Professor Mike Charles

mike charles



Professor Mike Charles

Fellow by Special Election

Professor of Environmental Archaeology
Director of Graduate Studies, School of Archaeology

Research Interests
  • Archaeobotany, palynology, plant functional ecology, stable isotopes, plant ancient DNA analysis and ethnoarchaeology.
  • Farming societies of western Asia and Europe from 15,000 B.C. Origins and spread of agriculture, plant domestication, the role of plants in prehistory.
  • Interactions between humans and the environment in western Asia and Europe since the last glaciation.