Tom Maltas is a Career Development Fellow in European Archaeology at Keble.

His research focuses on understanding prehistoric farming in the Mediterranean through archaeobotany, particularly its roles within urbanisation and the formation of wealth and socio-political inequality. He is also interested in agricultural adaptations to climate change in the past. His doctoral work (Oxford, 2021) utilised stable isotope analysis and functional ecological analysis of archaeobotanical remains to investigate these themes within Bronze Age western Anatolia. His current programme of research seeks to build on this to address long-standing debates surrounding the role of farming within cultural developments across the Bronze Age Aegean.

Prior to returning to Oxford, he held a position as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Environmental Archaeology at the Institute of Classical Archaeology, University of Vienna.