Meet our team
Associate Professor Barry Molloy is Principal Investigator of The Fall. He has published widely on the prehistoric archaeology of Europe and the Mediterranean. With particular interests in material culture studies and fieldwork, The Fall represents a culmination of past work and growing interests in the relations between conflict, mobility and social change in prehistory.
Nathalie Norton is the Project Administrator for The Fall. Please get in touch with Nathalie to direct you to the appropriate team members and collaborators. TheFallAdmin at UCD.ie
Dr. Dimitra Michail is a Research Scientist on The Fall. Dimitra has significantly published on the subjects of palaeopathology and palaeodiet. Her work has been mainly focused on exploring social differentiation in relation to sex and age on human remains of Greece. With a particular interest in exploring the lifestyle of ancient societies, assessing mobility and conflict in relation to health, will be the core of her research in the Fall.
Dr. Linda Fibiger is a seconded Research Scientist on The Fall and based at the University of Edinburgh. She is an experienced bioarchaeologist who has published widely on bioarchaeological perspectives on violence and conflict, experimental bioarchaeology, reconstructions of past lifeways and ethics and practice in bioarchaeology. For The Fall she is leading the osteoarchaeological analysis of human skeletal remains from the Balkans, with a particular focus on population relationships, lifestyle and indicators of crisis and conflict.
Dr. Vana Orfanou is a Research Scientist on The Fall of 1200 BC project. As an archaeological scientist she explores past metallurgical technologies. She tackles questions about the transfer of technological knowledge and how technologies communicate with the socio-political realm. She has worked across places and periods including Europe, the Mediterranean, the Middle East and western Asia from the Late Bronze Age to medieval times.
Caroline Bruyere is a PhD candidate working on The Fall. Caroline is a specialist in archaeometallurgy and combines this in her work on The Fall with research on fortification and mobility in the Bronze Age Balkans.
Miren Iraeta-Orbegozo is a PhD candidate working on the Fall of 1200BC project. She is a specialist in archaeogenetics interested in integrating genetic, isotopic, archaeological and anthropological data to better understand changes in social organisation, kinship practices and social equity.