Dr Karen Privat

Research Associate

Category: Academic Staff

Biography

Education

D.Phil. University of Oxford, UK (2005)

M.Sc. University of Sheffield, UK (1999)

B.A. Lawrence University, USA (1997)

Role

Major responsibility for managing research and training on the JEOL JXA-8500F Hyperprobe (EPMA), EMU SEM training/inquiries contact, and additional support for various instruments.

Interests

Archaeological Science - palaeodietary & palaeoenvironmental reconstruction via stable isotope analysis of floral and faunal remains; chemical analysis of artefacts using microscopy-based techniques (e.g. EPMA)

Publications

Archaeological Science:

Reade W, Duncan Jones J & Privat K 2014. Hellenistic core-formed glass from Gordion. 19e Congrès de l’Association Internationale pour l’Histoire du Verre, Piran: International Association for the History of Glass (AIHV).

Ventresca Miller A, Usmanova E, Logvin V, Kalieva S, Shevnina I, Logvin A, Kolbina A, Suslov A, Privat K, Haas K & Rosenmeier M 2014. Subsistence and social change in central Eurasia: Stable isotope analysis of populations spanning the Bronze Age transition. Journal of Archaeological Science 42(1): 525-538.

Geology:

McCarroll RJ, Graham IT, Fountain R, Privat K & Woodhead J 2014. The Ojolali region, Sumatra, Indonesia: Epithermal gold-silver mineralisation within the Sunda Arc. Gondwana Research 26(1): 218-240.

Materials & Biomedical Engineering:

Patel S, Guenther T, Dodds CWD, Kolke S, Privat KL, Matteucci PB & Suaning GJ 2013. Materials design considerations involved in the fabrication of implantable bionics by metallization of ceramic substrates. Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS. Article No. 6609611: 759-762.

Robin l, Laws KJ, XU W, Kurniawan G, Privat K & Ferry M 2010. The Three-Dimensional Structure of Mg-Rich Plates in As-Cast Mg-Based Bulk Metallic Glass Composites. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A 41(7): 1691-1698.

 

 

 

 

 

My Research Activities

Education

D.Phil. University of Oxford, UK (2005)

M.Sc. University of Sheffield, UK (1999)

B.A. Lawrence University, USA (1997)

Role

Major responsibility for managing research and training on the JEOL JXA-8500F Hyperprobe (EPMA), EMU SEM training/inquiries contact, and additional support for various instruments.

Interests

Archaeological Science - palaeodietary & palaeoenvironmental reconstruction via stable isotope analysis of floral and faunal remains; chemical analysis of artefacts using microscopy-based techniques (e.g. EPMA)

Publications

Publications

Book Chapters

Privat K;Sobotkova A;Bakardzhiev S;Russeva V, 2018, 'Excavation and palaeodietary analysis of Bronze Age human remains from Boyanovo, Yambol province', in Ross S;Sobotkova A;Tzvetkova J;Nekhrizov G;Connor S (ed.), The Tundzha Regional Archaeology Project Surface Survey, Palaeoecology, and Associated Studies in Central and Southeast Bulgaria, 2009-2015 Final Report, Oxbow Books Limited, pp. 182 - 190, https://www.oxbowbooks.com/oxbow/the-tundzha-regional-archaeology-project.html
Field J;Privat K, 2010, 'Blood residue analysis', in Encyclopedia of Archaeology, pp. 927 - 931, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-012373962-9.00035-2
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Privat K;O'Connell T;Neal K;Hedges R, 2005, 'Fermented dairy product analysis and palaeodietary repercussions : is stable isotope analysis not cheesy enough?', in Mulville J;Outram A (ed.), The zooarchaeology of fats, oils, milk and dairying, Oxbow Books Ltd
Privat K, 2002, 'Preliminary report of palaeodietary analysis of human and faunal remains from Bolshekaragansky kurgan 25', in Zdanovich D (ed.), Аркаим Некрополь (по материалам кургана 25 больщекараганского могильника)., Iuzhno-Ural’skoe Knizhnoe Izdatel’stvo, Chelyabinsk, pp. 166 - 171

Conference Papers

Privat K;Reade W;Duncan Jones J, 2014, 'Analysis of molded and coreformed glass from 1<sup>st</sup> millennium BC gordion, anatolia', in Microscopy and Microanalysis, pp. 2016 - 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1431927614011817
Patel S;Guenther T;Dodds CW D;Kolke S;Privat KL;Matteucci PB;Suaning GJ, 2013, 'Materials design considerations involved in the fabrication of implantable bionics by metallization of ceramic substrates', in Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS, pp. 759 - 762, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2013.6609611

