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Doctor Benjamin Pennington

Dr Benjamin Pennington

Research interests

  • Geoarchaeology
  • Palaeolandscape reconstruction
  • Holocene deltas and alluvial environments

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Dr Benjamin Pennington is a Visiting Fellow in Geography and Environmental Science at the University of Southampton.

His research focusses on reconstructing archaeologically-important Holocene palaeoenvironments within deltaic and alluvial environments, in order to answer various geoarchaeological questions. Much of his work has centred on Egypt, and to a lesser extent Iraq and China. Current research centres on the reconstruction of the palaeoenvironment around the Ancient Egyptian religious capital of Thebes, in addition to the port of Naukratis and other sites in the western Nile Delta.