Annamaria Diana

Annamaria was awarded her PhD in Human Osteoarchaeology from Edinburgh University (UK) in 2016. Her doctoral research was funded by one of the School's Teaching Awards which entailed her full-time involvement in the Undergraduate Archaeology and in the Human Osteoarchaeology and Forensic Anthropology MSc courses as tutor, lecturer and demonstrator between 2011 and 2014. At the same university, in 2011 she achieved an MSc in Human Osteoarchaeology. Prior to this, she graduated in Archaeological Sciences (BSc) and in Classical Archaeology (MA) at the University of Siena, Italy. She has worked as field archaeologist and human osteoarchaeologist in Italy, Morocco, Romania, Georgia, UK and United Arab Emirates. She currently works as human bone specialist and field archaeologist in the UK and for projects carried out by the University of Edinburgh and the Institute of Archaeology 'Vasile Pârvan' of Bucharest.

Daniela Marcu Istrate

Daniela is senior researcher at the

Archaeology Institute 'Vasile Pârvan' of Bucharest, Romania. She holds a PhD in Medieval Archaeology from the University 'Babeş-Bolyai', Cluj Napoca and a degree in History and Archaeology from the University of Bucharest. Specialized in the study of the Middle Ages in the southern part of the Carpathian Basin, and focusing on medieval churches and fortifications, she has been Principal Investigator for several projects and has conducted over 30 archaeological excavations and excavated countless more. She has published a number of archaeological monographs and papers on the history and archaeology of Transylvania. A selection can be seen at: has also been involved in the field of cultural heritage conservation and protection, working as a member of the National and Regional Boards of Historical Monuments of Romania. 

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