Alice Toso

Research project

My research is part of a wider WRoCAH network called ‘Faith in Food and Food in Faith’. My project focus is on the use of biomolecular techniques to explore stable isotope evidence for diet and nutrition in the Iberian peninsula during transitional periods between Muslim and Christian rule (11th-13th centuries, 15th-16th centuries).


I undertook a BSc (Hon) in Archaeology at the University of Bologna 2007-2011 and I completed an MSc in Paleopathology at Durham University 2012-2013, partially funded by the Departmental Anniversary Bursary 2012. My MSc dissertation focused on the health and overall fitness of two medieval populations from Asti, in the north of Italy, using non-specific stress markers as indicators of social stratification. After my MSc I worked as Research Assistant on a Forensic Anthropology project in Porto, Portugal. My PhD is funded by the White Rose College of Arts and Humanities (WRoCAH) and is part of the network ‘Faith in Food and Food in Faith’, in collaboration with the Universities of Leeds and Sheffield.


Contact details

Alice Toso
University of York
BioArCh, Environment Building
Wentworth Way
YO10 5DD

Tel: (44) 1904 328564