I am a PhD Student at the University of Western Australia investigating 50,000 years of Aboriginal marine resource use in the northern Carnarvon Bioregion, Western Australia. I have long been interested in experimental archaeology.
I graduated in Cultural Heritage Management with a thesis on Anthropology in 2011. I published two articles with EXARC (2013-2 and 2018-3) and a book published in 2018 ("I guerrieri Piceni").
I recently graduated from University of Glasgow with a Master's in Celtic and Viking Archaeology. For my dissertation I used GIS to determine the relation berween Viking Age sites with ironwoking evidence and necessary resources.
After many years of digging on Bronze Age and Iron Age sites in Champagne (1980-1991) I started to cast bronze in 2003. I cast in clay moulds (lost wax) and in sand forms. I cast weapons, tools, jewels from Bronze and Iron Age and some modern sculptures.
I graduated from the University of York in 1994 with a BA in Archaeology and started making replica Viking Age artefacts in 1999, while working at the Jorvik Viking Centre.
I completed my MA Archaeology from the University of Aberdeen in 2014, for which I completed a dissertation looking at the possible uses of seaweed in Viking Age Metallurgy.
I am an independent researcher with a specialisation in non-ferrous metals with a practical background in jewellery making and metalsmithing. My research ranges from smelting ores and exploring early technology, to replicating metalworking techniques from the Bronze Age through Medieval Period.