Journal articles

Alzahid YA;Mostaghimi P;Gerami A;Singh A;Privat K;Amirian T;Armstrong RT, 2018, 'Functionalisation of Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS)- Microfluidic Devices coated with Rock Minerals', Scientific Reports, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-33495-8
Kumar A;Joseph S;Tsechansky L;Privat K;Schreiter IJ;Schüth C;Graber ER, 2018, 'Biochar aging in contaminated soil promotes Zn immobilization due to changes in biochar surface structural and chemical properties', Science of the Total Environment, vol. 626, pp. 953 - 961, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.01.157
Tanaka Y;Pahlevani F;Privat K;Moon SC;Dippenaar R;Kitamura SY;Sahajwalla V, 2018, 'Engulfment Behavior of Inclusions in High-Carbon Steel: Theoretical and Experimental Investigation', Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B: Process Metallurgy and Materials Processing Science, vol. 49, pp. 2986 - 2997, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11663-018-1394-5
Hanks B;Miller AV;Judd M;Epimakhov A;Razhev D;Privat K, 2018, 'Bronze Age diet and economy: New stable isotope data from the Central Eurasian steppes (2100-1700 BC)', Journal of Archaeological Science, vol. 97, pp. 14 - 25, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2018.06.006
Lay A;Graham I;Cohen D;Privat K;González-Jiménez JM;Belousova E;Barnes SJ, 2017, 'Ophiolitic chromitites of Timor Leste: Their composition, platinum group element geochemistry, mineralogy, and evolution', Canadian Mineralogist, vol. 55, pp. 875 - 908, http://dx.doi.org/10.3749/canmin.1500032
Turney CS M;Wilmshurst JM;Jones RT;Wood JR;Palmer JG;Hogg AG;Fenwick P;Crowley SF;Privat K;Thomas Z, 2017, 'Reconstructing atmospheric circulation over southern New Zealand: Establishment of modern westerly airflow 5500 years ago and implications for Southern Hemisphere Holocene climate change', Quaternary Science Reviews, vol. 159, pp. 77 - 87, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2016.12.017
VanValkenburgh P;Kelloway SJ;Privat KL;Sillar B;Quilter J, 2017, 'Rethinking cultural hybridity and technology transfer: SEM microstructural analysis of lead glazed ceramics from early colonial Peru', Journal of Archaeological Science, vol. 82, pp. 17 - 30, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2017.04.007
Pahlevani F;Kumar R;Gorjizadeh N;Hossain R;Cholake ST;Privat K;Sahajwalla V, 2016, 'Enhancing steel properties through in situ formation of ultrahard ceramic surface', Scientific Reports, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep38740
Reade WJ;Privat KL, 2016, 'Chemical characterisation of archaeological glasses from the hellenistic site of jebel khalid, Syria by electron probe microanalysis', Heritage Science, vol. 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40494-016-0084-3
Ventresca Miller A;Usmanova E;Logvin V;Kalieva S;Shevnina I;Logvin A;Kolbina A;Suslov A;Privat K;Haas K;Rosenmeier M, 2014, 'Subsistence and social change in central Eurasia: Stable isotope analysis of populations spanning the Bronze Age transition', Journal of Archaeological Science, vol. 42, pp. 525 - 538, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2013.11.012
McCarroll RJ;Graham IT;Fountain R;Privat K;Woodhead J, 2013, 'The Ojolali region, Sumatra, Indonesia: Epithermal gold-silver mineralisation within the Sunda Arc', Gondwana Research, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gr.2013.08.013
Patel S;Guenther T;Dodds CW D;Kolke S;Privat KL;Matteucci PB;Suaning GJ, 2013, 'Materials design considerations involved in the fabrication of implantable bionics by metallization of ceramic substrates', Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Annual Conference, vol. 2013, pp. 759 - 762, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2013.6609611
Robin L;Laws KJ;Xu W;Kurniawan G;Privat K;Ferry M, 2010, 'The three-dimensional structure of Mg-rich plates in as-cast Mg-based bulk metallic glass composites', Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science, vol. 41, pp. 1691 - 1698, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11661-009-9989-8
Trueman CN;Palmer MR;Field J;Privat K;Ludgate N;Chavagnac V;Eberth DA;Cifelli R;Rogers RR, 2008, 'Comparing rates of recrystallisation and the potential for preservation of biomolecules from the distribution of trace elements in fossil bones', Comptes Rendus - Palevol, vol. 7, pp. 145 - 158, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.crpv.2008.02.006
Fraser RA;Grün R;Privat K;Gagan MK, 2008, 'Stable-isotope microprofiling of wombat tooth enamel records seasonal changes in vegetation and environmental conditions in eastern Australia', Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, vol. 269, pp. 66 - 77, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2008.08.004
Trueman CN;Privat K;Field J, 2008, 'Why do crystallinity values fail to predict the extent of diagenetic alteration of bone mineral?', Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, vol. 266, pp. 160 - 167, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2008.03.038
Privat KL;O'Connell TC;Hedges RE M, 2007, 'The distinction between freshwater- and terrestrial-based diets: methodological concerns and archaeological applications of sulphur stable isotope analysis', Journal of Archaeological Science, vol. 34, pp. 1197 - 1204, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2006.10.008
Privat K;Schneeweiß J;Benecke N;Vasil'ev SK;O'Connell T;Hedges R;Craig O, 2005, 'Economy and diet at the late bronze age-iron age site of Čiča: Artefactual, archaeozoological and biochemical analyses', Eurasia Antiqua, vol. 11, pp. 419 - 447
Privat KL;O'connell TC;Richards MP, 2002, 'Stable isotope analysis of human and faunal remains from the Anglo-Saxon Cemetery and Berinsfield, Oxfordshire: Dietary and social implications', Journal of Archaeological Science, vol. 29, pp. 779 - 790, http://dx.doi.org/10.1006/jasc.2001.0785
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