Plantiness: Re-evaluating Plant-Human Relationships Across Temporal Landscapes in Prehistoric Britain
Archaeology theory, more-than-human archaeology, nonhuman intelligence, prehistory, archaeobotanical research, agriculture, and the roles of plants in clothing, food, ritual, and social practices.
My DPhil research questions the role of plants within greater notions of human becoming. I seek to understand how humans and plants became entangled throughout long periods of time and how their relationships added to and changed social practices and other human-nonhuman relationships. I look specifically at relationships from prehistoric Britain to the Roman period with the goal of questioning contemporary plant-human relationships.
GAO 2020, Innovative Approaches to Archaeology, ‘Plantiness: reevaluating plant-human relationships’
Iron Age Research Student Symposium 2021, ‘Constructing Plantiness in Iron Age Wessex’
Connected Past 2021, Artefactual Intelligence, ‘Plantiness: Re-evaluating Plant-Human Relationships in Prehistoric Britain’
Royal Anthropological Institute 2021, Human Companions in Disturbance Ecologies, ‘Plantiness: The Importance of Plant-Human Entanglements in Past and Present'