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 will work 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 will work on the Ethiopian case study pursuing a doctorate co-supervised by Carla and Stefano. 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.