Institute of Archaeology


Sue Colledge - Honorary Senior Lecturer

Sue Colledge
  • BSc, PhD, FSA
  • Honorary Senior Research Associate
  • ERC Research Associate, EUROEVOL Project (2010-2014)
  • Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries

Research Interests

Archaeobotany; the origins, spread and development of Neolithic farming in SW Asia and Europe; plant domestication; the early prehistory of SW Asia and the Eastern Mediterranean; quantitative methods in archaeobotany.

Research Directory Records


  • Jerablus Tahtani Project: Bronze Age Syria; archaeobotany (Professor Eddie Peltenburg, School of History, Classics and Archaeology, University of Edinburgh)
  • Kissonerga Mylouthkia: Pre-Pottery Neolithic and Chalcolithic Cyprus; archaeobotany (Dr Paul Croft, Archaeological Research Centre, Paphos, Cyprus)
  • Ais Yiorkis: Pre-Pottery Neolithic Cyprus; archaeobotany (Professor Alan Simmons, Department of Anthropology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA)
  • Complex Hunter-Gatherers of the Trent Valley, Ontario: Middle Woodland Canada; archaeobotany (Dr James Conolly, Department of Anthropology, Trent University, Ontario, CA)
  • Qarassa excavations: Epipalaeolithic and Pre-Pottery Neolithic Syria; archaeobotany (Dr Lydia Zapata-Peña, Department of Geography, Prehistory and Archaeology, University of the Basque Country, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain)
  • Dhra: Pre-pottery Neolithic Jordan, archaeobotany (Professor Bill Finlayson, CBRL, Amman, Jordan; Professor Ian Kuijt, Department of Anthropology, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA)

Educational Background

  • 1976 BSc Archaeology and Geology, University of Birmingham
  • 1994 PhD Archaeology University of Sheffield. Thesis title: Plant Exploitation on Epipalaeolithic and Early Neolithic Sites in the Levant

Selected recent publications