Petra Vaiglova specializes on the application of biomolecular techniques for understanding how ancient humans interacted with their environments within both utilitarian and ritual spheres of interaction. She has collaborated on archaeological projects in Greece, Turkey, Israel/Palestine, Morocco, Syria, Iraq, and China. During her doctorate studies, Petra was a Clarendon Scholar at the University of Oxford and a Pre-doctoral Fellow at the Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Science at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens. She subsequently worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Haifa, the University of Connecticut, Washington University in St Louis, and Griffith University. Petra enjoys sharing her passion for archaeology and science with the wider public, and gave an invited TEDx talk ‘An archaeologist’s view: how connectivity drove our human past’ for an event in Prague, Czech Republic.