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Professor Charles Andrew Ivey French

Professor Charles Andrew Ivey French

Professor in Geoarchaeology

Director of the McBurney Laboratory for Geoarchaeology

Fellow of St Edmund’s College

Charles French is accepting applications for PhD students.

Charles French is available for consultancy.

Office 1.3, West Building
Division of Archaeology
Downing Street

Cambridge CB2 3DZ
Office Phone: 01223 333533


Charles/Charly was born and brought up in the small town of Dundas at the western end of Lake Ontario in Canada. He started digging at Wharram Percy in East Yorkshire in 1971 and never really looked back. After a BA in Archaeology at Cardiff, 1972-75, his first digging job was with Francis Pryor at Fengate, interspersed with fieldwork at Karnak with Don Redford. After two years of fieldwork, and a few months at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto recording their British flint collections, he did a Masters in Environmental Archaeology at the Institute in London (1977-78) under Prof Geoff Dimbleby. He then went back into the field full-time with Pryor as part of the Welland Valley Project team, and started an external PhD at the Institute in 1979. He dug throughout his PhD, using the prehistoric fen-edge sites he was excavating to form the basis of a palaeo-environmental history of the fen-edge of northern Cambridgeshire. After completing his PhD in June, 1983, with the sponsorship of the British Museum and the Department of Environment (which then looked after archaeological projects in England) he obtained his first work permit, and has been in East Anglia ever since. In that same year, Francis Pryor, Maisie Taylor and he formed Fenland Archaeological Trust, where he was assistant director and palaeo-environmentalist and ran a digging team as a day-job and developed his specialisms in molluscan and micromorphological analyses on the side. He continued these dual roles until April 1, 1992, when he took up a Lectureship in Archaeological Science here in Cambridge.


He specialises in the analysis and interpretation of buried landscapes using geomorphological and micromorphological techniques, and acts as an environmental archaeology consultant and micromorphologist for many archaeological units in eastern England and beyond. He manages a fully equipped geoarchaeological and micromorphological laboratory (with Tonko Rajkovača), has been Head of Department three times, and he directs the annual Departmental training excavation in conjunction with the Cambridge Archaeological Unit.

Research Interests


I conduct research on the application of archaeological techniques and micromorphological analytical techniques to the interpretation of buried landscapes, the processes responsible for the degradation of landscapes, and on the interpretation of the use of domestic space on settlement sites.  Particular emphasis is placed on the recognition of formation processes and human impact on landscapes, especially deforestation, agriculture, soil erosion, dewatering and desertification.


Prof French is currently involved with a number of research projects: multi-disciplinary investigations of Neolithic/Bronze Age environmental change in the Kennet River around Avebury; geomorphological and micromorphological investigations of Holocene erosion and palaeosol sequences in the Sava River basin of northern Bosnia, the Posada river valley of eastern Sardinia, the Neolithic of Malta and Gozo, the River Ica valley of southern Peru, as well as investigations of the Indus valley floodplain in Haryana province of northern India and the associated Harappan period sites, and the Bronze Age pile dwellings of Must Farm in Cambridgeshire and Viverone in northern Italy. He is involved in a number of research projects in East Africa (in Kenya, Ethiopia and Tanzania) that are investigating the success and failure of irrigated field systems. In addition, he oversees a variety of projects by doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows on the use of space in domestic structures using micromorphological techniques, for example in East Anglia, northern Italy, India, Sudan, Kenya and Peru.


I am presently involved in the following research projects:

2012-18: One River Project: Changes in Ancient Land and Water-Use along the Rio Ica, South-Central Andes, with Drs D Beresford-Jones and K Lane; Leverhulme Trust and match-funding private donation

2012-17: Archaeology of Agricultural Resilience in Eastern Africa (AAREA), with Dr D Stump, York; EU/ERC

2013-18: Fragility and sustainability in restricted island environments (FRAGSUS), with Prof C Malone and Dr S Stoddart; EU/ERC

2016-21: Living with monuments (Avebury), with Dr J Pollard and Dr D Gillings; AHRC

2015-18: Must Farm Excavations: geoarchaeology and micromorphology of the Late Bronze Age settlement site, with M Knight and CAU; Historic England and Fonterra

2015-18: Finding Alcatrazes, Cape Verde, with Dr M Sorensen and C Evans and Dr MJ Allen (AEA); National Geographic

2016-17: New applied approaches to African farming systems: the long-term history and archaeology of farming in Tiv, Nigeria, with Dr E Orijemie; Royal Society/Newton International Fellowship

2014-17: Sa massaria: Historical ecology of farming systems in Sardinia, with Drs G Serreli, R Melis and F Sulas; CNR; 2014-17

2013-17: Transmission of innovations: comparison and modeling of early farming practices and associated technologies in Europe (EUROFARM), with Dr M Vander Linden; EU/ERC

2016-21: Two Rains: Ecological and human landscapes of the Indus Civilisation, India, with Dr C Petrie; EU/ERC

2016-18: Viverone, Italy: Geoarchaeological investigations of a Neolithic lake dwelling, with Prof F Menotti; University of Bradford and National Geographic


Research Supervision

I currently supervise students investigating in a range of topics in applications of geoarchaeology and micromorphology. I am interested in supervising students who wish to study for an MPhil or a PhD in the following topics:

-          experimental and ethnographic geoarchaeology

-          landscape change and human impact

-          development of farming systems

-          recognition of human activities


Current Students:

Jeremy Bennett

Alessandro Ceccarelli

Petros Chatzimpalaglou

Malcolm Connolly

Matthew Dalton

David Kay

Huiru Lian

Ian Ostericher

Bongumenzi Nxumalo

Miranda Semple

Joanna Walker


Past Students:

Dr Manuel Arroyo-Kalin

Dr Gianna Ayala

Dr Andrea Balbo

Dr Nicole Boivin

Dr Katherine Boulden

Dr Melissa Goodman-Elgar

Dr Kathryn Hall

Dr Ann-Maria Hart

Dr Robyn Inglis

Dr Emma Jenkins

Dr Gabriella Kovacs

Dr Heejin Lee

Dr Helen Lewis

Dr Eduardo Machicado

Dr Stefania Merlo (Advisor)

Dr Karen Milek

Prof Nicky Milner

Dr Allan Morton

Dr Sayantani Neogi

Dr Mary Ownby

Dr Ivana Ozan (External: Buenos Aires)

Dr Clea Paine

Dr Fraser Sturt

Dr Federica Sulas

Dr Sean Taylor

Dr Paul van Pelt (Advisor)

Dr Gillian Wallace

Dr Jung-Youn Woo

Dr Yijie Zhuang



I am involved in the teaching of the following courses:

Paper A2: Archaeology in action

Paper ARC06/07: Archaeological Theory and Practice I and II: Landscapes and environments

