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Carla Lancelotti

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.

See my profiles in ResearchGate and GoogleScholar.

Marco Madella

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 .

Vincent Vadez

Vincent is a plant scientist at IRD in Montpellier and former theme leader of System analysis for climate smart agriculture innovation at ICRISAT.

Girolamo Fiorentino

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.

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She/he will have a strong background on isotope analyses on archaeobotanical material and will work on the analysis and interpretation of isotopic signatures both for experimental, ethnographic and archaeological samples

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Stefano Biagetti

Stefano is an ethnoarchaeologist with a PhD from UCL and extensive experience on agro-pastoral systems in the Sahara. See his profiles in ResearchGate and GoogleScholar

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Francesca D'Agostini

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.

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Abel Ruiz-Giralt

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.

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Marta Perelló Cuadras

Marta will help organise the hiring process, travelling, the logistic for in-house workshops/conferences, to keep records of the project documentation, and to monitor project finances.