The first time Lara got in contact with experimental archaeology was in 1995. As an ERASMUS student at the University of Edinburgh, she attended Nicholas Dixon’s Underwater Archaeology and contributed in building one of the wattle walls of the Scottish Crannog Centre. After graduating in Conservation of Cultural Heritage at the University of Tuscia – Viterbo (IT), she went to the University of Exeter (UK) and attained a Master in Experimental Archaeology (2003) focussing on methodology.
Comis joined EXARC and carried out independent research while being a freelance professional archaeologist and cultural mediator until 2012. In 2017, she decided to return to her academic career and won an IRC scholarship at the University College Dublin (IE) to pursue a PhD. Her main interest is how to embed research activities in Archaeological Open-Air Museums through experimental archaeology.
Keywords: experimental archaeology, research, methodology, museum work.