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Elisa Alonso López – University of Reading

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Elisa Alonso López

Elisa Alonso Lopez



I work in SAGES as part of the technical team providing teaching and research support to a large School. I support the delivery of the many teaching practical classes in addition to working with undergraduate and postgraduate project students. I also coordinate the management of specialised labs and support the re-organisation of the Rock collection. The activities that I'm involved with are diverse ranging from making thin sections, chopping up animal teeth to finding information about old specialised equipment.

Areas of Interest

Most of my work is centred on archaeological ceramics and mortars, with an emphasis on technology and provenance, but I also like to dip my toes in bone histology and pollen analysis when possible.

Research groups / Centres



I have a degree in History, with a speciality in archaeology from the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (Spain). After graduating I worked in commercial archaeology for several years in Spain, mainly in roman and late prehistoric sites. I then worked in Ireland digging mainly an Early Christian cemetery before returning to Spain, where I supervised the emergency digging of a medieval cemetery. I then graduated from Sheffield with an MSc in Archaeological Materials, focusing on inorganic analysis, with emphasis on petrography. This was followed by commercial archaeology working with Anglo-Saxon skeletons. I then became a research technician at Leicester University, working in petrography, micro-XRF and X-Ray analysis of mainly archaeological materials, with some geological ones thrown in to keep it interesting.

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