Joseph Patrick Meadows

Student, Durham University
  • Durham University
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  • United Kingdom

About Joseph Patrick Meadows

I'll be researching the phytogeography of a chosen region in Mesopotamia and mapping their potential distributions based on soil, slope, and elevation data to identify ethnographically used plants in a specific time period in that region (to be determined). Connected to the CLaSS project at Durham University, this research aims to show the prevalence of plants and reveal which sites likely or unlikely had access to them, which is vital to understanding and contextualizing the archaeological landscape. Ultimately, differing and changing access to plants played an important role in shaping the lives of peoples in this region and demonstrate one of the many impacts of climate change, from our ancient past to today.

I am a/an:

Undergraduate Scholar

Area of Expertise

Environment Humanities Social Sciences

Research Topic

Archaeology Climate Change Climate Studies Middle Eastern Studies

Laidlaw Cohort Year



Durham University

I am from:

United States of America

I speak:

Arabic English Welsh

My hobbies/interests are:

Baseball Cooking/Baking Crafts & DIY Foreign languages Hiking/walking Houseplants/gardening Music Nature & environment Pets Reading Swimming Video/filmmaking Volleyball

I am open to participating in mentoring/buddy programmes


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