I have been interested in Archaeology and British Prehistory for over 45 years and nearly pursued a full-time career in this field. I have a background in design and worked as Product Development manager at The British Museum between 1997 - 2003.
I am a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow (H2020-MSCA-IF-2019) at the School of History, Classics and Archaeology, 09/2021-08/2023.
As a trained archaeologist, I have 30 years of experience in analysing (metal) slag from archaeological excavations in several European countries. To understand the process of slag formation it is necessary to have both theoretical and practical knowledge.
I have been a Co- Director of Ancient Wessex Network CIC for 14 years, We put on demonstrations and displays of craftwork from Pre-History. I work mainly with Bronze, making mostly artifacts from the Bronze Age.
Bronze casting, metal smelting and filigree-work enthusiast.
Current projects: Early Bronze Age Copper Smelting in the Alps; Early Medieval Iron Smelting in Northeast Bavaria; Filigree jewelry of early medieval Great Moravia/Bohemia.
Since 2013, I have studied archaeology, applied psychology and administrative management at the Renmin University of China, and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree and Bachelor of Management degree.
As a retired pilot, I enjoy studying history and especially mythology and pre-historic era. Using methods of "strategic analysis" I try to approach the truth of ancient people's way of life and their technology.
I've started my activity in 2007, as a historical reenactor. After taking my bachelor's degree in natural sciences at Cagliari University, I went to England for a couple of years, I've then taken my Master's degree in Archaeology at the University of Ferrara.