Institute of Archaeology


Sue Colledge - Honorary Associate Professor

Sue Colledge

Name: Dr Sue Colledge 

Honorary Title: Honorary Associate Professor 

Email: s.colledge@ucl.ac.uk 

IoA staff nominator’s name and email address: 

Stephen Shennan s.shennan@ucl.ac.uk 


IoA involvement:  

Sue regularly teaches on Dorian Fuller’s archaeobotany courses [including ARCLG101 Archaeobotanical Analysis in Practice] and is frequently asked to contribute to undergraduate lectures and MSc seminars. She collaborates with Stephen Shennan, Mike Parker-Pearson, Andy Bevan, Dorian Fuller, Michele Wollstonecroft, Chris Stevens, Meriel McClatchie (IoA Hon) and Andrew Garrard, and has contributed to, and is still contributing to, papers in high impact journals. She is also actively involved in her own research in collaboration with members of UCL staff and former graduate students. Sue supervises both MSc and PhD students and is also often asked to participate in 1st year reviews and PhD upgrade panels. She is frequently asked to sit on interview panels for job applicants. Sue oversees maintenance of the extensive collections of modern botanical reference specimens housed on the 3rd floor. 


Selected recent publications 

Colledge, S., Conolly, J., Crema, E. and Shennan, S. 2019. Neolithic population crash in northwest Europe associated with agricultural crisis. Quaternary Research 92(3): 686-707. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/qua.2019.42

McClatchie, M., Schulting, R., McLaughlin, R., Colledge, S., Bogaard, A., Barratt, P., Whitehouse, N. 2019. Food production, processing and foodways in Neolithic Ireland. Environmental Archaeology  https://doi.org/10.1080/14614103.2019.1615215  

Colledge, S. and Conolly J. 2018. New insights on plant domestication, production intensification and food storage: the archaeobotanical evidence from Pre-Pottery Neolithic A Dhra‘. Levant 50(1): 14-31 https://doi.org/10.1080/00758914.2018.1424746 

Bevan, A., Colledge, S., Fuller, D., Fyfe, R., Shennan, S. and Stevens, C. 2017. Holocene fluctuations in human population demonstrate repeated links to food production and climate. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 114(49): E10524-E10531 http://www.pnas.org/content/pnas/114/49/E10524.full.pdf  

Arranz-Otaegui, A., Colledge, S., Zapata, L., Teira-Mayolini, L.C. and Ibañez, J.J. 2016. Regional diversity on the timing for the initial appearance of cereal cultivation and domestication in southwest Asia. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113(49): 14001-14006. http://www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1612797113