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Robyn Veal's main interests lie in environmental archaeology, history and economics. Related areas of research include landscape archaeology, climate and topography, and ancient science and technology. She graduated in science, business and arts, before completing her doctorate in archaeology at Sydney on the fuel economy of Pompeii. She held the Ralegh Radford Rome fellowship at the British School at Rome (2011-12) and is currently the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research Anniversary Fellow (2012-2015), at the University of Cambridge. Her current major project, is entitled 'Forest exploitation and sustainability in province and empire.' It will compare the fuel consumption of Rome and central Italy with that of Londinium and southern Romano-Britain in the Imperial period.
She is also an honorary research affiliate at the Department of Archaeology, University of Sydney and she works with a number of international excavation teams, mostly in Italy (but also in SE Asia and the UK) as an environmental archaeologist and historian.
Robyn Veal BSc (Syd), BA (hons) (Macq/Syd), MBA (UTS), PhD (Syd)
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