Miguel Del Pino
Marie Curie Intra-European Fellow
Telephone: 0114 22 22951
Department of Archaeology
My research as a PhD student at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria was focused on the study of the aboriginal (7th–16th centuries AD) and traditional (20th century AD) ceramic materials from Gran Canaria island. Nowadays I am part if the Department of Archaeology at The University of Sheffield as a Marie Skƚodowska-Curie fellow, involved in the research project NEOMEDPOT in collaboration with Prof. Peter Day (Department of Archaeology, The University of Sheffield) and Dr. Vassilis Kilikoglou (NCSR Demokritos, Greece). The aim of this project is to develop a regional approach in order to study Neolithic and Chalcolithic ceramic traditions at the South-western limits of the Mediterranean basin, and to relate those traditions to technological strategies through the employment of instrumental analyses. Moreover, I continue collaborating in the analysis of domestic and technical pottery from colonial contexts within the Atlantic Ocean (15th-17th centuries AD) and I take part in other research projects on the aboriginal culture of the Canary Islands and recent Iberian prehistory.
I chose The University of Sheffield because, after a training stay here during my PhD studies, the vibrant community of researchers at the Department of Archaeology appeared to me as the best environment to continue my career. In this sense, the long experience of the staff of this centre in Mediterranean prehistory and Material Culture studies, as well as its long tradition in ceramic petrography, made this department the best place to carry out a project such as NEOMEDPOT that has led me to explore new contexts, completely different to the ones I worked on at the Atlantic.