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Lecture on Archaeobotany


Time3:30 p.m., 2 Sep.

VenueMeeting Room 2, Administration Building, Yuquanlu campus, UCAS

TitleFood for the Body and Food for the Mind: Palaeolithic People and Their Plants

Speaker: Martin Jones


About the Speaker

Martin Jones is the first George Pitt-Rivers Professor of Archaeological Science at Cambridge University, a position he has held for 24 years.  Prior to that he lectured at Durham University, after beginning his career as an archaeobotanist within one Britain's earliest contract archaeological units, the Oxford Unit.

His major research project of recent years has been the Food Globalisation in Prehistory project, exploring early crop movements across the Old World.  This was the project that first brought him to China 10 years ago.  He has also published in the plant diets of palaeolithic communities, in whose archaeological fieldwork, archaeobotany has been poorly served.

He is also a member of the Academia Europea, and Vice-Master of Darwin College, Cambridge.