Richard P. Evershed

Principal Investigator


Academic interestsPicture_RPE

  • Archaeological chemistry
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Palaeoenvironmental and palaeoclimate reconstruction
  • Biomolecular palaeontology

Role in the project

Richard is the Principal Investigator and coordinator of the NeoMilk project. He designed the project to satisfy his long interest in early farming. He leads Theme 1 (Organic residues of milk and other products in LBK pottery) and supervises the PhD students Iain Kendall, Emmanuelle Casanova and David Altoft.

Selected publications

Cramp, L. J. E., Evershed, R. P., Lavento, M., Halinen, P., Mannermaa, K., Oinonen, M., Kettunen, J., Perola, M., Onkamo, P. and Heyd, V., 2014. Neolithic dairy farming at the extreme of agriculture in Northern Europe. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 281(1791): 20140819.

Cramp, L. J. E., Jones, J., Sheridan, A., Smyth, J., Whelton, H., Mulville, J., Sharples, N. and Evershed, R. P., 2014. Immediate replacement of fishing with dairying by the earliest farmers of the northest Atlantic coast. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 281: 20132372.

Cramp, L. and Evershed, R. P., 2013. Reconstructing aquatic resource exploitation in human Prehistory using lipid biomarkers and stable isotopes. Treatise on geochemistry: archaeology and anthropology. T. E. Cerling. Oxford, Elsevier: 319-339.

Correa-Ascencio, M. and Evershed, R. P., 2014. High throughput screening of organic residues in archaeological potsherds using direct methanolic acid extraction. The Analyst 6: 1330-1340.

Gerbault, P., Roffet-Salque, M., Evershed, R. P. and Thomas, M. G., 2013. How long have adult humans been consuming milk? IUBMB Life.

Dunne, J., Evershed, R. P., Salque, M., Cramp, L. J. E., Bruni, S., Ryan, K., Biagetti, S. and di Lernia, S., 2012. First dairying in green Saharan Africa in the fifth millennium BC. Nature 486: 390-394.

Outram, A. K., Stear, N. A., Bendrey, R., Olsen, S., Kasparov, A., Zaibert, V., Thorpe, N. and Evershed, R. P., 2009. The earliest horse harnessing and milking. Science 323(5919): 1332-1335.

A full list of publications can be accessed here.