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  • Dr Meriel McClatchie
  • Honorary Research Associate
  • m.mcclatchie@ucl.ac.uk
  • UCL Institute of Archaeology, 31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PY UK

Meriel McClatchie

Meriel McClatchie’s research is focused on archaeological science, with a particular interest in archaeobotany. She undertakes research into plant use by farming and non-farming societies, including the social implications of these activities. She is currently a post-doctoral research fellow in Ireland at the School of Archaeology, University College Dublin, funded by an NUI Dr Garret FitzGerald Post-doctoral Fellowship in the Humanities. She is carrying out a two-year research project on agriculture in early medieval Ireland (AD 500–1100) based upon archaeobotanical evidence.

Following completion of her PhD research at UCL Institute of Archaeology which focused on agriculture in Bronze Age Ireland, she was employed as a Research Fellow at the School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology, Queen’s University Belfast, where she played a key role in a research team investigating agriculture in Neolithic Ireland. For further information, see her UCD profile.

Research Interests

  • Archaeobotany
  • Agriculture
  • Archaeology of north-west Europe
  • McCormick, F; Kerr, T: McClatchie, M; O'Sullivan, A (in press) The archaeology of livestock and cereal production in early medieval Ireland, AD 400-1100. Oxford: British Archaeological Reports, Archaeopress.
  • McClatchie, M, Fuller, DQ (in press) 'Leaving a lasting impression: arable economies and cereal impressions in Africa and Europe' In: Stevens, CJ; Nixon, S; Murray, MA; Fuller DQ (eds), Archaeology of African plant use. Walnut Creek: Left Coast Press.
  • McClatchie, M; Bogaard, A; Colledge, S; Whitehouse, N; Schulting, R; Barratt, P; McLaughlin, R (2012) 'Neolithic farming in north-western Europe: archaeobotanical evidence from Ireland'. Journal of Archeological Science.

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