I am the principal investigator of HIDDEN FOODS. After my PhD in Prehistoric Archaeology (2010) I moved to Cambridge as a Marie Curie Fellow at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research and after that I became Senior Research Associate at the Department of Archaeology. I am interested in prehistoric forager diet and technology by analysing micro-remains preserved on ground stone tools and in human tartar.
I am Palaeolithic archaeologist specialized in raw material sourcing, technology, use-wear and residues analyses on stone tools. I moved to Cambridge in 2011 as a Marie Curie Fellow and until 2015 I was Visiting Scholar at McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research. In 2015 I joined HIDDEN FOODS team and conducted fieldwork activity at archaeological sites in Italy, Croatia and Serbia, focusing on flotation and selection of organic remains suitable for direct dating.
I am Laboratory Technician in Archaeobotany at the University of York. My research focuses on the reconstruction of ancient people diet and living condition using micro-remains, tiny dust particles, entrapped in ancient human dental plaque. I joined the HIDDEN FOODS project in 2015 and collaborate with the PI in the study of dental calculus from Palaeolithic and Mesolithic sites of Italy and the Balkans.
My research interests are in European and Near Eastern Prehistory and archaeological theory. I have studied in particular the culture change from foraging to farming in the Balkans, writing about the issues of social memory and cultural identities in the past. In particular my research have focused on the prehistoric record of the Danube Gorges region of north-east Serbia where I researched the Mesolithic-Neolithic site of Vlasac and the Palaeolithic deposits of Tabula Traiana Cave. Other projects I am involved in focus on the Late Pleistocene and Early Holocene forger land-use strategies in Montenegro. My contribution to the HIDDEN FOODS project involves selection of samples for radiocarbon dating, analysis and contextualization of the dating results and subsequent interpretation.
I am a Prehistoric archaeologist specialized in techno-functional analysis on macrolithic tools, using macro and micro traces approach in combination with experimental protocols. In 2017 I finished my PhD at the Sapienza University of Rome in joint research with the Paris-1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University and, soon after, I joined the HIDDEN FOODS project. I am interested in mineral resources studies and vegetal matters. My contribution to the project involves the creation and use of an experimental reference collection of groundstones for interpreting use-wear traces on archaeological artefacts.
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