Dr Lenny Salvagno
Honorary Research Fellow
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
PhD University of Sheffield
I am finalising the publication of a number of papers stemming from my PhD thesis. A methodological paper, presenting the new methodology I have developed to distinguish sheep and goat bones, has recently been published in the prestigious Journal PLoS One. Another paper, dealing with the archaeological application of my new method, is currently in preparation and a book proposal for my thesis has now been accepted by the publisher Archaeopress.
While boosting my publication record, I am also applying for several post-doc fellowships with the project ‘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’.
I am also responsible for the organization of both the ‘Exploring Palaeoenvironments’ (14th-15th September 2017) and ‘Understanding Zooarchaeology I’ (January 2018) short courses. Moreover, as ‘sheep and goat expert’, I am providing assistance to the Zooarchaeology PhD students who are applying my new methodology on their archaeological assemblages. I am also involved in undergraduate and post-graduate modules on zooarchaeology.
PhD (2012-2015): The neglected goat: a methodological approach to the understanding of the role of this species in English medieval husbandry
My PhD research concerned the development of a new methodology based on biometry to distinguish sheep and goat bones. This was then applied to a number of archaeological assemblages to clarify the role that this animal played in England during the Middle Ages.
Analysis of the faunal remains from Sotćiastel, a Bronze Age site near Bolzano (northern Italy)
For my degree dissertation I studied, under the supervision of Dr. Umberto Tecchiati and Dr. Sandro Bonardi at the University of Parma (Italy), the animal bone assemblage from Sotciastel, a Bronze Age hill site in northern Italy. Sotćiastel has provided one of the largest animal bone assemblages of northern Italy (about 24,000 specimens) which allowed an in depth understanding of the agro-pastoral econ¬omy practiced at the site, and more in general, a detailed insight into the relationship between humans and environment as well as humans and animals.