I am a prehistoric archaeologist and I have always been interested in experimental archeology and historical re-enactment. I studied Archaeology first at the University of Modena and then at the University of Bologna where I graduated with Prof.
I graduated in Cultural Heritage Management with a thesis on Anthropology in 2011. I published two articles with EXARC (2013-2 and 2018-3) and a book published in 2018 ("I guerrieri Piceni").
Dr. in Quaternary and Prehistory with European mention in the University Rovira i Virgili of Tarragona (Spain) in collaboration with the University of Ferrara (Italy).
In 2002, I decided to actively pursue my historical interest and incorporate my skills in physics, electronics and engineering.
After many years of digging on Bronze Age and Iron Age sites in Champagne (1980-1991) I started to cast bronze in 2003. I cast in clay moulds (lost wax) and in sand forms. I cast weapons, tools, jewels from Bronze and Iron Age and some modern sculptures.
I started my activities in 2006 when I have made first contact with the Duncarron project in Scotland, since then, I have studied the production systems from the Bronze Age up to the 11th century but my specialty is the Iron Age.
BA (Hons Econ), MA Sociology, BA Fine Art
Presented in January on Bronze Age Alcohol Distillation at EAC 9 in Dublin Have been involved in Bronze casting reenactments with 'Ancient Wessex Network' and run workshops for South Somerset Archaeological Research Group in Bronze casting.
Involved in experimental archaeology for the past 12 years, specialising in investigating and demonstrating prehistoric metallurgy of the Bronze and Iron Age. I regularly give public demonstrations and teach courses in smelting (copper, tin, iron, lead) and casting (copper, bronze).
I am an independent researcher with a specialisation in non-ferrous metals with a practical background in jewellery making and metalsmithing. My research ranges from smelting ores and exploring early technology, to replicating metalworking techniques from the Bronze Age through Medieval Period.