Originally from Oslo, Norway, Dr Cat Jarman is a bioarchaeologist at the University of Bristol, and is an expert on Vikings and Viking women. She uses forensic techniques like isotope analysis, carbon dating, and DNA extraction on human remains to untangle the experiences of past people from broader historical narratives.
Cat can be seen in numerous TV programmes, including BBC4’s Digging for Britain, where her excavations and research were featured, as well as a forthcoming episode of Discovery channel’s Unearthed where she discussed Viking fortifications. In 2016, she took part in History Canada’s documentary series Real Vikings.
She frequently gives lectures and public talks on Vikings and the latest archaeological methodology.