Dr Angela Trentacoste

Research Profile

Research Profile

I completed a BA at the University of Virginia (Archaeology) and an MSc (Environmental Archaeology) and PhD at the University of Sheffield. I joined the School of Archaeology in 2017 after two years with the Oxford Roman Economy Project (OxREP) in Classics. Previously I have held research awards with the British School at Rome and the Etruscan Foundation. As a zooarchaeologist, my research is concerned with human–animal interaction, particularly with issues surrounding agricultural economy, husbandry production, and sacrifice/the ritual use of animals. More broadly, I am interested in mobility, specialisation, and impact of urbanism on productive strategies. My primary area of interest is Italy, but am involved with on-going fieldwork at Aphrodisias in Turkey and have studied British fauna. I contribute to excavations throughout Italy, including field schools in Orvieto, Cerveteri, and Gravina in Puglia. At Oxford, I teach topics in Roman archaeology and bioarchaeology.

Current activities

1.       ZooMWest ERC Project - Zooarchaeology and Mobility in the Western Mediterranean: husbandry production from the Late Bronze Age to the Late Antiquity

2.       Hardie Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Humanities, Lincoln College (https://www.lincoln.ox.ac.uk/Fellows/AngelaTrentacoste)

3.       Zooarchaeological investigations at Orvieto, Caere, Vagnari vicus, and Oplontis (Italy), and Aphrodisias (Turkey)

Past activities and projects

1.       Oxford Roman Economy Project (OxREP), Post-Doctoral Research Assistant (http://www.romaneconomy.ox.ac.uk/)

2.       Editor, ICAZ Newsletter (http://alexandriaarchive.org/icaz/publications-newsletter)