2019 – in progress
PhD in Ancient Mediterranean Archaeology and Cultures. Historical Research, Preservation, Cultural Heritage Management and Use
Scuola Superiore Meridionale (NA) – University of Naples Federico II
Research project: The Villanovan necropolis of Borgo Panigale (BO). Cultural characteristics, social structure and funeral ideology of a Bolognese community at the beginning of the Iron Age.
November 2015 – March 2018
Master’s Degree in Archaeological Sciences | 110/110 cum laude
Department of Cultural Heritage: Archaeology and History of Art, Cinema and Music
Univerisity of Padua
Dissertation in European Protohistory: Le ceramiche decorate del sito di Bronzo Finale di S. Martino di Venezze (RO). Analisi tipocronologica e culturale nel quadro dei rapporti tra Veneto e Italia Centrale. – Advisor Prof. Michele Cupitò
October 2012 – October 2015
Bachelor’s Degree in Archaeology and History of Art | 110/110 cum laude
Department of Humanistic Studies
University of Naples Federico II
Dissertation in Prehistory e Protohistory: I calefattoi della prima Età del Ferro e l’origine dell’holmos. – Advisor prof. Marco Pacciarelli
The Villanovan necropolis of Borgo Panigale (BO). Cultural characteristics, social structure and funeral ideology of a Bolognese community at the beginning of the Iron Age
Tutor: prof. Stéphane Verger; Co-Tutor: prof. Marco Pacciarelli
The present research project aims to study the unpublished necropolis of Borgo Panigale (BO) and represents a real opportunity to overcome the current cultural stagnation of studies about the eldest phase of Villanovan in Bologna. Using an interdisciplinary approach that includes analysis of archaeological artifacts and analytic analysis – archaeometric for artifacts and strontium isotope investigations for cremated remains – it will be possible to define the social structure, the funeral ideology, the cultural aspects of Villanovan culture in the Early Iron Age.
In addition, comparing the archaeological date with the results of strontium isotope investigations – possible in burials with pars petrosa of temporal bone, around 1/3 of all – it will be possible to reconstruct dynamic mobility and recognize the area of provenance of communities that reoccupy the territory near Bologna after the collapse of Terramare system between the tenth and ninth century BCE.
The final objective of the research is to elaborate a complete monography about the Necropolis of Borgo Panigale in order to provide a scientifically innovative contribution for methodological approaches and results achieved.