I'm an archaeobotanist and quantitative archaeologist with a deep interest in human occupation of drylands.
I specialise in phytoliths and charcoal analyses, approached through quantitative methods, and combined with modelling.
Marco pioneered phytolith studies and the use of these micro-fossils in prehistoric water management. He is ICREA Research Professor and the director of CaSEs research group .
Girolamo is professor of Bioarchaeology and Archaeobotany at the Department of Cultural Heritage (University of Salento) and one of the world experts in isotopic analyses of archaeobotanical material.
Francesca is working on the experimental part of the project. She is a biologist with a master in archaeobotany and will pursue a doctorate co-supervised by Vincent and Carla.
Abel is responsible for the Ethiopian case study which is the core of his doctoral research. Abel is an anthropologist and archaeologist with experience on charcoal and phytoliths analyses.
Marta Perelló Cuadras
Marta is a great help in organising the hiring process, the travelling, the logistic for in-house workshops /conferences, to keep records of the project documentation, and to monitor project finances.
Carolina is working for her doctoral research, on archaeobotanical material from Sindh, Pakistan. She is also looking at charred macro-remains from Al Khiday, which will be analysed as part of the project.
Oscar Parque Pérez
Oscar is a doctoral candidate working on animal remains from Sindh, Pakistan. His data are essential for comparing with archaeobotanical data to understand the natural isotopic signature of the local plants.
Núria García Tuset
Núria has a BA in Archaeology and a MA in Archaeobotany with experience in phytolith analysis. She has joined the group as Laboratory technician after a break to raise 3 beautiful kids.