Professor Douglas Baird MA, Ph.D.

Garstang Chair of Archaeology Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology

    Research

    Research Interest 1

    Principal research interests include 1) the development and nature of the world's earliest sedentary, farming and pastoral communities which appeared in the Near East between 20,000 and 6000 BC. 2) The development of the earliest complex, urban and state societies which appeared between 8000 and 2000 BC in the Near East. Research has involved the development of large scale multi-investigator field projects to address specific issues in the emergence and character of these societies (projects listed under personal statement). In addition his research has involved study of ancient ceramics and chipped stone to gain insights into past human behaviour.

    Research Group Membership

    Research Grants

    The Boncuklu Project; first farmers of central Anatolia

    THE GERALD AVERY WAINWRIGHT FUND FOR NEAR EASTERN ARCHAEOLOGY (UK)

    June 2018 - May 2019

    Boncuklu project

    BRITISH INSTITUTE OF ARCHAEOLOGY AT ANKARA (UK)

    June 2018 - March 2022

    Boncuklu; the first farmers of central Anatolia

    BRITISH INSTITUTE OF ARCHAEOLOGY AT ANKARA (UK)

    April 2017 - March 2018

    Eastern fertile crescent prehistory Project

    BRITISH INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF IRAQ (UK)

    May 2018 - July 2019

    Boncuklu project; first farmers of central anatolia

    THE GERALD AVERY WAINWRIGHT FUND FOR NEAR EASTERN ARCHAEOLOGY (UK)

    June 2017 - May 2018

    Eastern fertile crescent prehistory Project

    BRITISH INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF IRAQ (UK)

    April 2017 - March 2018

    Boncuklu project; first farmers of central anatolia

    BRITISH INSTITUTE OF ARCHAEOLOGY AT ANKARA (UK)

    April 2018 - March 2019

    Boncuklu project; first farmers of central anatolia

    THE GERALD AVERY WAINWRIGHT FUND FOR NEAR EASTERN ARCHAEOLOGY (UK)

    June 2016 - June 2017

    Protecting and recording Yazidi heritage

    BRITISH COUNCIL (UK)

    June 2017 - September 2018

    Boncuklu; the first farmers of central Anatolia

    BRITISH INSTITUTE OF ARCHAEOLOGY AT ANKARA (UK)

    April 2016 - March 2017

    Boncuklu; first farmers

    NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY (USA)

    August 2011 - September 2012

    Konya Plain Survey.

    BRITISH INSTITUTE OF ARCHAEOLOGY AT ANKARA (UK)

    January 1997 - March 2003

    Boncuklu project

    HARVARD UNIVERSITY (USA)

    July 2013 - June 2014

    Pinarbasi: the origins of sedentary and agricultural communities in Central Anatolia.

    BRITISH INSTITUTE OF ARCHAEOLOGY AT ANKARA (UK)

    July 2003 - December 2004

    Boncuklu research project

    HARVARD UNIVERSITY (USA)

    August 2011 - January 2012

    Pinarbasi; the origins of sedentary and agricultural communities in central Anatolia

    BRITISH INSTITUTE OF ARCHAEOLOGY AT ANKARA (UK)

    January 2009 - December 2010

    Boncuklu, first farmers in Anatolia

    HARVARD UNIVERSITY (USA)

    July 2012 - June 2013

    Boncuklu project: first farmers of central Anatolia

    BRITISH INSTITUTE OF ARCHAEOLOGY AT ANKARA (UK)

    April 2014 - March 2016

    Eastern Fertile Crescent (EFEC) Prehistory Project

    THE GERALD AVERY WAINWRIGHT FUND FOR NEAR EASTERN ARCHAEOLOGY (UK)

    March 2014 - April 2015

    Boncuklu project; the first farmers of central Anatolia.

    BRITISH INSTITUTE OF ARCHAEOLOGY AT ANKARA (UK)

    April 2013 - March 2014

    "Unfamiliar Landscapes": from foraging to farming in Central Anatolia, Turkey

    LEVERHULME TRUST (UK)

    May 2013 - July 2015

    First farmers of central Anatolia; the Boncuklu project

    BRITISH ACADEMY (UK)

    July 2010 - December 2011

    Eastern Fertile Crescent (EFEC) Prehistory Project: environmental change, resource management strategies and community interactions in NE Iraq 20,000-8000 cal BC

    BRITISH INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF IRAQ (UK)

    May 2014 - April 2015

    Pinarbasi: the origins of sedentary and agricultural communities in central Anatolia.

    BRITISH ACADEMY (UK)

    July 2003 - June 2005

    BA Small Grant

    BRITISH ACADEMY (UK)

    August 2007 - July 2008

    The settlement history of Konya Plain and the Anatolian plateau, 12000 BC-1800 AD.

    ARTS AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL (AHRC)

    February 2004 - June 2004

    Pinarbasi: The origins of sedentary and agricultural communities in Anatolia

    BRITISH INSTITUTE OF ARCHAEOLOGY AT ANKARA (UK)

    July 2006 - July 2008

    Pınarbaşı; the origins of sedentary and agricultural communities in central Anatolia

    BRITISH INSTITUTE OF ARCHAEOLOGY AT ANKARA (UK)

    September 2007 - August 2008

    Boncuklu; the first farmers

    BRITISH INSTITUTE OF ARCHAEOLOGY AT ANKARA (UK)

    April 2012 - March 2013

    The origins of sedentism, agriculture and herding in central Anatolia: excavations at Boncuklu

    BRITISH INSTITUTE OF ARCHAEOLOGY AT ANKARA (UK)

    July 2006 - June 2007

    Boncuklu; first farmers in central Anatolia

    THE GERALD AVERY WAINWRIGHT FUND FOR NEAR EASTERN ARCHAEOLOGY (UK)

    July 2011 - July 2012

    Konya Plain Survey.

    ARTS AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL (AHRC)

    July 1999 - June 2002

    Boncuklu project; first farmers in Anatolia

    THE GERALD AVERY WAINWRIGHT FUND FOR NEAR EASTERN ARCHAEOLOGY (UK)

    July 2012 - June 2013

    Research Collaborations

    Fairbairn

    External: University of Queensland

    Joint application to Australian research Council

    Martin Richards

    External: University of Leeds

    Collaboration on archaeogenetics project

    Dr Graham Philip

    External: The University of Durham

    Joint Directors of major project studying development of complex societies and urbanism in the Levant funded by Council for British Research in the Levant and British Academy

    Prof Neil Roberts

    External: The University of Plymouth

    Study of palaeoenvironments, landscape development and settlement development in central Anatolia

    Dr A Garrard

    External: University College London

    Collaborating on publication of project looking at development of hunter-gatherers, Neolithic farmers and nomadic pastoralism in the deserts of Jordan