Welcome to our new contributor, Dr Paul Adderley from the University of Stirling, UK!
Paul is a soil scientist based at the School of Natural Sciences there. His work considers the long-term sustainability of past and present agrarian societies through their interaction with the natural environment, a theme he has developed both in the Chad Basin (Nigeria), where he devised and perfected methods for the micromorphological analysis of sediments, in East Africa, and in the North Atlantic region.
Paul is soon to take over the Directorship of the Research Centre for Environmental History and Policy at the University of Stirling. A centre that is focussed upon developing interdisciplinary understandings of the past and preserving cultural heritage. He brings to the Crossroads project particular expertise in the analysis of Sahelian land usage, an interest in interrelating soil-derived and archaeological data.