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Ian Simpson

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Research Keywords

  • Agriculture
  • Environmental History
  • Palaeoenvironments
  • Soils

Research Summary

Geoarchaeology considers soils and sediments as historical narratives defining land resource utilisation and organisation by early societies together with their environmental and landscape consequences.  These narratives are elucidated through innovative theoretical frameworks of landscape and new techniques in thin section micromorphology, soil biomarker analyses and modelling to give historical depth  to long-term human interactions with environmental processes, contribution to discussions on cultural and national identities as they relate to landscapes, and foundations for natural and cultural heritage resources management.  The scope of this work is inter-disciplinary and international with current research programmes focussed in the North Atlantic region and in South Asia.


Ian Simpson's resumé/CV is available here.

Primary Affiliation

University of Stirling
Full Professor
School of Biological and Environmental Sciences
University of Stirling
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0) 1786 467009

GHEA Projects

Ian Simpson is currently leading 2 GHEA projects:

Ian Simpson is currently collaborating on 3 GHEA projects

GHEA Products

Ian Simpson is currently not leading any GHEA products.