Silvia Florindi Interview

Silvia Florindi

Ph.D. Candidate / Graduate Research Assistant

Can you tell us few words about your academic background?

I received a BA in Cultural Heritage and a MA in Cultural Heritage: Archaeology and History of Art at the University of Chieti (Italy) and I obtained a further postgraduate degree at the Specialisation School in Archaeology - Prehistoric curriculum, at the University of Pisa (Italy). Since 2013 I have also enriched my professional skills working at the Italian Institute of Prehistory and Protohistory (IIPP), where I worked in the library and archives and as a researcher.

What about your research at the Cyprus Institute and STARC?

I joined the Cyprus Institute as a Research Assistant and PhD student, in co-tutoring with the Italian Institute of Prehistory and Protohistory (IIPP). My research project is focused on the use of 3D modelling, scientific visualisation, and use-wear analysis for the study of Palaeolithic Ground Stone Tools in Eurasia.

Do you think the advanced technological and scientific framework of CyI and STARC has enriched your research?

Thanks to the technological and scientific framework of the STARC, the available equipment, and the support of the STARC researcher and colleagues, I definitely enriched and refined my skills, both from a technological and theoretical point of view. I also had the opportunity to work on a wide range of materials, very different from my specific chronology/field of interest, widening my knowledge of novel approaches and methods for the study of archaeological artefacts.