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Meriel McClatchie

My research is focused on archaeological science, with a particular interest in archaeobotany. I undertake research into plant use by farming and non-farming societies, including the social implications of these activities. I am currently a post-doctoral research fellow in Ireland at the School of Archaeology, University College Dublin, where I am funded by an NUI Dr Garret FitzGerald Post-doctoral Fellowship in the Humanities. I am carrying out a two-year research project on agriculture in early medieval Ireland (AD 500–1100) based upon archaeobotanical evidence. I previously completed PhD research at UCL Institute of Archaeology; my PhD research was focused on agriculture in Bronze Age Ireland. I was subsequently employed as a research fellow at the School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology, Queen’s University Belfast, where I played a key role in a research team investigating agriculture in Neolithic Ireland. For further information about me, see my UCD profile.

Research Interests

  • Archaeobotany
  • Agriculture
  • Archaeology of north-west Europe
  • McCormick, F; Kerr, T: McClatchie, M; O'Sullivan, A (in press) The archaeology of livestock and cereal production in early medieval Ireland, AD 400-1100. Oxford: British Archaeological Reports, Archaeopress.
  • McClatchie, M, Fuller, DQ (in press) 'Leaving a lasting impression: arable economies and cereal impressions in Africa and Europe' In: Stevens, CJ; Nixon, S; Murray, MA; Fuller DQ (eds), Archaeology of African plant use. Walnut Creek: Left Coast Press.
  • McClatchie, M; Bogaard, A; Colledge, S; Whitehouse, N; Schulting, R; Barratt, P; McLaughlin, R (2012) 'Neolithic farming in north-western Europe: archaeobotanical evidence from Ireland'. Journal of Archeological Science.

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