Jessica Smyth

Research Associate
Telephone: +44 (0)29 208 70546
Address: School of History, Archaeology and Religion
Cardiff University
Humanities Building
Colum Drive
CF10 3EU

Research Interests
Dr. Jessica Smyth is lead PDRA on the TOTL project and is particularly interested in the settlement archaeology of the Neolithic and in capturing aspects of daily life in the past. Research has ranged from exploring the domestic architecture and wider settlement patterning of the Irish Neolithic to an investigation of animal husbandry and foodways via lipid residue analysis on Neolithic pottery vessels, part of a 2011-2013 Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship based at the Organic Geochemistry Unit, University of Bristol.

Selected Publications
Smyth, J. and Evershed, R. Forthcoming. The molecules of meals: new insight into Neolithic foodways. Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 115C.

Smyth, J. and Evershed, R. Forthcoming. Milking the megafauna: the role of organic residue analysis in understanding early farming practice. Journal of Environmental Archaeology.

Smyth, J. 2014. Settlement in Neolithic Ireland: new discoveries on the edge of Europe, Prehistoric Society Research Paper 6. Oxford: Prehistoric Society.

Hofmann, D. and Smyth, J. (eds) 2013. The Neolithic house: tracking sedentism, architecture and practice. New York: Springer.

Whittle, A. and Benson, D. 2006. Building memories: the Neolithic Cotswold long barrow at Ascott-under-Wychwood, Oxfordshire. Oxbow Books.