BSc, MSc, PhD
- Postdoctoral Affiliate
- Postdoctoral Research Associate, TwoRains: Winter Rain, Summer Rain: Adaptation, Climate Change, Resilience and the Indus Civilisation, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research
Dr Cemre Üstünkaya is an archaeobotanist, studying the relationship between environmental changes and human adaptation to these changes.
Dr Üstünkaya completed her PhD in 2015 at the University of Queensland, Australia, on the topic of climate change and its effect on agricultural production during the Bronze and Iron Ages of Anatolia. Following her PhD, she was involved with various ARC projects working on Sr stable isotope analysis of plant materials.
She is now a postdoctoral fellow at the TwoRains project at McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research.
Dr Cemre Üstünkaya is an archaeobotanist, specialising in the analysis of charred plant macro fossils and stable isotope analysis of plant materials. This enables her detailed study of the relationship between environmental changes in marginal environments and human adaptation to these changes. She is also interested in how agricultural management practices changes under different environmental conditions.
Her research is currently focused on Turkey and India, while she also works in Australia and various parts of Europe.
Publications are listed on her departmental research page (see link below).