Institute of Archaeology


Silvia Amicone - Honorary Research Fellow

Silvia Amicone

Name: Dr Silvia Amicone

Honorary Title: Honorary Research Fellow

Email: silvia.amicone@ucl.ac.uk

IoA staff nominator’s name and email address:

Patrick Quinn  patrick.quinn@ucl.ac.uk


IoA Involvement:

In early 2017 a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the IoA Ceramic Technology Research Network and Competence Center Archaeometry Baden-Wuerttemberg (CCA-BW) at the University of Tübingen where Silvia is based. This MoU has been signed to encourage academic co-operation through research and teaching in the field of scientific archaeological ceramic analysis. Collaborative research projects as well as exchanges between the Institute of Archaeology and Tübingen's CCA-BW researchers for training programs are on-going. Silvia is a key link in this cooperative endeavor and her presence in Tübingen has facilitated the visits and supervision of master and PhD students as part of their research. Silvia is currently involved in the supervision of students of the MSc in Archaeological Science: Technology and Materials at the IoA. She is also co-supervisor together with Bill Sillar and Patrick Quinn for a PhD student.


Selected recent publications

  • Amicone, S., Forte, V., Solard, B., Berthold C., Memmesheimer, A., Mirković-Marić, N. (2021) Playing with fire: Exploring ceramic pyrotechnology in Late Neolithic Balkans through an archaeometric and an experimental approach. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports.
  • Amicone, S., Morandi, L. F., Gur-Arieh, S. (2020) “Seeing shit”: assessing the visibility of dung tempering in ancient pottery using an experimental approach. Journal of Environmental Archaeology.
  • Amicone, S., Freund, K., Mancini, P., D’Oriano, R., Berthold, C. (2020) New Insights into Early Iron Age Connections between Sardinia and Etruria: Archaeometric Analyses of Ceramics from Tavolara. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 33.
  • Amicone, S., Raj Mathur, A., Rengasamy, D. P., Mirković-Marić, N., Pantović, I., Kuzmanović-Cvetković, J. (2020). Beneath the surface: Exploring variability in pottery paste recipes within Vinča culture, Serbia. Quaternary International 560–561, 86–101.
  • Amicone, S., Radivojević, M., Quinn, P. S., Berthold, C. and Rehren, Th. (2020). Pyrotechnological Connections? Re-investigating the Link between Pottery Firing Technology and the Origins of Metallurgy in the Vinča Culture, Serbia. Journal of Archaeological Science 118, 105–123.