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Alessandro Aleo

PhD candidate / Guest

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Alessandro Aleo is a PhD candidate at Leiden University and Delft University of Technology.

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Alessandro is currently a PhD candidate at Delft University of Technology and Leiden University (NL). His research is part of the ERC project “Ancient Adhesives: A Window on Prehistoric Technological Complexity”. The project aims to create the first reliable method to compare technological and cognitive complexity in the deep past.

His research project focuses on recreating the life history of (pre)historic adhesives and their tools. The purpose of the analyses is to identify how past human groups manufactured, used and discarded glues, how they dealt with the nature of the different materials, with their mechanical proprieties and with the level of technical ability required for their transformation. The analyses will provide elements for further discussing cultural innovations among past hunter-gatherers.

Curriculum vitae

Alessandro Aleo obtained his master's degree in 2016 in "Quaternary, prehistory and archaeology" at the University of Ferrara (IT). He joined the Faculty of Archaeology at Leiden University in 2019 for a PhD in the ERC project "Ancient Adhesives: a window on prehistoric technological complexity".

PhD candidate / Guest

  • Faculteit Archeologie
  • Archaeological Sciences
  • Material Culture Studies
  • No relevant ancillary activities
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