Today, Giulia d’Ercole joined us at the Austrian Academy of Sciences. As new PostDOC researcher of AcrossBorders, she will investigate in the next three years chemical, mineralogical and petrographic properties of New Kingdom ceramics from Sai. Giulia has worked at Sai Island since 2009, focused on the local ceramic tradition of the Prehistory (within the research project directed by Dr. Elena Garcea, Cassino University, Italy). She has already conducted petrographic (MI), mineralogical (X-Ray Diffraction) and chemical (X-Ray Fluorescence) analysis on pelitic and ceramic samples from selected sites on the island. She will now expend her experience of archaeometry to apply scientific analysis on samples from New Kingdom contexts on Sai.
I hope that Giulia will very soon settle down in her new domicile Vienna – “Seervaas und herzlich Willkommen!”