Dr Amy Richardson

Wainwright Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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

Tel: +44 (0)1865 278241

Fax: +44 (0)1865 278254

E-mail: amy.richardson@orinst.ox.ac.uk

Research interests

  • Early sedentary communities
  • Networks of exchange
  • Material interactions
  • Materials analysis and provenance techniques

Primary Geographic Area

  • Southwest Asia and Europe

Current research

  • Transforming Societies: Networks of Materiality in the Neolithic Eastern Fertile Crescent
  • ‘City Seal’ impressions, sealings and sealed tablets from Jemdet Nasr and Early Dynastic Ur: new insights from clay characterisation by portable x-ray fluorescence

Selected Publications

  • Matthews, R., Matthews, W., Richardson, A. and Rasheed Raheem, K. (eds). In prep. The Hilly Flanks Before Jarmo: Sedentism and Resource Management in the Neolithic of the Central Zagros of Iraq. CZAP Vol 2. Oxford: Oxbow Books.
  • Bendrey, R., Richardson, A., Elliott, S. & Whitlam, J. (eds). 2015. Environmental Archaeologies of Neolithisation: The Old World. Environmental Archaeology Special Issue 20.3.
  • Bendrey, R., Richardson, A., Elliott, S. & Whitlam, J. (eds). 2014. Environmental Archaeologies of Neolithisation: Europe. Environmental Archaeology Special Issue 19.3.
  • Richardson, A. 2014. ‘Early clay technologies: studies in Early Neolithic clay usage from the Central Zagros’. In P. Bieliński, M. Gawlikowski, R. Koliński, D. Ławecka, A. Sołtysiak and Z. Wygnańska (eds). Proceedings of the 8th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East, 30 April – 4 May 2012, University of Warsaw, Vol 1. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 525-37.
  • Richardson, A. 2013. In Search of the Samnites: Personal Adornment in Central Italy Between 750-350 BC. BAR International Series 2550.Oxford: Archaeopress.
  • Cole, G., Matthews, R. & Richardson, A. 2013. ‘Material networks of the Neolithic at Sheikh-e Abad: objects of bone, stone and clay’. In R. Matthews, Y. Mohammadifar, & W. Matthews (eds). The Earliest Neolithic of Iran: 2008 Excavations at Sheikh-e Abad and Jani. CZAP Vol 1. Oxford: Oxbow Books, 135-45.


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