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Dr Cameron Petrie

Dr Cameron Petrie

Reader in South Asian and Iranian Archaeology, Department of Archaeology and Anthropology (Division of Archaeology)

Office Phone: 01223 339001


I conduct research on the archaeology of India, Pakistan and Iran.

Subject groups/Research projects

Food Landscapes:

Research Interests

My research primarily focuses on the investigation of complex societies. I am particularly interested in the rise of complexity, the social and economic aspects of state formation, the impact that the growth of states and empires has on subjugated regions, and the relationships between humans and the environment. I have extensive field and research experience at archaeological sites dating from the Neolithic up to the medieval period in India, Pakistan and Iran, and co-direct projects in each of these countries.


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