Professor 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
  • Ancient DNA typing indicates that the “new” glume wheat of early Eurasian agriculture is a cultivated member of the Triticum timopheevii group

    Czajkowska, BI, Bogaard, A, Charles, M, Jones, G, Kohler-Schneider, M, Mueller-Bieniek, A, Brown, TA
  • Seed size, number and strategies in annual plants: a comparative functional analysis and synthesis.

    Hodgson, JG, Montserrat Marti, G, Šerá, B, Jones, G, Bogaard, A, Charles, M, Font, X, Ater, M, Taleb, A, Santini, BA, Hmimsa, Y, Palmer, C
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  • Cutting the Mustard: New Insights Into the Plant Economy of Late Neolithic Tepe Khaleseh (Iran)

    Whitlam, J, Valipour, HR, Charles, M
  • An integrated bioarchaeological approach to the medieval ‘agricultural revolution’: a case study from Stafford, England, c.Ad 800–1200

    Hamerow, H, Bogaard, A, Charles, M, Forster, E, Holmes, M, McKerracher, M, Neil, S, Ramsey, C, Stroud, E, Thomas, R
  • 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
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Teaching

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