Shyama dusting of animal bones at Athribis (Egypt).

Meet Shyama Vermeersch, passionate about animal bones of the past, gender equity and diversity!

Shyama Vermeersch is a zooarchaeologist and is currently a PhD student at the University of Tübingen (Germany). Her research focusses on subsistence and agricultural practices during the Bronze and Iron Ages in the southern Levant. Previously, she obtained a B.A. and M.A. in Egyptology from the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium) and a M.Sc. in Archaeological Sciences from the University of Tübingen (Germany). Over the years, Shyama has become more active on issues of gender equity and diversity in science and is the coordinator of the Lise Meitner Society Tübingen, a non-profit organisation working towards gender equity in STEM.