Annamaria (Anna) is a bioarchaeologist, physical anthropologist and field archaeologist. She holds a PhD (2016) and an MSc (2011) in Human Osteoarchaeology from the University of Edinburgh (UK), and an MPhil in Classical Archaeology (2009) and a BSc in Archaeological Sciences (2006) from the University of Siena, Italy.  Her doctoral thesis explored new approaches for the identification of human responses to past climate change through a multi-disciplinary and bioarchaeological analysis of medieval Romanian skeletal assemblages from urban sites. Since 2007 Anna has worked with both academic and commercial teams as field archaeologist and human osteoarchaeologist on sites spanning from the Neolithic to the post-medieval period in Italy, Morocco, Romania, Georgia, UK and the United Arab Emirates. She has trained and lectured in bioarchaeology, physical/forensic anthropology and archaeological theory and practice at the University of Edinburgh and on archaeological sites. Her own research and research collaborations are published in a number of specialist journal articles and books.