Micromorphology in China, prehistoric pottery, and lots of food recipes!

Ilaria Patania

Ilaria Patania from Boston University brings with her today her excitement and passion for archaeology. It was a real treat to speak with her and very inspiring to hear Ilaria speak about her exciting cave research project in China and the other projects she has going on across the United States. In addition to that, she also talks about her public outreach project called Eating Archaeology. This is a very cool project that provides an “out of the box” solution to connect with the public. At this point you will be wondering the same as us, “When does this woman sleep”? Anyway, everyone should have a listen to this fascinating interview. In the end, Ilaria hits us with not just one but FIVE recipes. The last one being a secret family recipe! Tough act to follow….


Ilaria taking a micromorphological sample .
Cave sites in China (Wu et al. 2009)


Here are some links to the project in China:



Eating Archaeology Public Outreach


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