Elsa Desplanques is currently a doctoral student at Sorbonne Université in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, and is a member of the Centre André Chastel. Her research, conducted under the supervision of Nathalie Ginoux, focuses on how fabrics were used in funerary practices during the first millennium BCE in Europe, and more specifically in cases of incineration in metallic urns. She has completed studies using 3D digital technologies on fragments of fabric conserved in various European museums, and has trained in the restoration of organic and metallic materials at the Service départemantal archéologique du Val-d’Oise. She also regularly takes part in archeological digs, and practices weaving as part of educational workshops.