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Eva Francesca Martellotta

PhD candidate in Archaeology and Human Evolution, Griffith University

I conducted research in Europe and Australia looking at osseous and wooden tools used by our ancestors


  • 2019–present
    PhD candidate - Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution, Griffith University
  • 2018–2019
    Assistant researcher, University of Ferrara (Italy)


  • 2018 
    University of Ferrara (Italy), MA - Quaternary, Prehistory, Archaeology
  • 2015 
    Sapienza University of Rome (Italy), BA - Archaeological Sciences


  • 2021
    Bone retouchers from the Mousterian Quina site of De Nadale Cave (Berici Hills, north-eastern Italy),
  • 2020
    “Teste di mazza”: The Nuragic Mace-Heads (Sardinia, Italy). Technological and Experimental Analysis,
  • 2020
    The use of bone retouchers in a Mousterian context of Discoid lithic technology,

Grants and Contracts

  • 2020
    Bone Retouchers - First evidence for “recycling” in human history
    Student Research Grant 2020
    Funding Source:
    European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association (EHBEA)
  • 2020
    Bones and wood. Organic retouchers in European and Australian contexts
    Student Research Grant Scheme Results 2020
    Funding Source:
    Australian Archaeological Association Incorporated (AAA)