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Sarah Lo Russo



After graduating in Classical Studies with a focus on provincial Roman archaeology and archaeological science at the University of Basel, Sarah Lo Russo worked on a number of research projects in the Geoarchaeology Research Group at IPAS (University of Basel). She also led an interdisciplinary research and rescue excavation for the Kantonsarchäologie in St. Gallen (2015-2016), during which various Roman features, including a mithraeum, were discovered. The archaeological and micromorphological assessment of this mithraeum was the subject of her Master's thesis in geoarchaeology at IPAS. In 2019, Sarah was employed as a geoarchaeologist at the Universities of Bern and Basel and conducted research on various Iron Age and Roman period sites in Switzerland. For her PhD dissertation she will use micromorphology - her favourite methodology - to explore new time periods and contexts.

Key publications

Lo Russo, et al. 2018. S. Lo Russo/R. Ackermann/H. Flück/M. Peter, The Mithraeum at Kempraten. Preliminary results from the Mithraeum discovered at Kempraten (CH) in 2015/16. Acta Antiqua Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 58, 1-4, 2018, 199–215. DOI: 10.1556/068.2018.58.1–4.12

Flück et al. 2018. H. Flück/S. Deschler-Erb/R. Schmidig/S. Lo Russo, Falsche Abschreckbecken und echte Gerbergruben. Zum Nachweis handwerklicher Tätigkeit in den canabae legionis von Vindonissa. In: Limes XXII (2018) 603–611.

Lo Russo 2017. S. Lo Russo, Geoarchäologische Untersuchung an Werkgrube G8.7 in der Schmiedewerkstatt auf Parzelle 8. In: H. Flück, Vor den Toren von Vindonissa. Wohnen und Arbeiten in einem Handwerkerquartier in den Canabae des Legionslagers (Windisch Zivilsiedlung West 2006-2008). Veröffentlichungen der Gesellschaft Pro Vindonissa (2017) 442–449.

Ammann et al. 2017. S. Ammann/P.-A. Schwarz/Ö. Akeret/S. Deschler-Erb/J. Fankhauser/H. Hüster Plogmann/S. Joray/T. Lander/S. Lo Russo/E. Martin/C. Pümpin/J. Savary/J. Tanner/L. Wick, Stercus ex latrinis. Die unappetitliche Nachnutzung von Schacht MR 6/MR 32 in der Region 17C der Unterstadt von Augusta Raurica. Jahresberichte Augst und Kaiseraugst 38, 2017, 179–264.