Institute of Archaeology


Chris Stevens - Honorary Senior Research Associate

Chris Stevens
  • UCL Institute of Archaeology, 31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PY

  • Email: c.stevens@ucl.ac.uk

  • BSc, PhD
  • Honorary Senior Research Associate
  • ERC Research Associate, ComPAg Project (2013-2018)

Research Interests

  • Archaeobotanical analysis, sampling and processing
  • Environmental archaeology
  • Agricultural eco-systems
  • Domestication processes

Research Directory Records


  • Collaborations on a large number of national and international projects within Europe (Britain, the Netherlands, Greece, Spain, Belgium and Italy), Northern Africa (Amarna Egypt) and the Near East (Jerablus Tahani, Syria), as an archaeobotanist and general environmental archaeologist.
  • Provision of guidance to archaeobotanical PhD students working in Japan, across Europe, and India.
  • Identification of waterlogged material from the site at Haimenkou in Yunnan, China.


  • Details of Site Reports (site and regional synthesis), Archaeobotanical and Radiocarbon reports available on request.

Educational Background

  • 1996: PhD Archaeology (Kings College, Cambridge). Thesis title: Iron Age and Roman Agriculture in the Upper Thames Valley: Archaeobotanical and Social Perspectives
  • 1990: BSc Archaeology (Hons) (UCL Institute of Archaeology)