Who We Are
The Early Rice Project Team:
Dr. Dorian Fuller, Professor of Archaeobotany, the Principle Investigator, has worked on the archaeobotany of India, China and elsewhere for several years.
Dr. Alison Weisskopf, Post-Doctoral Research Associate, is leading our work on phytoliths both from modern analogue rice samples and Chinese archaeological sites.
Dr. Ling Qin, Post-Doctoral Research Associate on the NERC Early Rice Project and Associate Professor at Peking University. She coordinated archaeological sampling in China and works on macro-remains from Chinese Neolithic sites.
Eleanor Kingwell-Banham, NERC-funded PhD student, working on early rice cultivation in Sri Lanka and Orissa.
Cristina Castillo, AHRC-funded PhD student, working on Neolithic0Metal Age archaeobotany in Thailand and Vietnam, and has collected some of our modern analogue material.
Patrick Austin, worked as a research assistant, sorting archaeobotanical samples from China, India, and Sri Lanka.
Melissa Tan, worked as a research assistant, processing Phytolith samples from Vietnam, India and China. She completed her MSc in Environmental Archaeology at UCL.
Harriet Martin, worked as out outreach officer, and run a pilot program of outreach to London schools. She also designed this website.
We are working closely with a number of collaborators from abroad.
China: Dr. Ling Qin, School of Archaeology and Museology, Peking University, Beijing;
Prof. Ling-hua Tang, Jiangsu Academy of Agriculture Science, Nanjing,
Dr. Guiyin Jin, Dept. of Archaeology, Shandong University, Jinan
Japan: Prof. Yo-Ichiro Sato, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Kyoto
India: Professor Mukund Kajale;
Professor Rabi Mohanty, Deccan College Post-Graduate and Research Institute, Pune
USA: Prof. Professor William Ruddiman, University of Virginia
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