Professor Umberto Albarella

Laurea, PhD

Department of Archaeology

Professor of Zooarchaeology

Course Director- MSc Osteoarchaeology

Professor Umberto Albarella
Professor Umberto Albarella

u.albarella@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 2943

Full contact details

Professor Umberto Albarella
Department of Archaeology
Room D18
Minalloy House
Regent Street
Sheffield
S10 2TN
Profile

I have a first degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Naples (Italy), but I became interested in anthropology and then archaeology since I was a second year undergraduate student back in 1982.

In the 80’s I was actively engaged in archaeological fieldwork in Italy and then became involved in a three year project funded by the Italian government that gave me the opportunity to study large assemblages of animal bones from urban Roman and medieval sites in Naples.

In 1991 I worked in England for the first time, thanks to a scholarship from the Institute of Archaeology (London). I then went back to Italy to teach Bioarchaeology at the University of Lecce but in 1993 I moved permanently back to England.

I worked at English Heritage (London) 1993 to 1995, the University of Birmingham 1995 to 2000 and the University of Durham from 2000 to 2004, when I eventually moved to the University of Sheffield.

I have had a great diversity of experiences in my career and my research has taken me to many different countries, but I love living and working in Sheffield, where I have created a vibrant research team in zooarchaeology.

In addition to my interest in past human-animal relationships, which is my main area of research, I believe in the political responsibility of archaeologists towards issues of social justice.

Research interests

I am specialised in the study of animal bones from archaeological sites (zooarchaeology), but my research is wide-ranging and strongly oriented towards the integration of different aspects of archaeology.

My work is predominantly based in Britain and Italy, but I have also worked in Armenia, Greece, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, France and Portugal. My main areas of research include:

  • Animal domestication and husbandry intensification
  • Ethnoarchaeology
  • Ritual use of animals
  • Husbandry evidence of Romanization
  • Animals and medieval life
  • Integration in archaeology
  • Archaeology and politics
Research group

I am potentially interested in supervising any project with a substantial zooarchaeological component.

Current Research Students

  • Matteo Bormetti- Investigating the life of farming communities between the Middle and Late Iron Age in Central England: a zooarchaeological approach
  • Evelyne Browaeys- Birds of prey in the Bronze Age Near East: their role and identification
  • Jane Ford- Hyaenas and Neanderthals in the British Middle Palaeolithic
  • Yasha Hourani- Animal exploitation in ancient Beirut from the Persian to the Umayyad period (5th century BC – 8th century AD): an archaeozoological approach
  • Angela Maccarinelli- The social and economic role of freshwater fish in medieval England: a zooarchaeological approach.
  • Tracy Platts- Butchery practices in the Roman World: Rome, Romanitas and the western Empire
  • Benjamin Wimmer- Osteological variability in European Cattle: The impact of sexual dimorphism and selective breeding on size and shape

Past Research Students

  • Richard Thomas - Animals, Economy and Status: The Integration of Zooarchaeological and Historical Evidence in the Study of Dudley Castle, West Midlands (c.1100-1750) (University of Birmingham) 
  • Angelos Hadjikoumis - The Origins and evolution of pig domestication in prehistoric Spain 
  • Sarah Viner - A diachronic study of Sus and Bos exploitation in Britain from the Early Mesolithic to the Late Neolithic
  • Beatrice Vacca - The vertebrate faunal remains from Grotta del Romito and Grotta del Cavallo. Society, economy, environment and climate in the Upper Pleistocene of Southern Italy
  • Lizzie Wright - The history of the European aurochs from the late Pleistocene to its extinction: an archaeological investigation of its evolution, morphological variability and response to human exploitation.
  • Angela Trentacoste - The Etruscans and their animals: the zooarchaeology of Forcello di Bagnolo San Vito, (Mantova) Italy.
  • Idoia Grau (University of Basque Country) - Zooarchaeology of the Early Medieval Period in Northern Spain.
  • Giorgos Kazantzis - Animal Exploitation during the Late Neolithic in the Strymon (Struma) valley: the case of the Greek sector
  • Lenny Salvagno - The neglected goat: a methodological approach to the understanding of the role of this species in English medieval husbandry
  • Ged Poland - A methodological approach to the identification of duck and goose remains from archaeological sites with an application to Roman Britain
  • Mikolaj Lisowski - The Identification of Jewish Patterns of Food Preparation and Consumption: a Zooarchaeological Approach to the Medieval and Early Modern Evidence from Central-Eastern Europe
  • Sofia Tecce - The origins and evolution of pig domestication in Italy: a regional and diachronic study of husbandry practices
  • Veronica Aniceti - Animal husbandry in Sicily during the Islamic-Christian transition, 8th-12th Centuries
  • Mauro Rizzetto - Developments in the exploitation of animal resources between the late Roman period and the early Middle Ages: a comparative study of the evidence from Britain and the lower Rhine region
  • Tamsyn Fraser - Livestock and landscape: changing husbandry, livestock improvement and landscape enclosure in late and post-medieval England

Research Collaborators

Teaching activities

Undergraduate

  • Archaeozoology (coordinator)
  • The Classical World and its Legacy

Postgraduate

Professional activities

External Roles

Roles in professional and other cultural organisations

  • 2016 – 2018- Member of the Scientific committee of the 13th Conference of the International Council of Archaeozoology (ICAZ) held in Ankara (Turkey).
  • 2017- Member of the Scientific Committee of the Postgraduate Zooarchaeology Forum (PZAF) held in Torun, Poland.
  • 2016 – Present- Committee Member of the British Ornithologists’ Union (BOU)
  • 2014 – 2018- Liaison co-officer for the ICAZ Working Group on the Zooarchaeology of the Roman period.
  • 2012 – Present- Elected member of the Committee of Honour of the International Council of Archaeozoology (ICAZ)
  • 2012 – 2014- Member of the Scientific committee of the 12th Conference of the International Council of Archaeozoology (ICAZ) held in San Rafael (Argentina).
  • 2011 – Present- Invited member of the IUCN/SSC Wild Pig Specialist Group.
  • 2006 – 2012- Elected General Secretary and member of the Executive Committee of the International Council of Archaeozoology (ICAZ).
  • 2005 – Present- Co-founder of Archaeologists for Global Justice and co-owner of email discussion list Arch-Justice
  • 2002 – Present- Member of the International Committee of the International Council of Archaeozoology (ICAZ).
  • 2000 – Present- Founder and co-owner of ZOOARCH, an email discussion list on zooarchaeology. This comprises more than 1,200 members worldwide and, over the years, has become the most important tool of communication for the international community of zooarchaeologists.

Editorial Boards

  • 2017 – Present- editorial member of the Spanish journal Archaeofauna
  • 2016 – Present- editorial board member of the University of Alabama Press series Archaeology of Food
  • 2012 – Present- advisory board of the Oxbow Books series Oxbow Insights in Archaeology
  • 2012 – Present- associate editor of the journal Medieval Archaeology
  • 2006 – Present- editorial board member of the French journal Anthropozoologica
  • 2004 – 2012- book review editor and editorial board member of the journal Environmental Archaeology
Publications, Conferences & Invited Seminars

