I started dealing with archaeology in the 90s, during my university studies at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts and the Institute of Archaeology of the State University, both in Milan, Italy.
I started out as a chemistry student and switched gears to work on a landscape architecture degree, and finally settled on a whole different path of Art History (BA) with an Archaeology minor.
I am an anthropologist, specialized in archaeological sciences and ancient technology, with a doctorate dissertation on physical and chemical analyses carried out on prehistoric pottery from Sicily.
My research and experimentation activity started in summer 2008 with the first pit-firings and the first mono-chamber kiln (Bronze Age).
Lecturer with PhD. My specialist in Experimental Archaeology, My PhD. experimentation was about transporting amphorae by camels on the eastern desert road in the Roman era. I Am a very passionate and active individual.
I have been involved with experimental archaeology since my student days. I started in the field of ceramics followed by research into the historical relationship between ecosystems and material-actions. At present my focus is on open-fired ceramics and adaptive construction.
My current research project involves the use of archaeometry and experimental archaeology in order to better understand Neolithic and Chalcolithic pottery technology in central and Northern Italy. In my spare time I also enjoy flint knapping (badly!)
I completed my undergraduate degree from Wisconsin La Crosse with a double major in Archeology and Art. My art degree focused on ferrous and non-ferrous metalworking techniques, as well as wheel and hand made ceramics.