Laura Motta

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Laura Motta

Lecturer I

222-D West Hall, 1085 S. University Ave. Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1107

Office Location(s): 222-D West Hall
Office Hours: M 2-4PM, 2132 Angell Hall, or by appt.
Phone: 734-764-6858
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  • Affiliation(s)
    • Museum of Anthropology
    • Department of Classical Studies
  • Fields of Study
    • Late prehistory, first millennium BCE Italy, complex societies and state formation processes, paleoethnobotany
  • About

    Laura Motta is a paleoethnobotanist and her  present research focuses on Iron Age Italy and the Bronze Age Carpathian Basin. She is particularly interested in exploring social complexity trough food production/redistribution patterns and in the early phases of the first cities. Her current field work is at the site of the Archaic city of Gabii, near Rome and at Sant’Omobono in Rome.

  • Education
    • PhD, Archaeology, University of Cambridge, 2011
    • CPGS, Archaeological Science, University of Cambridge, 1998
    • BA, Archaeology, University of Pisa, 1994
  • Research Areas of Interest
    • Complex societies and state formation processes,  paleoethnobotany,  late prehistory, first millennium BCE Italy
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