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I have been working as an archaeobotanist for over 10 years starting as an undergraduate at Bournemouth University on UK sites. While undertaking my MSc at UCL I worked on the 'The Early Farming in Dalmatia' project, directed by Professor Andrew Moore (Rochester Institute of Technology, NY) during 2005 and 2006, which introduced me to the archaeology of Croatia. Since then I have worked predominantly on plant remains collected from Croatia dating from the Neolithic (c. 6000 cal BC) through to the Medieval period. In 2013 I completed an AHRC funded PhD at the University of Leicester studying the development of farming from the late Neolithic to the late Bronze Age in the Carpathian Basin.

I currently work as a Project Manager at Oxford University for the Nano Science and Technology Group, but still spend time continuing my archaeobotanical work in Croatia. This involves advising archaeologists about the best way to recover plant remains, as well as examining and interpreting samples collected during excavations.


Reed K (2015) From the Field to the Hearth: plant remains from Neolithic Croatia (ca. 6000–4000 cal bc). Vegetation History and Archaeobotany [online]

Reed K (2014) Food and Farming in Neolithic Croatia: The archaeobotanical remains. In J. Balen., T. Hršak., R. Šošić-Klindžić (eds) Gifts of the soil – Neolithic between the Sava, Drava and Danube. Archaeological Museum Zagreb: Zagreb pp. 156 – 165

Reed K., Rottoli M (2014) Agriculture. P. Visentini (ed). The Adriatic, a sea without borders: communication routes of populations in 6000 BC. Museo Archeologico: Udine, Italy pp. 154-165

Reed K (2013) Farmers in Transition: the archaeobotanical analysis of the Carpathian Basin from the Late Neolithic to the Late Bronze Age (5000-900 BC). Unpublished PhD thesis. School of Archaeology and Ancient History, University of Leicester

Reed K (2011) The Plant Remains. J. Balen (ed). Ðakovo-Franjevac – Late Neolithic Settlement. Archaeological Museum Zagreb: Zagreb pp. 126-127

Krznarić Škrivanko M., Reed K (2007/2008) The Late Neolithic site of Sopot, Vinkovci: results of the site stratigraphy, C14 dates, and the analysis of archaeo-botanical and osteological remains. EAA 28:3


Email: kellyreed@hotmail.co.uk