Since January 2022, Carolyne Douché has been a postdoctoral researcher (MSCA Individual Fellowship) at the University of Oxford (https://www.arch.ox.ac.uk/people/dr-carolyne-douche). She is working at the Institute of Archaeology in collaboration with Prof. Michael Charles and Prof. Amy Bogaard on a project called GRAMADIF « Do grains make the difference? Plant economies during the development of urban societies in Mesopotamia ». The aim of the project is to explore and reconstruct agriculture and plant exploitation in ancient Mesopotamia. The study is based on the analysis of charred plant remains collected during fieldwork on various archaeological sites in northern and southern Iraq. The diachronic and geographical framework of the project offers a unique perspective to track evolution processes and regional patterns. In order to achieve these goals, Carolyne is working in strong collaboration with national and international researchers from various institutions such as Archéorient (UMR 5133), ArScan-HAROC (UMR 7041), the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and the University of Udine. In addition, she is an affiliated researcher at the Museum d’histoire naturelle de Paris (UMR 7209) and a member of the international association ARWA (https://arwa-international.org/). In 2022 she became a visiting researcher at the MFO.