About the project

Hidden Foods is a 5-year research project led by Dr Emanuela Cristiani at the Sapienza University of Rome (Italy).

Hidden Foods explores a poorly known aspect of early human prehistory, the role of plant foods in hunter-gatherer societies, through the study of three different categories of archaeological materials: ground stone tools, macro-botanical and human skeletal remains. The project will focus on Palaeolithic and Mesolithic societies of southeast Europe and Italy.

Project latest news

A new paper by HIDDEN FOODS team published on PLOSONE: "An Integrated Method for Understanding the Function of Macro-Lithic Tools. Use wear, 3D and Spatial analyses of an Early Upper Palaeolithic assemblage from North Eastern Italy"

The article presents an original analysis which combines use-wear and spatial analyses to experimental archaeology in order to investigate Early Upper Palaeolithic flint-knapping gestures and techniqu...

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DR Anita Radini from BioArch (University of York, UK) Visiting Professor in Rome!

Dr Anita Radini, from BioArCh (University of York) has recently joint the HIDDEN FOODS Team as an Invited Visiting Professorship at the "DANTE" Laboratory for the study of Diet and Ancient Technology,...

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