Elise Morero

Elise Morero

Postdoctoral Researcher, Khalili Research Centre

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As an archaeologist specialising in the study and reconstrution of ancient techniques, Dr Elise Morero's research focuses specifically on lapidary craftmanship and the production of stone vessels. Morero's work is based on a multidisciplinary study linking archaeological and ethnoarchaeological data, the experimental reconstruction of lapidary techniques, and laboratory based traceological and tribological analyses.

While Morero's previous studies have concerned the transfer of stone vessel manufacturing techniques in the Eastern Mediterranean during the Bronze Age, she is currently involved in a project at Khalili Research Centre, which focuses on Early Islamic carved rock crystal vessels. This project is an archaeometrical study of the industry conducted in collaboration with the Laboratoire de Tribology de l'Ecole Centrale de Lyon (France). Morero is also working on a project of the French National Agency for Research (ANR), on the role of tactile perception in processes of manufacturing in Aegean prehistory (dir. Dr H. Procopiou, Universit√© de Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne, UMR 7041).