest for the Shaman: Shape-Shifters, Sorcerers And Spirit Healers of Ancient Europe, Thames & Hudson, 2005 (with Stephen Aldhouse-Green).
  • Boudicca Britannia, Pearson Longman, 2006.
  • Bog Bodies Uncovered, Thames and Hudson, 2015.


  1. Wells, Peter S., "Review Article: Who, Where, and What Were the Celts? The World of the Celts by Simon James; Pagan Celtic Ireland: The Enigma of the Irish Iron Age by Barry Raftery; Celtic Britain by Charles Thomas; Celtic Goddesses: Warriors, Virgins and Mothers by Miranda Green; The World of the Druids by Miranda J. Green; Celtic Sacred Landscapes by Nigel Pennick", American Journal of Archaeology, Vol. 102, No. 4 (Oct., 1998), pp. 814–816, JSTOR, where two of her books, both published in 1997, use different forms.


  1. A and C Black Publishers' Staff (2006). Who's Who 2006: an annual biographical dictionary. London: A and C Black Publishers. p. 21. ISBN 0-7136-7164-5.
  2. "Druids Committed Human Sacrifice, Cannibalism?". nationalgeographic.com.
  3. "Professor Miranda Aldhouse-Green". Cardiff University website. Cardiff University. 2010. Retrieved 11 October 2010.
  4. But no longer appears on the FSA list, and her Cardiff faculty biography describes her as a "former" member.
  5. "Society of Antiquaries of London-List of Fellows". Society of Antiquaries of London website. Society of Antiquaries of London. May 2010. Archived from the original on 4 October 2010. Retrieved 14 October 2010.
  6. "Professor Miranda Aldhouse-Green". Cardiff University website. Cardiff University. 2010. Retrieved 11 October 2010.
  7. "Full list:100 UK university discoveries". The Guardian website. The Guardian. 5 July 2006. Retrieved 11 October 2010.
  8. https://harngroup.wordpress.com/2016/03/11/professor-stephen-aldhouse-green/
  9. http://journal.lithics.org/index.php/lithics/article/view/702
  10. Aldhouse-Green, Miranda (2006). Boudica Britannia. Cardiff: Pearson Education. p. xiii. ISBN 1-4058-1100-5.
  11. "The cathartic crowd-puller". Times Higher Education.
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