I set up this blog to document my current research. By way of introduction, I’m Isabelle, I’m an archaeologist and my research interests lie in the ancient Mediterranean. Currently, as a Junior Research Fellow at Christ’s College, Cambridge, I am working on Maltese prehistory, specifically the Neolithic temples. As an archaeologist, I am interested in people – admittedly dead ones, but they have much to tell us. As archaeologists we try to reconstruct their lives: how they lived, what they ate, what they thought, how they went about things… in short everything that makes us human. At the moment, I’m interested in how people create, establish and maintain social relations (call it ancient politics, if you will), in particular how they do so through the use of material culture and creating and manipulating the landscape.
So I hope that you will join me on this ancient Maltese journey. I plan to post information about the temples, how I’m getting on with my research and, at times, a snapshot of life in a Cambridge college. Cambridge is my second home and has been for a long time so it’s very close to my heart. Feel free to get in touch and leave a comment.