Publications

Books/Monographs

Chapters

  • Minniti C., Viner-Daniels S. & Albarella U. In press. Faunal remains from Cuckoo Stone, South of Woodhenge, the Amesbury Riverside and Woodhenge. In M.Parker Pearson et al. (ed.). The Stonehenge Riverside Project Vol.1 Oxford: Oxbow Books.
  • Minniti C., Viner-Daniels S. &  Albarella U. In press. Faunal remains from Cuckoo Stone, the Stonehenge Palisade,South of Woodhenge, Amesbury Riverside and Western Enclosure. In M.Parker Pearson et al. (ed.). The Stonehenge Riverside Project Vol.3 Oxford: Oxbow Books.
  • Tecce S. & Albarella U. 2020. Did early farmers keep pigs? A morphometric analysis from Italy. In Gron K.J., Sørensen L. & Rowley-Conwy P. (eds.) Farmers at the Frontier: A Pan-European Perspective on Neolithisation, pp.101-124. Oxford: Oxbow Books.
  • Albarella, U. 2018. Pigs. In Lopez Varela S. (ed.). The SAS Encyclopedia of Archaeological Sciences. Wiley-Blackwell: Hoboken, New Jersey.
  • Albarella, U. 2018. Environmental Archaeology: the End of the Road? In E.Piskin, A.Marciniak & M.Bartkowiak. Environmental Archaeology: Current Theoretical and Methodological Approaches, pp.15-18. London: Springer.
  • Albarella, U. 2018. Concluding Remarks. In C.Giovas & M.LeFebvre (eds.). Zooarchaeology in Practice: Case Studies in Methodology and Interpretation in Archaeofaunal Analysis, 309-319. Dordrecht: Springer.
  • Albarella, U. 2017. I suini del Nuraghe Arrubiu. Nota sulla biometria e sulle età. In F.Lo Schiavo & M.Perra (eds). Il Nuraghe Arrubiu di Orroli. Volume 1. La Torre Centrale e il Cortile B: Il Cuore del Gigante Rosso, pp.115-118. Cagliari: Arkadia.
  • Albarella U. 2017. Zooarchaeology in the twenty- first century: where we come from, where we are now, and where we are going. In Albarella U. with M.Rizzetto, H.Russ, K.Vickers & S.Viner (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Zooarchaeology, pp.3-21. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Rizzetto M. & Albarella, U. 2017. A Glossary of Zooarchaeological Methods. In Albarella U. with M.Rizzetto, H.Russ, K.Vickers & S.Viner (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Zooarchaeology, pp.757-80. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Chan B., Viner S., Parker Pearson M., Albarella U & Ixer, R. 2016. Resourcing Stonehenge: patterns of human, animal and goods mobility in the late Neolithic. In J.Leary & T.Kador (eds.). Moving on in Neolithic Studies: Understanding mobile lives, pp.28-44. Oxford: Oxbow Books.
  • Albarella U. 2015. Meat. In K.Metheny & M.C.Beaudry (eds.) Archaeology of Food - An Encyclopedia, pp.309-11. Lanham, Boulder, New York, London: Rowman & Littlefield. 
  • Albarella U. 2015. Pig. In K.Metheny & M.C.Beaudry (eds.) Archaeology of Food - An Encyclopedia, pp.406-7. Lanham, Boulder, New York, London: Rowman & Littlefield. 
  • Albarella, U. 2012. Animal Bone. In Wilkinson, T.J., Murphy, P.L., Bron, N. and Heppell, E.M. The Archaeology of the Essex Coast, Volume II: Excavation of the Prehistoric Site of the Stumble, p.70. Chelmsford: East Anglian Archaeology Report No.144.
  • Parker Pearson M., Pollard J., Richards C., Thomas J., Welham K., Albarella U., Chan B., Marshall P & Viner S. 2011. Feeding Stonehenge: Feasting in Late Neolithic Britain. In G.Aranda Jiménez, S.Montón-Subías & M.Sánchez Romero (eds.). Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. Feasting rituals in the prehistoric societies of Europe and the Near East, pp.73-90. Oxford: Oxbow Books.
  • Albarella U. 2011. Ethnozooarchaeology and the power of analogy. In U. Albarella & A. Trentacoste A.(eds.). Ethnozooarchaeology. The present and past of human-animal relationships, 1-3. Oxford: Oxbow Books.
  • Albarella U, Manconi F & Trentacoste A. 2011. A week on the plateau: pig husbandry, mobility and resource exploitation in central Sardinia. In U. Albarella & A. Trentacoste A (eds.). Ethnozooarchaeology. The present and past of human-animal relationships, pp.143-59. Oxford: Oxbow Books.
  • Albarella, U. & Hammon, A. 2011. The animal bone. In P. Ellis & P.Leach (eds.). The Roman Settlement At Fosse Lane, Shepton Mallet: The Tesco Excavation, 1996–7, pp.W37-W52 Taunton: Somerset Archaeology and Natural History Vol. 155.
  • Albarella U. 2010. Wild boar. In T.O’Connor & N.Sykes (eds.). Extinctions and Invasions: A Social History of British Fauna, pp.59-67. Oxford: Oxbow Books.
  • Albarella U & Davis S. 2010. The animal bones. In A.Chapman (ed.). West Cotton, Raunds: a study of medieval settlement dynamics AD 450-1450, pp.516-37. Oxford: Oxbow Books.
  • Albarella, U. 2010. Animal bone. In R.Cuttler (ed.). Iron Age and Romano-British activity at Arle Court, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, 1999, p.66. Trans. Bristol & Gloucestershire Archaeological Society 128, pp.55-72
  • Albarella U., Beech M. & Mulville J. 2009. Mammal and bird bone In E.Shepherd Popescu (ed.) Norwich Castle: Excavations and Historical Surveys 1987-98. Part I: Anglo-Saxon to c.1345, pp.180-5, 350-1, 443. Norwich: East Anglian Archaeology Report No.132.
  • Albarella U., Beech M. & Mulville J. 2009. Mammal and bird bone In E.Shepherd Popescu (ed.) Norwich Castle: Excavations and Historical Surveys 1987-98. Part II: c.1345 to Modern, pp.636-7, 893-6, 995-1006. Norwich: East Anglian Archaeology Report No.132.
  • Rowley-Conwy P. Albarella U & Dobney K. 2010. Wild boar and domestic pigs: approaches and methods. In Zooarchaeology Volume 1. Collection of Papers from International Conference of Zooarchaeology in Zhengzhou, China, 2007, pp.70-115. Bejing: Cultural Relics Press.
  • Albarella, U. 2009. Animal Bone. In S.Lawrence & A.Smith (eds.) Between Villa and Town. Excavations of a Roman and roadside settlement and shrine at Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, p.43. Oxford: Oxford Archaeology Monograph No.7.
  • Hammon, H. & Albarella, U. 2008. The animal bones. In S.Litherland, E.Ramsay & P.Ellis (eds.) The Archaeology of the Severn Trent Southam Area Rationalisation Scheme, Warwickshire, pp.75-124. Transactions of the Birmingham and Warwickshire Archaeological Society 112, 115-8 + 123-4.
