Dr Linda Amos

School of Biological and Environmental Sciences

Linda has a background working in a variety of archaeological and palaeontological excavations in Canada, South Africa, Norway, England, and Gibraltar. Her main area of academic study has been Modern Human Behaviour, specifically in regards to the Neanderthals of Eurasia.

This, paired with a keen interest in taphonomy has led to her current position as a PhD researcher at LJMU, focussing on bird remains from Neanderthal sites throughout Eurasia in an effort to assess the contribution of avian fossils to our interpretation of Neanderthal ecology and behaviour.

During the summer months, Linda takes part in excavations at the Gorham's Cave Complex in Gibraltar.

PhD Title: The Importance of Birds in the Middle Palaeolithic.

Supervisors: Dr. Richard Jennings (LJMU), Dr. Clive Finlayson (Gibraltar National Museum/LJMU), Antonio Sánchez Marco (ICP).




University of Bergen, Norway, MPhil
University of Bergen, Norway, BA

Journal article

Orbach M, Amos L, Yeshurun R. 2022. Human prey choice refutes “Levantine overkill”: Comment on Dembitzer et al. (2022) Quaternary Science Reviews, 285 :107468-107468 DOI

Conference publication

McCrea RT, Buckley LG, Lockley MG, Xing L, Matthews NA, Pigeon TS, Amos L. The “Six Peaks Dinosaur Track Site”: a diverse fossil vertebrate track site from the Gaylard Member of the Gething Formation (Early Cretaceous: Aptian) from the Carbon Creek Basin, northeastern British Columbia. Vertebrate Anatomy Morphology Palaeontology, Canadian Society of Vertebrate Palaeontology, 5th Annual Meeting 4 :31-31


Amos L. A bird's eye view of the Middle Palaeolithic: Avian Fossil Remains and Their Contribution to Neanderthal research in Eurasia Jennings RP, Irish J, Finlayson C, Sanchez-Marco A. Public Url