Paper ARC08: Introduction to Archaeological Science

Paper ARC09: Archaeological Science II

Paper G10: MPhil in Archaeological Science

Paper G32: MPhil Archaeological Science projects

Introduction to micromorphological analysis (practical course)

Other Professional Activities

I am Director of the McBurney Laboratory for Geoarchaeology

Pilkington Teaching Prize (June, 2009)

Head of Department: 2000-2005; M 2014; Head of Division: 2012-15

University Moderator, Institute of Continuing Education: for Landscape courses, 2000-present

Member of editorial board of the Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society since 1998

Steering committee member for Developing International Geoarchaeology since 2005

Council member and trustee of Fenland Archaeological Trust, 1992-2015

Chartered member of the Institute for Archaeologists, 1983-present


  • Occupation sequences
  • Micromorphology
  • Buried landscapes
  • Palaeosoils
  • Geoarchaeology
  • Landscape change
  • Microarchaeology
  • Archaeology


  • Archaeology
  • Archaeological Science

Key Publications


French C.A.I., Scaife R. and Allen M.J. (2012). Durrington Walls to West Amesbury by way of Stonehenge: A major transformation of Holocene landscape. Antiquaries Journal, 92, 1-36. DOI: 10.1017/S0003581512000704.


French C.A.I.(2010). The palaeo-environments of Bronze Age Europe. T. Earle and K. Kristiansen (eds.), Organizing Bronze Age Societies. Cambridge Univ Pr. 34-56.


French C.A.I., Periman R., Cummings L.S., Hall S., Goodman-Elgar M. and Boreham J. (2009). Holocene alluvial sequences, cumulic soils and fire signatures in the middle Rio Puerco basin at Guadalupe Ruin, New Mexico. Geoarchaeology, 24, 638-676. DOI: 10.1002/gea.20278.


French C.A.I., Sulas F. and Madella M. (2009). New geoarchaeological investigations of the valley systems in the Aksum area of northern Ethiopia. CATENA, 78, 218-233. DOI: 10.1016/j.catena.2009.02.010.

Other Publications

Books/monographs/journal special issues:


Serreli, G., Melis, R.T., French, C. and Sulas, F. (eds.) 2017. Sa massaria: Ecologia storica dei sistemi di lavoro contadino in Sardegna. Istituto di Storia dell’Europa Mediterranea, Cagliari


French, C. 2015. A handbook of geoarchaeological approaches to investigating landscapes and settlement sites. Oxford: Oxbow


French, C. (ed.) 2009. Developments in International GeoarchaeologyCatena Special Issue, 78, 3


French, C. 2003. Geoarchaeology in Action: Studies in soil micromorphology and landscape evolution. London: Routledge


French, C. 2003. Wandlebury Ringwork, Cambridgeshire, 1994-7: Evaluation survey and excavation. Cambridge Archaeological Unit Report No. 553, University of Cambridge


French, C. 1994. The Archaeology along the A605 Elton-Haddon Bypass, Cambridgeshire. Fenland Archaeological Trust Monograph 2, Cambridgeshire County Council


French, C. 1994. Excavation of the Deeping St. Nicholas Barrow Complex, South Lincolnshire. Sleaford: Lincolnshire Archaeology and Heritage Report 1, Fenland Management Project


French, C. and Pryor, F. 2005. Archaeology and Environment of the Etton Landscape. East Anglian Archaeology 109. Peterborough: Fenland Archaeological Trust


French, C. and Pryor, F. 1993. The Southwest Fen Dyke Survey Project 1982-86. East Anglian Archaeology Monograph 59. Peterborough: Fenland Archaeological Trust


French, C. and Wait, W. 1988. An Archaeological Survey of the Cambridgeshire Gravels. Cambridge: Cambridgeshire County Council


French, C., Lewis, H., Allen, M., Green, M., Scaife, R. and Gardiner, J. 2007. Prehistoric landscape development and human impact in the upper Allen valley, Cranborne Chase, Dorset. Cambridge: McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research


Murphy, P. and French, C. (eds.) 1988. The Exploitation of Wetlands. Oxford: B.A.R. British Series 186. Oxford


Pryor, F. and French, C. 1985. Archaeology and Environment in the Lower Welland Valley. Peterborough: East Anglian Archaeology 27


Serreli, G., French, C., Melis, R.T. and Sulas, F. (eds.) 2017. Sa massaria: Ecologia storica dei sistemi di lavoro contadino in Sardegna. Istituto di Storia dell’Europa Mediterranea, Cagliari


Journal papers:


Rowley, C., French, C. and Milner, N. 2018. Geochemistry of the central and western structures. In Milner, N., Conneller, C, and Taylor, B. (eds.) Star Carr Volume 2: Studies in technology, subsistence and environment, pp. 161-174. York: White Rose Press. ( CC BY-NC 4.0)


Milner, N., Taylor, B., Conneller, C., Boreham, S., Rowley, C., French, C. and Williams, H. 2018. Sediments and Stratigraphy. In Milner, N., Conneller, C, and Taylor, B. (eds.) Star Carr Volume 2: Studies in technology, subsistence and environment, pp. 153-160. York: White Rose Press. ( CC BY-NC 4.0)


Allsworth-Jones, P., Borziac. I.A., Chetraru, N.A., French, C. and Medyanik, S.I. 2018. Brînzeni: a multidisciplinary study of an Upper Palaeolithic site in Moldova. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society, doi:10.1017/ppr.2018.3


Ruffell, A., Hunt, C.O., Grima, R., McLaughlin, R., Malone, C., Schembri, P., French, C. and Stoddart, S. 2018. Water and cosmology in the prehistoric Maltese world: Fault control on the hydrogeology of Ggantija, Gozo. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 1432


French, C. 2017. Book Review: Geary, B., Chapman, H. and Howard, A.J. (eds.) ‘Down by the River: Archaeological, palaeoenvironmental and geoarchaeological investigations of the Suffolk River Valleys.’ Antiquaries Journal, DOI: 10.1080/00665983.2017.1278936


French, C. 2017. Some thoughts on the monitoring and preservation of waterlogged archaeological sites in eastern England. WIREs Water, DOI:10.1002/wat2.1204


French, C. 2017. Colluvial Settings. In Gilbert, A.S. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Geoarchaeology, pp. 157-170. Dordrecht: Springer


French, C., Sulas, F. and Petrie, C.A. 2017Expanding the research parameters of geoarchaeology: Case studies from Aksum in Ethiopia and Haryana in India. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences 9 (8), 1613-1623 (DOI 10.1007/512320-014-0186-3)


