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Prof Ken Thomas
Institute of Archaeology
31-34 Gordon Square
London
WC1H 0PY
Appointment
  • Emeritus Professor of Human Palaeoecology
  • Institute of Archaeology
  • Faculty of S&HS
Biography
BSc, PhD
Emeritus Professor of Human Palaeoecology

Educational Background
BSc Zoology (University of Wales at Bangor)
PhD in Zoology [Ecological Genetics] (University of Liverpool)
Research Summary
Research Interests
Palaeoecology, environmental reconstruction and past human ecology, in theory and practice. Environment and subsistence change, especially the evolution of complex agrarian systems. Shell midden archaeology.

Research Projects and Networks
The Archaeology of Human Evolution
Human palaeoecology in the coastal zone of western Sicily from the Upper Palaeolithic to the Neolithic.
Late Neolithic to Bronze Age environmental, subsistence and technological transitions in northern Pakistan.
Environmental and economic context of early Iron Age urban societies in northern Pakistan.

Collaborations
British Museum, University of Cambridge, Bryn Mawr University (USA), the Pakistan Heritage Society (Peshawar) and the University of Peshawar: Bannu Archaeological Project.
NERC Isotope Geosciences Laboratory, Keyworth, Nottingham
Museo Archeologico Regionale “A. Salinas ”, Palermo and the Soprintendenza dei Beni Culturali ed Ambientali di Trapani (Sicily).
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