Professor of Archaeobotany
- Tel: 020 7679 4771
- Ext: 24771
- Room 311, UCL Institute of Archaeology, 31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PY UK
Human Evolution Interest
Archaeobotanical, Early Agriculture, Domestication, geographical patterns in human food traditions and culinary culture over the long term, human modification of environments over the long term, links between archaeology and historical linguistics, the culture history of Nubia/Sudan.
My predominant research focus has been the origins of agriculture and its social and ecological, but I have interests in how we understand later agricultural systems in early states and empires, as well as the plant use systems in hunter-gatherers systems that precede any agriculture. I have a wider interest in human-environment interactions both in terms of climatic constraints but also human modification of environments.