- Honorary Research Associate
- British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow 2008-2011
- Hunter-gatherer archaeobotany
- Dietary ecology
- Iberian mesolithic, mesolithic-neolithic transition
- Ancient food processing
- 2007: PhD - UCL Institute of Archaeology
- 2000: MA - Simon Fraser University
- 1995: BA - Simon Fraser University
PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS
- Wollstonecroft M (2009) "Harvesting experiments on the
clonal macrophyte sea club-rush (Bolboschoenus maritimus (L.) Palla):
an approach to identifying variables that may have influenced
hunter-gatherer resource selection in Late Pleistocene Southwest Asia."
In From Foragers to Farmers: Papers in Honour of Professor Gordon
Hillman, Fairbairn AS and Weiss E (eds.). Oxbow Monographs, pp.
M (In press) "Linking the ethnobotany and the archaeology: ancient
plant remains from site EeRb 140, near Kamloops on the British Columbia
Plateau." Accepted for publication in Secwepemc People and Plants:
Research Papers in Shuswap Ethnobotany, Bannister K and Turner N (eds.)
University of Victoria Press, Victoria, Canada.
- Wollstonecroft M, Ellis PR, Hillman GC, Fuller DQ (2008)
"Advancements in plant food processing in the Near Eastern
Epipalaeolithic and implications for improved edibility and nutrient
bioaccessibility: an experimental assessment of sea club-rush
(Bolboschoenus maritimus (L.) Palla)." Vegetation History and
- Wollstonecroft M (2002) "The Fruit of their
labour: plants and plant processing at EeRb 140 (860 ± 60 uncal to 160±
50 uncal B.P.) a late prehistoric hunter-gatherer-fisher site on the
southern Interior Plateau, British Columbia, Canada". Vegetation
History and Archaeobotany 11: 61-70.
- Wollstonecroft M, Snowdon V, Lee G, Austin P (2006)
"Archaeobotanical sampling at Cabeço da Amoreira: preliminary results
of the 2003 field season." In Do Epipaleolítico na Peninsula Ibérica,
Actas do IV Congresso de Arqueologia Peninsular Faro, 14-10 de Setembro
2004, Bicho NF and Verissimo H (eds.) Centro de Estudos de Património,
Departamento de História, Arqueologia e Património, Universidade do
Algarve, Faro, Portugal, pp.55-62
- Wollstonecroft M and Erkal A
(1999) "Summary of plant processing experiments in Catalhöyük, August
1999." In Catalhöyük 1999 Archive Report, I. Hodder and Catalhöyük
Research Trust (eds.).
- Casey J,
Sawatsky R, Godfrey-Smith DI, Hutchings A, D’Andrea AC, Wollstonecroft
M (1997) "Report of Investigations at the Birimi Site in northern
Ghana. " Nyame Kuma 48: 32-38.
- Hillman G and Wollstonecroft M (2009) Evolutionary trends
in human eating behaviours: food processing and niche expansion,
presented at the 5th International Congress of Ethnobotany "Traditions
and Transformations in Ethnobotany", Bariloche, Argentina. September
- Wollstonecroft M (2009) Postharvest intensification and
the rise of food production: innovations in plant food processing
during the Epipalaeolithic Near East, presented at the 6th Annual
Kwantlen Polytechnic University Anthropology Conference on Culture,
Community and Well-Being, entitled "Sustaining Food: Conference on Past
and Present Food Systems", Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. March 20,
- Wollstonecroft M (2008) Achaeobotanical research at Cabeço
da Amoreira (6630±60 B.P. to 6550±70 B.P.) a Final Mesolithic shell
midden in the Muge valley, Lower Tagus basin, Portugal, presented at
the 73rd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology,
Vancouver, Canada. March 2008.
- Wollstonecroft M, Ellis PR,
Hillman GC, Meares R (2007) Plant food processing as an avenue of
subsistence change: bioaccessability and implications for ancient diet
and health, presented at the 14th Symposium of the International Work
Group for Palaeoethnobotany, Krakow, Poland. June 2007
M, Snowdon V, Lee G, Austin P (2004) Archaeobotanical sampling at
Cabeço da Amoreira: preliminary results of the 2003 field season,
presented at the 4th Iberian Archaeological Congress, Faro, Portugal.
- Wollstonecroft M (2004) Post-harvest
intensification among Late Pleistocene hunter-gatherers of Southwest
Asia: plant-food-processing as a critical variable in the economic and
social shifts that took place during the Epipalaeolithic (20,000-10,250
BP 14C uncal), presented at the 13th Symposium of the International
Work Group for Palaeoethnobotany, Girona, Spain. June 2004
M, Rolão J, Roksandic M, Snowdon V, Lee G, Austin P (2004)
Archaeobotanical research at Cabeço da Amoreira: a final Mesolithic
Shell Midden Site in the Muge Valley, Lower Tagus Basin (Portugal),
presented at the 69th Annual Meeting of the Society for American
Archaeology, Montreal, Canada. March 2004.
- Wollstonecroft M
(2001) The Fruit of their labour: plants and plant processing on the
British Columbia Plateau, Canada, presented 12th International Work
Group for Palaeoethnobotany Symposium, Sheffield, England. June 2001.
M and Baptiste G (1997) Results of Palaeoethnobotanical Research at
site EeRb 140, Kamloops (British Columbia, Canada), presented at the
Sixth Annual B.C. Archaeology Forum, hosted by the Stolo Nation,
Chilliwack British Columbia, Canada. November 1997.
M. and Baptiste G (1997) Palaeoethnobotanical Research at site EeRb
140, on the British Columbia Southern Plateau, presented at the 20th
Annual Conference of the Society of Ethnobiology, Athens, Georgia,
U.S.A. March 1997.
- Wollstonecroft, M (1996) Human-Plant
Mutualism on the British Columbia Plateau. (1996), presented at the
29th Canadian Archaeological Association Annual Meeting and Conference,
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. May 1996.
- D’Andrea AC and
Wollstonecroft M (1995) Palaeoethnobotanical Studies at Tel el Rub’a
(Mendes), Egypt, presented at the 28th Canadian Archaeological
Association Annual Meeting and Conference, Kelowna, British Columbia,
Canada. May 1995.