Dr Marisa Lazzari


I obtained my Licenciatura degree in Anthropological Sciences, specialty Archaeology, at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. I then undertook a Master’s program at the University of Southampton, after which I returned to Argentina as a CONICET (National Council for Scientific and Technical research, Argentina) research fellow to undertake comparative research on the lithic assemblages of  sedentary, herding and  hunter-gatherer communities.   In 2006 I obtained my doctoral degree from the Anthropology department at Columbia University, New York.  My dissertation “ Travelling things and the production of social spaces: An archaeological study of circulation and value in north-western Argentina”, combined archaeological and anthropological frameworks and scientific methods to understand past social interaction in north-western Argentina during the first millennium AD.

Prior to joining the Archaeology department at Exeter, I was a visiting lecturer in the Cultural and Social Anthropology department at Stanford University during the Spring term of 2006. After that, I was a visiting postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Trans/forming cultures (UTS, Sydney) for 6 months, to undertake comparative studies on cultural heritage, landscape and material culture thanks to an Endeavour Postdoctoral Research Award granted by the Australian Department of Education.

Membership of societies and professional bodies

Asociación Arqueólogos Profesionales de la República Argentina (AAPRA)
World Archaeological Congress (WAC)
IAOS (International Association of Obsidian Studies)

Membership of grant proposal review bodies

National Agency for Science and Technology Advancement, Argentina
National Council for Science and Technology, Argentina
National Council for Science and technology, Chile