Amy Styring

Postdoctoral researcher, University of Oxford

AmySI am an archaeological chemist with a specialism in crop isotope geochemistry and an interest in ancient agriculture, human-environment interactions and adaptation to societal and environmental changes.

In my current role as a postdoctoral researcher on the AGRICURB project, I am using isotope analysis of ancient crop remains and human and animal bone collagen from south-west Asia and central Europe to reconstruct past farming regimes and better understand the relationship between early farming practice and social change, in particular with the emergence of urbanism.

When I’m not in the lab or sitting at my laptop, I enjoy heading out to the mountains (or UK hills) to go walking, and of course archaeological fieldwork provides a great opportunity to visit some incredibly beautiful places!