Dr. Giulio Lucarini

Giulio Lucarini is a postdoctoral research fellow in the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research at the University of Cambridge, where he has worked on the Marie Skłodowska-Curie project AGRINA “Human Transitional Pathways towards Food Production in North Africa”. Since 2007 he has been Scientific Co-Director of the Farafra Archaeological Project, and has conducted extensive fieldwork in Egypt and Libya by collaborating in several international projects. His research focuses on the prehistoric archaeology of the Sahara and Southern Mediterranean basin, particularly the transition from foraging to food production economies in North Africa. He examines how human societies of the Sahara, the North African littoral and Nile Valley coped with extremely variable environments in the Early and Mid Holocene. At Topoi he supports research project (A-2-4) The Neolithic in the Nile Delta. He is member of the “Imbaba Prehistoric Survey” which initiated a new fieldwork project at Merimde Beni Salama in 2013. In particular, he is responsible for the technological study of the stone tool assemblages as well as the investigation of how different features and uses of lithic artefacts reflect possible socio-economic changes and modifications in the human-environment interaction.