  • Albarella U., Dobney K., Ervynck A. & Rowley-Conwy P. 2007. Introduction. In U.Albarella, K.Dobney, A.Ervynck & P.Rowley-Conwy (eds.) Pigs and Humans. 10,000 years of interaction, pp1-12. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Albarella U., Manconi F., Vigne J.-D. & Rowley-Conwy P. 2007. The ethnoarchaeology of traditional pig husbandry in Sardinia and Corsica. In U.Albarella, K.Dobney, A.Ervynck & P.Rowley-Conwy (eds.) Pigs and Humans: 10,000 years of interaction, pp.285-307. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Dobney K, Ervynck A., Albarella U. & Rowley-Conwy P. 2007. The transition from wild boar to domestic pig in Eurasia, illustrated by a tooth developmental defect and biometrical data. In U.Albarella, K.Dobney, A.Ervynck &  P.Rowley-Conwy (eds.) Pigs and Humans: 10,000 years of interaction, pp.57-82. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Larson G., Albarella U., Dobney K. & Rowley-Conwy P. 2007. Current views on Sus phylogeography and pig domestication as seen through modern mtDNA studies. In U.Albarella, K.Dobney, A.Ervynck & P.Rowley-Conwy (eds.) Pigs and Humans: 10,000 years of interaction, pp.30-41. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Wilkie T., Mainland I., Albarella U., Dobney K. & Rowley-Conwy P. 2007. A dental microwear study of pig diet and management in Iron Age, Romano-British, Anglo-Scandinavian and Medieval contexts in England. In U.Albarella,
    K.Dobney, A.Ervynck & P.Rowley-Conwy (eds.) Pigs and Humans: 10,000 years of interaction, pp.241-54. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Albarella U. 2007. Companions of our travel: the archaeological evidence of animals in exile. In S.Hartmann (ed.) Fauna and Flora in the Middle Ages. Studies of the medieval environment and its impact on the human mind, pp.133-54. Frankfurt an Main: Verlag Peter Lang.
  • Albarella U. 2007. The end of the Sheep Age: people and animals in the late Iron Age. In C.Haselgrove and T.Moore (eds.) The Late Iron Age in Britain and beyond, pp.393-406. Oxford: Oxbow Books.
  • Albarella U. & Davis S. 2006. The mammal and bird bones: a brief revisit. In A.Saunders (ed.) Excavations at Launceston Castle, Cornwall, pp.447-54. Leeds: Maney, Society for Medieval Archaeology Monograph 24.
  • Albarella U, Manconi F., Rowley-Conwy P. & Vigne J.-D. 2006. Pigs of Sardinia and Corsica: a biometrical re-evaluation of their status and history. In U.Tecchiati & B.Sala (eds.) Archaeozoological Studies in honour of Alfredo Riedel, pp.285-302. Bolzano: Province of Bolzano.
  • Albarella U. 2006. Pig husbandry and pork consumption in medieval England. In C.Woolgar, D.Serjeantson & T.Waldron (eds.) Food in Medieval England: diet and nutrition, pp.72-87. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Albarella U, Dobney K. & Rowley-Conwy P. 2006. The domestication of the pig (Sus scrofa): new challenges - and approaches. In M.Zeder, D.Bradley. E.Emshwiller & B.Smith (eds.) Documenting Domestication: new genetic and archaeological paradigms, pp.209-27. Berkeley: University of California Press.
  • Albarella U. 2006. Animals in the Neolithic: A Research Agenda? No Thanks. In D.Serjeantson & D.Field (eds.) Animals in the Neolithic of Britain and Europe, pp.168-78. Oxford: Oxbow Books.
  • Murray E. & Albarella U. 2005. Mammal and avian bone. In A.Shelley (ed.) Dragon Hall, King Street, Norwich: excavation and survey of a late medieval merchant’s trading complex. East Anglian Archaeology 112, 158-167.
  • Albarella U. 2005. Meat consumption and production in town and country. In K. Giles and C. Dyer (eds.) Town and Country in the Middle Ages: Contrasts, Contacts and Interconnections, 1100-1500, pp.131-148. Leeds: Maney, Society for Medieval Archaeology Monograph 22.
  • Albarella U. 2004. Mammal and bird bones. In H.Wallis (ed.). Excavations at Mill Lane, Thetford, 1995. East Anglian Archaeology 108, 88-99.
  • Albarella U. 2003. Animal bone. In M.Germany (ed.). Excavations at Great Holts Farm, Boreham, Essex, 1992-1994. East Anglian Archaeology 105,193-200.
  • Albarella U. 2003. Tanners, tawyers, horn working and the mystery of the missing goat. In P. Murphy & P.Wiltshire (eds.) The Environmental Archaeology of Industry, pp.71-86. Oxford: Oxbow Books.
  • Albarella U. & Serjeantson D. 2002. A passion for pork: meat consumption at the British late Neolithic site of Durrington Walls. In P.Miracle &; N.Milner (eds.) Consuming Passions and Patterns of Consumption, pp.33-49. Cambridge: Monographs of the McDonald Institute. 
  • Albarella U. 2002. Size matters: how and why biometry is still important in zooarchaeology. In K. Dobney & T. O’Connor (eds.) Bones and the Man: Studies in honour of Don Brothwell, pp.51-62. Oxford: Oxbow Books.
  • Albarella U. 2001. Exploring the real Nature of environmental archaeology. In U.Albarella (ed.) Environmental Archaeology: Meaning and Purpose, pp.3-13. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers.
  • Albarella U. 2001. Animal bone & Mammal and bird remains. In T.Lane & E.L.Morris (eds.) A Millennium of Saltmaking: prehistoric and Romano-British salt production in the Fenland, pp.75-7, 151, 237, 383-5 and 445-449. Heckington, Lincolnshire Archaeology and Heritage reports Series No 4.
  • Hammon A and Albarella U. 2001. The animal bones. In Ellis P, Coates G, Cuttler R & Mould C (eds.) Four sites in Cambridgeshire: Excavations at Pode Hole Farm, Paston, Longstanton and Bassingbourn, 1996-7, pp.47-52. Oxford: BAR British Series 322.
  • Albarella U. 1999. The animal economy after the eruption of Avellino pumice: the case of La Starza (Avellino, Southern Italy). In C.Albore Livadie (ed). L'eruzione vesuviana delle “Pomici di Avellino” e la facies culturale di Palma Campania (bronzo antico), pp.317-330. Bari: Edipuglia.
  • Albarella U. 1998. The animal bones. In P.Ellis, G.Hughes, P.Leach, C.Mould & J.Sterenberg. Excavations alongside Roman Ermine Street, Cambridgeshire 1996, pp.99-104. Oxford: Bar British Series 276.
  • Albarella U. 1997. La fauna dell'abitato dell'eta' del ferro di Otranto. In F. D'Andria (ed). Metodologie di catalogazione dei beni archeologici, pp.189-209. Lecce, Bari: Martano, Edipuglia.
  • Albarella U. 1997 Size, power, wool and veal: zooarchaeological evidence for late medieval innovations. In De Boe G. & Verhaeghe F. (eds). Environment and subsistence in medieval Europe, pp.19-30. Brugge: Institute for the Archaeological Heritage of Flanders.
  • Albarella U. 1995. Problemi metodologici nelle correlazioni inter-sito: alcuni esempi da archeofaune dell'Italia meridionale. In Atti del "I convegno nazionale di archeozoologia", Rovigo 5 7 marzo 1993, pp.15-28. Rovigo: Padusa Quaderni n.1.
  • Albarella U. 1994. Ossa umane. In P.Arthur (ed). Il complesso archeologico di Carminiello ai Mannesi. Napoli (Scavi 1983-1984), pp.429-430. Lecce: Congedo.
  • Albarella U. 1991. La fauna. In P.Arthur (ed). La chiesa di S.Costanzo a Marina Grande, Capri, pp.54-57. Scavi 1990. Napoli: Editoriale Scientifica.

