Devi Taelman received the degree of Master in Archaeology at Ghent University in 2007. During this period, he has specialised in Roman urbanism in Lusitania at the University of Coimbra (Portugal). In 2012, he finished his PhD entitled The provenance, supply and use of stone material at the Roman town of Ammaia (Portugal) (promotor: Prof Dr Frank Vermeulen). Between 2012 and 2021, he worked as postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Archaeology of Ghent University. Since 2021, he is postdoctoral researcher at the Department of History, Archaeology, Arts, Philosophy and Ethics at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
The main fields of interest of Devi Taelman are the economic history of the Roman world, archaeometry, human-environment interactions in Roman Antiquity, Roman settlement archaeology, landscape archaeology and geoarchaeological approaches to ancient Mediterranean landscapes. These methods are applied for the study of the trade of marbles in Antiquity, and, more recently, for the study of the relation between climate change and rural landscape exploitation in the Roman Mediterranean.