French, C., Sulas, F., Melis, R.T., Di Rita, F., Montis, F., Taylor, S., David Redhouse, D. and Serreli, G. 2017. Landscape evolution and settlement dynamics in the Rio Posada basin: Geoarchaeological and historical research. In Serreli, G., Melis, R.T., French, C. and Sulas, F. (eds.) Sa massaria: Ecologia storica dei sistemi di lavoro contadino in Sardegna, pp. 79-114. Istituto di Storia dell’Europa Mediterranea, Cagliari


Inglis, R.H., French, C. and Barker, G. 2017. Soil micromorphology and site formation processes during the Middle to Later Stone Age transition at the Haua Fteah Cave, Cyrenaica, Libya. Geoarchaeology 32 (7), 1-21 (doi - 10.1002/gea.21660)


Melis, R.T., French, C., Sulas, F. and Serreli, G. 2017. Geoarchaeologia e storia nel territorio di Las Plassas: risulati preliminary. In Serreli, G., Melis, R.T., French, C. and Sulas, F. (eds.) Sa massaria: Ecologia storica dei sistemi di lavoro contadino in Sardegna. Istituto di Storia dell’Europa Mediterranea, Cagliari


Beresford-Jones, D., Pullen, A., Chauca, G., Cadwallader, L., Garcia, M.A., Salvatierra, I., Vasquez, V., Whaley, O., Arce Torres, S., Lane, K.J. and French, C. Accepted May, 2017. Refining the Maritime Foundations of Andean Civilization: How Plant Fiber Technology Drove Social Complexity during the Preceramic Period. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory 24 (published online 29.06.17)


Friesem, D., Lavi, N., Madella, M., Boaretto, E., Ajithparsad and French, C. 2017. The formation of fire residues associated with hunter-gatherers in humid tropical environments: A geo-ethnoarchaeological perspective. Quaternary Science Reviews 171, 85-99


Haburaj, V., Berking, J., Knitter, D., Lane, K., Zeki, L., Sturt, F., Pullen, A., Huaman, O., French, C. and Beresford-Jones, D. 2017. Applying geo-statistical methods to understanding changes in pre-Hispanic settlement patterns in the Rio Ica catchment, Peru. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 12, 272-287


Petrie, C.A., Singh, R.N., Bates, J., Dixit, Y., French, C., Hodell, D.A., Jones, P.J., Lancelotti, C., Lyman, F., Neogi, S., Pandey, A.K., Parikh, D., Pawar, V., Redhouse, D.I. and Singh, D.P. 2017. Adaptation to variable climates, resilience to climate change. Current Anthropology 58 (1), 1-30


French, C. 2016. Godwin Ridge: Soil micromorphological analysis: The ‘lazy-bed’ soil profiles; Soil micromorphology of the barrows. In Evans, C., Vander Linden, M. and Tabor, J. Twice-crossed River: Prehistoric and Palaeoenvironmental Investigations at Barleycroft Farm/Over, Cambridgeshire, The Archaeology of the Lower Ouse Valley, Volume III, pp. 93-98 & 337-340. Cambridge: McDonald Institute Monograph


French, C. 2016. The micromorphological analysis of soils and site contexts at Stonehall and Crossiecrown. In Richards, C. Jones, R. (eds.) The Development of Neoilithic House societies in Orkney: Investigations in the Bay of Firth, Mainland, Orkney (1994-2014), pp. 527-542. Oxford: Windgather Press/Oxbow Books


French, C. 2016. Grappling with interpreting and testing people-landscape dynamics. In Isendahl, C. and Stump, D. (eds.) Handbook of historical ecology and applied archaeology, pp. 1-18. Oxford Handbooks Online: Oxford University Press


French, C. and Taylor, S. 2016. Geoarchaeological analysis of the Early Bronze Age soil and sediment contexts at Kavos. In Renfrew, C., Philaniotou, O., Brodie, N., Gavalas, G. and Boyd, M.J. (eds.) Kavos and the Special Deposits, pp. 15-20. Cambridge: McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research


Lee, H. and French, C. 2016. Detecting long-term valley fill evolution and exploration on the land-use of rice paddy: a geoarchaeological investigation of the Baeksuk valley and its complex Bronze Age settlement. Catena 142, 190-205


Nanavati, W.P., French, C., Lane, K., Huaman Oros, O. and Beresford-Jones, D. 2016. Testing Pachamama’s fertility: soil dynamics and Prehispanic terraces in south-central highland Peru. Catena 142, 139-152


Zhuang, Y., Bao, W. and French, C. 2016. Loess and early land use: Geoarchaeological investigation at the early Neolithic site of Guobei, Southern Chinese Loess Plateau. Catena 144, 151-162


Allen, M.J., Barclay, A., Cleal, R., Field, D., French, C., Marshall, P., Pollard, J., Richards, C., Ruggles, C., Thomas, T., Welham, K. & Parker Pearson, M. 2016. Stonehenge’s Avenue and Bluestonehenge. Antiquity, DOI: 10.15184/aqy.2016.98

Friesem, D.E., Lavi, N., AjithprasadP., Madella, M. and French, C. 2016. Site formation processes related to hunter-gatherers use of space in a tropical environment: a geo-ethnoarchaeological study from South India. PLOS One 11 (10): e0164185. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0164185


Lane, K., Oros, O.H., Whitlock, B., Coll, L., French, C. and Beresford-Jones, D. 2016. Anatomia de un abandono El Caso de Viejo Sangayaico (SAN1), Huancavelica. Inka Llaqta 4, 4, 1-15


Lane, K., Huamán Oros, O., Whitlock, B., Coll, L., French, C. and Beresford-Jones, D. 2016. Ritual y abandono en la cuenca alta del río Ica. 153 El caso de Viejo Sangayaico (SAN 1). 
ACTAS, I Congresso Nacional de Arqueologia Vol. II, 153-163. Lima: Ministry of Culture

French, C., Rajkovača, T., Marriner, G., Taylor, S., Redhouse, D. and Radivojac, M. 2015. New archaeological and geoarchaeological investigations of the prehistoric site of Zecovi, near Prijedor, Bosnia i Herzegovina. Godisnjak 44, 5-47. Sarajevo


Marriner, G., French, C. and Rajkovaca, T. 2015. Geoarchaeology. In Pandzic, I. and Vander Linden, M. The Neolithic of Kocicevo in the lower Vrbas valley: Report of the 2009-10 field seasons, pp. 34-62. Banjaluka: Faculty of Philosophy


Ozán, I.L., French, C., Repetto, F.M., Vásquez, C.A. and Luppo, T. 2015. Coastal occupations in Tierra del Fuego, southernmost South America: A Late Holocene hunter-gatherer context at Marazzi 2. Geoarchaeology 30, 465-482


