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Alice TOSO

Dr Alice Toso is Junior Professor and head of the Bonn Center for ArchaeoSciences (BoCAS) at the University of Bonn. After completing her PhD in Archaeology at the University of York, UK, in 2019, she was awarded a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in the Department of Prehistory and ICTA at the Autonoma University of Barcelona.
Alice is a bioarchaelogist that specialises in the use of biomolecular techniques to reconstruct past human lifeways including dietary practices and health. She has a background in physical anthropology, palaeopathology, and light stable isotope analysis for dietary reconstruction and ZooMS.

Her PhD research focused on the impact of significant historical events on Muslim and Christian communities in Medieval and Early Modern Portugal. She has also worked on prehistoric populations in South America to investigate pre-Columbian dietary patterns as well as on different European populations of historical chronology. Among other methodologies, she employs a ‘multiple light stable isotopic approach’ and Bayesian mixing model to quantify and compare diets during pivotal historical times.

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