After my PhD at the University of Reading on the use of crop stable isotopes for the reconstruction of past water availability, I have been a Post-Doctoral researcher at the same university. I have studied the effects of climate change on past Middle Eastern societies by compiling information, especially radiocarbon dates, into a database – establishing synchronicity between climate and social change is the first step before even starting to think of causality between the two. I have also been generating new climate data and am in the process of publishing the results of a speleothem record from Iraq. I have participated in excavations and experimental archaeology projects in Jordan, Iraq, Syria, Egypt, the UK, and the Netherlands.
What can crop stable isotopes ever do for us? An experimental perspective on using cereal carbon stable isotope values for reconstructing water availability in semi-arid and arid environments
Flohr, P, Jenkins, E, Williams, HRS, Jamjoum, K, Nuimat, S, Müldner, G