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Ancient Grains: The website of Delwen Samuel and Mark Nesbitt

We both worked in archaeobotany - studying the archaeology of plants. Delwen Samuel’s interests include bread and beer in ancient Egypt, cereals and nutrition in the Old World, and food microscopy and other techniques of residue analysis. Delwen is no longer research active but retains an interest in these topics. Mark Nesbitt’s interests are in the prehistory and history of plant use in the Near East, especially Turkey, in all aspects of wheat and other Old World cereals, and in the beginnings of farming. Although still publishing in these areas, his day job is curation and research relating to the Economic Botany Collection at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. There is lots of information on his Kew research at: www.marknesbitt.org.uk

On our website you can find out more about our work, and the places where we have done fieldwork, and download our publications. We would be glad to receive copies or PDFs of your publications.

Contact details

Delwen (not Delwyn) Samuel


Mark Nesbitt

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Surrey TW9 3AB
United Kingdom


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