Dr Mike Charles

Research Profile

Research Grants

2017-20

ERC Advanced grant Feeding Anglo-Saxon England: The Bioarchaeology of an Agricultural Revolution. P.I Prof Helena Hamerow, CI Prof Amy Bogaard, Dr Richard Thomas (Leicester)

2011-16

ERC Advanced Grant. Evolutionary Origins of Agriculture
Co-investigator with Prof G Jones, Prof. M Rees, Dr C Osborne, Dr N Fieller (Sheffield) & Prof T Brown (Manchester). ERC-2010-AdG_20100407

2010-13

NERC. Origins of Agriculture: an ecological perspective on crop domestication. Co-investigator with Profs G. Jones & M Rees & Dr C Osborne. NE/H0227161/1.

2007-10

National Science Foundation (USA). Economic integration and cultural survival at neolithic Çatalhöyük Turkey. Co-investigator with Dr. K Twiss, SUNY, USA and Dr Bogaard, (Oxford).

2008-11

NERC. Out of Asia. Co-investigator with Profs G Jones, C Buck & P Blackwell (Sheffield). NE/E019242/1.

 


Archaeobotanical Projects

2016-

Tell Nebi Mend Archaeobotanical Project (Oxford University) with Dr Jade Whitlam

2014-

Ur Archaeological Project, directors Prof Elisabeth Stone & Prof Paul Zimansky, (SUNY, New York)

2011-

Central Zagros Archaeological Project, directors Prof. Roger Matthews and Dr Wendy Matthews (University of Reading)

2003-

Çatalhöyük Neolithic excavations, director Prof. Ian Hodder (Stanford University)

1998-

Tell Brak, Syria; Bronze Age; director Dr Augusta McMahon (Cambridge University) & Dr. Geoff Emberling (Metropolitan Museum, New York, USA)

 

 

Publications
  • Cutting the mustard: new insights into the plant economy of Late Neolithic Tepe Khaleseh (Iran)

    WHITLAM, J, Valipour, HR, CHARLES, M
  • Feeding Anglo-Saxon England: The bioarchaeology of an agricultural revolution

    Hamerow, H, Bogaard, A, Charles, M, Ramsey, C, Thomas, R, Forster, E, Holmes, M, McKerracher, M, Neil, S, Stroud, E
  • Exploring the agroecology of Neolithic Çatalhöyük, central Anatolia: An archaeobotanical approach to agricultural intensity based on functional ecological analysis of arable weed flora

    Green, L, CHARLES, M, BOGAARD, A
  • Re-analysis of archaeobotanical remains from pre- and early agricultural sites provides no evidence for a narrowing of the wild plant food spectrum during the origins of agriculture in southwest Asia.

    Wallace, M, Jones, G, Charles, M, Forster, E, Stillman, E, Bonhomme, V, Livarda, A, Osborne, CP, Rees, M, Frenck, G, Preece, C
  • Pre-agricultural plant management in the uplands of the central Zagros: the archaeobotanical evidence from Sheikh-e Abad

    Whitlam, J, Bogaard, A, Matthews, R, Matthews, W, Mohammadifar, Y, Ilkhani, H, Charles, M
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