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Curriculum Vitae

 

Education

September 1996
April 2000

Ph.D. in Archaeology, University of London (United Kingdom)
Thesis title: Marine Molluscs and Human Palaeoecology: a Case Study of the Intertidal Gastropod Monodonta lineata (da Costa)  

October 1993
June 1999

B.Sc. in Archaeology (First Class Honours), University College London (United Kingdom)

July 1993

Diploma di Maturità Classica, Liceo Ginnasio “Umberto I”, Palermo (Italy)

 

Employment history

09.2011-present

Research Scientist at the Department of Human Evolution
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig (Germany)
Project title: Multi-isotope investigation of human diet and subsistence in the Late Palaeolithic

09.2010-08.2011

Post-doctoral Researcher at the Department of Human Evolution,
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig (Germany)

09.2008-08.2010

Marie Curie Intra-European Research Fellow, Department of Human Evolution,
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology,
Leipzig (Germany). Project title: Stable Isotope Ecology of Hunter-Gatherers in Italy in the Late Pleistocene and the Early Holocene

 

Honorary position

09.2007-present

Honorary Senior Research Associate, Institute of Archaeology,
University College London (United Kingdom)

 

Research Grants

Intra-European Fellowship (Call: FP7-PEOPLE-2007-2-1-1EF), People - Marie Curie Actions - Seventh Framework Programme, European Union: €166,982.27

 

Teaching experience

2011-present Teaches Zooarchaeology and Isotope Analyses in Archaeology and Palaeo-Anthropology as part of the courses of “The Leipzig School of Human Origins”, an International Max Planck Research School by the University of Leipzig and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (Germany).
2006 - 2007

Co-ordinated (with Prof. Kenneth D. Thomas) and taught a Masters’ course entitled Human Palaeoecology in Coastal Environments (code: G171) at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, U.K.

1996 - 1999

Taught topics such as vertebrate taphonomy, invertebrate zooarchaeology and archaeological pedology in Undergraduate practical classes at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, U.K.

 

Other occupations

January 2002
June 2002

Taught English at a language school (Cambridge Academy) in Palermo (Italy)

October 2000
August 2001

Served compulsory Italian national service in
Palermo (Italy)

 

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