Lucy Allott

Research Interests

  • People-environment interactions, resource use and woodland management in South East Britain
  • Palaeovegetation and environmental reconstructions using archaeobotanical remains
  • Charcoal analysis, documenting and disseminating reference material
  • The impact of global climate changes upon vegetation environments during the Quaternary in southern Africa

Professional Skills

  • Charcoal identification, assessment and analysis publication
  • Waterlogged wood identification and assessment
  • Flot and macrobotanical assessment and analysis publication
  • Environmental sampling management and advising
  • Post-excavation environmental processing management
  • Column sampling and specialist on-site sampling
  • Lecturing and tutoring in charcoal analysis, environmental archaeology, sampling and processing


  • PhD School of Geography, Archaeology, and Environmental Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
  • MSc (distinction) School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
  • BSc (hons) 2:1 School of Archaeology, Classics & Oriental Studies, University of Liverpool, Liverpool

Professional Societies

  • Member, Association of Southern African Professional Archaeologists
  • Society of Africanist Archaeologists

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