Hello! My interest in archaeological reseaerch has always been directed towards the study of the eating behaviours of past communities and aims to better understand their social and cultural dynamics.
My research combines Modernist art history and theory to evaluate the effects of prehistory on 20th Century ideas about animals and utopia, and to mourn the Sixth Mass Extinction as an unnatural cataclysm.
Dr. Liye Xie studies the co-construction of technology and society with specialties in preindustrial technologies of bone, stone, and earthen construction.
I am a curator of the prehistory collections of the National Museum of Archeology of Catalonia (Barcelona) and associate lecturer at the Autonomous University of Barcelona where I teach subjects related to technology from an experimental point of view.
As a multifaceted craftsperson I have always been interested in the ''making of" anything really, but more specifically tools, practical objects and decoration. Working with ceramics and incense during my BA ignited more of the interest in experimental archaeology.
- Member at ICOMOS Italy
- Associate Member - Archaeologist at ICAHM
- Archaeologist at CNR
- Studied Topografia Antica and Lettere classiche/archeologia at Sapienza Università di Roma
My particular area of knowledge is the Late Iron Age, with specialising in ancient equitation, from how bridles and saddles were made, why they were made so and the technology which went into their creation.