Dr. Andra Simniškytė-Strimaitienė

Educated as a traditional archaeologists, several years ago after being employed as a lecturer in “Landscape archaeology” (Vilnius University) I expanded my interests that currently include geoarchaeological approach for settlement archaeology. For the most part I was working on how different ways of soil analysis (multi-elemental composition, phosphate analysis, magnetic susceptibility, organic matter, pH, etc.) can best be applied to the study of settlement spaces. In 2015 in Sterling University (Scotland) I was introduced to the thin-section micromophology. The method has totally been neglected in Lithuanian archaeology and the workshop is expected to provide an understanding how it can best be applied to the study of formation processes.