Professor Ralph received her Ph.D in Archaeology from University of Cambridge. Her specialism is Later European Prehistory, with a particular focus on the Celtic Iron Age (First Millennium BC). Her current research examines microfossils preserved in dental calculus in order to examine changes in diet relating to age, gender, social status and cultural contact. This research focuses on Illyrian and Roman human skeletal remains from the Bileca region in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Her second project is concerned with human-animal relationships in Celtic Iron Age Europe, particularly those of the warrior and the boar. She is interested in the image of the boar and its appearance on objects associated with warriors.
B.A. (Hons), University of Southampton, 2000; M.Phil., University of Cambridge, 2002; Ph.D., University of Cambridge, 2006