Dr Lenny Salvagno
Gerda Henkel Post Doctoral Fellow
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PhD University of Sheffield
I graduated at the University of Parma Italy with a dissertation based on a zooarchaeology project. My dissertation focused on the analysis of the animal remains from Sotćiastel, an important Bronze Age fortified site in northern Italy. The results of my work have been published in a dedicated monograph.
In 2011 I moved in Sheffield and, as visiting researcher, I took part to several activities organised by the Zooarchaeology Research Group such as: the curation of the zooarchaeology skeletal collection; the preparation of enamel samples from cattle teeth for Sr isotopic analysis (aided by a University Research and Innovation grant); laboratory demonstration for undergraduate and master students (Modules: 'Introduction to Zooarchaeology' and 'Advanced Zooarchaeology'); lecturing and demonstrating during the zooarchaeology short courses (Understanding Zooarchaeology I and Advanced Zooarchaeology) at the Department of Archaeology, University of Sheffield; the publication of a research paper based on the analysis of a large collection of cattle horn cores from an 18th century site Greenwich High Road, London, conducted in collaboration with Dr. Sarah Viner.
In October 2012 I was awarded a combined PhD grant by the University of Sheffield and the AHRC. My PhD project, conducted under the supervision of Dr. Umberto Albarella, focused on the development of a new methodology based on biometry to distinguish sheep and goat bones and, the application of this method to a number of archaeological assemblages to start clarifying the role that this animal played in England during the Middle Ages. A paper stemming from my PhD dissertation has recently been published in the Journal PLoS One, while another one has been recently submitted to the same Journal.
After my PhD, I applied to several Post-Doc grants and in November 2017 I was awarded a 2 year Post-Doc grant by the Gerda Henkel Stiftung. In January 2018, I started to work on my Post-Doc project called ‘From pannage to sty keeping: a multi-methodological approach to the study of pig husbandry changes during the Late Medieval - Early Modern transition in England’.