The SURFACE project brings together a range of researchers from across the world – more information on them can be found on their personal websites.
Dr Robyn Inglis, University of York, UK, & Macquarie University, Australia.
Trained in geoarchaeology at the Universities of Cambridge and Reading, UK, Robyn utilises geoarchaeological techniques from the site to landscape scale (soil micromorphology, sedimentology, geomorphology) to examine human-environment interactions during the Late Pleistocene, with a particular emphasis on the emergence and global spread of modern humans in presently arid and semi-arid environments. Her research focuses mainly on the Middle East and North Africa, and most recently on the relationship between landscape evolution, lithic artefact distribution and hominin behaviour in Southwestern Saudi Arabia where she has lead archaeological survey since 2012. She also has strong research interests in reconstructing Quaternary sea level change, and its implications for examining the coastal exploitation by humans throughout history.