Archaeobotanical synergies: GIAP goes to BIOPOLIS-CIBIO and MHNC at the University of Porto

Theoni Baniou, GIAP-ICAC PhD candidate, has started on the 6th of May a research stay in Porto. She will be working until the middle of June with Dr João Tereso at the BIOPOLIS-CIBIO, the Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources, University of Porto, and the MHNC – UP, the Natural History and Science Museum of the University of Porto. As part of her work, she will be consulting plant reference collections towards the identification of Mediterranean archaeobotanical assemblages as well as bibliographical references on Roman archaeobotany, to complete her research on the Iberian Peninsula.

Theoni Baniou is a PhD Candidate with the project Exploring Roman tastes: an interdisciplinary approach, using archaeobotany, organic residue analysis and GMM to reconstruct dietary habits in the northeast of the Iberian peninsula (supervised by Drs Alexandra Livarda & Núria Romaní) with a grant by the Catalan Institute of Classical Archaeology, ICAC-CERCA (CIN21 26.59). The stay was also partly funded by the SGR (AGAUR 2021 SGR 00992) of the Agencia de Gestió d’Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca of the Generalitat de Catalunya.