Samantha’s research focuses on human bioarchaeology, osteological techniques and paleopathology, especially spinal pathology and health and disease in ancient Nubia.
Samantha is a biological and forensic anthropologist with over 15 years of experience working in both the commercial and academic sectors in human osteology, paleopathology, forensic anthropology, and forensic science in both the UK and USA. She completed her PhD in Archaeology at the University of Durham, while working as a senior lecturer and program lead at Lincoln University.
Her doctoral research involved a comprehensive analysis of spinal pathology in over five hundred individuals from Sudan, dating from 350BC to 1500AD. While at Durham University she set up and ran the Egypt and Sudan Study Group as well as the Sudan Study conference, an international interdisciplinary research conference with a focus on Sudan and ancient Nubia that runs every year in May.
Samantha has collaborated on projects involving skeletal remains dating from the Bronze Age to Medieval period in Britain as well as skeletal remains from Sudan. She continues to collaborate on both archaeological and forensic cases and is also a forensic anthropologist team member at Kenyon International. Samantha is also currently an associate fellow in the History and Heritage department at the University of Lincoln and part of the Medieval research group. Samantha joined ARU as a lecturer in August 2021.
Mass fatality Incidents
PhD in Archaeology, University of Durham
PGCAP in Higher Education, University of Durham
MSc Biomedical and forensic studies on Egyptology, University of Manchester
BA (Hons) Comparative Religion and Anthropology, University of Manchester
Member of the British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology (BABAO)
Member of the Paleopathology Association (PPA)
Member of the Chartered Institute of Archaeology: Forensic Archaeology Group
Member of the Chartered Institute of Archaeology: Human Osteoarchaeology Group
Member of the Forensic Anthropology Society Europe
Member of the Council for British Archaeology East Midlands.
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Reviewer for: International Journal of Osteoarchaeology
Reviewer for: International Journal of Paleopathology
2019 Conference fund, department of archaeology, Durham University
2018 Conference fund, department of archaeology, Durham University
2017 CAROD conference grant, Durham University
2017 Institute of Advanced Studies grant
2015 Haycock Bursary, Durham University
2014 Norman Richardson Grant, Ustinov College
Tipper, S. Shin, S. and Kilroe, L. (2021) Current research in Nubian Archaeology: Oxford Edition. Gorgias Press. U.S.A.
Tipper, S and Lemos, R (2021) New Perspectives on Sudanese and Nubian Archaeology, Archaeopress, Cambridge.
Lemos, R and Tipper, S (2021) Sudanese and Nubian archaeology: scholarship past and present. In Tipper, S and Lemos, R. New perspectives on Sudanese and Nubian Archaeology, Archaeopress, Cambridge.
Tipper, S. (2021) Osteological Analysis: Beaumont Fee, Lincoln. PCAS Archaeology.
Tipper, S (2021) Osteological Analysis: Hornsea Offshore Wind Farm. Network Archaeology.
Tipper, S (2020) Osteological Analysis: Cremation Burial Farnham Pastures. PCAS Archaeology.
Tipper, S (2020) Osteological Analysis: Brayford Warf North, Lincoln. PCAS Archaeology.
Tipper, S. & Tully, G. (2018) Current research in Nubian archaeology. Gorgias Press, U.S.A.
Primeau, C. & Tipper, S. (2017) Aging archaeological sub adults from femur length – which method is advisable? Newsletter of the Society of Archaeological Sciences, Vol 40 (1):2-7
2021 Heritage Research Showcase, Lincoln University, UK. Podium Presenter
2021 Rurality Research Showcase, Lincoln University, UK. Session chair
5th Sudan Studies Research Conference, University of Warsaw, Poland. Director & Poster presentation
2020 4th Sudan Studies Research Conference, University of Naples, UK. Director
2019 3rd Sudan Studies Research Conference, Oxford University, UK. Director
2018 British Association of Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology, Cranfield University, UK. Podium presentation
2018 2nd Sudan Studies Postgraduate Conference, Cambridge University. Director & podium presentation
2017 1st Sudan Studies Research Conference, Durham University, UK. Director and Poster presentation
2017 Annual Postgraduate Conference, Anthropology Dept, Durham University, UK. Podium presentation
2016 British Association of Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology, Kent University. Poster Presentation
2016 Paleopathology Conference, Atlanta, USA. Poster presentation
Medieval Sound Bites Podcast: Digging in the Dirt: Forensic Science in Ancient and Medieval Archaeology – Dr Sam Tipper and Dr Charlotte Primeau.