Andy Garrard
  • a.garrard@ucl.ac.uk
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  • UCL Institute of Archaeology, 31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PY UK

Andrew Garrard

Research Interests

The Palaeolithic and Neolithic of Western Asia: especially the adaptations of Neanderthal and early modern human societies, late Pleistocene hunter-gatherers, the beginnings of agriculture and pastoralism, and the emergence of early village societies. General interests in the reconstruction of past environments, subsistence and site formation processes.

Research Directory Records

Current Research Projects

  • The Qadisha Valley Project (Lebanon). A survey and excavation project being co-directed by Corine Yazbeck (Lebanese University) which is focussing on Palaeolithic and Neolithic settlement in the forested mountain environments of the Qadisha Valley in northern Lebanon. A major element has been the excavation of two caves with Early Epipalaeolithic through to Late Neolithic levels (22,000–7,500 cal BP) at Moghr el-Ahwal. Collaborators include: Gassia Artin (Paris), Martin Bates (Lampeter), Yvonne Edwards (UCL, London) and Katherine Wright (UCL, London).
  • The Azraq Basin Project (Jordan). Currently preparing a multi-volume report on a large-scale survey and excavation project undertaken in the steppe and oasis environments of the Azraq Basin in eastern Jordan. This focussed on late Upper Palaeolithic, Epipalaeolithic and Neolithic settlement in the region (30,000-7,500 cal BP). In collaboration with: Douglas Baird (Liverpool), Brian Byrd (Davis, CA), Louise Martin (UCL, London), Christopher Hunt (Belfast), Susan Colledge (UCL, London) and Katherine Wright (UCL, London).
  • Neolithic Stone Bead Production and Exchange (Jordan). An investigation of stone bead production and exchange from Neolithic workshops found in the Azraq Basin in eastern Jordan. In collaboration with: Katherine Wright (UCL, London).

Educational Background

  • PhD in Archaeology (Cambridge 1981). Thesis concerned with Palaeolithic food procurement strategies in the Levant.
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Prehistoric Archaeology (Cambridge 1972)
  • BSc Zoology and Geology (Newcastle 1971)

Previous Posts

  • Director of British Institute at Amman for Archaeology and History (1983-89)

I would welcome PhD applications in the subject areas listed under my Research Interests on my Profile page

Current students

  • Lesley Blundell Early human landscape use in north west Europe (principal supervisor Matt Pope)
  • Catalina Contreras Mira Lithic technology and raw material economy in Upper Ñirehuao valley, Chile (principal supervisor Ignacio de la Torre)
  • Marion Hervé A comparison of Neanderthal behaviour in evolutionary timescale across the landscapes of north west of Europe. (principal supervisor Matt Pope)
  • Mariana Nabais Neanderthal small prey consumption in central Portugal (principal supervisor Louise Martin)
  • Daniela Paz Osorio Ferrada Early occupation of the Highlands of Chile and Peru: Technology, activities and mobility routes: an interpretative model (principal supervisor James Steele)
  • Joseph Roe Modelling prehistoric hunting strategies in Jordan (principal supervisor Louise Martin)
  • Fabio Silva Modelling anatomically modern human dispersals by fitting analytical and numerical predictions to the archaeological and fossil records (principal supervisor James Steele)
  • Kate Swinson Over-Hunting, Population Pressure, or Climate Change? Meta-Analysis of the Drivers of Faunal Change in the Late Palaeolithic Levant (principal supervisor Louise Martin)

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