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Leilani Lucas
  • l.m.lucas@ucl.ac.uk
  • Direct: +44 (0)20 7679 4763
  • Internal: 24763
  • Room 306
  • UCL Institute of Archaeology, 31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PY UK

Leilani Lucas

Research Interests

  • Origins and Spread of Agriculture
  • Environmental Archaeology
  • Archaeobotany
  • Quantitative Methods in Archaeobotany
  • Plant Domestication
  • Anthropology of Food
  • African Archaeology
  • Near Eastern Archaeology
  • Cypriot Archaeology

Research Directory Records

Other Research Projects and Collaborations

  • Cyprus, 2005-present: Principal Archaeobotanist, Archaeologist
    Archaeobotanical retrieval, processing, and analysis for multiple Prehistoric Archaeology sites in Cyprus including Pre-Pottery Neolithic ‘Ais Yiorkis (under the direction of Dr Alan Simmons), Prastion-Mesorotsos (under the direction of Dr Andrew McCarthy), and Agia Varvara-Asprokremmos (under the direction of Drs Carole McCartney and Sturt Manning), Chalcolithic Souskiou-Laona (under the direction of Dr Eddie Peltenburg), and Bronze age Kissonerga-Skalia (under the direction of Dr Lindy Crewe)
  • Southeast Asia, 2013: Archaeobotanist
    The Mission Archéologique Française au Myanmar
    Under the direction of Dr Oliver Pryce
  • Turkey, 2011: Archaeobotanist
    Çatalhöyük Research Project

    Part of the Archaeobotany Team under the direction of Drs Dorian Fuller, Amy Boogard, and Mike Charles
  • Africa, 2013: Archaeobotanist
    Sima, Ndzuwani, Comoro Islands, Under the direction of Drs Mark Horton and Henry Wright; Ngamawi, Ngazidja, Grand Comore, Comoro Islands
    Under the direction of Drs Mark Horton and Henry Wright

Educational Background

  • 2012: PhD in Archaeology, Institute of Archaeology, University College London
    Dissertation: Economy and Interaction: Exploring Archaeobotanical contributions in Prehistoric Cyprus
  • 2007: MA in Anthropology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    Thesis: Identification and Interpretation of Botanical Remains from Neolithic ‘Ais Yiorkis, Cyprus
  • 2002: BA in Anthropology with Distinction (Minor: Museology), University of Nevada, Reno

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