Journal Articles

  • Duval C. & Albarella U. In press. Change and regionalism in British cattle husbandry in the Iron Age and Roman periods: an osteometric approach. In Ginja C. & Wright E. Cattle and Humans. Nottingham: Lockwood Publishing.
  • Groot M., Evans J & Albarella, U. 2020. Mobility of cattle in the Iron Age and Roman Netherlands. Journal of Archaeological Science Reports.
  • Albarella U., Baker P., Browaeys E., Corbino C.A., Mulville J., Poland G. & Worley F. 2020. Editorial for ‘The Archaeology of Human-bird interactions: Essays in honour of Dale Serjeantson. Volume 1’. Quaternary International
  • Albarella, U., De Grossi Mazzorin, J. & Minniti, C. 2019. Urban pigs: dietary, cultural and landscape changes in 1st millennium AD Rome. In Peters, J. & Goebel, V. (eds) Documenta Archaeobiologiae 15. Animals: Cultural Identifiers in Ancient Societies? (eds. by J. Peters, G. McGlynn & V. Goebel), 17-30.
  • Wright E., Tecce S and Albarella U. 2019. Animal remains from Roman roadside settlements in Britain: contextualising some new results from a settlement at Ware, Hertfordshire. Oxford Journal of Archaeology 38(3), 343-376.
  • Salvagno L. & Albarella U. 2019. Was the English medieval goat genuinely rare? A new morphometric approach provides the answer. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences 11(10), 5095–5132.
  • Evans J., Madgwick R., Parker Pearson M. & Albarella U. 2019. Strontium and oxygen isotope evidence for the origin and movement of cattle at Late Neolithic Durrington Walls, UK. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences 11(10), 5181–5197.
  • Madgwick R., Lamb A., Sloane H., Nederbragt A. Albarella U., Parker Pearson M. & Evans J. 2019. Multi-isotope analysis reveals that feasts in the Stonehenge environs and across Wessex drew people and animals from throughout Britain. Science Advances, 5: eaau6078.
  • Corbino C. & Albarella U. 2018. Wild birds of the Italian Middle Ages: diet, environment and society. Environmental Archaeology 23(4) .
  • Grau-Sologestoa I. & Albarella U. 2018. The ‘long’ 16th century: a key period of animal husbandry change in England. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences 11(6), 2781–2803.
  • Davis, S.J.M., Albarella, U., Detry, C., Ginja, C., Götherström, A., Pires, A.E., Sendim, A. & Svensson, E.M. 2018. An osteometrical method for sexing cattle bones: the metacarpals from 17th century Carnide, Lisbon, Portugal. Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien, Serie A, 120, 367-387.
  • Valenzuela-Lamas S. & Albarella U. 2017. Animal Husbandry across the Western Roman Empire: Changes and Continuities. European Journal of Archaeology 20(3), 402-15.
  • Rizzetto M., Crabtree P., & Albarella U. 2017. Livestock Changes at the Beginning and End of the Roman Period in Britain: Issues of Acculturation, Adaptation, and ‘Improvement’European Journal of Archaeology 20(3), 535-56.
  • Salvagno L. & Albarella U. 2017 A morphometric system to distinguish sheep and goat postcranial bones. PLoS ONE 12(6): e0178543.
  • Salvagno L., Viner-Daniels S. & Albarella U. 2017. Building and tanning in the 18th and 19th centuries: an analysis of cattle horncores from Greenwich High Road (London). Post-Medieval Archaeology, 145-163.
  • Corbino C., De Grossi Mazzorin J., Minniti C. & Albarella U. 2017. The role of chicken in the medieval food system: evidence from Central Italy. Tijdschrift voor Mediterrane Archeologie 56, 50-57.
  • Kazantzis, G. & Albarella, U. 2016. Size and shape of Greek Late Neolithic livestock suggest the existence of multiple and distinctive animal husbandry cultures. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 9, 630-645.
  • Valenzuela-Lamas S., Jiménez-Manchón S., Evans J., López D., Jornet R., & Albarella U. 2016. Analysis of seasonal mobility of sheep in Iron Age Catalonia (north-eastern Spain) based on strontium and oxygen isotope analysis from tooth enamel: First results. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 6, 828–836.
  • Grau-Sologestoa, I, Albarella, U. & Quiros Castillo J.A. 2016. Urban medieval and post-medieval zooarchaeology in the Basque Country: Meat supply and consumption. Quaternary International 399, 1-12.
  • Albarella U. 2016. Defining bone movement in archaeological stratigraphy: a plea for clarity. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences 8(2), 353-8.
  • Johnstone C. & Albarella U. 2015. The Late Iron Age and Romano-British mammal and bird bone assemblage from Elms Farm, Heybridge, Essex. In M.Atkinson & S.Preston. Heybridge: a Late Iron Age and Roman Settlement, Excavations at Elms Farm 1993-5, Volume 2, Internet Archaeology 40. 
  • Fiddyment S., Holsinger B., Ruzzier C., Devine A., Binois A., Albarella U., Fischer R., Nichols E., Curtis A., Cheese E., Teasdale M.D., Checkley-Scott C., Milner S.J., Rudy K.M., Johnson E.J., Vnoucek J., Garrison M., McGrory S., Bradley D.G. and Collins M.J. 2015. Animal origin of 13th-century uterine vellum revealed using noninvasive peptide fingerprinting. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112 (49), 15066–15071
  • Craig O.E., Shillito L-M., Albarella U., Viner-Daniels S., Chan B., Cleal R., Ixer R., Jay M., Marshall P., Simmons E., Wright E. & Parker Pearson M. 2015. Feeding Stonehenge: cuisine and consumption at the Late Neolithic site of Durrington Walls. Antiquity 89 (347): 1096–1109
  • Wright E., Viner-Daniels S., Parker Pearson M. & Albarella U. 2014. Age and season of pig slaughter at late Neolithic Durrington Walls (Wiltshire, UK) as detected through a new system for recording tooth wear. Journal of Archaeological Science 52, 497-514.
  • Minniti C., Valenzuela-Lamas S., Evans J. & Albarella U. 2014. Widening the market. Strontium isotope analysis on cattle teeth from Owslebury (Hampshire, UK) highlights changes in livestock supply between the Iron Age and the Roman period. Journal of Archaeological Science 42, 305-314.
  • Davis S., Svensson E., Albarella U., Detry C., Götherström A., Pires E., Ginja C. 2013. Evidencia de mejoras de ovino y vacuno durante época andalusí y cristiana en Portugal a partir del análisis zooarqueológico y de ADN antiguo. Debates de Arqueología Medieval 3, pp.241-87.
  • Rowley-Conwy P., Albarella U. & Dobney K. 2012. Distinguishing wild boar from domestic pig in prehistory: a review of approaches and recent results. Journal of World Prehistory 25, 1-44.
  • Davis S., Svensson, E., Albarella U., Detry C., Götherström A., Pires A.E. & Ginja C.. 2012. Molecular and osteometric sexing of cattle metacarpals: a case study from 15 th century AD Beja, Portugal. Journal of Archaeological Science 39, 1445-1454
  • Masseti M., Albarella U. & De Grossi Mazzorin, J. 2011. The crested porcupine, Hystrix cristata L., 1758, in Italy. Anthropozoologica 45 (2). 27-42
  • Viner S., Evans J., Albarella U. & Parker Pearson M. 2010. Cattle mobility in prehistoric Britain: strontium isotope analysis of cattle teeth from Durrington Walls (Wiltshire, Britain). Journal of Archaeological Science 37, 2812-20.
  • Albarella U., Dobney K. & Rowley-Conwy P. 2009. Size and shape of the Eurasian wild boar (Sus scrofa), with a view to the reconstruction of its Holocene history. Environmental Archaeology 14(2), 103-136.
  • Albarella, U. 2009. Archaeologists in Conflict: empathising with which victims? + A response to Malin-Boyce and Trimble. Heritage Management 2(1), 105-14 + 117-8.
  • Albarella U., Johnstone C. & Vickers, K. 2008. The development of animal husbandry from the Late Iron Age to the end of the Roman period: a case study from South-East Britain. Journal of Archaeological Science 35, 1828-48.
  • Larson G., Albarella U., Dobney K., Rowley-Conwy P., Schibler J., Tresset A., Vigne J.-D., Edwards C., Schlumbaum A., Dinu A., Balasescu A., Dolman G., Tagliacozzo A., Manaseryan N., Miracle P., Van Wijngaarden-Bakker L., Masseti M., Bradley D. and Cooper A. 2007. Ancient DNA, pig domestication, and the spread of the Neolithic into Europe. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 104 (39), 15276–15281.
  • Albarella U., Tagliacozzo A, Dobney K. & Rowley-Conwy P. 2006. Pig hunting and husbandry in prehistoric Italy: a contribution to the domestication debate. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society 72, 193-227.
  • Parker Pearson M., Pollard J., Richards C., Thomas J., Tilley C., Welham K., Albarella, U. 2006. Materializing Stonehenge - The Stonehenge Riverside Project and New Discoveries. Journal of Material Culture 11 (1-2), 227-61.
  • Albarella U, Davis S., Detry C. & Rowley-Conwy P. 2005. Pigs of the “Far West”: the biometry of Sus from archaeological sites in Portugal. Anthropozoologica 40(2), 27-54.
  • Larson G., Dobney K., Albarella U., Fang M., Matisoo-Smith E., Robins J., Lowden S., Finlayson H., Brand T., Willerslev E., Rowley-Conwy P., Andersson L. & Cooper A. 2005. Worldwide phylogeography of wild boar reveals multiple centres of pig domestication. Science 307, 1618-21.
  • Albarella U. & Payne S. 2005. Neolithic pigs from Durrington Walls, Wiltshire, England: a biometrical database. Journal of Archaeological Science 32(4), 589-599.
  • Albarella U. 2005. Alternate fortunes? The role of domestic ducks and geese from Roman to Medieval times in Britain. Documenta Archaeobiologiae III. Feathers, Grit and Symbolism (ed. by G.Grupe & J.Peters), 249-58.
  • Dobney K., Ervynck A., Albarella U. & Rowley-Conwy P. 2004. The chronology and frequency of a stress marker (linear enamel hypoplasia) in recent and archaeological populations of Sus scrofa, and the effects of early domestication. Journal of Zoology 264, 197-208.
  • Albarella U. & Thomas R. 2002 They dined on crane: bird consumption, wild fowling and status in medieval England. In: Proceedings of the 4th Meeting of the ICAZ Bird Working Group Kraków, Poland, 11-15 September, 2001. Acta Zoologica Cracoviensa 45 (special issue), 23-38.
  • Murphy P., Albarella U., Germany M. & Locker A. 2000. Production, imports and status: biological remains from a Late Roman farm, Great Holts Farm, Boreham, Essex. Environmental Archaeology 5, 35-48.
  • Albarella U. 1999. "The mystery of husbandry" medieval animals and the problem of integrating historical and archaeological evidence. Antiquity 73 (282), 867-875.
  • Albarella U. 1997. Shape variation of cattle metapodials: age, sex or breed? Some examples from Medieval and Postmedieval sites. Anthropozoologica, 25-26, 37-47.
  • Albarella U. 1997. Crane and vulture at an Italian Bronze Age site. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 7, 346-349.
  • Albarella U. 1997. The mammal, bird and amphibian bones. In Oakley N. with Spoerry P. Excavation at Orchard Lane, Huntingdon, 1994. Proceedings of the Cambridge Antiquarian Society LXXXV, 147-149.
  • Albarella U. 1996. The faunal remains. In P.Arthur. "Masseria Quattro Macine" - A deserted medieval village and its territory in southern Apulia: an interim report on field survey, excavation and document analysis, pp.222-224. Papers of the British School at Rome, LXIV, 181-237.
  • Albarella U. 1995. Depressions on sheep horncores. Journal of Archaeological Science, 22, 699-704.
  • Albarella U. 1995. Vaste, Fondo S.Antonio - I reperti faunistici dalle cisterne e dalla buca di scarico. 'tudi di Antichita', 8-2, 289-304.
  • Albarella U. 1995. La fauna. In G.Semeraro. Scavi di emergenza nell'abitato medievale di Otranto pp.329-380. Studi di Antichita', 8-2, 373-380
  • Albarella U. 1993. The fauna. In U.Albarella, V.Ceglia & P.Roberts. S.Giacomo degli Schiavoni (Molise): an early fifth century AD deposit of pottery and animal bones from central Adriatic Italy. Papers of the British School at Rome, LXI, 157-230.
  • Albarella U. 1989. The fauna. In U.Albarella, P.Arthur and M.Wayman. MI79: an early medieval site at loc.Arivito near Mondragone (Caserta). Archeologia Medievale XVI, 596-602.
  • Albarella U. 1989. Hipponion Vibo Valentia: necropoli loc.Piercastello La fauna. Annuali della Scuola Normale di Pisa XIX (2), 825-832.
  • Albarella U. 198788. Sito CL1: Fauna. In C.Albore Livadie, F.Fedele, U.Albarella, F.De Matteis, E.Esposito, & R.Federico. Ricerche sull'insediamento tardoneolitico di Mulino S.Antonio (Avella). Rivista di Scienze Preistoriche XLI, 84-99.

