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'm a Palaeolithic arcaheologist and British Academy Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Reading, Department of Archaeology. I am also part of the research team working on the wood remains from Schöningen.
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.
I became interested in preindustrial technology through archery, boomerangs, throwing sticks, and spear throwers in the 1980s.
Demonstrating and teaching bronze casting at Butser Ancient farm for 19 years.
My speciality is developing and testing Bronze Age weapons, working with leading experts and students to develop the knowledge at Butser.
Sculptor / Jeweller turned Metal smith with special interest in Bronze and Iron Age castings and metal work. Volunteer at Butser Ancient Farm assisting in Bronze Age sword castings and helping to set up an iron smelting project.
I am a PhD candidate at the Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution (ARCHE) at Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. My research focuses on the use of organic tools (i.e., osseous and wooden tools) in Aboriginal Australia and Palaeolithic Europe
Since 2005 I am active in living history fighting as a gladiator and founded in 2006 my own group, the Hamburg-based LVDVS NEMESIS.
More than 25 years a Roman re-enactor with an interest in all aspects of human life as it was. But as a cheese maker by profession particularly interested in the dairy products of ancient times, both local and Roman.