David is an environmental archaeologist specialising in the analyses of plant macro remains. He holds a bachelor’s degree (Hons.) in Archaeology from the School of Archaeology (University College Dublin) and a Masters in Archaeology from the Institute of Archaeology/Kellogg College (University of Oxford). He was awarded his PhD in 2021 from UCD, where he led an archaeobotanical research project focusing on the Late Antique and Islamic period agriculture in Azerbaijan.
David is also a Fulbright scholar and the recipient of the first Fulbright-Creative Ireland Museum Fellowship at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC where he conducted research on the dissemination and digital curation of ecofacts recovered from excavations. His research interests revolve around the use of environmental archaeological techniques to inform archaeologists about agricultural practice, diet and landscape changes in the past.
See Research Gate for a full list of David’s Publications.