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Agustina V. Fiorani

Biography

Agustina received her B.A. in History (2019) from the University of Cordoba in Argentina. In 2019, she received an Erasmus Mundus + scholarship to pursue an M.S. in Archaeological Materials Sciences in three European universities (University of Évora, University of Thessaloniki, and University of Rome La Sapienza). Her Master's thesis applies a multi-analytical material science-based approach to investigate prehispanic pottery crafting and food consumption practices among villager groups of the Southern Andes (AD 0-1000). Since 2015, Agustina has participated in archaeological and community projects in the Southern Andes (Northwestern Argentina) and urban archaeology interventions. 

Agustina’s interests include household archaeology, Andean prehistory, ancient pottery, material culture, identity and ethnicity, gender, food studies, and the application of organic residues analysis to archaeological ceramics. At Notre Dame, Agustina aims to combine archaeological science approaches with an anthropologically guided focus to elucidate aspects of craft and food in early village societies to offer a more peopled view of these communities. She is a Kellogg Institute Ph.D. Fellow.