Penny Crook

  • Research Fellow
  • La Trobe University

I am a historical archaeologist and is currently the FAIMS ( Research Fellow in the Archaeology Program at La Trobe University. I specialise in urban assemblage analysis and material-culture studies, and have designed customised relational databases to store archaeological and historical data for the ‘Exploring the Archaeology of the Modern City’ project ( I have collaborated with Victorian eResearch Strategic Initiative (VeRSI) and the La Trobe eResearch Office on the Australian Historical Archaeological Database (AHAD,, funded by the Australian National Data Service (ANDS). I have published several papers and reports on urban archaeology, consumption studies, artefact cataloguing and database design.