Elena Paralovo graduated in Archaeology, History, Evaluation and Promotion of Cultural Heritage at the University of Pavia, Department of Humanities (2019), with a dissertation on the First Iron Age settlement of Verucchio (Rimini). She is now a PhD student at Institute for Classical Archaeology of Charles University, Faculty of Arts. Her PhD thesis, Through the fire: pottery, manufacture, and craftsmen in context, is supervised by Professor Lorenzo Zamboni, from the University of Milan. She still works and collaborates with Italian universities, by organizing conferences and cultural activities related to different aspects of archaeology (CRIDACT project UNIPV) and by participating in many excavations. She is a researcher specialized in Iron Age pottery, first urbanization processes and transformation of societies.