I am interested in human-environment interactions and the role of soils in archaeological research and past societies. Within this broad framework are the multi-scalar relationships among communities and settlement studies, the formation and understanding of cultural landscapes and soilscapes, communities as networks, and soil as material culture. To integrate these themes, I combine geoarchaeology and GIS with landscape and relational practice approaches to link the interplay among social practice, social structure and place. Ongoing research in Central and South-east Europe includes the formation and patterning of settlements in alluvial areas, the formation of prehistoric soilscapes, and the role of environmental change in Neolithic communities. In addition, I am exploring new ways to conceptualize and apply soil chemistry to archaeological questions.