Ariadna Nieto

Ariadna Nieto Espinet

CONTRACT SCIENTIST
(ERC-StG 716298)
Oct 2017 to Sep 2021

I am an archaeologist specialised on animal remains (zooarchaeologist), and I study livestock management, food and ritual practices of human communities of Western Europe in the past. I specialise on Late Prehistory and Classical Antiquity.

I am currently working as postdoctoral researcher on the ERC-StG project: “ZoomWest: Zooarchaeology and Mobility in the Western Mediterranean from the Late Bronze Age to Late Antiquity” (https://zoomwest11.wixsite.com/zoomwest). The project is focused on the analysis of mobility as a factor to understand ancient economy based on zooarchaeological remains. The research I am developing builds on my previous work developed in the frame of a post-doctoral fellowship at the Labex-ARCHIMEDE / CNRS-AMR 5140 (Montpellier, France) as well as the work developed during my PhD on the Catalan Occidental Plain. The approach developed in my current position includes osteoarchaeology, biometry, isotopic analysis (strontium, carbon and oxygen), ancient DNA and dental microwear.

In addition to the previous research lines, my research also includes ethnographic work with herders in Europe. The objective is to establish a reference base that can be used as a comparative framework to better understand animal production in the past. This research focuses on livestock feeding, mobility and transhumance as well as livestock management (sheep/goat, cow and pigs).

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Ariadna Nieto Espinet

I am an archaeologist specialised on animal remains (zooarchaeologist), and I study livestock management, food and ritual practices of human communities of Western Europe in the past. I specialise on Late Prehistory and Classical Antiquity.

I am currently working as postdoctoral researcher on the ERC-StG project: “ZoomWest: Zooarchaeology and Mobility in the Western Mediterranean from the Late Bronze Age to Late Antiquity” (https://zoomwest11.wixsite.com/zoomwest). The project is focused on the analysis of mobility as a factor to understand ancient economy based on zooarchaeological remains. The research I am developing builds on my previous work developed in the frame of a post-doctoral fellowship at the Labex-ARCHIMEDE / CNRS-AMR 5140 (Montpellier, France) as well as the work developed during my PhD on the Catalan Occidental Plain. The approach developed in my current position includes osteoarchaeology, biometry, isotopic analysis (strontium, carbon and oxygen), ancient DNA and dental microwear.

In addition to the previous research lines, my research also includes ethnographic work with herders in Europe. The objective is to establish a reference base that can be used as a comparative framework to better understand animal production in the past. This research focuses on livestock feeding, mobility and transhumance as well as livestock management (sheep/goat, cow and pigs).