Amy Bogaard

Prof Amy Bogaard

Professor of Neolithic and Bronze Age Archaeology

Institute of Archaeology
36 Beaumont St, Oxford, OX1 2PG


phone: 01865 278281

fax: 01865 278254

email: amy.bogaard@arch.ox.ac.uk

Research Interests

Neolithic and Bronze Age archaeology; archaeobotany; early farming practice and land use in Europe and western Asia; present-day traditional farming practice; palaeodietary studies

Primary Geographic Area

Europe and western Asia

Current Activities

  • The Agricultural Origins of Urban Civilization project (AGRICURB)
  • Excavations on the Lower Gypsades hill, Knossos, Crete
  • Economic integration and cultural survival at Neolithic Çatalhöyük, Turkey

Selected Publications

Bogaard, A. 2004. Neolithic Farming in Central Europe. London: Routledge.

Bogaard, A. 2011. Plant Use and Crop Husbandry in an Early Neolithic Village: Vaihingen an der Enz, Baden-Württemberg. Frankfurter Archäologische Schriften. Bonn: Habelt-Verlag.

Bogaard, A., Fraser, R.A., Heaton, T.H.E., Wallace, M., Vaiglova, P., Charles, M., Jones, G., Evershed, R.P., Styring, A.K., Andersen, N.H., Arbogast, R.-M., Bartosiewicz, L., Gardeisen, A., Kanstrup, M., Maier, U., Marinova, E., Ninov, L., Schäfer, M. and Stephan, E., (2013), Crop manuring and intensive land management by Europe's first farmers, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 110 (31):, 12589-12594

Bogaard, A., Krause, R. and Strien, H.-C. , (2011), Towards a social geography of cultivation and plant use in an early farming community: Vaihingen an der Enz, south-west Germany, Antiquity, 85,395-416

Bogaard, A., Charles, M., Twiss, K.C., Fairbairn, A., Yalman, N., Filipovic, D., Demirergi, G.A., Ertug, F., Russell, N and Henecke, J., (2009), Private pantries and celebrated surplus: storing and sharing food at Neolithic Çatalhöyük, Antiquity, 83,649-668

Bogaard, A., (2005), ‘Garden agriculture’ and the nature of early farming in Europe and the Near East, World Archaeology, 37 (2),177-196

Publications

Books

Bogaard, A. 2011. Plant Use and Crop Husbandry in an Early Neolithic Village: Vaihingen an der Enz, Baden-Württemberg. Frankfurter Archäologische Schriften. Bonn: Habelt-Verlag. 

Bogaard, A. 2004. Neolithic Farming in Central Europe. London: Routledge.

Edited volumes

Bogaard, A. and Outram, A. (eds) 2013. World Archaeology 45.3, special issue ‘Stable Isotopes’.

Bogaard, A., Whitehouse, N. and Mainland, I. (eds) 2010. Journal of Environmental Archaeology 15.2, ‘Early Agriculture in Uncertain Climates: Integrating social and environmental perspectives’.

Articles and chapters

2015

Bogaard, A. 2015. Lessons from modeling Neolithic farming practice: methods of elimination. In R. Chapman and A. Wylie (eds) Material Culture as Evidence. London: Routledge, pp. 243-254.

Bogaard, A. 2015. Communities. In Barker, G. and Goucher, C. (eds) A World with Agriculture. The Cambridge History of the World, vol 2. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 124-160.

Bogaard, A. 2015. New insights into early farming practice and diet from stable isotope analysis of crop assemblages. In K. Brink, S. Hydén, K. Lennberg, Larsson, L. and Olausson, D. (eds) Neolithic Diversities: Perspectives from a conference in Lund, Sweden. Acta Archaeologica Lundensia 8, No. 65, pp. 33-42.

Bogaard, A. 2015. From affluent foraging to ‘truly horrible’ farming? A response to Sterelny and Watkins. Cambridge Archaeological Journal 25: 694-696. 

Bogaard, A. and Halstead, P. 2015. Subsistence practices and social routine in Neolithic southern Europe. In C. Fowler, J. Harding, D. Hofmann (eds) The Oxford Handbook of Neolithic Europe. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 385-410.
 

Bogaard, A., Hodgson, J., Nitsch, E., Jones, G., Styring, A., Diffey, C., Pouncett, J., Herbig, C., Charles, M., Ertuğ, F., Tugay, O. Filipovic, D. and Fraser, R. 2015. Combining functional weed ecology and crop stable isotope ratios to identify cultivation intensity: a comparison of cereal production regimes in Haute Provence, France and Asturias, Spain. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany 1-15, doi:10.1007/s00334-015-0524-0.
 
