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Dr Petra Dark

  • Visiting Research Fellow

Areas of interest

  • Human activity and long-term environment change
  • The effects of climate change on land use
  • The archaeology of plant disease.

Petra's interests include the analysis of pollen and other plant remains to shed light on the role of human activity in long-term environment change, the effects of climate change on land use, the archaeology of plant disease, and landscape archaeology. Research areas include the early Mesolithic site of Star Carr, Mesolithic-Neolithic environments in the Severn Estuary, and Hadrians Wall.

She is the author of The Environment of Britain in the First Millennium AD; and co-author of The Landscape of Roman Britain, and Star Carr in Context: new archaeological and palaeoecological investigations at the Early Mesolithic site of Star Carr, North Yorkshire.

Academic qualifications

  • MA – University of Cambridge
  • DPhil – University of Oxford.

Selected publications


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