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Elinor has arrived in Leiden from the UK, where she completed an undergraduate BA(Hons) degree in Archaeology and Anthropology followed by an MA degree in Research Methods for the Humanities. Her research background includes nesting patterns in Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii at Budongo, Uganda, and formation processes in the Early Pleistocene of East Africa.
Settlement patterns, site reuse and differentiation in the Middle to Late Pleistocene of Northern Europe.
Elinor’s research involves the use of behavioural and ecological models to investigate the potential for different settlement patterns in the Middle Palaeolithic, primarily of northern and central Europe. In particular research will concentrate on the factors relating to use of a central place and reuse of sites. A comparative study will involve non-human primates, social carnivores and recent human hunter-gatherer groups. Different mobility strategies and patterns will be investigated and tested against the archaeological record of certain areas and sites dating to the Middle Palaeolithic.