Nitsch E. K., Charles M. and Bogaard A. Calculating a statistically robust d13C and d15N offset for charred cereal and pulse seeds STAR 2015; 1(1), STAR20152054892315Y.0000000001

Styring, A.K., Fraser, R.A., Arbogast, R.-M., Halstead, P., Isaakidou, V., Pearson, J.A., Schäfer, M., Triantaphyllou, S., Valamoti, S.M., Wallace, M., Bogaard, A. and Evershed, R. 2015. Refining human palaeodietary reconstruction using amino acid δ15N values of plants, animals and humans. Journal of Archaeological Science 53: 504-515.

 Wallace, M.P., Jones, G., Charles, M., Fraser, R., Heaton, T.H.E. and Bogaard, A. 2015. Stable carbon isotope evidence for Neolithic and Bronze Age crop water management in the eastern Mediterranean and southwest Asia. PLoS ONE 10(6): e0127085.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0127085

2014

Bogaard, A. 2014. Framing farming: a multi-stranded approach to early agricultural practice in Europe. In A. Whittle and P. Bickle (eds) Early Farmers: the view from archaeology and science. London: British Academy, pp. 181-196.

Bogaard, A., Henton, E., Evans, J.A., Twiss, K.C., Charles, M.P., Vaiglova, P. and Russell, N. 2014. Locating land use at Neolithic Çatalhöyük, Turkey: the implications of 87Sr/86Sr signatures in plants and sheep tooth sequences. Archaeometry 56: 860–877.
 
Bogaard, A., Ryan, P., Yalman, N., Asouti, E., Twiss, K.C., Mazzucato, C. and Farid, S. 2014. Assessing outdoor activities and their social implications at Çatalhöyük. In I. Hodder (ed.), Integrating Çatalhöyük: themes from the 2000-2008 seasons. Los Angeles: Monographs of the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, University of California at Los Angeles, pp. 123-147.
 
Charles, M., Doherty, C., Asouti, E., Bogaard, A., Henton, E., Spencer Larsen, C., Ruff, C.B., Ryan, P., Sadvari, J.W. and Twiss, K.C. 2014. Landscape and taskscape at Çatalhöyük: an integrated perspective. In Integrating Çatalhöyük: themes from the 2000-2008 seasons (ed. I. Hodder), Monographs of the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, pp. 71-90.
 
Demirergi, G.A., K. Twiss, A. Bogaard, L. Green, P. Ryan and S. Farid. 2014.Of bins, basins and banquets: storing, handling and sharing food at Neolithic Çatalhöyük. In I. Hodder (ed.), Integrating Çatalhöyük: themes from the 2000-2008 seasons. Los Angeles: Monographs of the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, University of California at Los Angeles, pp. 91-108.
 
McClatchie, M., Bogaard, A., Colledge, S., Whitehouse, N., Schulting, R., Barratt, P. and McLaughlin, R. 2014. Neolithic farming in north-western Europe: new archaeobotanical evidence from Ireland. Journal of Archaeological Science 51: 206-215. 


Styring, A., Fraser, R.A., Bogaard, A. and Evershed, R.P. 2014. Cereal grain, rachis and pulse seed amino acid δ15N values as indicators of plant nitrogen metabolism. Phytochemistry 97: 20-29.

Styring, A., Fraser, R.A., Bogaard, A. and Evershed, R.P. 2014. The effect of manuring on cereal and pulse amino acid δ15N values. Phytochemistry 102: 40-45.

Vaiglova, P., Bogaard, A., Collins, M., Cavanagh, W., Mee, C., Renard, J., Lamb, A., Gardeisen, A. and Fraser, R. 2014. An integrated stable isotope study of plants and animals from Kouphovouno, southern Greece: a new look at Neolithic farming. Journal of Archaeological Science 42: 201-215.

Vaiglova, P., Snoeck, C., Nitsch, E., Bogaard, A. and Lee-Thorp, J. 2014. Impact of contamination and pre-treatment on stable carbon and nitrogen isotopic composition of charred plant remains. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 28: 2497-2510.

2013

Bogaard, A., Charles, M., Livarda, A., Ergun, M., Filipovic, D. and Jones, G. 2013. The archaeobotany of mid-later Neolithic occupation levels at Çatalhöyük. In I. Hodder (ed.), Humans and Landscapes of Çatalhöyük: Reports from the 2000-2008 seasons. Los Angeles: Monographs of the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, University of California at Los Angeles, pp. 93-128.

