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Before farming: prehistoric plant use in the Taurus-Zagros arc of Southwest Asia

Dr Eleni Asouti, in collaboration with Dr Ceren Kabukcu, is undertaking a research project, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, investigating how Palaeolithic plant use alongside global climate change shaped plant ecologies, cultivation and domestication in the early Holocene.

The Roman Silver Coinage Project

Dr Matthew Ponting, working with Professor Kevin Butcher, of the University of Warwick is investigating the chemical composition and metallurgical structure of Roman silver coinage. This project, funded by the Leverhulme Trust and AHRC, is casting new light on the Roman state’s approach to coin production and management.