Louise Martin
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Louise Martin

Research Interests

  • Zooarchaeology
  • The role of animals in past human societies
  • Hunting and herding practices in prehistoric western Asia
  • Animal domestications; production and consumption of animal foods
  • Mammalian ecology and ethology

Research Directory Records


  • Çatalhöyük Project: Neolithic Turkey; Zooarchaeology (Director: Professor Ian Hodder, University of Cambridge).
  • Azraq Basin Project: Epipalaeolithic and Neolithic Jordan; Zooarchaeology (Director: Dr. Andrew Garrard, UCL).
  • Black Desert Project: Neolithic and Chalcolithic Jordan; Zooarchaeology (Director: Dr. Alison Betts, University of Sydney).
  • Wadi Hammeh: Epipalaeolithic (Natufian) Jordan; Zooarchaeology (Director: Dr. Phillip Edwards, LaTrobe University, Melbourne).
  • Iraq ed-Dhubb: Neolithic Jordan; Zooarchaeology (Director: Dr. Ian Kuijt, University of California, Berkeley).
  • Ras al-Hadd Project: Bronze Age, Sultanate of Oman; Zooarchaeology (Director: Dr. Julian Reade, British Museum).
  • Craven Street: 18th Century London (Director: Dr Simon Hillson, UCL)

Educational Background

  • 1985 BA Archaeology, Institute of Archaeology, UCL, London.
  • 1995 PhD. (Archaeology) University of Sheffield. Thesis title: Hunting and herding in a semi-arid region: an archaeozoological and ethological study of the faunal remains from the Epipalaeolithic and Neolithic of eastern Jordan.

Current Students

  • Elizabeth Farebrother From domestication to State Formation: Zooarchaeological approaches to Human-animal relationships in he Eastern Fertile Crescent c.10,000 - 3,000 BC (joint principal supervisor with David Wengrow)
  • Mariana Nabais Neanderthal small prey consumption in central Portugal (second supervisor Andrew Garrard)
  • Joseph Roe Modelling prehistoric hunting strategies in Jordan (second supervisor Andrew Garrard)
  • Lucy Sladen Socio-Economic and Cultural Change in post-Roman England: A Meta-Analysis of Changing Animal Exploitation and Interaction (joint principal supervisor with Andrew Reynolds
  • Kate Swinson Over-hunting population pressure, or climate change? A meta-analysis of the drivers of faunal change in the Late Palaeolithic Levant (second supervisor Andrew Garrard)
  • Youri van den Hurk Social Implications of Cetacean Exploitation in North Western Europe (second supervisor Andrew Reynolds

Second Supervisor

  • Jill Goulder The social, economic and technological impact of the early use of animals for pack transportation and traction, in Late Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age Mesopotamia and Southern Levant (principal supervisor Stephen Shennan)

 Completed PhD Students

  • Anna Spyrou Animal procurement and processing in the Epipalaeolithic of the Southern Levant: Zooarchaeological and ethnographic implications for storage and social organization (second supervisor Andrew Garrard)
  • Ying Zhang Animal procurement strategies in Neolithic of the Yangtze River Basin: Zooarchaeological and Ecological Approaches (second supervisor Dorian Fuller)
  • Stefano Biagetti Enthoarchaeology of pastoralism in the Acacus Mts (south-western Fezzan, Libya): a case study of Kel Tadrart lineage (principal supervisor Kevin MacDonald)
  • Tania Kausmally William Hewson and the Craven Street Anatomy School (principal supervisor Simon Hillson)

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