Alice Wolff

Ph.D. Candidate


Alice is an archaeobotanist who studies past human-plant-climate relationships. She is currently a PhD candidate in the Medieval Studies Program. Her dissertation looks at weeds and weed ecology in medieval texts and archaeology in the context of climate change and agricultural transformation. Her thesis work at Smith College (A.B. Medieval Studies, 2015) and the University of Cambridge (M.Phil Archaeology (Archaeological Sciences), 2017) focused on early medieval British cereal cultivation and consumption. She has worked in England as an environmental archaeologist on Roman and medieval sites since 2013 and has worked on archaeobotanical assemblages from Europe, North America, and Asia.