A geoarchaeological perspective on human behaviour

Dr Vera Aldeias, a post-doctoral researcher from Max Plank Institute of Evolutionary Anthropology, expert fire experimenter and Neanderthal fire analyst, visited the AMBI Lab and gave an inspiring talk entitled On experimentation and site formation: a geoarchaeological perspective on human behavior.

Microarchaeology of craft production processes in Roman times

Mario Gutiérrez in AMBI Lab
Mario Gutiérrez

Mario Gutiérrez, a micromorphologist expert in Roman contexts, visited the AMBI Lab and presented examples of Roman furnaces and other combustion structures.


Mario Gutiérrez and ERC PALEOCHAR teamwork
Mario Gutiérrez and ERC PALEOCHAR teamwork in AMBI Lab

Animal fats and ancient pyro technologies

Dr Tammy Buonasera, member of ERC Paleochar team, gave a talk in Instituto Universitario de Bio-Orgánica Antonio González (IUBO) entitled Animal fats and ancient pyro technologies: reading the residues in archaeological hearth deposits.

Dr Buonasera works on molecular and isotopic studies to characterize animal fats in archaeological contexts.

The aim of these analyses is to determine what these fats are and which animals were consumed.

Through isotopic methods, her research is focused in the study of culinary techniques and the use of fossil fuels.


Dr Buonasera during her talk in IUBO
Dr Buonasera during her talk in IUBO