Book Reviews

  • Albarella, U. 2019. Review of the book: “Humans, animals, and the craft of slaughter in archaeo-historic societies”. Antiquity 93 (370), 1096-1097.
  • Albarella, U. 2019. Review of the book “The Donkey in Human History. An Archaeological Perspective”. Medieval Archaeology, 63(1)
  • Albarella, U. 2018. Review of the book “Animaltown: Beasts in Medieval Urban Space”. Medieval Archaeology, 62(1), 187-8.
  • Albarella, U. 2016. Review of the book “The Power of Feasts: From Prehistory to the Present”. European Journal of Archaeology 19(1), 153-7.
  • Albarella, U. 2015. Review of the book “Animals in Saxon & Scandinavian England. Backbones of Economy and Society”. Medieval Archaeology, 59(1), 375.
  • Albarella, U. 2013. Review of the book "The Medieval Kitchen: A Social History with Recipes". Reviews in History (review no. 1449).
  • Albarella, U. 2012. Review of the book “Animals as Domesticates. A World View Through History”, Prehistoric Society.
  • Albarella, U. 2012. Review of the book “Cultural Heritage, Ethics and the Military”, Australian Archaeology 74, 119-121.
  • Albarella, U. 2011.Review of the book “Archaeozoology of the Near East VIII”. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 21, e1-e4
  • Albarella, U. 2009. Review of the book “Archaeology and Capitalism: From Ethics to Politics”. European Journal of Archaeology 11(2-3), 315-7.
  • Albarella U. 2006. Review of the book “Placing Animals in the Neolithic. Social Zooarchaeology of PrehistoricFarming Communities”. The Holocene 16(8), 1178.
  • Albarella U. 2005. Review of the book “Zooarchaeology in Greece. Recent advances”. Phoenix, Journal of the Classical Association of Canada LIX (1), 169-71.
  • Albarella U. 2003. Review of the book “Dogs in Antiquity”. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 13(3), 183-4.
  • Albarella U. 1998. Review of the book "Of Butchers and Breeds: report on vertebrate remains from various sites in the city of Lincoln". Environmental Archaeology, 2, 73-74.
  • Albarella U. 1997. Butchers and breeds in Lincoln. Urban Nature, 3(2), 76.
  • Albarella U. 1997. Birds of urban Italy. Urban Nature, 3(3), 127.

Abstracts, Reports & other Publications

  • P Albarella. U. 2017. Helmet. Anglo-Saxon. Around 650 AD. Benty Grange, near Monyash, Derbyshire. In Everyday Wonders. 50 Objects from Weston Park Museum, p.11. Sheffield: Museum Sheffield.
  • Zimmerman, E., Browaeys, E. & Albarella U. 2012 (2015). Centenary test pits: Faunal. Transactions of the Hunter Archaeological Society 26(1) The Centenary Volume, 101-103.
  • Albarella, U., Charles, M., Forster, E., Halstead, P., Jones, G., Russ. H., Trentacoste, A. & Wallace, M. 2012. Bioarchaeology and environmental archaeology at the University of Sheffield. Interdisciplinaria Archaeologica III(1), 171-8.
  • Albarella, U. 2010. From Darwin to Kafka: five books that made my life. Assemblage 11.
  • Albarella U. 2006. The ragged trousered corporatists. Assemblage 9.
  • Albarella U. 2003. The responsibilities of archaeology, AAW newsletter 2.
  • Johnstone C. & Albarella U. 2002. The late Iron Age and Romano-British mammal and bird bone assemblage from Elms Farm, Heybridge, Essex. Centre for Archaeology Report 45/2002.
  • Albarella U. & Johnstone C. 2000. The early to late Saxon animal bones excavated in 1995 from Kings Meadow Lane, Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire. AML report 79/00.
  • Albarella U. 1997. The animal bones excavated in 1996 from Coslany Street, Norwich, Norfolk. AML report 86/97
  • Albarella U. 1997. The Iron Age animal bones excavated in 1991 from Outgang Road, Market Deeping (MAD 91), Lincolnshire. AML report 5/97
  • Albarella U. 1996. The animal economy of rural settlements: a zooarchaeological case study from Northamptonshire. Medieval Settlement Research Group, Annual Report 11.
  • Albarella U. & Davis S. 1994. Animal bones from Launceston Castle. Science & Technology, 3, 14-15.
  • Albarella U. 1990. La fauna di S.Giacomo degli Schiavoni. Conoscenze, 6, 115-118.
  • Fedele F., Albarella U., De Matteis F. & Mottura A. 1987. Preistoria della Valchiavenna. 1987: il paleomesolitico di Pian dei Cavalli e altre ricerche. Clavenna XXVI, 9-95.
  • Albarella U. 1987. I resti animali. In AA.VV. Archeologia e trasformazione urbana. Napoli.
  • Albarella U. 1987. La paleontologia umana. In AA.VV. Archeologia e trasformazione urbana. Napoli.
  • Albarella U. 1985. Predazione contro domesticazione: problemi di studio. In F.Fedele (ed). Aspetti dell'evoluzione umana, pp.163-172 Napoli: Guida.

Conferences & Invited Seminars

Featured Selection
  • December 2019: Organiser (with R.Hearne) of the session “Radical Archaeology: What is it? How do we do it? Why do we need it?”, including ‘Introduction to the Session’ and chairing of the discussion (TAG, London, UK). 
  • October 2019: “Unmaking the deer in medieval England: the zooarchaeological evidence” (International Workshop Beyond Subsistence: Human-Nature Interactions, SFB 1070 ResourceCultures, Tübingen, Germany) [invited speaker].
  • September 2019: “Revisiting the Italian shepherd: from the prehistoric past to contemporary challenges” (25th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, Bern, Switzerland)
  • November 2018: Discussant (International Conference “Dogs Past & Present. An Interdisciplinary Perspective”, Rome, Italy) [invited speaker].
  • September 2018: “Mobility of cattle herds in the Late Neolithic: a case study from southern Britain” (13th Conference of the International Council of Archaeozoology, Ankara, Turkey)
  • September 2018: Co-organiser of the session “Teaching and outreach in zooarchaeology”, including acting as a discussant (13th Conference of the International Council of Archaeozoology, Ankara, Turkey) [invited speaker].
  • September 2018: Discussant for the session “Long term temporal trends in animal use” (13th Conference of the International Council of Archaeozoology, Ankara, Turkey) [invited speaker].
  • January 2018: Sheep sacrifice and Roman temples in Britain: the case of Elms Farm, Heybridge (Essex) (Conference: 2nd Roman Period ICAZ Working Group Meeting. Animals in funeral and ritual context, Basel, Switzerland)
  • September 2017: Discussant for the session “The Power of Populations: Integrating Bioarchaeological and Historical Methods for the Assessment of our Medieval Past” (23rd Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA), Maastricht, Netherlands)
  • June 2017: “From the Mediterranean to the Atlantic: Simon Davis’ exceptional contribution to the world of zooarchaeology” (Conference: “From the Mediterranean to the Atlantic: themes in European zooarchaeology The Archaeology of Animals – 30 Years In honor of Simon Davis”, Lisbon, Portugal) 
  • September 2016: “Wild birds in medieval Italy: an investigation of their roles in environment, economy and society” (22nd Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, Vilnius, Lithuania)
  • July 2016: “Social status as expressed through food in medieval England: castles, manor houses and the zooarchaeological evidence” (Leeds International Medieval Congress, Leeds, UK)
  • April 2016: “Urban pigs: cultural and dietary choice in Roman and early medieval Rome” (Conference: “Animals: Cultural Identifiers in Ancient Societies?”, Munich, Germany)
  • December 2015: Discussant for session ““Humming with the cross fire and short on cover…”? Revisiting and reflecting on Environmental Archaeology: Meaning and Purpose” (TAG, Bradford, UK)
  • May 2015: "Born to be free: pastoralism in the Sardinian upland" (Workshop: "Humans, livestock and their landscape: past, present and future", Sheffield, UK)
  • November 2014: “Roman husbandry in central England: innovation and resistance” (1st Meeting of the ICAZ Working Group on the Zooarchaeology of the Roman period, Sheffield, UK)
  • September 2014: “Re-deposition and residuality of animal bones from archaeological sites: a plea for clarity” (12th Conference of the International Council of Archaeozoology, San Rafael, Argentina)
  • September 2014: “Sweeping generalizations? Methodological issues in large-scale zooarchaeological analysis” (12th Conference of the International Council of Archaeozoology, San Rafael, Argentina)
  • September 2014: “The use of pigs in ritual offerings at Monte Papalucio, Oria (southern Italy)” (12th Conference of the International Council of Archaeozoology, San Rafael, Argentina)
  • March 2014: “Was Romano-British husbandry innovative? An integrated approach to a complex question” (Roman Archaeology Conference, Reading, UK)

