Landscape archaeologist, GIS specialist
Francesca Chelazzi is Landscape Archaeologist and Affiliated Researcher at the University of Glasgow (UK). Her interests include: the multidisciplinary analysis and the GIS modelling of the ancient territories, the human-environment interactions in prehistoric and protohistoric periods, the transforming settlement patterns and the socio-economic interactions related to the rise of social inequalities and centralized authorities in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Near East.
She graduated in Archaeology at the Università degli Studi di Firenze and she improved her studies in geo-technologies for archaeology at the Università degli Studi di Siena. She obtained her PhD in Landscape Archaeology and GIS Analysis in Near Eastern Archaeology at the University of Glasgow (UK) and she has been fellow at the Department of Inorganic Chemistry at the Università di Torino. She has been member of several international research projects in Central and Southern Italy, in the United Kingdom and in Cyprus.
She is currently involved in surveys and excavations in the Kurdistan Region (Northern Iraq), where she is trench-supervisor at the Kassite multi-mounds centre of Khani Masi for the Sirwan (Upper Diyala) Project (University of Glasgow, UK, e Darmouth College, US) and at the Neo-Assyrian site of Gird-i Bazar for the Peshdar Plain Project (Ludwig Maximilians Universität München, GER). She is member of the British Association of Near Eastern Archaeology (BANEA), of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA) and of the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR).