Professor Donald Pate, Dr Mick Morrison, Dr Ian Moffat, Associate Professor Amy Roberts, Dr Jonathan Benjamin, Dr Wendy Van Duivenvoorde, Dr Martin Polkinghorne, Associate Professor Heather Burke
Professor Donald Pate, Dr Mick Morrison and Dr Ian Moffat
Economic archaeology, environmental archaeology, palaeoecology, bioarchaeology, archaeological chemistry, political economy, food production, diet, health.
This research group explores the nexus between social and economic dynamics, human health and environmental change from an archaeological perspective. Research within this group is unified by three key aims: to articulate trajectories of economic and social change through time; to understand the bodily manifestations of these dynamics via bioarchaeological investigations of human health, diet and trauma, and finally; to explore relationships with palaeoenvironmental dynamics. Researchers within this group generate new knowledge on human diet, food production systems, health and the exchange and distribution of material goods. We explore economic and social diversity among hunter-gatherer and agricultural societies, the broad spectrum revolution, domiculture and domestication and intensive agricultural economies. What were the social, ecological and economic conditions that helped to stimulate these and other innovations in diverse global settings?