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Philippa Ryan is responsible for the analysis of charred and desiccated macrobotanical remains, as well as phytoliths (microbotanical remains) from the site of Amara West, a Leverhulme Trust funded position that is part of the ‘Health and diet in occupied Nubia through political and climate change’ project.
Philippa recently completed her PhD at the Institute of Archaeology, UCL, entitled the ‘Diversity of plant and land use during the Near Eastern Neolithic, phytolith perspectives from Çatalhöyük’ (2010). Philippa has also worked as a phytolith analyst for projects based in Mali (Timbuktu Expedition Project), Turkmenistan (Monjukli Depe), and Italy (Ancient Stabiae Garden Project at the Villa Arianna).
- Hierakonpolis: phytolith analysis of gut contents from an animal cemetery
- Honorary Research Associate at the Institute of
University College London
Ryan P, Plants as material culture in the Near Eastern Neolithic: Perspectives from the silica skeleton artifactual remains at Çatalhöyük. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology volume 30 issue 3 (2011), 292-305. doi:10.1016/j.jaa.2011.06.002
Ryan P, Weisskopf A, and Rosen SA, Sediments and Microartifacts from the Camel Site. In SA Rosen (Ed) An investigation into early desert pastoralism excavations at the camel site, Negev, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press at UCLA, Los Angeles (2011), 155-166.
Ryan, P. (2010) Final Meals part 2: a micro view of animal diets at Hierakonpolis, Nekhen News volume 22 (2010), 10-11.
Ryan, P. The Phytoliths, Çatalhöyük Archive Report 2010. www.catalhoyuk.com/archive_reports (2010), 69.
Ryan, P. The Phytoliths, Çatalhöyük Archive Report 2009. www.catalhoyuk.com/archive_reports (2009), 82-83.
Ryan, P. The Phytoliths, Çatalhöyük Archive Report 2008. www.catalhoyuk.com/archive_reports (2008), 174-181.
Ryan, P. The Phytoliths, Çatalhöyük Archive Report 2007. www.catalhoyuk.com/archive_reports (2007), 209-213.
Ryan, P. and Rosen, A. The Phytoliths, Çatalhöyük Archive Report 2006. www.catalhoyuk.com/archive_reports (2006), 147-152.