Paola Pizzo completed both her Bachelor and Master’s degree at the University of Turin (Italy) in Cultural Heritage and Archaeology respectively. Her Bachelor thesis (2017) was focused on gender studies in Medieval Age, while her Master’s (2020) investigated pottery production in Prehistoric Cyprus. Since 2019, Paola has been focused on investigating Cypriot Prehistory also thanks to the cooperation with the Erimi Archaeological Mission.
In 2021, she was awarded a Marie-Skłodowska Curie scholarship in the frame of the PlaCe-ITN project to investigate lime and gypsum plaster production in pre-modern Cyprus. Her PhD is supervised by Dr. Peter Pavúk, Dr. Jan Válek (Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of the Czech Academy of Science) and Dr. Jana Maříková Kubková (Institute of Archaeology of the Czech Academy of Science). Paola is currently based at the Institute of Classical Archaeology of the Charles University and at the Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of the Czech Academy of Science, where most of her analytical work will be performed.