Dr Pascal Flohr

Research Profile

After my PhD at the University of Reading on the use of crop stable isotopes for the reconstruction of past water availability, I have been a Post-Doctoral researcher at the same university. I have studied the effects of climate change on past Middle Eastern societies by compiling information, especially radiocarbon dates, into a database – establishing synchronicity between climate and social change is the first step before even starting to think of causality between the two. I have also been generating new climate data and am in the process of publishing the results of a speleothem record from Iraq. I have participated in excavations and experimental archaeology projects in Jordan, Iraq, Syria, Egypt, the UK, and the Netherlands.

Publications
  • What can crop stable isotopes ever do for us? An experimental perspective on using cereal carbon stable isotope values for reconstructing water availability in semi-arid and arid environments

    Flohr, P, Jenkins, E, Williams, HRS, Jamjoum, K, Nuimat, S, Müldner, G
  • Late Holocene droughts in the Fertile Crescent recorded in a speleothem from northern Iraq

    Flohr, P, Fleitmann, D, Zorita, E, Sadekov, A, Cheng, H, Bosomworth, M, Edwards, L, Matthews, W, Matthews, R
  • Evidence of resilience to past climate change in Southwest Asia: Early farming communities and the 9.2 and 8.2 ka events

    Flohr, P, Fleitmann, D, Matthews, R, Matthews, W, Black, S
  • Building WF16: construction of a Pre-Pottery Neolithic A (PPNA) pisé structure in Southern Jordan

    Flohr, P, Finlayson, B, Najjar, M, Mithen, S
  • Carbon stable isotope analysis of cereal remains as a way to reconstruct water availability: preliminary results

    Flohr, P, Müldner, G, Jenkins, E
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