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Durham University

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Dr Michelle W. de Gruchy

Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Archaeology
Room number: 001

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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 Groups

Department of Archaeology

Research Projects

Department of Geography

Research Interests

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


Chapter in book

Journal Article

Newspaper/Magazine Article

  • Cunliffe, E., de Gruchy, M. & Stammitti, E. (2012). Dam(ned) Archaeology. International Water Power & Dam Construction