Experimental archaeology is a fundamental activity in his research activity since 1986 and in 2019, he was the local co-organizer of the #EAC11. As a student in Prehistoric Archaeology at the “La Sapienza” University of Rome, he trained himself in lithic technology under the supervision of Eric Boeda (professor in Nanterre University in France). He grew up in Rome and completed his graduate studies (1992). He received a Ph.D. (1996) in anthropology in the same university under the guidance of Professor Amilcare Bietti. In 1999 he was an assistant professor at the Instituto Politecnico de Tomar, Portugal, as a colleague of Luiz Oosterbeek. At this institution he taught prehistory, human evolution, and lithic technology. Since 2005 he has been enrolled at the University of Trento, Italy, teaching human evolution and European prehistory. His major accomplishments involve the development of a techno-functional approach to the study of lithic assemblages and new evidence from archaeological excavations in Italy, Portugal, Brasil, and China. Since 2006 he has been president of the “Human Occupations in Mountains Environments” Commission of the International Union of Prehistoric and Protohistoric Sciences. He is an invited researcher in the “Quaternary and Prehistory Group,” Geosciences Center (University of Coimbra and Instituto Terra e Memoria of Maçao, Portugal) as well as an invited researcher in ANTET (CNRS - UMR 7041 ArScAn, Nanterre, France).
Crafts & Skills : Lithic Technology, Lithic use-wears, Academic teaching & training
Era(s) : Hunters Gatherers