Subject groups/Research projects
Departments and Institutes
- McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research:
- Head of department group
My current research is focused on the study of changes in animal husbandry practices between the Iron Age through to the Roman period in the Mediterranean basin. I am particularly interested in the analysis of animal mobility and changes in animal morphology during these periods. I also study the ways in which animal husbandry strategies were practiced in upland areas with a special focus on Catalonia (Spain).
I am presently involved in the following Research Projects:
- 2013-2014. ‘Cattle genetic selection using nuclear SNPs: investigating cattle size increase in Roman times’. McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research (UK).
- 2012–2014. ‘The Impact of the Roman Empire on animal husbandry strategies in the north-east of the Iberian Peninsula: study of changes in cattle size through osteometry and aDNA analyses”. Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia (Spain). HA2010-0293.