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Michèle Wollstonecroft

  • BA, MA, PhD
  • Teaching Fellow in Environmental Archaeology
  • Degree Programme Co-ordinator: MSc in Environmental Archaeology
  • Honorary Research Associate
  • British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow 2008-2011

Research Interests

  • Hunter-gatherer archaeobotany
  • Dietary ecology
  • Ethnobotany
  • Iberian mesolithic, mesolithic-neolithic transition
  • Ancient food processing

Research Directory

Educational Background

  • 2007: PhD - UCL Institute of Archaeology
  • 2000: MA  - Simon Fraser University
  • 1995: BA  - Simon Fraser University

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Book chapters

  • Wollstonecroft M (2009) "Harvesting experiments on the clonal macrophyte sea club-rush (Bolboschoenus maritimus (L.) Palla):  an approach to identifying variables that may have influenced hunter-gatherer resource selection in Late Pleistocene Southwest Asia." In From Foragers to Farmers: Papers in Honour of Professor Gordon Hillman, Fairbairn AS and Weiss E (eds.).  Oxbow Monographs, pp. 127-138.
  • Wollstonecroft M (In press) "Linking the ethnobotany and the archaeology: ancient plant remains from site EeRb 140, near Kamloops on the British Columbia Plateau." Accepted for publication in Secwepemc People and Plants: Research Papers in Shuswap Ethnobotany, Bannister K and Turner N (eds.) University of Victoria Press, Victoria, Canada.

Journal articles

  • Wollstonecroft M, Ellis PR, Hillman GC, Fuller DQ (2008) "Advancements in plant food processing in the Near Eastern Epipalaeolithic and implications for improved edibility and nutrient bioaccessibility: an experimental assessment of sea club-rush (Bolboschoenus maritimus (L.) Palla)." Vegetation History and Archaeobotany 17.
  • Wollstonecroft M (2002) "The Fruit of their labour: plants and plant processing at EeRb 140 (860 ± 60 uncal to 160± 50 uncal B.P.) a late prehistoric hunter-gatherer-fisher site on the southern Interior Plateau, British Columbia, Canada". Vegetation History and Archaeobotany 11: 61-70.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

  • Wollstonecroft M, Snowdon V, Lee G, Austin P (2006) "Archaeobotanical sampling at Cabeço da Amoreira: preliminary results of the 2003 field season."  In Do Epipaleolítico na Peninsula Ibérica, Actas do IV Congresso de Arqueologia Peninsular Faro, 14-10 de Setembro 2004, Bicho NF and Verissimo H (eds.) Centro de Estudos de Património, Departamento de História, Arqueologia e Património, Universidade do Algarve, Faro, Portugal, pp.55-62
  • Wollstonecroft M and Erkal A (1999) "Summary of plant processing experiments in Catalhöyük, August 1999." In Catalhöyük 1999 Archive Report, I. Hodder and Catalhöyük Research Trust (eds.). www.catalhoyuk.com/archive_reports/1999/
  • Casey J, Sawatsky R, Godfrey-Smith DI, Hutchings A, D’Andrea AC, Wollstonecroft M (1997) "Report of Investigations at the Birimi Site in northern Ghana. " Nyame Kuma 48: 32-38.

CONFERENCE PAPERS

  • Hillman G and Wollstonecroft M (2009) Evolutionary trends in human eating behaviours: food processing and niche expansion, presented at the 5th International Congress of Ethnobotany "Traditions and Transformations in Ethnobotany", Bariloche, Argentina. September 2009.
  • Wollstonecroft M (2009) Postharvest intensification and the rise of food production: innovations in plant food processing during the Epipalaeolithic Near East, presented at the 6th Annual Kwantlen Polytechnic University Anthropology Conference on Culture, Community and Well-Being, entitled "Sustaining Food: Conference on Past and Present Food Systems", Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. March 20, 2009.
  • Wollstonecroft M (2008) Achaeobotanical research at Cabeço da Amoreira (6630±60 B.P. to 6550±70 B.P.) a Final Mesolithic shell midden in the Muge valley, Lower Tagus basin, Portugal, presented at the 73rd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, Canada.  March 2008.
  • Wollstonecroft M, Ellis PR, Hillman GC, Meares R (2007) Plant food processing as an avenue of subsistence change: bioaccessability and implications for ancient diet and health, presented at the 14th Symposium of the International Work Group for Palaeoethnobotany, Krakow, Poland. June 2007
  • Wollstonecroft M, Snowdon V, Lee G, Austin P (2004) Archaeobotanical sampling at Cabeço da Amoreira: preliminary results of the 2003 field season, presented at the 4th Iberian Archaeological Congress, Faro, Portugal.  September 2004.
  • Wollstonecroft M (2004) Post-harvest intensification among Late Pleistocene hunter-gatherers of Southwest Asia: plant-food-processing as a critical variable in the economic and social shifts that took place during the Epipalaeolithic (20,000-10,250 BP 14C uncal), presented at the 13th Symposium of the International Work Group for Palaeoethnobotany, Girona, Spain.  June 2004
  • Wollstonecroft M, Rolão J, Roksandic M, Snowdon V, Lee G, Austin P (2004) Archaeobotanical research at Cabeço da Amoreira: a final Mesolithic Shell Midden Site in the Muge Valley, Lower Tagus Basin (Portugal), presented at the 69th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Montreal, Canada. March 2004.
  • Wollstonecroft M (2001) The Fruit of their labour: plants and plant processing on the British Columbia Plateau, Canada, presented 12th International Work Group for Palaeoethnobotany Symposium, Sheffield, England. June 2001.
  • Wollstonecroft, M and Baptiste G (1997) Results of Palaeoethnobotanical Research at site EeRb 140, Kamloops (British Columbia, Canada), presented at the Sixth Annual B.C. Archaeology Forum, hosted by the Stolo Nation, Chilliwack British Columbia, Canada.  November 1997.
  • Wollstonecroft M. and Baptiste G (1997) Palaeoethnobotanical Research at site EeRb 140, on the British Columbia Southern Plateau, presented at the 20th Annual Conference of the Society of Ethnobiology, Athens, Georgia, U.S.A. March 1997.
  • Wollstonecroft, M (1996) Human-Plant Mutualism on the British Columbia Plateau. (1996), presented at the 29th Canadian Archaeological Association Annual Meeting and Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. May 1996.
  • D’Andrea AC and Wollstonecroft M (1995) Palaeoethnobotanical Studies at Tel el Rub’a (Mendes), Egypt, presented at the 28th Canadian Archaeological Association Annual Meeting and Conference, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. May 1995.
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