Laura Motta

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Lecturer I, Department of Classical Studies

Ruthven Museums Bldg, 1109 Geddes Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1079

Office Location(s): 231 West Hall and 4045 Mason Hall
Office Hours: M 11-12:30 (231 West Hall), W 2-3 (4045 MH), or by appt.
Phone: 734.764.3337
lmotta@umich.edu
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  • Fields of Study
    • Late prehistory, first millennium BCE Italy, complex societies and state formation processes, paleoethnobotany
  • About

    I am a paleoethnobotanist and my present research focuses on Iron Age Italy and the Bronze Age Carpathian Basin. I'm particularly interested in exploring social complexity trough food production/redistribution patterns and in the early phases of the first cities. My 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