Born and raised in Sicily by a family that has always encouraged me to broaden my horizons. My parents granted me the chance to be educated in France, the US and the UK, where I currently reside. To them I also owe my love for history and the arts. I am a field archaeologist by profession and I take great interest in faunal remains and funerary archaeology. However, you may say that I am passionate about everything related to history and nature as a whole. On a Sunday afternoon, you are likely to find me in the countryside of Warwickshire, exploring the local woods or some cave. I am also a fierce animal lover and the proud owner of two beautiful rescue dogs and a chubby ginger cat.
Interests (aka what this blog is all about): History/Pre-History (Palaeolithic Europe, Roman Britannia, Medieval (Viking) Europe, Archaeology, Palaeontology, Bioarchaeology, Actualistic Taphonomy, Forensic Anthropology, Travelling, Painting, Falconry.
Current areas of research: Upper-Paleolithic burials, Romano-British settlements.
An archaeologist’s oath:
Winter gathers, and now my watch begins. It shall not end until my feature is done. I shall take no holidays, pull no sickies, dig with no shovels. I shall wear my high viz and win no glory. I shall live and die at my feature. I am the trowel in the darkness. I am the watcher on the spoil heap. I am the mattock that guards the realms of archaeology. I pledge my life and honour to archaeology, for this winter and all the winters to come.