Current Research Postgraduates
Ms Michelle De Gruchy
(email at firstname.lastname@example.org)
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
Routes of the Uruk Expansion
In a society without writing, the only way to interact directly is to physically travel to the other party (or employ someone to do so on your behalf). In other words, the only way to directly interact is to follow routes; and if routes are the physical manifestation of the only way people directly interact, then examining the nature of those routes should inform us about the nature of the interaction.
Working from this principle, my research is discovering new ways optimal route models can be quantitatively used to investigate the Uruk Expansion.
2011-2012: Reconstructing what 4th millennium caravans and trading parties were like.
2010-2011: Theory and methodology for quantitative analysis of optimal route models against actual preserved routes.
Is supervised by
- Landscapes of Complex Society Research Group