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Dominique de Moulins

  • BA, MSc, PhD
  • Honorary Lecturer, UCL Institute of Archaeology
  • English Heritage Archaeological Science Adviser for the South-East of England

Research Interests

  • Archaeobotany. Beginning of agriculture especially in the Near East. Early agricultural systems. Agriculture in the Bronze Age of the Near East.
  • British archaeology. See in particular: unpublished projects on weeds in thatch and British archaeological roots and tubers. Both projects were carried out when I was archaeobotanist at the Ancient Monuments Laboratory of English Heritage.


  • Tom McLellan and Ann Porter. Euphrates Salvage Project
  • Harvey Weiss. Yale University. Tell Leilan project

Educational Background

  • MSc in Environmental Archaeology. Institute of Archaeology 1982
  • PhD (Archaeobotany) University of London 1994
  • de Moulins,D. (2006). The weeds from the thatch roofs of medieval cottages from the south of England. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany. online first, . ISSN: 0939-6314
  • de Moulins,D. (2006). Charred plant remains. in Hurst,D. (ed.) Roman Droitwich: Dodder Hill fort, Bays Meadow villa, and roadside settlement. CBA Research Report 146 series. Series edited by Council for British Archaeology. Council for British Archaeology, 69-75. ISBN: 1-902777-55-9
  • de Moulins,D. (2005). The plant remains. Chapter 4.24 in Howell,I, (ed.) Prehistoric Landscape to Roman Villa. Excavations at Beddington, Surrey 1981-7. MoLAS monograph series. London: Museum of London Archaeology Service and English Heritage, 101-113
  • Phillips,C., de Moulins,D. (2005). Doum Palm Survey on the Tihamah. Bulletin of the Society for Arabian Studies 10, 25-29. ISSN: 1361-9144
  • Dominique de Moulins, Carl Phillips and Nadia Durani (2003). The archaeobotanical record of Yemen and the question of Afro-Asian contacts. In K. Neumann, A. Butler and S. Kahlheber (eds), Food, Fuel and Fields: Progress in African Archaeobotany. Africa Praehistorica 15. 213-228
  • de Moulins,D. (1999) Plant remains from the Neolithic levels of Abu Hureyra, Syria. In: A. Moore, Abu Hureyra, Oxford University Press. . 399-416
  • de Moulins,D. (1999) Les restes de plantes de El Kowm. In: D. Stordeur, Un village dans le desert. Publications du CNRS. 281-299
  • de Moulins,D. (1999) Analysis of arable weeds in SBT with J. Letts. In: J. Letts , Smoke Blackened Thatch (SBT). A unique source of late medieval plant remains from Southern England. English Heritage and the University of Reading. 39-41
  • de Moulins,D. (1997) Agricultural changes at Euphrates and steppe sites in the mid-8th to the 6th millennium b.c., BAR International Series 683. 192 pp.
  • de Moulins,D. (1997) Plant remains from the temple at Saar, Bahrain. In: H. Crawford, R. Killick and J. Moon eds. The Dilmum Temple at Saar. London, Kegan Paul International. 79-81.
  • de Moulins,D. (1997) The Potential and use of environmental techniques in gardens by Dominique de Moulins and David A. Weir. Journal of Garden History, vol 17, no. 1 Jan-March. 40-46.
  • de Moulins,D. (1996) Sieving experiment: the controlled recovery of charred plant remains from modern and archaeological samples. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany, 5, 153-156
  • de Moulins,D. (1996 for 1995) Identification of archaeological remains of wheat: the 1992 London workshop. Gordon Hillman, Sarah Mason, Dominique de Moulins and Mark Nesbitt. Circaea, The Journal of the Association for Environmental Archaeology, 12 (2), 195-209.
  • de Moulins,D. (1995) Charred plant remains. In: G. J. Wainwright and S. M. Davies, Balksbury Camp, Hampshire, Excavations 1973 and 1981. English Heritage, Archaeological report 4. 87-92.

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