Alina Iancu is an archaeologist specialised in the field of archaeological textiles. Her main field of study is the ancient technologies of textile production, especially weaving and spinning, including written and iconography sources related to this topic.
She defended her PhD in 2022 at the University of Bucharest, Romania. In her doctoral research, she investigated ancient clay spools as a key factor of textile crafts in Peloponnese, Greece. Currently she is conducting a new project in Northern Greece, being involved in the study and publication of the clay spools unearthed during older excavations at ancient Olynthus.
She holds a permanent position in the Department of Archaeological and Museum Documentation of the National Institute of Heritage in Bucharest, Romania, where she is mainly responsible of the administration of archaeological heritage databases as well as in the development of the cultural heritage MapServer of Romania.
Additionally, she is member of the archaeological teams working at the archaeological sites on the Western Shore of the Black Sea (e.g. ancient Greek colony of Histria, the rural settlement of Caraburun, and the Roman site of Noviodunum) where she deals with the study of the textile tools unearthed during the excavations.
Since 2020, she is part of the EuroWeb COST Network, being involved in the development of the Digital Atlas of European Textile Heritage.