Bogaard, A., Fraser, R.A., Heaton, T.H.E., Wallace, M., Vaiglova, P., Charles, M., Jones, G., Evershed, R.P., Styring, A.K., Andersen, N.H., Aerbogast, R.-M., Bartosiewicz, L., Gardeisen, A., Kanstrup, M., Maier, U., Marinova, E., Ninov, L., Schäfer, M. and Stephan, E. 2013. Crop manuring and intensive land management by Europe's first farmers. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 110 (31): 12589-12594.

Bogaard, A. and Outram, A. 2013. Palaeodiet and beyond: stable isotopes in bioarchaeology. World Archaeology 45.3: 333-337.

Fraser, R.A., Bogaard, A., Schäfer, M., Arbogast, R.-M. and Heaton, T.H.E.H. 2013. Integrating botanical, faunal and human stable carbon and nitrogen isotope values to reconstruct land use and palaeodiet at LBK Vaihingen an der Enz, Baden-Württemberg. World Archaeology 45.3: 492-517.

Fraser, R., Bogaard, A., Charles, M., Styring, A.K., Wallace, M., Jones, G., Ditchfield, P. and Heaton, T.H.E.H.2013. Assessing natural variation and the effects of charring, burial and pre-treatment on the stable carbon and nitrogen isotope values of archaeobotanical cereal and pulse remains. Journal of Archaeological Science 40 (12): 4754-4766.

Pappa, M., P. Halstead, K. Kotsakis, A. Bogaard, R. Fraser, V. Isaakidou, I. Mainland, D. Mylona, K. Skourtopoulou, S. Triantaphyllou, C. Tsoraki, D. Urem-Kotsou, S.-M.Valamoti, R. Veropoulidou 2013. The Neolithic site of Makriyalos, northern Greece: reconstruction of social and economic structure of the settlement through comparative study of the finds, in S. Voutsaki and S.M. Valamoti (eds.) Subsistence, Economy and Society in the Greek World: Improving the integration of archaeology and science Proceedings of an International Conference, organized by The Netherlands Institute at Athens (NIA) and the Hellenic Society of Archaeometry (EAE), Athens, 22 - 24 March 2010. Louvain: Peeters, pp. 77-88.

Styring, A., Manning, H., Fraser, R., Wallace, M., Jones, G., Charles, M., Heaton, T.H.E., Bogaard, A. and Evershed, R.P. 2013. The effect of charring and burial on the biochemical composition of cereal grains: investigating the integrity of archaeological plant material. Journal of Archaeological Science 40 (12): 4767-4779.

Wallace, M., Jones, G., Charles, M., Fraser, Halstead, P., Heaton, T.H.E. and Bogaard, A. 2013. Stable carbon isotope analysis as a direct means of inferring crop water status and water management practices. World Archaeology 45.3: 388-409.

Whitehouse, N., Schulting, R.J., McClatchie, M., Barratt, P., McLaughlin, R.T., Bogaard, A., Colledge, S., Marchant, R., Gaffrey, J. and Bunting, M.J. 2013. Neolithic agriculture on the European western frontier: the boom and bust of early farming in Ireland. Journal of Archaeological Science (published online).

Whitlam, J., Ilkhani, H., Bogaard, A. and Charles, M. 2013. The plant macrofossil evidence from Sheikh-e Abad: first impressions. In Matthews, R., Matthews, W. and Mohammadifar, Y. (eds) The Earliest Neolithic of Iran: 2008 Excavations at Sheikh-e Abad. Oxford: Oxbow, pp. 175-184.

2012

Bogaard, A. 2012. Middening and manuring in Neolithic Europe: issues of plausibility, intensity and archaeological method. In R.L. Jones (ed) Manure Matters: Historical, Archaeological and Ethnographic Perspectives. Farnham: Ashgate, pp. 25-39.

Styring, A.K., Kuhl, A., Knowles, T.D.J., Fraser, R.A., Bogaard, A. and Evershed, R.P. 2012. Practical considerations in the determination of compound-specific amino acid δ15n values in animal and plant tissues by gas chromatography-combustion-isotope ratio mass spectrometry, following derivitisation to their N-acetylisopropyl esters. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 26: 2328-2334.2011

Bogaard, A. 2011. Farming practice and society in the central European Neolithic and Bronze Age: an archaeobotanical response to the secondary products revolution model. In Hadjikoumis A., Robinson E. & Viner S. (eds.) The Dynamics of Neolithisation in Europe: Studies in honour of Andrew Sherratt. Oxford: Oxbow Books, pp. 266-283.

Bogaard, A., Krause, R. and Strien, H.-C. 2011. Towards a social geography of cultivation and plant use in an early farming community: Vaihingen an der Enz, south-west Germany. Antiquity 85: 395-416.

