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Introduction of Sine Grove Saxkjær

Postdoc in the project Excavation of Julius Caesar’s Forum in Rome.

Sine Grove Saxkjær is a classical archaeologist and postdoctoral researcher at the Danish Institute in Rome and affiliated with UrbNet. Her principal research to date has focused on pre-Roman cultures in Southern and Central Italy. She received her PhD from Aarhus University in 2015 for a dissertation that explored the indigenous populations along the Ionian coastline of Southern Italy and the cultural processes that followed the establishment of the first Greek settlements in the area as well as the development of methods for identifying ethnic markers in the archaeological record. Based on the dissertation, Sine was awarded the AUFF PhD Prize in 2016. From 2015 to 2017, she has been postdoc at the Danish Institute in Rome with the project 'Early Rome – a study of culture and identity among the first Romans and their neighbours', funded by the Carlsberg Foundation.

Sine is part of the upcoming excavations on Caesar’s Forum in Rome, in relation to which she will be in charge of the processing of the archaeological material. Her research focus within the project will remain the period between the 8th and 6th centuries BC, that is, the early Rome. 

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