I am a landscape archaeologist working on settlement and land use patterns in Metal Age societies (Copper, Bronze, and Iron Ages) of the Mediterranean. My research interests include archaeological prospection, geophysics and remote sensing, pre- and protohistory, archaeological methodology, and ethnoarchaeology. I study (micro-)regional land use by pre-Roman communities in Italy, with case studies in Marche (Pitino, Monte Franco, Montarice, Monte Primo; Monte Croce Guardia) and Veneto (Frattesina). I am also involved in studies of protohistoric salt production on the Tyrrhenian coast and in non-invasive research of a Mycenaean palace in Laconia, Greece. My current BOF-funded research focuses on prehistoric land use and mobility in two Italian mountain landscapes: the Pollino range (Calabria-Basilicata) and the Upper Potenza Valley (Marche-Umbria).
Nederzetting en landschap - Bewoningscentra in het prehistorische en vroeg-historische landschap (2017-2018)
Geophysical prospection, geoarchaeology and spatial analysis of the Late Bronze Age trade hub of Frattesina (Veneto, Italy) - with Sapienza University of Rome, Soprintendenza ABAP of Veneto, CPSSAE
Geoarchaeology and geophysical prospection at the Bronze Age settlement of Monte Croce Guardia (Marche, Italy) - with Sapienza University of Rome
Geophysical surveys at the Mycenaean palace Ayios Vasilios (Laconia, Greece) - with University of Groningen