Beresford-Jones, D., Pullen, A., Whaley, O., Moat, J., Chauca E.G., Cadwallader, L., Arce, S., Orellana, A., Alarcón, C., Gorriti, M., Maita, P., Sturt, F., Dupeyron, A., Huaman, O., Lane, K.J. and French, C. 2015. Re-evaluating the resource potential of lomas fog oasis environments for Preceramic hunter- gatherers under past ENSO Modes on the south coast of Peru. Quaternary Science Reviews 129, 196-215

Petrie, C.A., Singh, R.N., French, C., Bates, J., Lancelotti, C., Neogi, S., Pandey, A.K., Parikh, D., Pawar, V. and Redhouse, D.I. 2015. Land, Water and Settlement in northwest India 2008-2012: a review of progress, In Lefèvre, V., Mutin, B. and Didier, A. (eds.). South Asian Archaeology 2012, Vol. 1, pp. 43-55. Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols


French, C. 2014. Investigating large landscapes: Constraints and developing techniques. In Boyle, K., Rabett, R.J. and Hunt, C.O. (eds.) Living in the Landscape: Essays in honour of Graeme Barker, pp. 339-350. Cambridge: McDonald Institute Monograph


French, C. 2014. Tony James Wilkinson. In Smith, C. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology, pp. 7820-22. Heidleberg: Springer


Boric, D., French, C., Stefanovic, S., Dimitrijevic, V., Cristiani, E., Gurova, M., Antonovic, D., Allue, E.A. and Filipovic, D. 2014. Late Mesolithic lifeways and deathways at Vlasac (Serbia). Journal of Field Archaeology 39, 1, 4-31


Bailiff, I.K., French, C. and Scarre, C. 2014. Application of luminescence dating and geomorphological analysis to the study of landscape evolution, settlement and climate change on the Channel island of Herm. Journal of Archaeological Science 41C, 890-903


Lee, H., French, C. and Macphail, R. I. 2014. Microscopic examination of ancient and modern irrigated paddy soils in South Korea, with special reference to the formation of silty clay features. Geoarchaeology 29, 326-348


Wilkinson, T., French, C. and Semple, M. 2014. Hollow ways and routes around Tell Brak.  In McMahon, A. and Crawford, H. (eds.) Preludes to Urbanism: The Late Chalcolithic of Mesopotamia, pp. 35-47. Oxford: Oxbow Books


Zhuang, Y., Ding, P. and French, C. 2014. Water management and agricultural intensification of rice farming at the late-Neolithic site of Maoshan, Lower Yangtze River, China. The Holocene 24, 5, 531-545.


French, C.  2013. Referee Statement. In Claridge, A. and Rendell, H. The Evolution of Rome's Maritime Façade: archaeology and geomorphology at Castelporziano (Data Paper). Internet Archaeology 35. doi:10.11141/ia.35.11


French, C. 2013. Geoarchaeological and soil micromorphological studies in wetland archaeology. In Menotti, F. and O’Sullivan, A. (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Wetland Archaeology. pp. 555-568. Oxford: Oxford University Press


French, C. and Inglis, R. 2013. Soil micromorphology. In Evans, C. Process and History: Romano-British Communities at Colne Fen, Earith, pp. 290-294. CAU Landscape Archives Series, The Archaeology of the Lower Ouse Valley, Volume II. Oxford: Oxbow Books


Taylor, S. and French, C. 2013. Micromorphology analysis of the occupation deposits. In Renfrew, C., Philaniotou, O., Brodie, N., Gavalas, G. and Boyd, M.J. (eds.) An Early Cycladic Centre: Excavations at Dhaskalio Kavos, Keros 2006-8, Chapter 15, pp. 325-339. Cambridge: McDonald Institute

Scarre, C. and French, C. 2013. The palaeogeography and Neolithic archaeology of Herm in the Channel Islands. Journal of Field Archaeology 38, 1, 4-20


Zhuang, Y., Bao. W. and French, C. 2013. River floodplain aggradation history and cultural activities: geoarchaeological investigation at the Yuezhuang site, Lower Yellow River, China. Quaternary International 315, 101-115.


Linden, M Vander, Orton, D., Pandzic, I., Durdevic, M., Vujinovic, B., Srdic, L., Balen, J., Forenbaher, S., Mihailovic, D., Gazivoda, D., Hopkinson, T., Marriner, G., Rajkovaca, T., French, C. and Miracle, P. 2013. EUROFARM: comparison and modelling of early farming and associated technologies in Europe. Antiquity Project Gallery 336/


French, C. and Milek, K. 2012. The Geoarchaeological evidence. In Tipper. J. Experimental Archaeology and Fire: the investigation of a burnt reconstruction at West Stow Anglo-Saxon village, pp. 77-89. East Anglian Archaeology 146. Bury St Edmunds: Archaeological Service, Suffolk County Council


French, C., Scaife, R. and Allen, M.J., with Parker Pearson, M., Pollard, J., Richards, C., Thomas, J. and Welham, K. 2012. Durrington Walls to West Amesbury by way of Stonehenge: a major transformation of the Holocene landscape. Antiquaries Journal 92, 1-36


French, C. 2012. Micromorphology. In Boismier, W.A., Gamble, C. and Coward, F. (eds.) Neanderthals amongst Mammoths: Excavations at Lynford Quarry, Norfolk, pp. 47-53. London: English Heritage


Milek, K. and French, C. 2012. Sediment micromorphology. In Hinman, M. and Popescu, E. Extraordinary Inundations of the Sea: Excavations at Market Mews, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, pp. 70-76. East Anglian Archaeology 142. Bar Hill: Oxford Archaeology East


Zhuang, Y. and French, C. 2012. Geoarchaeological investigations of pre-Yangshao agriculture: ecological diversity and landscape change in north China. Journal for Ancient Studies 3, 85-92.


Wouters, B., French, C., Tys, D. and Bellens, T. 2012. Micromorphology in urban research: Early Medieval Antwerp (Belgium) and Kaupang (Norway). In Viitanen E.-M. (ed.) Abstract book of the 18th annual meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, 29 August - 1 September 2012, p. 125. Helsinki, Finland


Singh, R.N., Petrie, C.A., French, C., Bates, J., Pandey, A.K., Parikh, D., Lancelotti, C. and Redhouse, D.I. 2012. Survey and excavations at Dabli vas Chugta, Hanumangarh, Rajasthan. Puratattva 42, 133-148


Boric, D., Dimitrijevic, V., White, D., Lane, C., French, C. and Cristiani, C. 2012. Early modern human settling of the Danube corridor: the Middle to Upper Palaeolithic site of Tabula Traiana Cave in the Danube Gorges (Serbia). Antiquity 86, issue 334, Project gallery (


