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Paola took her BSc in Biological Anthropology at Universidad Nacional de La Plata (Buenos Aires, Argentina) in 2002 to then move to the UK to pursue her post-graduate studies. She received her MSc Human Osteology and Palaeopathology at Bradford University in 2004 and her PhD in Palaeopathology at Durham University in 2010 with a Durham Doctoral Fellowship Award.
She worked for Archaeology South-East (University College London) between 2012-2017 carrying out excavation and post-excavation assessment and analysis of human and cremated remains spanning temporarily from Neolithic to post-medieval times.
In 2017 she was appointed as an Associate Lecturer in Bioarchaeology in the Department of Archaeology at the University of York where she teaches Human Bones for undergraduates.
Paola’s research interests include health and disease in past populations, particularly British, European and Amerindians, history of medicine and funerary archaeology of human remains.
Paola is involved in a number of collaborative projects with academics from the following institutions:
Member of the British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology (BABAO)
Member of the Paleopathology Association (PPA)
Outreach activities and public talks
2017: Family Archaeology Day. Displaying human remains at Brighton Museum.
2017: The application of scientific techniques in commercial archaeology. Talk given to the Brighton & Hove Archaeological Society.
2016: The value of human remains in archaeology. Talk given at Brighton Museum.
2015: The autopsy of the skeleton. Talk given to the Brighton & Hove Archaeological Society.
2015: Whitehawk Camp. Displaying Neolithic human remains at the Brighton Museum.
2014: The Autopsy of bones: sex and dissection. Talk given at The Novium Museum.
2013: Scientific techniques and the study of human remains. Talk given to the Surrey Archaeological Society.
2013: The autopsy of the skeleton. Talk given to the Novium Museum.
2008: The Victorian way of life: a palaeopathological perspective. Talk given to the Bradford Language Centre (West Yorkshire, UK).
2017-ongoing collaboration with the Museum of Brighton (East Sussex) in relation to the launch of the Archaeology Gallery at the end of 2018 and the analysis and display of 5 skeletons representing the early inhabitants of the city from the Neolithic, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Romano-British and Saxon periods.
2017 Interview about 2 skeletons found during excavations near Ramsgate, Kent.
2017 Interview on BBC Sussex Radio about the discovery of a Quaker burial ground in the Corn Exchange of Brighton.
2017 Interview for the Brighton Dome about the discovery of a Quaker burial ground in the Corn Exchange.
2017 Laying out an Iron Age skeleton at Brighton Museum for Museumcrush.org