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  • Forthcoming        Trentacoste, A., MacKinnon, M., Day, C., Le Roux, P., Buckley, M., McCallum, M., and Carroll, C. Forthcoming. Isotopic insights into livestock production in Roman Italy: diet, seasonality, and mobility on an imperial estate. Environmental Archaeology.

  • 2023        Trentacoste, A. and Lodwick, L. Towards an agroecology of the Roman expansion: Republican agriculture and animal husbandry in context. In S. Bernard, L. Mignone and D. Padilla Peralta (eds), Making the Middle Republic: New Approaches to Rome and Italy c. 400-200 BCE, p.164-190. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. DOI:

  • 2023        Trentacoste, A., Nieto-Espinet, A., Guimarães, S., and Valenzuela-Lamas, S. Systems change: Investigating climatic and environmental impacts on livestock production in lowland Italy between the Bronze Age and Late Antiquity (c. 1700 BC - AD 700). Quaternary International 662–663, 26–36. DOI: 

  • Trentacoste, A., Nieto-Espinet, A. and Valenzuela-Lamas, S. 2023. Zooarchaeology in the Interconnected Mediterranean: Livestock Production and Biometric Change between the Metal Ages and Late Antiquity. Special Issue of Quaternary International (vol 662–663) [editorial + 11 papers]


  • 2023        Raising livestock, feeding cities: Isotopic insights into rural exploitation and resource mobilisation in Archaic Italy. Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Berlin, Germany. 4 December.

  • 2023        Crossing hinterlands? Isotopic and zooarchaeological evidence for environmental exploitation and mobility in Archaic Italy. A Trentacoste, S. Stoddart, M. Marzullo, A. Curci, C. Bizzarri, G. Bagnasco Gianni, E. Govi, and C. Makarewicz. 29th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA). Belfast, Northern Ireland. 30 August–2 September.

  • 2023        Isotopic insights into early urban provisioning: diet, seasonality, and mobility in Archaic Italy. Isotope analysis as a proxy to investigate animal mobility in the past. University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands. 8 June.

  • 2023        An isotopic approach to urban ecology: investigating environmental exploitation and herd management in Archaic Italy. A. Trentacoste and Cheryl Makarewicz. Beyond the baseline: Broadening Stable Isotopic Horizons in Zooarchaeology. Berlin, Germany. 22–24 March.

  • 2023        ​Exploring urban provisioning and environmental exploitation across early cities: isotopic and zooarchaeological evidence for herd management in Archaic Italy. A. Trentacoste and Cheryl Makarewicz. Kiel Conference: Scales of Social, Environmental & Cultural Change in Past Societies. Kiel, Germany. 13–18 March.

  • 2022        Urban ecology through zooarchaeology: Animals as a lens for city–environment interaction in Archaic central Italy. Ancient Environments - Experiences of Nature in Greek Cult. Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster, Germany, 34 November. 

  • 2022        Herds for the urbs: Animals as a lens for city–environment interaction. The Environments of Mediterranean City-States: Experience and Resilience. St. Andrews University, St. Andrews, United Kingdom, 27–28 May.

  • 2022        One-way or out-and-back? Problems, potential, and social relevance of isotopic approaches to vertical animal mobility. A Blessing and a Curse: Mediterranean mountains between idyll and violence in later Prehistory. McDonald Institute of Archaeology, Cambridge University. 9 May.


  • Trentacoste, A., Nieto-Espinet, A., Wilkens, B., Petrucci, G., and Valenzuela-Lamas, S. 2021 Divergent trajectories or accelerating change? Roman transformation of animal husbandry in Northern Italy. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences 13: 25. DOI:

  • Trentacoste, A. 2020. Fodder for change: animals, urbanisation, and socio-economic transformation in protohistoric Italy. Theoretical Roman Archaeology Journal 3.1. DOI:

  • Trentacoste, A., Lightfoot, E., Le Roux, P., Buckley, M., Kansa, S.W., Esposito, C., and Gleba, M. 2020. Heading for the hills? A multi-isotope study of sheep management in first millennium BC Italy. Journal of Archaeological Science Reports 29: 102036. DOI:

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