Morello, F., Torres, J., Martinez, I., Rodriguez, K., Arroyo-Kalin, M., French, C., Sierpe, V. and San Roman, M. 2012. Punta Santa Ana Archaeology: Reconstruction of marine hunter-gatherer occupation sequences from the Magellan Strait, Southernmost Patagonia, Chile. Magallania 40, 2, 129-149


French, C. 2011. Micromorphological analysis of sediments from the causewayed enclosure ditch sequence. In Gibson, A. Report on the excavation at the Duggleby Howe causewayed enclosure, North Yorkshire, May-July 2009, 50-51. The Archaeological Journal 168, 1-63


French, C. 2011. Exploring New Frontiers: Prologue. In Whimster, R. (ed.) The New Antiquarians: 50 years of archaeological innovation in Wessex. CBA Research Report 166, pp. 161-3. York: Council for British Archaeology


Marriner, G., French, C. and Rajkovaca, T. 2011. Geoarchaeological reconnaissance of the Banja Luka and Doboj area of northern Bosnia and Herzegovina. Godisnjak 40, 7-43. Sarajevo


Scarre, C., Oosterbeek, L. and French, C. 2011. Tombs, landscapes and settlement in the Tagus hill-country. In Ramirez, P.B., Cuenca, E.C. and Codero, A.G. (eds.) From the Origins: The Prehistory of the Inner Tagus Region, pp. 83-91. B.A.R. International Series 2219. Oxford: Oxbow Books


Healy, F., Bayliss, A., Whittle, A., Pryor, F., French, C., Allen, M.J., Evans, C., Edmonds, M., Meadows, J. and Hey, G. 2011. Eastern England. In Whittle, A., Healy, F and Bayliss, A. Gathering Time: Dating the Early Neolithic enclosures of Southern Britain and Ireland, Vol. 1, pp. 263-347. Oxford: Oxbow Books


Briz, I., Álvarez, M., Balbo, A., Zurro, D., Madella, M., Villagrán, X., French, C., Vila, A. and Estévez, J. 2011. Towards high-resolution shell midden archaeology: experimental and ethno-archaeology in Tierra del Fuego (Argentina). Quaternary International 239, 125-134


Singh, R.N., Petrie, C.A., French, C., Neogi, S., Pandey, A.K., Parikh, D. and Pawar, V. 2010. Geoarchaeological survey and excavations at Burj-2010, Fatehabad, Haryana. Puratattva 40, 94-101


Wilkinson, T.J., French, C., Ur, J.A. and Semple, M. 2010. The geoarchaeology of route systems in northern Syria. Geoarchaeology 25 (6), 745-771


Madella, M. Ajithprasad, P., Lancelotti, C., Rondelli, B., Balbo, A., French. C., Rodriguez, D., Garcia-Granero, J.J., Yannitto, V., Rajesh, S.V., Gadekar, C.C. and Briz, I. 2010. Social and environmental transitions in arid zones: the North Gujarat Archaeological Project – NoGAP. Antiquity project gallery 84, issue 325, September 2010


French, C. 2010. Sustaining prehistoric agricultural landscapes in southern Spain, highland Yemen and northern New Mexico: the geoarchaeological perspective. In Lewis, H. and Semple, S. (eds.) Perspectives in Landscape Archaeology, pp. 37-44. B.A.R. International Series 2103. Oxford: Archaeopress


French, C. 2010. The palaeo-environments of Bronze Age Europe. In Earle, T. and Kristiansen, K. (eds.) Organizing Bronze Age Societies: The Mediterranean, Central Europe and Scandinavia compared, pp. 34-56. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press


French, C. 2010. People, society and landscapes. Science 328, 443-444


Jones, R., Challands, A., French, C., Card, N., Downes, J and Richards, C. 2010. Exploring the location and function of a Late Neolithic house at Crossiecrown, Orkney by geophysical, geochemical and soil micromorphological methods. Archaeological Prospection 17, 29-47


French, C. 2009. Micromorphological analysis of the buried soil profile, pp. 170-1. In Conneller, C. Investigation of a Final Palaeolithic Site at Rookery Farm, Great Wilbraham, Cambridgeshire. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society 75, 167-187


French, C. 2009. Tower Works and Edgerley Drain; Micomorphological analysis. In Evans, C. Fengate Revisited, pp. 121-3 and 198-201. CAU Landscape Archives 1. Oxford: Oxbow Books


French, C. 2009. A landscape tale of two soil histories in lowland zones of England: the fen-edge of Cambridgeshire and the downland of Cranborne Chase. In Allen, M.J., Sharples, N. and O’Connor, T. (eds.) Land & People; papers in memory of John G. Evans, pp. 80-104. London: Prehistoric Society Research Paper 2


French, C. 2009. Hydrological monitoring of an alluviated landscape in the lower Great Ouse valley at Over, Cambridgeshire: the quarry restoration phase. Environmental Archaeology 14 (1), 63-76


French, C. and Milek, K. 2009. DIG 2007: Catena special issue preface. Catena 78 (3), 179-180


French, C, Sulas, F and Madella, M. 2009. New geoarchaeological investigations of the valley systems in the Aksum area of northern Ethiopia.  Catena 78 (3), 218-233


French, C., Periman, R., Scott Cummings, L, Hall, S., Goodman-Elgar, M. and Boreham, J. 2009. Holocene alluvial sequences, cumulic soils and fire signatures in the middle Rio Puerco basin at Guadalupe Ruin, New Mexico. Geoarchaeology 24 (5), 638-676


Sulas, F., Madella, M. and French, C. 2009. State formation and water resources management in the Horn of Africa: the Aksumite Kingdom of Northern Ethiopian Highlands. World Archaeology 41 (1), 2-15


Singh, R.N., Petrie, C.A, French, C., et al. 2008. Settlements in Context: Reconnaissance in Western Uttar Pradesh and Haryana. Man and Environment XXXIII (2), 71-87


Boric, D., French, C. and Dimitrijevic, V. 2008. Vlasac revisited: formation processes, stratigraphy and dating. Documenta Praehistorica XXXV, 261-87


French, C. 2008. Deposition process: The geomorphological picture. In Renfrew, C. et al. Keros: Dhaskalio and Kavos, Early Cycladic stronghold and ritual centre. Preliminary report of the 2006 and 2007 excavation seasons. Annual of the British School at Athens, 113-4


French, C. 2007. Sustaining past and modern landscape systems in semi-arid lands. In Wilson, L., Dickinson, P. and Jeandron, J. (eds.)  Reconstructing human-landscape interactions, pp. 252-72. Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing


Patrick, P., French, C. and Osborne, C. 2007. Rescue excavation of an Early Anglo-Saxon Cemetery at Gunthorpe, Peterborough. Anglo-Saxon Studies in Archaeology and History 14, 204-37


