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Dr Sarah Elliott

Research interests

I am an environmental archaeologist and a geoarchaeologist. My research focuses on the investigation of ancient anthropogenic and animal signatures during the transition from hunter-gatherer communities to the first farming villages. I specialise in phytolith analysis, micromorphology, geochemistry (pXRF), faecal spherulite and smear slide analysis, and geo-ethnoarchaeology.

My research predominantly focuses on the Middle East, investigating early Neolithic communities in the Levant and the Zagros mountains. My research also has a strong focus on ethnoarchaeology and recent cultural heritage using a multi-method scientific approaches. Although much of my work to date has focused on the Neolithic I have been involved on a wide range of projects spanning the epipaleolithic up until the Medieval period.

Research collaborations

PAST, Univerity of Exeter (http://amazoniapast.exeter.ac.uk/)

INEA project (https://research.bournemouth.ac.uk/2014/07/inea-project-2/),t Bournemouth University/CBRL

CZAP (http://www.czap.org/), University of Reading

 

Medieval Abbey site on Iona (University of Glasgow)

Pictish fort at Dunnicaer (University of Aberdeen)

Silchester Roman site (http://www.reading.ac.uk/silchester/), University of Reading

WF16 project (https://www.reading.ac.uk/archaeology/research/Projects/arch-WF16.aspx), Univerity of Reading

Inner Hebrides Project (https://www.reading.ac.uk/archaeology/research/Projects/arch-project-IHAP.aspx), University of Reading

East Islay Mesolithic Project (http://www.islayinfo.com/east-islay-mesolithic-project.html), University of Reading