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Department of Archaeology

 

Biography

2018-present: PhD Student in Archaeology (working on the ‘Crops pollinators and people, (BuckBee) project’), University of Cambridge

2017-2019: part-time Research Assistant on the AHRC-funded project Ancient Identities in Modern Britain at the University of Stirling (previously based at University College London)

2017: Teaching Assistant on the Advanced Skills in Digital Heritage Module at the Department of Archaeology, Durham University

2016: MSc in GIS and Spatial Analysis in Archaeology, University College London

2015: BA in Egyptian Archaeology, University College London

Research

I am interested in the use and development of computational methods and quantitative analysis in archaeology.  

As part of the ‘BuckBee’ project, I am currently working on the application of species palaeodistribution modelling and theoretical agent-based modelling in the study of buckwheat dispersal across Eurasia. I am exploring different statistical approaches with the goal of understanding how ecological, environmental and cultural factors could have constrained or promoted the spread of buckwheat following its domestication.

I have also been working on the development of web data retrieval workflows, and application of text mining methods and network analysis, in digital heritage research involving the study of contemporary meanings of the past through social media data.

Publications

Key publications: 

Bonacchi C., Krzyzanska, M., 2019. Digital heritage research re-theorised: ontologies and epistemologies in a world of big data. International Journal of Heritage Studies 0, 1–13. https://doi.org/10.1080/13527258.2019.1578989

Teaching and Supervisions

Teaching: 

I am involved in the supervision of the module A11/B5: From Data to Interpretation / Foundation Statistics

Research supervision: 

Supervisor: Dr Enrico Crema

Advisor: Professor Martin Jones

Other Professional Activities

Member of Fitzwilliam College

Co-organizer of the Computational and Digital Archaeology Lab (CDAL) Seminar series, 2018-2019

Job Titles

PhD Student in Archaeology

General Info

Not available for consultancy
Research Expertise / Fields of study: 
Socio-Politics of the Past
Computational and Quantitative Archaeology
Environmental Archaeology, Geoarchaeology, and Landscape studies
Archaeobotany

Affiliations

Person keywords: 
Computational Archaeology
Spread of Agriculture
Statistical Analysis
GIS and Spatial Analysis
Digital Heritage
Subjects: 
Archaeology
Geographical areas: 
Central Asia
East Asia
Europe
Periods of interest: 
Other Late Prehistory
Other Prehistory