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Geography and Environmental Science

Dr Benjamin T Pennington MSci, MA, PhD

Visiting Fellow in Geoarchaeology

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Dr Benjamin Pennington is a Visiting Fellow in Geography and Environmental Science at the University of Southampton, whose primary research interests lie in the geoarchaeology of Holocene riverine and deltaic environments, especially those of the Nile.

Current and past research projects:


PhD (2017) University of Southampton – Geography.

MSci, MA (2011) University of Cambridge – Natural Sciences.

Research interests

  • Geoarchaeology
  • Palaeolandscape reconstruction
  • Holocene
  • Deltas
  • Nile

I am a geoarchaeologist interested in the reconstruction of ancient landscapes through the study of the sedimentary record, and the assessment of linkages between past landscape change and the trajectory of human sociocultural evolution. I work over a wide variety of spatial and temporal scales: at a regional level I look at the impacts that mid-Holocene landscape change may have had on contemporary human developments in regions that harboured the first state societies. At a site-specific level I often apply my skills to answer targeted geoarchaeological questions.


Research group

Palaeoenvironmental Laboratory at the University of Southampton (PLUS)

Dr Benjamin T Pennington
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