I hold a B.A. in Archaeology from La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia and an M.A. in Palaeolithic Archaeology/Palaeoecology from Leiden University, the Netherlands. In my master thesis (supervised by Prof. Wil Roebroeks) entitled ' On the Issues of Controlled and Habitual Fire Use: Testing the strenghts of the short chronologies with focus on Western Eurasia' I discussed current issues of developing a robust chronological framework for the scientific study of anthropogenic fire in prehistory, and provided directions on how to move forward. I have conducted fieldwork at Palaeolithic localities in Spain and Australia. My research interests involve all aspects of human evolution, though I am particularly interested in the origins and evolutionary development of cognition and culture among prehistoric hunter-gatherers.
Expertise: Prehistoric Archaeology, Human Evolution, Neandertals,