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Alice La Porta's expertise focuses on Archaeology and Ancient Material Culture. After finishing her PhD in Palaeolithic Archaeology at the University of Exeter, she joined the University of Manchester for a postdoctoral position focused on Human and Cultural Evolution. Alice's research skills range from optical microscopy to experimental archaeology, including replicating and analysing ancient artefacts and production techniques. During her academic career, Alice has gained extensive experience in public engagement by organising and leading several outreach activities in collaboration with national and international museums and organisations. Alice has now joint the Henry Royce Institute for advanced materials as an Outreach Officer and is promoting a new calendar of activities and events for fostering skills, innovation, and research in advanced materials.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Neanderthal stone-tipped spear technology: an experimental and archaeological investigation. , University of Exeter

Award Date: 17 Jun 2019

Master of Arts, MA in Quaternary Science, Museum National D'Histoire Naturelle

Award Date: 18 Jul 2013

Master of Arts, MA in Archaeology, University of Ferrara

Award Date: 18 Jul 2011

Bachelor of Arts, BA in Archaeology and Heritage, Universita Degli Studi Bologna

Award Date: 18 Mar 2009

External positions

Honorary Research Fellow , University of Exeter

1 Sept 20201 Sept 2023

Areas of expertise

  • CC Archaeology
  • Archaeology
  • Human Evolution
  • Public Outreach
  • Optical microscopy
  • Material Culture
  • Ancient Material Science

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Henry Royce Institute


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