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Dr Michelle W. de Gruchy

Postdoctoral Researcher

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Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Archaeology001 
Member of the Centre for the Study of the Ancient Mediterranean and the Near East  
Fellow of the 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

Research Topic

I am a postdoctoral research assistant on the Climate, Landscape, Settlement and Society (CLaSS) Project: Exploring Human-Environmental Interaction in the Ancient Near East.

Research interests

  • Quantitative Route Analysis / Pedestrian and Traffic Modelling
  • Landscape Archaeology
  • Late Prehistoric Middle East
  • Hollow Ways
  • GIS and Remote Sensing

Research groups

  • Heritage Partnerships
  • Landscapes of Complex Society

Research Projects

  • Fragile Crescent, The: Settlement Change during the Urban Transition


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