Floralia was a festival in Antiquity in honour of the deity Flora.
She presided vegetation, crops and flowers in particular.
Flora was venerated as a custodian of spring fertility.
Archaeofloralia aims to discover her garden and lore
to celebrate her bounty.

Jonathan Baines

Tübingen (Dr. rer. nat. Archaeobotany) 2017
Leiden (MA Archaeology) 2009
Bangor (PGCE upper primary) 2007
Bangor (BA History with Archaeology) 2005

Participated excavations:

Lindern (Iron Age - early medieval) 2022 & 2023
Duhnen (prehistory - recent) 2021 & 2022
Oyten (prehistory - medieval) 2021
Mandelsloh (Iron Age - medieval) 2021
Bennigsen (Iron Age - medieval) 2021
Mardorf (Bronze Age - medieval) 2021
Helstorf (Iron Age - medieval) 2021

Breitenbach (Middle and Upper Palaeolithic) 2009

Vogelherd (Middle and Upper Palaeolithic) 2011 & 2012
Hohler Fels (Middle and Upper Palaeolithic) 2009 - 2012
Hohlenstein-Stadel (Middle and Upper Palaeolithic)  2014

Kanalplatz-Schloßstraße (modern) 2023

United Kingdom:
Binchester (Roman period) 2019
Hart (Anglo-Saxon) 2018
Hemsworth Bypass (Iron Age und Roman period) 2008
Ty Mawr (Iron Age und Roman period) 2007
Abergwyngregyn (Bronze and Iron Age) 2004 & 2005
Ardudwy (Bronze and Iron Age) 2003

La Ferrassie (Middle and Upper Palaeolithic) 2013 & 2014
La grotte D'Isturitz (Middle and Upper Palaeolithic) 2003

Alvaiazere (Neolithic) 2003

Oaxaca, MRG-6 (Middle Archaic) 2009 & 2010

Aghitu-III (Upper Palaeolithic - Hellenist) 2011 - 2015

South Afrika:
Sibudu (Middle Stone Age)  2014 & 2015

J Baines, D Nordholz and J Precht (2021) 520 Baden. In Nachrichten aus Niedersachsens Urgeschichte Beiheft 26 p. 308-310

J Baines, J Cussans, C Neal, R Reynolds and J Shoemark (2021) Chapter 15: Animal and plant remains. In S Ross & C Ross (ed) Establishment, Consolidation and Retreat. NAA monograph series volume 6. p. 765-888  (

J Baines, E Wright and H Russ (2020) Chapter 8; Animal and plant remains. In D Fell (2020) Contact, Concord and Conquest: Britons and Romans at Scotch Corner. NAA Monograph Series 5.. p. 599-643  (

J Baines (2019) On contrasts in the charcoal assemblage of a Late Iron Age and Romano-British Roadside settlement. Sagvntvm 51 p. 133-150 (DOI: 10.7203/51.15380

J Baines, E Wright and H Russ (2018) Environmental remains. In G Speed & M Holst (eds) Death, burial and identity. NAA monograph series volume 4. p. 562-578 (

J Baines (2015), From forager to cultivator; a case study in the Zagros Mountains, Iran. Journal of Social Science Studies (DOI: 10.11114/ijsss.v3i6.1183) 

J Baines, S Riehl, N Conard & M Zeidi (2014), Upper Palaeolithic archaeobotany of Ghar-e Boof cave, Iran: a case study in site disturbance and methodology. Journal Archaeological Anthropological Science (DOI 10.1007/s12520-014-0191-6)