Postdoctoral Fellows


Kamal Badreshany

Department of Archaeology, Durham University


Kamal specializes in the quantitative analysis and geological characterization of ancient ceramics using archaeometric techniques. He is interested in human adaptation to changing social, economic, and environmental conditions, especially as related to increasing settlement density, and his research focuses on understanding the social and economic changes that accompanied the development of the first urban landscapes of the ancient Levant.



Lynn Welton

Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies, University of British Columbia


Lynn is the field director of the Field I at Tell Tayinat and the co-director of the excavations at Mezber for the Eastern Tigrai Archaeological Project (Ethiopia). She investigates questions about ancient interaction and mobility, specializing in geoarchaeology and bioarchaeology. She is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of British Columbia, helping to build the Simulation Model with John Christiansen, and is continuing her petrographic analysis of EB and Iron I ceramics from Tell Tayinat.