Tina Tuohy

Tutor Tina TuohyDr Tina Tuohy started life as an art student studying Fine Art and Textile Production in London. After getting married, moving to Plymouth and raising a family, she went back to education via what was then the University of Exeter’s ‘Department of Extra Mural Studies’. She later became a full time student at Exeter and went on to graduate in Single Honours Archaeology.

In 1990 Tina went on to do a course in Wetland Archaeology at Leiden University in the Netherlands before continuing as a postgraduate at Exeter where, in 1996, she received her PhD on the study of Iron Age Weaving combs. Tina’s special area of study is the 1st Millennium BC and Later Prehistoric Crafts in Britain and North West Europe. More recently she has become interested in the different uses of antler in prehistory.

Tina worked as a part time lecturer for the University of Exeter for sixteen years and for Bristol University for four years. Locally, she is involved in Widening Horizons projects which introduce archaeology to primary school children and local community groups, and has also led a short course on the Archaeology of Dartmoor for visually impaired students.

Courses delivered by Tina:


Long Handled Weaving Combs in the Netherlands  Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society, 385-385

Bone and Antler Working.  In  eds. J. Coles & S. Minnitt Industrious and Fairly Civilised 143-149.  SLP & Somerset County Council Museums.

Prehistoric Combs of Antler and Bone. Vols. 1 & 2  BAR British Series 285

Long Handled Weaving Combs: Problems in Determining the Gender of Tool-maker and Tool-user.  In eds  M. Donald and L. Hurcombe  Gender and Material Culture in Archaeological Perspective, 137-153.  Macmillan Press Ltd.

Bone and antler working on the Iron Age sites of  Glastonbury and Meare in Britain. In eds. A.M.Choyke & L.Bartosiewicz. Crafting Bone: Skeletal Technologies through Time and Space. BAR – S937.

Weaving as a Domestic Craft at the Iron Age Site of Glastonbury Lake Village in Somerset Britain. In Journal of Wetland Archaeology, 97-111. Oxbow Books.

Bone and Antler combs as an Indicator of site phasing and function at the Iron Age Lake Villages of Glastonbury and Meare East and West in Somerset , UK. In eds H. Luik, A. M. Choyke, C. E. Batey & L. Lougas.  From Hooves to Horns, from Molluscs to Mammoths, 177-186. Tallinn.