|Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Archaeology||001|
|Member of the Centre for the Study of the Ancient Mediterranean and the Near East|
|Fellow of Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing|
Ph.D. Durham University, 2017
Routes of the Uruk Expansion
M.A. Archaeology of the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East, University College London, 2008
Hon.B.A. (Honours) Archaeology, minor Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto, 2006
I am a postdoctoral research assistant on the Climate, Landscape, Settlement and Society (CLaSS) Project: Exploring Human-Environmental Interaction in the Ancient Near East.
- Quantitative Route Analysis / Pedestrian and Traffic Modelling
- Landscape Archaeology
- Late Prehistoric Middle East
- Hollow Ways
- GIS and Remote Sensing
- Heritage Partnerships
- Landscapes of Complex Society
- Fragile Crescent, The: Settlement Change during the Urban Transition
Chapter in book
- de Gruchy, M. & Cunliffe, E. (2020). How the Hollow Ways got their Form (and kept it): 5000 years of Hollow Ways at Tell al-Hawa. In New Agendas in Remote Sensing and Landscape Archaeology in the Near East: Studies in Honour of Tony J. Wilkinson. Lawrence, D., Altaweel, M. & Philip, G. Oxford Archaeopress. 124-143.
- de Gruchy, Michelle, Jotheri, Jaafar, Alqaragholi, Hayder, Al-Janabi, Jassim, Alabdan, Raheem, Al-Talaqani, Haneen, Almamouri, Ghadeer & Al-Rubaye, Hajir (2021). The Khandaq Shapur: Defense, Irrigation, Boundary, Frontier. Land 10(10): 1017.
- Palmisano, Alessio, Lawrence, Dan, de Gruchy, Michelle W, Bevan, Andrew & Shennan, Stephen (2021). Holocene regional population dynamics and climatic trends in the Near East: a first comparison using archaeo-demographic proxies. Quaternary Science Reviews 252: 106739.
- Gaastra, J. S., Welton, L., de Gruchy, M. W. & Lawrence, Dan (2021). Landscapes, climate and choice: Examining patterns in animal provisioning across the Near East c. 13,000-0 BCE. Quaternary International 595: 54-87.
- Lawrence, Dan, Palmisano, Alessio & de Gruchy, Michelle W (2021). Collapse and continuity: A multi-proxy reconstruction of settlement organization and population trajectories in the Northern Fertile Crescent during the 4.2kya Rapid Climate Change event. PLOS One 16(1): e0244871.
- Jotheri, J., de Gruchy, M.W., Almaliki, R. & Feadha, M. (2019). Remote Sensing the Archaeological Traces of Boat Movement in the Marshes of Southern Mesopotamia. Remote Sensing 11(21): 2474.
- de Gruchy, Michelle, Caswell, Edward & Edwards, James (2017). Velocity-Based Terrain Coefficients for Time-Based Models of Human Movement. Internet Archaeology (45).
- de Gruchy, Michelle, Deckers, Katleen & Riehl, Simone (2016). A diachronic reconstruction of the Northern Mesopotamian landscape (4th to 2nd millennia BCE) from three separate sources of evidence. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 8: 250-267.
- de Gruchy, M. (2015). Beyond Replication: The Quantification of Route Models in the North Jazira, Iraq. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory 23(2): 427-447.
- Cunliffe, E., de Gruchy, M. & Stammitti, E. (2012). How to Build a Dam and Save Cultural Heritage. International Journal of Heritage in the Digital Era 1(supplement 1): 221-226.