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Dr Lucy Cramp
Dr Lucy Cramp
Lecturer in Archaeology & Anthropology
BA(Hons), MSc(Oxon), PhD(R'dg)
My major research interests have developed from a background in biomolecular archaeology, and the application of these approaches to investigate ancient patterns of human subsistence, culinary choices and technological practices. I am particularly interested both in the development of analytical methods using ancient lipid biomolecules and stable isotope proxies for the reconstruction of prehistoric diet and resource management, and the application of these proxies to address large-scale questions regarding human responses to cultural or environmental stimuli. Employing lipid biomolecular proxies, my recent research interests span from investigating the diet of the first farmers in the British Isles and Fennoscandia, to the use of Roman-style culinary vessels in Britain, through to identifying components of balms used in mummification in ancient Egypt.
I graduated from Oxford University in 2003 with a BA (hons) in Archaeology and Anthropology and in 2004 with an MSc in Archaeological Science. In 2008, I completed a PhD in Archaeology at the University of Reading and then worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the School of Chemistry at the University of Bristol before joining the department of Archaeology and Anthropology as a Lecturer in 2013.
- Organic residue analysis
- stable isotopes
- lipid biomarkers
- ancient diet
- Roffet-Salque, M, Dunne, J, Altoft, D, Casanova, E, Cramp, L, Smyth, J, Whelton, H & Evershed, R, 2016, From the inside out: Upscaling organic residue analyses of archaeological ceramics. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports.
- Horiuchi, A, Miyata, Y, Kamijo, N, Cramp, L & Evershed, R, 2015, A dietary study of the Kamegoaka culture population during the final Jomon period, Japan, using stable isotope and lipid analyses of ceramic residues.. Radiocarbon, vol 57., pp. 721-736.
- Cramp, L & Evershed, R, 2015, Reading the residues: chromatographic and mass spectrometric techniques for the reconstruction of artefact use in Roman Antiquity. in: Ceramics, Cuisine and Culture. Oxbow Books, Oxford
- Roffet-Salque, M, Regert, M, Evershed, R, Outram, AK, Cramp, L, Decavallas, O, Dunne, J, Gerbault, P, Mileto, S, Mirabaud, S, Paakkonen, M, Smyth, J, Soberl, L, Whelton, H, Alday-Ruiz, A, Asplund, H, Bartkowiak, M, Bayer-Niemeier, E, Belhouchet, L, Bernardini, F, Budja, M, Cooney, G, Cubas, M, Danaher, EM, Diniz, M, Domboróczki, L, Fabbri, C, González-Urquijo, J, Guilaine, J, Hachi, S, Hartwell, B, Hofmann, D, Hohle, I, Ibáñez, JJ, Karul, N, Kherbouche, F, Kiely, J, Kotsakis, K, Lueth, F, Mallory, JP & others 2015, Widespread exploitation of the honeybee by early Neolithic farmers. Nature, vol 527., pp. 226-230
- Cramp, LJE, Jones, J, Sheridan, A, Smyth, J, Whelton, H, Mulville, J, Sharples, N & Evershed, RP, 2014, Immediate replacement of fishing with dairying by the earliest farmers of the northeast Atlantic archipelagos. Proceedings of the Royal Society B - Biological Sciences, vol 281.
- Cramp, LJE & Evershed, RP, 2014, Reconstructing Aquatic Resource Exploitation in Human Prehistory using Lipid Biomarkers and Stable Isotopes. in: HD Holland, KK Turekian (eds) Treatise on Geochemistry: Archaeology and Anthropology. Elsevier, Oxford, pp. 319-339
- Cramp, LJE, Evershed, RP, Lavento, M, Halinen, P, Mannermaa, K, Oinonen, M, Kettunen, J, Perola, M, Onkamo, P & Heyd, VM, 2014, Neolithic dairy farming at the extreme of agriculture in northern Europe.. Proceedings of the Royal Society B - Biological Sciences, vol 281.
- Cramp, LJE, Whelton, HL, Sharples, N, Mulville, J & Evershed, RP, 2013, Contrasting patterns of resource exploitation on the Outer Hebrides and Northern Isles of Scotland during the Late Iron Age and Norse period revealed through organic residues in pottery.. Journal of the North Atlantic.
- Cramp, L & Evershed, R, 2013, Getting pots to write their autobiographies of use.
- Dunne, JB, Evershed, RP, Salque, M, Cramp, L, Bruni, S, Ryan, K, Biagetti, S & Lernia, Sd, 2012, First dairying in green Saharan Africa in the fifth millennium BC. Nature, vol 486., pp. 390-394
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