 

Full Conference List

UK
  • December 2019: Organiser (with R.Hearne) of the session “Radical Archaeology: What is it? How do we do it? Why do we need it?”, including ‘Introduction to the Session’ and chairing of the discussion (TAG, London, UK)
  • June 2018: “Dale Serjeantson: not just a ladybird!” (Keynote speech Conference “The Archaeology of Human-Bird Interactions. A Conference in Honour of Dale Serjeantson”, Sheffield, UK) July 2016: “Social status as expressed through food in medieval England: castles, manor houses and the zooarchaeological evidence” (Leeds International Medieval Congress, Leeds, UK) [invited speaker]
  • December 2015: Discussant for session ““Humming with the cross fire and short on cover…”? Revisiting and reflecting on Environmental Archaeology: Meaning and Purpose” (TAG, Bradford, UK) [invited speaker]
  • November 2015: “Medieval feast and meat consumption: some zooarchaeological dilemmas” (Symposium on “Feasting and festive foods” organized by the "Diet Group", Oxford, UK) [invited speaker]
  • November 2015: Discussant for the Society of Medieval Archaeology Student Colloquium, Sheffield, England [invited speaker].
  • May 2015: “Born to be free: pastoralism in the Sardinian upland” (Workshop “Humans, livestock and their landscape: past, present and future”, Sheffield, UK).
  • November 2014: “Roman husbandry in central England: innovation and resistance” (1st Meeting of the ICAZ Working Group on the Zooarchaeology of the Roman period, Sheffield, UK) May 2014: “Zooarchaeological indicators of status-related food consumption in manor houses” (Symposium on “Manorial consumption” organized by the "Diet Group", Oxford, England) [invited speaker]
  • March 2014: “Was Romano-British husbandry innovative? An integrated approach to a complex question” (Roman Archaeology Conference, Reading) ) [invited speaker]
  • July 2013: “Meat consumption in medieval England: the archaeological evidence from low status rural sites” (“Food in History. 82nd Anglo-American Conference of Historians”, London) [invited speaker]
  • November 2012: Discussant for the “Postgraduate Zooarchaeology Forum” (University of Sheffield, UK)
  • July 2012: “Is Zooarchaeology relevant to Bird Conservation?” (Conference “The Birds and the Fishes: Archaeological Evidence and Wildlife Conservation”, University of Cambridge, UK). [invited speaker]
  • May 2010: “Humans, animals and food in the Anglo-Saxon period in central England: a review” (Symposium on “Farming in Anglo-Saxon England: Dietary implications” organized by the "Diet Group", Oxford, England)
  • May 2010: “The Anglo-Saxons and their animals: the evidence from central England” (Research Day, Department of Archaeology, Sheffield, UK)
  • April 2010: “Land, Water, People, Animals: The evolution of livestock husbandry in medieval East Anglia” (Conference “East Anglia and its North Sea World”, Norwich, UK) [invited speaker]
  • January 2010: “Animal bone reference collections: how and why?” (Bi-annual meeting of the Professional Zooarchaeology Group, Sheffield, UK) [invited speaker]
  • June 2009: “People and animals in late prehistoric Fenland” (Research Day, Department of Archaeology, Sheffield, UK)
  • April 2009: “Pig husbandry and pork consumption in medieval and post-medieval England: the archaeological evidence” (24th Leeds Symposium on Food History and Traditions, York, UK) [invited speaker]
  • April 2008: “The archaeological evidence for late medieval innovations in animal husbandry” (Annual meeting of the British Agricultural History Society, University of Nottingham, UK) [invited speaker]
  • January 2008: “Animal bones from the Inner Relief Road: potential for analysis” (Inner Relief Road (602) Workshop, Sheffield. UK) [invited speaker]
  • October 2007: “The Origins of Animal Husbandry in Italy” (Trajectories of Neolithisation, Research Forum Dedicated to Andrew Sherratt, Sheffield, UK) [invited speaker]
  • May 2006: “Feasting at the henge? The use of animals in Grooved Ware contexts in Britain” (Conference “From the Baltic to Stonehenge”, Sheffield, UK) [invited speaker]
  • March 2006: “Romans on the East Frontier: animal husbandry and the acculturation of Britain” (TRAC, Cambridge, UK)
  • December 2005: Organiser of the session “An eternal conflict? Archaeology and social responsibility in the post-Iraq world” also including presentation of the paper “Are archaeologists human? On ethics and social responsibility” (TAG, Sheffield, UK)
  • January 2005: “Some news on pig domestication: an integration of genetic and biometric evidence” (Research Day, Department of Archaeology, University of Sheffield, UK)
  • November 2003: Discussant for “Animals in the Neolithic” (Autumn meeting of the “Neolithic Studies Group”, London, UK) [invited speaker]
  • September 2003: (with Filippo Manconi, Jean-Denis Vigne and Peter Rowley-Conwy) “Questions for the present, answers for the past? Traditional pig husbandry in Sardinia and Corsica” (Workshop “Pigs and humans”, Durham, UK)
  • September 2003: (with Greger Larson, Alan Cooper, Keith Dobney and Peter Rowley-Conwy) “A worldwide study of Sus phylogeography and domestication, using modern, historic and ancient DNA ” (Workshop “Pigs and humans”, Durham, UK)
  • September 2003: (with Keith Dobney, Anton Ervynck and Peter Rowley-Conwy) “The long march: from wild boar to domestic pig, as documented by linear enamel hypoplasia ” (Workshop “Pigs and humans”, Durham, UK)
  • September 2003: (with Tom Wilkie, Ingrid Mainland, Keith Dobney and Peter Rowley-Conwy) “A microwear study of pig husbandry practices in urban and rural contexts in Romano-British, Anglo-Scandinavian and Medieval England” (poster) (Workshop “Pigs and humans”, Durham, UK)
  • August 2002: “Mycenae thoughts: animal bones from the cult centre” (9th Conference of the International Council of Archaeozoology Conference, Durham, UK)
  • July 2002: “Companions of our travel: the archaeological evidence of animals in exile” (International Medieval Congress, Leeds, UK) [invited speaker]
  • April 2002: “Meat consumption and production in town and country” (“Town and Country 1100-1500”, Society for Medieval Archaeology Conference, York, UK) [invited speaker]
  • March 2002: (with Keith Dobney) “Of loaves and fishes: characterising the Late Iron Age through the animal bones” (Later Iron Age Research Seminar, Durham, UK)
  • March 2002: “The animal bones from the Neolithic site of Umbro” (Bova Marina Workshop, Cambridge, UK) [invited speaker]
  • 2001: “Diet, economy, status: the archaeology of wild birds in medieval England” (Symposium on “Birds in medieval diet” organised by the "Diet Group", Oxford, England) [invited speaker]
  • 2001: “Zooarchaeology: food and beyond” (“Science in Archaeology” international conference, Newcastle, England) [invited keynote speaker]
  • 2001: “The unnatural world of archaeology” (“Currents in Archaeology”, Conference of the University of York Archaeological Society, York, England) [invited speaker]
  • 2000: “Zooarchaeology: a neglected aspect of Mycenaean studies” (International conference on “Minoans and Myceneans: flavours of their time – new evidence for diet and health in the Aegean Bronze Age”, Bradford, England) [invited speaker]
  • 2000: (with Chris Dyer) “Eating horses is wrong….?” (Symposium on “Forbidden foods” organized by the "Diet Group", Oxford, England)
  • 2000: “Should environmental archaeologists lose their identity? Thoughts on archaeology and its environment” (Conference: Integrating soil studies into archaeology practice and theory: minding the gap”, Cambridge, England) [invited speaker]
  • 2000: “Teaching animal bones: the zooarchaeologist as a storyteller” (Annual meeting of the IFA finds group, “Training for finds work in the 21st century”, Birmingham, England) [invited speaker]
  • 2000: “Tanners, tawyers, horn working and the mystery of the missing goat” (Association for Environmental Archaeology Conference: The Environmental Archaeology of Industry, Guilford, England) [invited speaker]
  • 2000: “The Pig Age: people and animals at the Neolithic-Bronze Age boundary in Britain” (Conference: Food, Identity and Culture in the Neolithic and early Bronze Age, Sheffield, England) [invited speaker]
  • 1999: "The real Nature of environmental archaeology" (Conference: TAG, Cardiff, Wales) [invited speaker]
  • 1999: "Medieval husbandry: the bioarchaeological evidence" (Conference: Village, Fields and Farming: Agriculture and settlement in the Middle Ages", Oxford, England) [invited speaker]
  • 1999: "'Size matters': how and why biometry is still important in zooarchaeology (Conference in honour of Professor Don Brothwell on his retirement, York, England) [invited speaker]
  • 1999: "Ox power: the role of draught animals in agriculture and how we can detect it archaeologically" (Symposium on cattle and sheep farming organized by the "Diet Group", Oxford, England) [invited speaker]
  • 1999: "From 10,000 to 10 bones: ten years of lack of progress in animal bone studies" (Annual meeting of the IFA Finds Group, London, England) [invited speaker]
  • 1998: Organizer of the session "Environmental archaeology: meaning and purpose" (Conference: TAG, Birmingham, England)
  • 1998: "Food supply in towns and villages: a comparison based on archaeological evidence" (Conference: International Medieval Congress, Leeds, England) [invited speaker]
  • 1997: "Animals, in theory: the missing bones of Italian archaeology" (Conference: TAG, Bournemouth, England) [invited speaker]
  • 1997: (with D.Serjeantson) "A passion for pork: meat consumption at the British late Neolithic site of Durrington Walls" (Conference: "Consuming passions and patterns of consumption" McDonald Institute, Cambridge, England).
