Mauro Rizzetto, Dr
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Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (Italy), Department of Humanities
Mauro Rizzetto trained as a zooarchaeologist at the University of Sheffield, UK, where he obtained his BSc (2013), MSc (2014), and PhD (2020). He taught zooarchaeology at the University of Milan (2020); he was a Research Associate Fellow at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (2021-2022) and a SPIRE Fellow at the University Museum of Bergen (Norway). Mauro is currently a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, in Italy. Mauro also works as a zooarchaeologist for the Northeast Fayyūm Lakeshore Project (Egypt) and for the Koutroulou Magoula Archaeology and Archaeological Ethnography Project (Greece).
Mauro Rizzetto specialised in the study of human-animal-environment relationships in Europe and Africa. His research focusses on the Classical period and the Middle Ages, with a special interest in biometrical and isotopic analyses. His works include the study of the Late Roman-Early Anglo-Saxon transition in north-western Europe, the study of animal use in the Ptolemaic-Roman Fayyūm (Egypt), a project on human-animal relationships at Middle Neolithic Koutroulou Magoula (Greece), and the development of a morphometrical method for the taxonomic identification of European cervid bone remains. His Marie Skłodowska-Curie postdoctoral project looks at human-animal-environment interactions within the lagoonal environments of the north-western Adriatic between the Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages.
Archaeology, zooarchaeology, human-animal-environment relationships, Classical period, Middle Ages