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Tina Hayes

Appreciation by
Alex Bentley

Tina Hayes, of the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, died in early April 2008, at much too young an age. An isotope geochemist by profession, Tina greatly enjoyed her forays into archaeology, and she was already contributing to archaeology at the highest level. She published her first archaeology paper with colleagues in 2006 in Antiquity (80: 948-59), on tracking animal migrations in Roman Britain using Sr isotopes. She was a true renaissance person - from isotope geochemistry to political history and Arsenal football (Tina was a huge fan) - and a wonderful character. We needed someone like Tina in archaeology; like having a stake in our field where a special bit of deep knowledge lies. We were lucky to have her for even such a short time. She will be greatly missed.