  • 1996: "The animal economy of rural settlements: a zooarchaeological study" (Annual seminar of the "Medieval Settlement Research Group", London, England) [invited speaker]
  • 1995: "Cranes and vultures from the Italian Bronze Age" (poster presented at the 2nd conference of the International Council of Archaeozoology Bird Group, Southampton, England)
  • 1994. "Depressions on sheep horncores" ("Sheep day" at the Department of Archaeology, University of Southampton, England)
Outside the UK
  • October 2019: “Unmaking the deer in medieval England: the zooarchaeological evidence” (International Workshop Beyond Subsistence: Human-Nature Interactions, SFB 1070 ResourceCultures, Tübingen, Germany) [invited speaker].
  • September 2019: “Mobility of cattle in the Iron Age and Roman Netherlands” (25th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, Bern, Switzerland)
  • September 2019: “Revisiting the Italian shepherd: from the prehistoric past to contemporary challenges” (25th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, Bern, Switzerland)
  • November 2018: Discussant (International Conference “Dogs Past & Present. An Interdisciplinary Perspective”, Rome, Italy) [invited speaker].
  • September 2018: “Mobility of cattle herds in the Late Neolithic: a case study from southern Britain” (13th Conference of the International Council of Archaeozoology, Ankara, Turkey).
  • September 2018: Co-organiser of the session “Teaching and outreach in zooarchaeology”, including acting as a discussant (13th Conference of the International Council of Archaeozoology, Ankara, Turkey) [invited speaker].
  • September 2018: Discussant for the session “Long term temporal trends in animal use” (13th Conference of the International Council of Archaeozoology, Ankara, Turkey) [invited speaker]
  • January 2018: Sheep sacrifice and Roman temples in Britain: the case of Elms Farm, Heybridge (Essex) (Conference: 2nd Roman Period ICAZ Working Group Meeting. Animals in funeral and ritual context, Basel, Switzerland)
  • September 2017: Organiser (with I.Grau) of the session “The ‘Long’ 16th Century: Archaeological Evidence for Innovations in the Rural World (Technology, Agriculture And Husbandry)”, including ‘Introduction to the Session’ and paper “Improvements in Animal Husbandry during the ‘Long’ 16th Century in England: the Zooarchaeological Evidence” (both with I.Grau) (23rd Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA), Maastricht, Netherlands).
  • September 2017: “United Kingdom”, part of the session “Where Next?” (23rd Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA), Maastricht, Netherlands) [invited speaker].
  • September 2017: Discussant for the session “The Power of Populations: Integrating Bioarchaeological and Historical Methods for the Assessment of our Medieval Past” (23rd Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA), Maastricht, Netherlands) [invited speaker].
  • June 2017: “From the Mediterranean to the Atlantic: Simon Davis’ exceptional contribution to the world of zooarchaeology” (Conference: “From the Mediterranean to the Atlantic: themes in European zooarchaeology The Archaeology of Animals – 30 Years In honor of Simon Davis”, Lisbon, Portugal) [invited speaker]
  • September 2016: “Wild birds in medieval Italy: an investigation of their roles in environment, economy and society” (22nd Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, Vilnius, Lithuania) [invited speaker]
  • April 2016: “Urban pigs: cultural and dietary choice in Roman and early medieval Rome” (Conference: “Animals: Cultural Identifiers in Ancient Societies?”, Munich, Germany) [invited speaker]
  • September 2014: “Re-deposition and residuality of animal bones from archaeological sites: a plea for clarity” (12th Conference of the International Council of Archaeozoology, San Rafael, Argentina)
  • September 2014: “Sweeping generalizations? Methodological issues in large-scale zooarchaeological analysis” (12th Conference of the International Council of Archaeozoology, San Rafael, Argentina)
  • September 2014: “The use of pigs in ritual offerings at Monte Papalucio, Oria (southern Italy)” (12th Conference of the International Council of Archaeozoology, San Rafael, Argentina)
  • November 2011: “Abuse of power? People and animals in the history of civilisation”(Symposium “Of Mice and Men: use, respect, knowledge”, Naples, Italy) [invited speaker]
  • August 2010: Organiser of the session “Animal husbandry across the Iron Age to Roman transition: archaeozoological evidence” also including presentation of the paper (with K.Vickers) “What did the Romans ever do for us? Culture contact, resistance and change in animal husbandry at the British Iron Age – Roman transition” (11th Conference of the International Council of Archaeozoology, Paris, France)
  • August 2010: “One step forward and two steps back: archaeology, DNA and the infantilization of research” (11th Conference of the International Council of Archaeozoology, Paris, France) [invited speaker]
  • August 2010: “Does anyone know? Zooarchaeology and Zooarch” (with Jacqui Mulville) (11th Conference of the International Council of Archaeozoology, Paris, France) [invited speaker]
  • April 2009: “Animal bones and human societies: approaches, methods and case studies” (V Reunió Internacional d’Arqueologia de Calafell. Economia agropecuària i canvi social a partir de les restes bioarqueològiques. El primer millenni aC a la Mediterrània occidental, Calafell, Spain) [invited keynote speaker]
  • September 2008: “Zooarchaeology and its sister disciplines” (Conference “Connecting zooarchaeology”, Visegrád, Hungary)
  • July 2008: Organiser of the Round Table “Personal Ethics, Social Justice, and the Practice of Archaeology in the World” (World Archaeological Congress, Dublin, Ireland)
  • July 2008: “A week on the plateau: ethnoarchaeological work on herders’ mobility in central Sardinia (Italy)” (World Archaeological Congress, Dublin, Ireland)
  • December 2007: “Archaeologists for Global Justice: the creation of an action and discussion network” (106th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Washington DC, USA) [invited speaker]
  • August 2006: Organiser of the session “Ethnozooarchaeology” also including presentation of the papers “Those bones were alive! Ethnozooarchaeology and the power of analogy” and (with F.Manconi) “Tamed boars and wild pigs: traditional husbandry practices in Sardinia and Corsica” (10th Conference of the International Council of Archaeozoology, Mexico City, Mexico)
  • August 2006: “Trading exotic animals: archaeological evidence and moral implications” (10th Conference of the International Council of Archaeozoology, Mexico City, Mexico) [invited speaker]
  • July 2004: “Alternate fortunes: the role of domestic ducks and geese from Roman to medieval times in Britain” (5th International Meeting of the ICAZ Bird Working Group, Munich, Germany)
  • September 2003: “Going to pieces: how commercialisation is affecting integration in archaeology” (9th Meeting of European Association of Archaeologists (EAA), St.Petersburg, Russia)
  • 2001: “They dined on crane: bird consumption, wild fowling and status in medieval England“ (4th International Meeting of the ICAZ Bird Working Group, Kraków, Poland)
  • 2001: “Beyond the ritual and the economic; the role of pigs in prehistoric England” (International workshop “Beyond bones. The relation between ritual and economic functions of animals in past societies”, Groningen, Holland) [invited speaker]
  • 2000: “Le ossa animali dall’area di culto a Micene” (poster) (“The animal bones from the cult area at Mycenae”, 3rd conference of the Italian Association of Archaeozoology, Siracusa, Italy)
  • 2000: “L’identificazione dello status sociale attraverso lo studio delle ossa di animali” (“The identification of social status through the study of animal bones”, 3rd conference of the Italian Association of Archaeozoology, Siracusa, Italy)
  • 2000: “Burnt bones, ritual fires?” (Annual conference of the European Association of Archaeologists, Lisbon, Portugal) [invited speaker]
  • 1998: "Roman hawking: did it happen?" (Conference: 3rd ICAZ bird working group meeting, Victoria, Canada)
  • 1998: "Alternative approaches to biometry: case studies from England and Italy" (8th conference of the International Council of Archaeozoology, Victoria, Canada)
  • 1998: (with K.Dobney) "Zooarchaeology in England: past trends and future perspectives" (8th conference of the International Council of Archaeozoology, Victoria, Canada) [invited speaker]
  • 1997: "Size, power, wool and veal: zooarchaeological evidence for late medieval innovations" (Conference: "Medieval Europe", Bruges, Belgium)
  • 1997: "'The mystery of husbandry': medieval animals and the problem of integrating historical and archaeological evidence" (Annual conference of the Association for Environmental Archaeology, Limerick, Ireland)
  • 1996: "Hunting - husbandry oscillations and food of animal origin" (Conference: "Early food production: cognitive aspects", Naples, Italy) [invited speaker]
  • 1994: "Shape variation of cattle metapodials: age, sex or breed?" (7th conference of the International Council of Archaeozoology, Constance, Germany)
  • 1994: "Uomo ed animali nella eta' del bronzo in Campania" (Conference: "I siti archeologici interessati da una eruzione vulcanica", Ravello, Italy) [invited speaker]
  • 1993: "Problemi metodologici nelle correlazioni inter-sito: alcuni esempi da archeofaune dell'Italia meridionale" (I convegno degli archeozoologi italiani, Rovigo, Italy).
  • 1992: "Situazione e prospettive della zooarcheologia in Italia" (Annual conference of the Unione Zoologica Italiana, Perugia, Italy). [invited speaker]

