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Charlene Murphy

Research Interests

  • Origins and Spread of Agriculture
  • Environmental Archaeology
  • Archaeobotany

Research Directory Records

Other Research Projects and Collaborations

  • Jacob’s Island Project, Trent University: Archaeobotanist (2011-)
  • Via Consolare Project, Pompeii, Italy University of San Francisco: Ecofact Specialist (2010-)
  • Boncuklu Excavation, Turkey: Environmental Flotation Assistant (2013)
  • Ostia and Pompeii, Italy: Flotation Assistant (2013)
  • SEALINKS Project, Kirinda, Sri Lank: Environmental Assistant (2013)
  • Patanangala in Yala National Park, Sri Lanka: Survey Assistant (2013)
  • Ҫatalhöyük Excavation, Turkey Environmental: Laboratory Assistant (2012)
  • Ziyaret Tepe Excavation: Assistant Archaeobotanist (2010-2011)

Educational Background

  • University College London, Institute of Archaeology, UK
    PhD in Archaeobotany October 2006- April 2011
  • Trent University, Peterborough, ON, Canada
    Master’s in Archaeobotany 2003- 2005
  • Durham College, Oshawa, ON, Canada
    Certificate in GIS Analysis 2004-2006
  • University of Toronto, St. Michael’s College, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Honours BSc with a major in scientific archaeology 1997-2001
  • “House of the Surgeon, Anglo-American Project in Pompeii, Monograph, Environmental Chapter” Forthcoming 2014
  • “Millet in the Roman World”. Forthcoming 2014
  • “Roman Food Refuse: Urban Archaeobotany in Pompeii, Regio VI, insula I, Pompeii” Vegetation History and Archaeobotany November 2012
  • Springer e-encyclopedia sub-category under the Archaeobotany entry for “Mineralisation
  • Springer e-encyclopedia sub-categories for the Archaeobotany entry including: “Grape”, “Olive”, “Pomegranate”, “Bottle gourd”, “Vicia”, “Kodo Millet” “Pea” (joint authorship)
  • "Archaeobotanical Report from Ziyaret Tepe” Joint specialist paper jointly authored by Charlene Murphy, Leilani Lucus and Dorian Q. Fuller

Conference Presentations

  • “The Wild Side to the Near East Neolithic” IWGP, Thessaloniki, Greece, June 2013.
  • “Pompeii, a Changing City: the Archaeobotanical Assemblage from Regio VI, Insula I, Pompeii, Italy”. Paper presented at Association of Environmental Archaeology Annual Conference 2010, Kyoto, Japan.
  • “What the Romans’ Ate: The Archaeobotanical Analysis from Regio VI Insula I, Pompeii, Italy” Poster presented at the Nottingham Food and Drink Conference 2008, Nottingham, U.K

Professional Publications/Reports 

  • Jacob’s Island Archaeobotanical Report 2013
  • Jacob’s Island Archaeobotanical Report 2012
  • Stage 1 Archaeological Assessment of 2750 Dixon Road, Kingston, ON- August 26, 2011
  • Stage 1 Archaeological Assessment of Parts of Lots 8 and 9, Concession 4, Former Township of Kingston, Kingston, Ontario –August 2011
  • Stage 1 Archaeological Assessment of 274 Frontenac Street, Former Township of Kingston, Kingston, Ontario – August 2011
  • Stage 1 Archaeological Assessment of Lot 39 and Parts of Lot 40 and Lot 41, Former Township of Kingston, Kingston, Ontario – August 2011
  • Stage 1 and 2 Archaeological Assessment of Part of Lot 23, Concession 3, Kingston, Ontario – August 2011
  • Stage 1 Archaeological Assessment of 278/280 Frontenac Street, Former Township of Kingston, Kingston, Ontario – August 2011
  • Stage 2 Archaeological Assessment of Parts of 2-5 13R-14798, Part Lot 13, Concession 3, Former Kingston Township, Kingston, Ontario – August 2011
  • Stage 1 Archaeological Assessment of 50 Hickson Avenue, Part of Lot 4, Concession West of the Great Cataraqui River, City of Kingston, Kingston, Ontario – September 2011
  • Cataraqui Archaeological Research Foundation Newsletter 2011 Autumn Edition
    “The Problems with Preservation”
Charlene Murphy

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