French, C. 2006. The dykeside investigations: Micromorphological analysis, 39-41, and The long barrow: Micromorphological analysis, 78-81, in Evans, C. and Hodder, I. A woodland ecology: Neolithic sites at Haddenham. Cambridge: McDonald Institute Monographs


French, C. 2006. Barrrow investigations: The buried soils, 21-4, and HAD V enclosure: Soil micromorphology, 100-05, in Evans, C. and Hodder, I. Marshland communities and cultural landscapes. Cambridge: McDonald Institute Monographs


Milek, K and French, C.  2006. Soils and sediments in the settlement and harbour at Kaupang. In Skre, D. Kaupang in Skiringssal, pp. 321-60. Kaupang Excavation Project Publication Series, Vol. 1, Norske Oldfunn XXII, University of Oslo


Lewis, H. and French, C. 2006. Soil micromorphology, in Cromarty, A. M., Barclay, A., Lambrick, G. and Robinson, M. The Archaeology of the Wallingford Bypass 1986-92, 194-6. Oxford Archaeology: Thames Valley Monograph No. 22


French, C. 2005. Micromorphological studies, in Carver, M. Sutton Hoo: A seventh-century princely burial ground and its context, 384-9 and contribution in Chapter 10 to Environment and site formation, 363-79. London: The British Museum Press


French, C. 2005. Analysis of soil deposits at Barnhouse and Maeshowe. In Richards, C. (ed.) Dwelling among the monuments: excavations at Barnhouse and Maeshowe, Chapter 19, pp. 371-80. Cambridge: McDonald Institute Monographs


French, C. and Lewis, H., with contributions by Scaife, R. and Allen, M. 2005. Archaeological and palaeoenvironmental investigations of the upper Allen valley, Cranborne Chase, Dorset. Geoarchaeology 20 (2), 109-34


Ayala, G. and French, C. 2005. Erosion modelling of past land use practices in the Fiume di Sotto di Troina valley, Geoarchaeology 20 (2), 149-67


Ayala, G. and French, C. 2005. Introduction (to special issue). Geoarchaeology 20 (2), 91-2


Matthews, W. and French, C. 2005. Domestic space at Saar: the microstratigraphic evidence. In Killick, R. and Moon, J. (eds.) The Early Dilmun Settlement at Saar, pp. 325-38. Ludlow: London-Bahrain Archaeological Expedition - Saar Excavation Report 3


French, C. 2004. Literature review and research priorities. In Davis, M., Gdaniec, K., Brice, M. and White, L. Mitigation of Construction Impact on Archaeological Remains, pp. 30-3. London: MOLAS/English Heritage


French, C. 2004. Hydrological monitoring of an alluviated landscape in the lower Great Ouse valley at Over, Cambridgeshire: Results of the gravel extraction phase. Environmental Archaeology 9 (1), 1-13


French, C. 2004. Soil micromorphology. In Crowson, A. Hot rocks in the Norfolk Fens: the excavation of a burnt flint mound at Northwold, 1994-5, Occasional Paper No. 16, pp. 26-7. Gressenhall: East Anglian Archaeology


French, C. 2004, Evaluation survey and excavation at Wandlebury Ringwork, Cambridgeshire, 1994-7. Proceedings of the Cambridge Antiquarian Society XCIII, 15-66


French, C. 2003. Soil micromorphological analysis. In Evans, C.  Power and Island Communities: Excavation at the Wardy Hill Ringwork, East Anglian Archaeology 103, pp. 69-71. Cambridge: Cambridge Archaeological Unit


French, C. and Kousoulakou, M. 2003. Geomorphological and micromorphological investigations of palaeosols, valley sediments and a sunken-floored dwelling at Botai, Kazakhstan. In Levine, M., Renfrew, A. C. and Boyle, K. (eds.) Prehistoric Steppe Adaptation and the Horse, pp. 105-14. Cambridge: McDonald Institute Monographs


French, C. and Rackham, J. 2003. Palaeoenvironmental research design for the Witham valley. In Catney, S. and Start, D. (eds.) Time and Place, 33-42. Lincoln: Witham Valley Archaeological Research Committee


French, C. and Heathcote, J. 2003. Holocene landscape change in the lower Great Ouse valley, Cambridgeshire, England. In Howard, A., Passmore, D. and Macklin, M. (eds.) The Alluvial Archaeology of North-West Europe and the Mediterranean, pp. 81-92. Rotterdam: Balkema


French, C., Lewis, H., Allen, M., Scaife, R. and Green, M. 2003. Archaeological and palaeoenvironmental investigations of the upper Allen valley, Cranborne Chase, Dorset. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society 69, 201-34


French, C. 2003. contribution to Boismier, W. et al. A Middle Palaeolithic Site at Lynford Quarry, Mundford, Norfolk: Interim Statement. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society 69, 315-24


Ayala, G and French, C. 2003. Holocene landscape dynamics in a Sicilian upland river valley. In Howard, A., Passmore, D. and Macklin, M. (eds) The Alluvial Archaeology of North-West Europe and the Mediterranean, pp. 229-35. Rotterdam: Balkema


Brennand, M., Taylor, M., Ashwin, T., Bayliss, A., Canti, M., Chamberlain, A., French, C., Fryer, V., Gale, R., Green, F., Groves, C., Hall, A., Linford, N., Murphy, P., Robinson, M., Wells, J. and Williams, D. 2003. The survey and excavation of a Bronze Age timber circle at Holme-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, 1998-9. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society 69, 1-84


Castro Martinez, P. V., Chapman, R. W., Escoriza Mateu, T, French, C., Menasanch de Tobauela, M., Mico, R., Rihscete Herrada, C., Risch, R., Sanahuja Yll, M. E., Stika, H. P. and van Stydonck. 2003. Avances en las lineas de investigacion del Projecto Gatas. Estudio de Materiales 2002-2003. Annuarios de Arqueologia de Andalucia


French, C.  2002. Micromorphological analysis. In Evans, C. and Knight, M. A Great Circle: Investigations at Arbury Camp, Cambridge. Proceedings of the Cambridgeshire Antiquarian Society XCI, 39-40


Milek, K. and French, C. 2002. Sediment micromorphology. In Hinman, M.  Deeply stratified medieval and post-medieval remains at Market Mews, Wisbech, pp. 38-48. Cambridgeshire County Council Archaeological Field Unit Report No. 156


French, C. 2001. The development of the Flag Fen and Fengate prehistoric landscape. In Pryor, F. The Flag Fen Basin: Archaeology and environment of a Fenland landscape, Chapters 3, 4, 14 and 17 and Appendices 1, 2 and 5, pp. 20-2, 39-43, 53-8, 382-3, 400-404, 437-447 and 450. London: English Heritage Archaeological Report


French, C. 2001. A review of Richard Bradley’s “An Archaeology of Natural Places." American Journal of Archaeology 105, 717-8