Bogaard, A., Charles, M., and Twiss, K.C. 2011. Food storage and sharing at Çatalhöyük: the botanical and faunal evidence. In M. Benz, ed., The Principle of Sharing: Segregation and Construction of Social Identities at the Transition from Foraging to Farming. Studies in Early Near Eastern Production, Subsistence and Environment 14. Berlin: ex oriente, pp. 313-330. 

Fraser, R., Bogaard, A., Heaton, T., Charles, M., Jones, G., Christensen, B.T., Halstead, P., Merbach, I., Poulton, P.R., Sparkes, D. and Styring, A. 2011. Manuring and stable nitrogen isotope ratios in cereals and pulses: towards a new archaeobotanical approach to the inference of land use and dietary practices. Journal of Archaeological Science 38: 2790-2804. 

Kanstrup, M., Thomsen, I.K., Andersen, A.J., Bogaard, A. and Christensen, B.T. 2011. Abundance of 13C and 15N in emmer, spelt and naked barley grown on differently manured soils: towards a method for identifying past manuring practice. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 25: 2879-2887.

2010

Bogaard, A. and Isaakidou, V. 2010. From megasites to farmsteads: community size and the nature of early farming in the Near East and Europe. In B. Finlayson and G. Warren (eds) Landscapes in Transition: Understanding Hunter-Gatherer and Farming Landscapes in the Early Holocene of Europe and the Levant. Edited by, pp. 192-207. London: Levant Supplementary Series & CBRL.

Bogaard, A. and Whitehouse, N. 2010. Early agriculture in uncertain climates: themes and approaches. In Bogaard, A., Whitehouse, N. and Mainland, I. (ed) Early agriculture in uncertain climates: integrating social and environmental perspectives. (Environmental Archaeology vol.15.2), pp. 109-112.

Charles, M. and Bogaard, A. 2010. Charred plant macro-remains from Jeitun: implications for early cultivation and herding practices in western Central Asia. In Harris, D.R. (ed) Excavations at Jeitun. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Museum Press, pp. 150-165.

Russell, N. and Bogaard, A. 2010. Subsistence actionsat Çatalhöyük. In Agency and the Ancient Near East, edited by Sharon Steadman and Jennifer Ross. Schools of American Research Advanced Seminar, pp. 63-79.

Jones, G., Charles, M., Bogaard, A. and Hodgson, J.G. 2010. Crops and weeds: the role of weed functional ecology in the identification of crop husbandry methods. Journal of Archaeological Science 37: 70-77.

2009

Twiss, K.C., Bogaard, A., Charles, M.P., Henecke, J., Russell, N., Martin, L. & G. Jones. 2009. Plants and animals together: interpreting organic remains from Building 52 at Çatalhöyük. Current Anthropology 50: 885-895.

Bogaard, A., Charles, M., Twiss, K.C., Fairbairn, A., Yalman, N., Filipovic, D., Demirergi, G.A., Ertuğ, F., Russell, N and Henecke, J. 2009. Private pantries and celebrated surplus: storing and sharing food at Neolithic Çatalhöyük. Antiquity 83: 649-668.

2008

Bogaard, A., Bending, J. and Jones, G. 2008. Crop husbandry and its social significance in the Körös and LBK periods. In D. Bailey and A. Whittle (eds), Living well together: settlement, materiality and subsistence in Neolithic and Copper Age south-east Europe. Oxford: Oxbow, pp. 131-8.

Twiss, K., Bogaard, A. et al. 2008. Arson or accident? The burning of a Neolithic house at Çatalhöyük. Journal of Field Archaeology 33: 41-57.

2007

Bogaard, A. 2007. Agriculture, Europe. In P. Bogucki (ed) Encyclopedia of Society and Culture in the Ancient World. New York: Schlager Group/Facts on File.

Bogaard, A. and Jones, G. 2007. Neolithic farming in Britain and central Europe: contrast or continuity?In Whittle, A. and Cummings, V. Going over: the Mesolithic-Neolithic transition in north-west Europe. London: British Academy, pp. 357-375.

Bogaard, A., Bending, J. and Jones, G. 2007. Archaeobotanical evidence for plant husbandry and use at Ecsegfalva 23. In A. Whittle (ed) The Early Neolithic on the Great Hungarian Plain: investigations of the Körös culture site of Ecsegfalva 23, Co. Békés. Budapest: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, pp. 421-445.

Bogaard, A., Heaton, T.H.E., Poulton, P., Merbach, I. 2007. The impact of manuring on nitrogen isotope ratios in cereals: archaeological implications for reconstruction of diet and crop management practices. Journal of Archaeological Science 34: 335-343 

2005

Bogaard, A. 2005. ‘Garden agriculture’ and the nature of early farming in Europe and the Near East. World Archaeology 37(2): 177-196.

