Victoria Pía Spry-Marqués (a.k.a. me!)

I obtained my PhD in (Zoo)Archaeology from the University of Cambridge in October 2012.

The focus of my doctoral thesis was the analysis of Epigravettian (20,000-10,000 BP) subsistence strategies at the Adriatic Plain site of Vela Spila (Korčula, Croatia), and how these may have shifted in response to Last Glacial Maximum (LGM) and post-LGM climatic and environmental change in the area. These data were then used to assess the potential human refugial role played by this now-submerged region during the Upper Pleistocene and how different/similar it may have been to the well-known Franco-Cantabrian Palaeolithic human epicentre. You can watch a short video on my doctoral research below.

I’m currently writing a popular science book, Pig/Pork: Zoology, Archaeology & Edibility, to be published by Bloomsbury in 2017. You can find out more about the book here.