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Katharine Scott is internationally recognised for her work on Middle and Upper Pleistocene vertebrate fossils. Her fieldwork at various Upper Thames Quaternary sites concentrated especially on the 10-year excavation of 200,000-year-old fossiliferous deposits at Stanton Harcourt near Oxford. This now comprises the largest collection of excavated mammoths in Britain. She is an Emeritus Fellow and Former Dean of Degrees at St Cross College, University of Oxford, and an Honorary Associate of the Oxford University Museum. She is the author of Mammoths and Neanderthals in the Thames Valley: Excavations at Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire (with Christine Buckingham, 2021).