Matthews, W., French, C., Lawrence, T., Cutler, D. and Jones, M. 2001. Microstratigraphic analysis of depositional sequences in Areas FS and SS. In Oates, D., Oates, J. and McDonald, H.  Excavations at Tell Brak Vol. 2: Nagar in the third millennium BC, pp. 353-72. British School of Archaeology in Iraq, McDonald Institute, Cambridge


Wilkinson, T., French, C., Matthews, W. and Oates, J. 2001. Geoarchaeology, landscape and the region. In Oates, D., Oates, J. and McDonald, H.  Excavations at Tell Brak Vol. 2: Nagar in the third millennium BC, pp. 1-14. British School of Archaeology in Iraq, McDonald Institute, Cambridge


French, C. 2000. The development of the fenland in prehistoric and Roman times. In Kirby, T. and Oosthuizen, S. (eds.) An Atlas of Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire History, pp. 4-5


French, C. 2000. Dewatering, desiccation and erosion: an appraisal of water and fen. In Crowson, A., Lane, T. and Reeve, J. (eds.) Fenland Management Project Excavations 1991-1995. Sleaford: Lincolnshire Archaeology and Heritage Reports Series No. 3, pp. 4-8


French, C. 2000. Micromorphological analysis of the buried Iron Age surface at Cowbit, Lincs., p.78; Soil micromorphological analysis of the buried soil and saltern mound at Middleton, Norfolk, pp. 222-4; Micromorphological analysis of the evaporation/settling tanks at Parsons Drove 15, Lincs., p. 451. In Lane T. (ed.) Fenland Management Project: Roman and Medieval Salt Production. Sleaford: Lincolnshire Archaeology and Heritage Report Series No. 4 


French, C. 2000. Soil micromorphology at Gleann Mor, pp. 202-3; Soil micromorphology at the upper artefact horizon, pp. 227-8; Soil micromorphology of deposits in trench 1, Bolsay Farm, pp. 277-280. In Mithen, S. (ed.) Hunter-gatherer landscape archaeology: The Southern Hebrides Mesolithic Project 1988-98, Vol. 1. Cambridge: McDonald Institute Monographs


French, C. 2000. Molluscs. In Chowne, P., Cleal, R. and Fitzpatrick, A. P. Excavations at Billingborough, Lincolnshire, 1975-8: a Bronze-Iron Age settlement and salt-working site, pp. 86-8. East Anglian Archaeology/Salisbury: Wessex Archaeology


French, C. and Whitelaw, T. 1999. Soil erosion, agricultural terracing and site formation processes at Markiani, Amorgos, Greece: The micromorphological perspective. Geoarchaeology 14 (2), 151-89


Langford, H. and French, C. 1999. Sediment descriptions and significant sedimentary structures. In Cool Peterborough: Peterborough in the Ice Ages. Peterborough Museum Exhibition Booklet, pp. 28-34


French, C. 1999. Micromorphological analysis of the occupation deposits in Sala 1, Cova des Mussol, and Micromorphological analysis of the cave deposits, Cova des Carritx. In Lull, V., Mico, R., Herrada, C. and Risch, R. La Cova des Carritx y La Cova des Mussol, pp. 421-3 and pp. 483-4. Ideologia y Sociedad en la Prehistoria de Menorca


French, C., Davis, M. and Heathcote, J. 1999. Hydrological monitoring of alluviated landscapes in the lower Great Ouse valley, Cambridgeshire: Interim results of the first three years. Environmental Archaeology -The Journal of Human Palaeoecology 4, 41-56


French, C. 1999. Allerod buried soil. In Hearne, C. and Birbeck, V. A35 Topuddle to Puddleton Bypass DBFO, Dorset, 1996-8. Wessex Archaeology Report No. 15, p. 175


Boivin, N. and French, C. 1999. New questions and answers in the micromorphology of the occupation deposits at the Souks Site, Beirut. Berytus  XLIII, 181-210


Matthews, W., French, C., Lawrence, T., Cutler, D. and Jones, M. 1998. Microstratigraphy and micromorphology of depositional sequences.  In Oates, D., Oates, J. and McDonald, H.  Excavations at Tell Brak Volume 1: The Mitani and Old Babylonian periods, pp. 135-40. British School of Archaeology in Iraq/McDonald Institute Monographs, Cambridge


French, C., Passmore, D. and Schulte, L. 1998. Geomorphological, erosion and edaphic factors. In Castro, P. V., Chapman, R. W. et al. (eds.) The Aguas Project: Palaeoclimatic reconstruction and the dynamics of human settlement and land-use in the area of the middle Aguas (Almeria) in the south-east of the Iberian Peninsula, pp. 45-52. European Commission, contract no. EV5V-CT94-0487


French, C. 1998. Star Carr: The micromorphological analyses of the old land surface. In Mellars, P. and Day, P. (eds.) Star Carr in Context, pp. 80-2. Cambridge: McDonald Institute Monographs


French, C. 1998. Book review of "Alluvial Geoarchaeology" by A. G. Brown.  Antiquity 72, 955-7


French, C. 1998. Book review of "Paleoindian Geoarchaeology of the Southern High Plains" by V. T. Holliday. Antiquity 72, 957-8


French, C. 1998. The analysis of the buried soil within the Etton causewayed enclosure, and The soil micromorphology of the Etton enclosure ditch fills. In Pryor, F.  Excavation of the Neolithic Causewayed Enclosure at Etton, Maxey, pp. 311-32. London: English Heritage Archaeological Report 18


French, C. 1998. The analysis of the ditch sediments. In Seager Smith, R. H. Excavations at Tattershall Thorpe and Billingborough Fen, pp. 17-18. Sleaford: Lincolnshire Archaeology and Heritage Report 33


French, C. 1996. Bawsey: Soil analysis of the mound, outer bank and associated buried soils. In Wymer, J. Barrow Excavations in Norfolk, 1984-88, pp. 19-21. East Anglian Archaeology Monograph 77


French, C. 1997. Micromorphological analysis of the buried soils. In Malim, T. New evidence on the Cambridgeshire Dykes and Worsted Street Roman Road. Proceedings of the Cambridgeshire Antiquarian Society LXXXV, 90-5


Matthews, W., French, C., Lawrence, T. and Jones, M. 1997. Microstratigraphic traces of site formation processes and human activities. World Archaeology 29 (2), 281-308


French, C. 1997. Micromorphological analysis. In Borziac, A. et al.  The Upper Palaeolithic site of Ciuntu on the Middle Pruth, pp. 289-91. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society 63, 285-301


Matthews, W., French, C., Lawrence, T., Cutler, D. and Jones, M. 1996. Multiple surfaces:  The micromorphology. In Hodder. I. (ed.) Catalhoyuk: The surfaces of things, pp. 301-42. British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara Monograph No. 22, McDonald Institute Monographs, Cambridge