 

Seminars as an invited speaker

UK
  • November 2019: Urban pigs: dietary, cultural and landscape changes in 1st millennium AD Rome (Accordia Lecture Series, Institute of Archaeology, London)
  • May 2019: “Wild birds in human history: the archaeological approach” (Cambridgeshire Bird Club, Cambridge)
  • June 2017: “Birds in past human societies:archaeological case studies from Britain” (Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, Potteric Carr Nature Reserve)
  • July 2016: "People and animals in the prehistory of the Peak District: Dowel and Fox Hole caves" (Buxton Museum and Art Gallery)
  • February 2016: "Animal offerings at Demeter sanctuaries: a case study from Italy in its Mediterranean context" (University of Sheffield, Dept. of Archaeology staff seminar series). November
  • 2014: "The use of animals in classical antiquity rituals: zooarchaeological case studies from the Mediterranean" (University of Wales Trinity Saint David in Lampeter)
  • November 2013: “Neolithic Pigs: Patterns of Early Husbandry in Europe” (University of Bradford)
  • November 2012: “Birds of our Past” (Royal Society for Protection of Birds, Sandy)
  • October 2011: “The age of the wool: people and animals in medieval England” (Castleton Historical Society)#May 2011: “Archaeology and the understanding of past human-animal relationships: science or humanities?” (Natural History Society, niversity of Sheffield)
  • May 2011: “On pigs…” (University of Leeds, White Rose animals’ seminars) September 2010: “Marie Curie Fellowship” (part of symposium on ‘EU funding: opportunities for arts and humanities research’ University of Sheffield)
  • April 2007: "The origins of pig domestication in Europe: biometry and genetics" (Queen’s University Belfast, UK)
  • November 2006: “Some news on pig domestication in Europe” (seminar at the University of York, UK)
  • October 2006: (with T.Pirnie) “Humans and animals in the past of England: hits and misses of the archaeological record” (English Heritage Training Day, Birmingham, UK)
  • September 2006: (with T.Pirnie) “Humans and animals in the past of England: hits and misses of the archaeological record” (English Heritage Training Day, Cambridge, UK)
  • November 2005: “A year on the plateau: traditional pig husbandry in Sardinia and Corsica” (seminar at the University of Bournemouth, UK)
  • February 2005: “Shades of Iphigenia? Bone evidence for ancient rituals at Mycenae” (seminar at Birkbeck College, University of London, UK)
  • February 2004: “Everybody’s pride and everybody’s business: the pig in medieval England” (Seminar at the Dept. of Archaeological Science, Bradford, UK)
  • December 2003: “Iphigenia lives! Burnt offerings and other rituals at Mycenae” (Seminar at the Dept of Archaeology, University of Durham, UK)
  • November 2002: “Roman waves: animal husbandry as a means of acculturation in Britannia” (Seminar for the Research Centre For Roman Provincial Archaeology, University of Durham, UK)
  • April 2002: “”Meditations on integration”: will archaeologists ever work together?” (Seminar at the Dept of Archaeology, University of Durham, UK)
  • 2001: “Soup kitchen or mutton stew? In search of zooarchaeological evidence for the Romanization of Britain” (Seminar for the Sheffield Archaeological Society, Sheffield, England)
  • 2001: “Zooarchaeology of the Mycenaean period” (Seminar at the Institute of Archaeology, Oxford, England)
  • 2001: “Zooarchaeology inside and outside the commercial world” (Seminar for the students of the MSc course in Zooarchaeology at the University of York, England)
  • 2000: “People and animals in the medieval world: the contribution of archaeology” (Seminar for the Graduate Medievalists’ Group, Birmingham, England)
  • 1999: "Zooarchaeology: studying animals to understand people" (Lecture for the Solihull Archaeology Group)
  • 1998: "Expressing status with food and animals: medieval animal bone remains from England and Italy" (Seminar at the University of Southampton, England)
  • 1998: "The changing economy of medieval England: a study of the animal bones" (Seminar at the Archaeology Society of the University of Lampeter, Wales)
  • 1997: (with P.Murphy) "Botanical and faunal remains from Castle Mall, Norwich: study of function, status and economic change." (Ancient Monuments Laboratory Research Seminars, London, England)
  • 1995: "The castle, the village and the town: aspects of animal husbandry in medieval England" (Seminar at the Dept. of Ancient History and Archaeology, University of Birmingham, England)
  • 1993: (with S.Payne) "To make sense of measurements" (autumn term seminars of the Dept. of Human Environment, Institute of Archaeology, London, England)
  • 1993: "Sheep teeth and milk boilers. Evidence versus myth in the Italian Bronze Age" (Lunch time seminar at the Dept. of Human Environment, Institute of Archaeology, London, England)
  • 1991: "Zooarchaeological research in Southern Italy" (Seminar at the Department of Archaeology, University of Leicester, England).
Outside the UK
  • April 2019: “Cos’e’ la zooarcheologia?” (University of Salerno, Italy)
  • January 2018: “Animal husbandry improvements in Roman times: archaeological methods and questions” (Free University of Berlin, Germany)
  • June 2008: “The zooarchaeology of medieval England” (Vitoria, University of Basque Country, Spain)
  • February 2003: “The archaeology of pig domestication and husbandry” (Max Plank Institute, Leipzig, Germany)
  • March 2002: “Identifying status on medieval sites: the evidence of the animal bones” (Seminar at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
  • Jan 2002: “”Meditations on integration”: how can we persuade archaeologists to stand together” (Seminar at the University of Bruxelles, Belgium)
  • 2001: “Food, offerings, animals, religion: an account of zooarchaeological work at Mycenae” (Public lecture at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada)
  • 2001: “Identifying status in the medieval world: the contribution of zooarchaeology” (Seminar at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada)
  • 1991: "Lo studio dei resti faunistici nella ricerca archeologica" (Seminar at the Dipartimento di Scienze dell'Antichita, University of Lecce, Italy).