CAMNES co-director, archaeologist
Co-director of the Center for Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies (CAMNES) and supervisor of the Department of Ancient Studies at the Lorenzo de' Medici Italian International Institute, both based in Florence (Italy). He studied at the University of Florence in Italy (B.A. and M.A) graduating in Near Eastern Archaeology. Subsequently he obtained his PhD at the University of Reading (UK) in Near Eastern Archaeology. He participated in various excavation projects in Italy, Israel, Syria, Cyprus, Azerbaijan and especially Turkey. His research interests and activities mainly focus on the Late Bronze Age and the Early/Middle Iron Age material culture and socio-economic dynamics of Eastern Anatolia and the South Caucasus. He also studied the impact and interaction of the Middle- and Neo-Assyrian empire over these populations.