Bogaard, A. and Hall, A.R. 2005. Archaeobotanical sample assessment, pp. 293-5 in Cavers, M.G. and Henderson, J.C. Underwater excavation at Ederline Crannog, Loch Awe, Argyll, Scotland. The International Journal of Nautical Archaeology 34: 282-298. 

Bogaard, A., Jones, G. and Charles, M. 2005. The impact of crop processing on the reconstruction of crop sowing time and cultivation intensity from archaeobotanical weed evidence. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany14: 505-509.

Jones, G., Charles, M., Bogaard, A. Hodgson, J., Palmer, C. 2005. The functional ecology of present-day arable weed floras and its applicability for the identification of past crop husbandry. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany 14: 493-504.

2004

Bogaard, A. 2004. The nature of early farming in central and south-east Europe. Documenta Praehistorica 31: 49-58.

Charles, M. and Bogaard, A. 2004. Identifying livestock diet from charred plant remains: a Neolithic case study from southern Turkmenistan. In J. Davies, M. Fabis, I. Mainland, M. Richards and R. Thomas (eds) Diet and Health in Past Animal Populations: Current Research and Future Directions. Oxford: Oxbow, pp. 93-103.

2003

Charles, M., Hoppé, C., Bogaard, A., Jones, G. and Hodgson, J.G. 2003. Using weed functional attributes for the identification of irrigation regimes in Jordan. Journal of Archaeological Science 30: 1429-1441.

2002

Bogaard, A. 2002. Questioning the relevance of shifting cultivation to Neolithic farming in the loess belt of Europe: evidence from the Hambach Forest experiment. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany 11: 155-168. 

Charles, M., Bogaard, A., Jones, G., Hodgson, J. and Halstead, P. 2002. Ecological investigation of intensive cereal cultivation in the mountains of Asturias, NW Spain. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany 11: 133-142.

2001

Bogaard, A. 2001. Charred plant remains from flotation in 2000. In Southern Romania Archaeological Project – Second Preliminary Report. Cardiff Studies in Archaeology, pp. 113-127.

Bogaard, A., Jones, G., Charles, M. and Hodgson, J.G. 2001. On the archaeobotanical inference of crop sowing time using the FIBS method. Journal of Archaeological Science 28: 1171-1183 

Charles, M. and Bogaard, A. 2001. Third-millennium B.C. charred plant remains from Tell Brak. In D. Oates, J. Oates and H. McDonald (eds) Excavations at Tell Brak II: Nagar in the third millennium BC. Cambridge: McDonald Institute, pp. 301-326.

2000

Bogaard, A., Charles, M., Halstead, P. and Jones, G. 2000. The scale and intensity of cultivation: evidence from weed ecology. In: C. Frederick and P. Halstead (eds) Landscape and Land Use in Postglacial Greece. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, pp. 129-134 

Bogaard, A. and Hynd, A. 2000. A long-term perspective on arable weed floras: archaeobotanical weed evidence. In: P. Wilson and M. King (eds) Fields of Vision – A Future for Britain’s Arable Plants. The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, pp. 20-29.

Jones, G., Bogaard, A., Charles, M. and Hodgson, J.G. 2000. Distinguishing the effects of agricultural practices relating to fertility and disturbance: a functional ecological approach in archaeobotany. Journal of Archaeological Science 27: 1073-1084.

1999

Bogaard, A. and Charles, M. 1999. Summary of archaeobotanical work at al-Mudaybi. Annual of the Department of Antiquities of Jordan 43: 140-143.

Bogaard, A., Palmer, C., Jones, G., Charles, M. and Hodgson, J.G. 1999. A FIBS approach to the use of weed ecology in the archaeobotanical recognition of crop rotation. Journal of Archaeological Science 26: 1211-1224.

Jones, G., Bogaard, A., Halstead, P., Charles, M. and Smith, H. 1999. Identifying the intensity of crop husbandry practices on the basis of weed floras. Annals of the British School at Athens 94: 167-189.

1998

Bogaard, A., Hodgson, J., Wilson, P.J. and Band, S.R. 1998. An index of weed size for assessing the productivity of ancient crop fields. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany 7: 17-23.

Charles, M. and Bogaard, A. 1998. Palaeobotany. In D. Oates, J. Oates and H. McDonald (eds) Excavations at Tell Brak I: The Mitanni and Old Babylonian Periods. Cambridge: McDonald Institute, pp. 128-130.

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