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MAReA presents: "Around the Mediterranean in Eight Days: a bioarchaeological journey"

Updated: Jun 9, 2022

Dear All,

We are delighted to announce the first series of MAReA lectures titled “Around the Mediterranean in Eight Days: a bioarchaeological journey”. Talks will take place online (via Zoom) every Wednesday at 4-5pm (CET), from May 4 to June 28 2022. Lectures will be given by international researchers that will accompany us across multiple bioarchaeological topics and methodologies in a journey through the Mediterranean past. Please find below a flyer including a list of topics, speakers, dates, and the recurring zoom link.

Attendance is free and open to all!

For enquiries and further information, please contact Silvia Soncin ( or Carlo Cocozza ( We look forward to having you on board!


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Meeting ID: 830 3792 4965

Passcode: 503532



  • Wednesday 4 May 2022 4-5pm (CET) Maria Fontanals (University of York, – High-resolution palaeodietary reconstruction using Compound Specific Isotope Analysis: The case of the Mesolithic site of El Collado

  • Wednesday 11 May 2022 4-5pm (CET) Efrossini Vika (University of York, - Applying a compound-specific protocol to refine Aegean paleodiets in the Bronze Age: il buono, il brutto, il cattivo

  • Wednesday 18 May 2022 4-5pm (CET) Ricardo Fernandes (Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, University of Oxford and Masaryk University, – Isotopic study of ancient Athenian lifeways

  • Wednesday 25 May 2022 4-5pm (CET) Valeria Amoretti (Parco Archeologico di Pompei, – Pompeii from the inside out. The activities of the Laboratorio di Ricerche Applicate del Parco Archeologico di Pompei

  • Wednesday 1 June 2022 4-5pm (CET) Alice Di Muro (University of York and Universitat autònoma de Barcelona, – An isotopic approach to understanding dietary practice within the cemetery populations at Late Antique Bulla Regia, Tunisia

  • Wednesday 15 June 2022 4-5pm (CET) Alessandra Sperduti (Museo delle Civiltà and Università “L’Orientale” di Napoli, and Alissa Mittnik (Harvard University and Max Planck–Harvard Research Center for the Archaeoscience of the Ancient Mediterranean, – Stones, bones, babies and DNA. The case of the atypical funerary ritual from the Late Antique Peltuinum theater (Italy)

  • Wednesday 22 June 2022 4-5pm (CET) Leïa Mion (CNRS, LAMPEA, and Tatiana André (Aix Marseille Université, – Reconstructing fishing activities and marine environments of medieval Provence using stable isotopes

  • Tuesday 28 June 2022 4-5pm (CET) Jasmine Lundy (University of York, - Investigating culinarily habits in medieval Sicily and beyond: Organic residue analysis of medieval ceramic containers



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