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Department of Archaeology



2018-present PhD Candidate in Archaeology, University of Cambridge

2016 MSc in Technology and Analysis of Archaeological Materials (Distinction), University College London

2015 BSc in Archaeology (1st class honours), University College London


My research interests include the application of materials science -based approaches to the study of past material remains in order to explore manufacturing sequences and decisions undertaken by people in the past, with a specific focus on metals and other materials associated with metallurgical activity. I am particularly interested in how social, cultural and economic relations would have guided these technological decisions, and how we can use material culture as one proxy to try and understand them.


I further have a strong interest in promoting sustainability in archaeology through the preservation and use of legacy datasets, as well as in the use of computational approaches to derive meaning from large-scale spatio-temporal datasets.


Key publications: 

Vieri, J., Uribe-Villegas, M.A. and Martinón-Torres, M., 2020. Of forming, gilding and intentionality in pre-Columbian goldwork: Analytical characterisation of artefacts from the Museo del Oro, Bogotá. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 34.


Teaching and Supervisions



I am the teaching assistant and a supervisor for A1 World Archaeology.


Research supervision: 

Other Professional Activities

  • 2016-2018 Field Archaeologist, Archaeology South-East, Witham, United Kingdom
  • Member of St John’s College

Job Titles

PhD Student in Archaeology

General Info

Not available for consultancy
Research Expertise / Fields of study: 
Material Culture
Artefact Analysis & Technology
Computational and Quantitative Archaeology

Contact Details


Person keywords: 
Materials science
Material culture
Computational archaeology
Sustainable archaeologies
Science, Technology and Innovation
Material Culture
Geographical areas: 
Periods of interest: 
Other Historical
Other Late Prehistory
Other Prehistory