French, C. 1996. The molluscan analysis. In Potter, T. and Jackson, R. Excavations at Stonea, Cambridgeshire 1980-5, pp. 639-54. London: British Museum


French, C. 1996. The micromorphology of the buried soil in Trench P. In Potter, T. and Jackson, R. Excavations at Stonea, Cambridgeshire, 1980-5, pp. 221-23. London: British Museum


Matthews. W., French, C., Lawerence, T., Cutler, D. and Jones, M. 1996. Activities inside the temple: the microstratigraphic evidence. In Crawford, H., Killick, R. and Moon, J. The Dilmun Temple at Saar, pp. 23-41. London: Kegan Paul


French, C. 1994. The micromorphological analysis of the buried soil. In Downes, J. Excavation of a Bronze Age cairn at Mousland, Stromness, Orkney, pp. 143 and 147-50. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland 124, 141-54


French, C. 1993. A double pit alignment and other features at Field OS29, Tallington, Lincolnshire. In Simpson, W. G. et al.  The Fenland Project Number 7: Excavations in Peterborough and the Lower Welland Valley, 1960-1969, pp. 29-68. Peterborough: East Anglian Archaeology 61


Simpson, W.G., Gurney, D.A., Neve, J. Pryor, F. French, C., Harman, M. and May, J. 1993. The Fenland Project Number 7, Excavations in Peterborough and the Lower Welland Valley 1960-1969. East Anglian Archaeology 61. Peterborough: Fenland Archaeological Trust


French, C. and Pryor, F. 1992. Floodplain Gravels: Buried Neolithic and Bronze Age Landscapes Along the Fen Margins. In Fulford, M. and Nichols, E. (eds.) The Archaeology of British Gravels: A Review. Society of Antiquaries Occasional Paper 14, 63-77


French, C. 1992. Alluviated Fen-edge Prehistoric Landscapes in Cambridgeshire, England. In Bernardi, M. (ed.) Archeologia del Paesaggio, pp. 709-31. IV Ciclo di Lezioni Sulla Ricerca Applicata in Campo Archeologico, Universita di Siena


French, C. 1992. Fengate to Flag Fen: summary of the soil and sediment analyses. Antiquity 66, 458-61


French, C., Macklin, M. and Passmore, D.  1992. Archaeology and Palaeochannels in the Lower Welland and Nene Valleys: Alluvial Archaeology at the Fen-Edge, Eastern England. In Needham, S. and Macklin, M. (eds.) Archaeology under Alluvium, pp. 169-76. Oxford: Oxbow Monograph 27


French, C. 1990. Neolithic soils, middens and alluvium in the lower Welland valley. Oxford Journal of Archaeology 9 (3), 305-11


French, C. 1988. The southwest fen dyke survey project. Antiquity 62, 343-8


French, C. 1988. Aspects of buried prehistoric soils in the lower Welland valley and the fen margin north of Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. In Groenman-van Waateringe, W. and Robinson, M. (eds.) Man-made Soils, pp. 115-28. Oxford: B.A.R. International Series 410


French, C. 1988. Further aspects of the buried prehistoric soils in the fen margin northeast of Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. In Murphy, P. and French, C. (eds.) The Exploitation of Wetlands, pp. 193-211. Oxford: B. A. R. British Series 186


French, C. 1988. Soils and snails. In Mackreth, D. F. Excavation of an Iron Age and Roman enclosure at Werrington, Cambridgeshire. Britannia XIX, 142-46


Pryor, F., French, C. and Taylor, M. 1986. Flag Fen, Fengate, Peterborough I: Discovery, Reconnaissance and Initial Excavation (1982-85). Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society 52, 1-24


Crowther, D., French, C. and Pryor, F. 1985. Approaching the Fens the Flexible Way. In Haselgrove, C., Millet, M. and Smith, I. (eds.) Archaeology and the Ploughsoil, pp. 59-76


French, C. and Taylor, M. 1985. Desiccation and destruction: the immediate effects of de-watering at Etton, Cambridgeshire. Oxford Journal of Archaeology 4 (2), 139-55 (


French, C. 1985. Soil, Sediment and Molluscan Analyses of Excavated Features and Soil/Sediment and Molluscan Analyses at Barnack/Bainton and Barnack/Pilsgate. In Pryor, F. and French, C. Archaeology and Environment in the Lower Welland Valley, pp. 205-16 & 284-96. Peterborough: East Anglian Archaeology 27


Pryor, F., French, C. and Taylor, M. 1985. An interim report on excavations at Etton, Maxey, Cambridgeshire, 1982-1984. Antiquaries Journal LXV(II), 275-311


French, C. 1984. An analysis of molluscs from two Iron Age ditches at the Cat's Water site, Fengate. In Pryor, F.  Excavations at Fengate, Peterborough, England: The Fourth Report, Appendix 2, M217-22. Northamptonshire Archaeology Monograph 2/Royal Ontario Museum Archaeology Monograph 7


French, C. 1984. An analysis of sediments from two Iron Age ditches at the Cat's Water site, Fengate. In Pryor, F. Excavations at Fengate, Peterborough, England: The Fourth Report, Appendix 3, M223-233. Northamptonshire Archaeology Monograph 2/Royal Ontario Museum Archaeology Monograph 7


French, C. 1984. Archaeology. In Nortcliff, S.  Down to Earth, pp. 47- 52. Leicester Museums Service


French, C. 1984. A sediments analysis of mud brick and natural features. In Kemp, B, J. Amarna Reports I, 189-201


French, C. 1984. Geomorphology and prehistory at el-Amarna. In Kemp, B. J. Amarna Reports I, 202-11


French, C. 1982. An analysis of the molluscs from an Ipswichian interglacial river channel deposit at Maxey, Cambridgeshire, England. Geological Magazine 119 (6), 593-8


French, C. 1981. An analysis of the sediments at East Karnak. Journal of the Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities XI (4), 263-7


French, C. 1980. An analysis of the molluscs from two Bronze Age ditches at the Newark Road site, Fengate. In Pryor, F. Excavations at Fengate, Peterborough, England: The Third Report, pp. 204-12. Northamptonshire Archaeology Monograph 1/Royal Ontario Archaeology Monograph 6, Toronto


French, C. 1980. An analysis of sediments from two Bronze Age ditches at the Newark Road site, Fengate. In ibid, pp. 190-202


Evans, J. G., French, C. and Leighton, D. 1978. Habitat change in two late-glacial and post-glacial sites in southern Britain: the molluscan evidence. In Limbrey, S. and Evans, J. G. (eds.) The effect of man on the landscape: the lowland zone, pp. 63-75. York: C.B.A. Research Report 21


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