Daniela De Simone

Tabor Foundation Research Assistant
South Asia
Department: Asia 



Dr. Daniela De Simone is Tabor Foundation Research Assistant in the Department of Asia at the British Museum where she studies and curates the prehistoric collections from South Asia. Her research interests focus on South Asian prehistoric and proto-historic material culture, particularly pottery and terracotta figurines. Daniela is a trained archaeologist and received her PhD in South Asian Studies from the University of Naples ‘L’Orientale’. She also holds an MSc from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), where she specialised in conservation of cultural heritage in developing countries. Before joining the British Museum in 2016, she was Research Fellow at the International Institute of Asian Studies in Leiden, a consultant for UNESCO New Delhi and a member of the Italian Archaeological Mission to Nepal.

Selected publications

‘Neolithic and Chalcolithic Cord-Impressed Ware of the Middle Ganga Plain’. In S.H. Jahan (Ed.) Abhijñān: Studies in South Asian Archaeology and Art History of Artefacts, Felicitating A.K.M. Zakariah. British Archaeological Reports, International Series S1974, pp. 1-6 (2009)

‘Early Ceramic Assemblages of the Sarayupar Plain’. In Prāgdhārā – Journal of the U.P. State Archaeology Department No. 19, pp. 25-35 (2009)

‘Chapter IV: The Pottery’. In Giovanni Verardi, Excavations at Gotihawa and Pipri, Kapilbastu District, Nepal. Rome: IsIAO (2007)