Amy Bogaard is Professor of European Archaeology. Her areas of research include early farming in Europe and Western Asia, the agroecology of early cities and the implications of agricultural practice for shaping wealth inequality and resilience.

With the Archaeobotany Laboratory group in the School of Archaeology, she seeks to develop new insights into past farming systems through archaeological fieldwork, archaeobotanical analysis and survey of present-day ‘traditional’ farming systems to build comparative frameworks. Relevant methods in this work range from functional plant ecology and isotopic analysis for characterising and comparing past and present farming systems, to integration with archaeological evidence of housing, storage and diet. She was elected Fellow of the British Academy in 2021.