Gabriele GattigliaI am an Assistant Professor in Archaeological Method and Theory. My fields of interest are data analysis, urban archaeology, GIS, open data and Artificial Intelligence applications in Archaeology. I have been P.I. (2007 – 2015) of the archaeological project “Castle of Montecastrese and Medieval Versilia Project”. I conducted as director 12 archaeological excavations and four archaeological surveys. I participated in more than 100 archaeological excavations.
I coordinated the H2020 ArchAIDE Project (ww.archaide.eu).
Francesca AnichiniField archaeologist (and not), project & communication manager, she is passionate about methodological issues, devoted to the Open philosophy and in love with contemporary archaeology. Francesca is one of the founders of MAPPALab, where she has been working since 2010. Moreover, Francesca is one of the creators and developers of MAPPA, ArchAIDE, MAGOH and MOD (MAPPA Open Archaeological archive) projects. She edited the DataBook series and teaches “European archaeology, communication and design” at the Specialization School in Archeology of the University of Pisa.
Maria Letizia GualandiM. Letizia Gualandi is full professor of Classical Archaeology at the University of Pisa, where she is also Director of MAPPAlab. She has been PI of MAPPAproject (Methodology Applied to Archaelogical Potential Predictivity) and of ArchAIDE Project (Archaeological Automatic Interpretation and Documentation of cEramics), founded within the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. She is member of the Technical and Scientific Committee of the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage (MiBAC) and member of editorial board of the journal Studi Classici e Orientali and Ricerche di storia dell’arte.
Nevio DubbiniNevio is Ph.D. in applied mathematics. He has gained a long-standing experience in mathematical and statistical modelling, machine learning and data analysis software, applied to a variety of sectors, spanning from humanities to social and life sciences, healthcare and IT. He runs Miningful Studio, a company operating in the area of artificial intelligence, data science, and statistics, specialized in extracting and processing hidden information in the complexity of data. When not dealing with numbers, he is a happy daddy, a song-writer and a sommelier.
Claudia SciutoSince her MA in Archaeometry, Claudia developed a singular enthusiasm for stone artefacts and building materials. After spending 5 years in the North, obtaining a PhD in environmental archaeology at Umeå University (Sweden) and collaborating with the National Museum in Copenhagen, she is now back to the warm Mediterranean. Claudia is a research fellow in archaeology working on the development of new protocols for non-destructive characterization of building materials, such as NIR spectroscopy, hyperspectral imaging and portable XRF.
Antonio CampusArchaeologist, trained in Methodology of Archaeological Research and Architecture and Urbanism of the ancient world. My interests focus on Roman archaeology and the application of digital methods to Urban and Landscape archaeology. I’m passionate about field archaeology but I spend much more time in front of my computer working on my PhD thesis.
After her high school diploma in Computer Science Sara graduated in Cultural Heritage at the University of Turin. Next she took the master’s degree in Medieval Archaeology in Pisa, expressing her interest in architectural archaeology. Then she attended the School of Specialization in Florence. Since her early years in Pisa she has participated in the activities of the MAPPA Laboratory, first through internships and then as an external collaborator. She has alaways tried to combine her two passions, archaeology and computer science. This prompted her to deal with GIS, 3D modeling and database. Currently she manages the website of the MAPPA Lab.
After graduating in Cultural Heritage at the University of Milan, Filippo moved to Pisa. Here he met the MAPPAlab with which he participated in various excavation campaigns at the Certosa Monumentale di Calci. Thanks to these experiences he decides to throw himself into the study of digital archaeology with which he obtains the master’s degree. He has always been interested in new technologies and 3D modelling and has started a PhD at the University of Pisa, in which he will try to create an archaeological BIM (Building Information Modelling).
Antonella Rosa SaponaraFreelance archaeologist, her academic career has developed between different Universities
(Florence, Pisa, Leicester-UK, Lecce), attending numerous excavation campaigns in Italy and
abroad (Turkey, Malta). She has analyzed various aspects of Archaeology, from Eastern to Magna Graecia; at last, she obtained the Ph.D. at the University of Salento by studying a Phoenician-Punic context in Malta. Her interests are related to computer science in archaeology, iconography, and mythology.
Born and raised in Sicily, after three year in Milan I arrived in Pisa. After I got my master's degree in Archaeology and several field experiences, from 2018 I did a PhD in Antiquity Sciences and Archaeology. Since May 2022 I have been a research fellow at the Department of Civilization and Forms of Knowledge. My interests mainly concern the study of urban and rural landscapes through the use of digital methods of spatial and geostatistical analysis, with a particular focus on the Roman and Late Antique periods.
He is currently a PhD candidate in Artificial Intelligence for Society, which is partecipated by various universities and led by the University of Pisa, with a research project aimed at integrating ArchAIDE (http://www.archaide.eu/), an application capable of recognizing and providing information on ceramic fragments of archaeological interest, developed by the Mappa Lab in collaboration with other institutions and universities, with a robotic arm that should be able to select and order the sherds, helping archaeologists in one of the operations that requires more time (and patience).
Elisa PaperiniElisa has been passionate about archaeological research methodology since her early university years when she began attending the Mappa laboratory as an intern. During her bachelor’s thesis, she discovered programming languages, particularly Python, and the various possibilities of applying methods derived from their use to process archaeological data. She spends most of her days on the computer, but she also enjoys participating in field survey campaigns surrounded by nature.
Currently, Elisa is pursuing a PhD in Artificial Intelligence at the University of Pisa with a project about Environmental Archaeology that involves the application of Artificial Intelligence techniques to pollen data records.
After graduating in Conservation of Cultural Heritage at the University of Udine, Massimiliano worked for a short period in an archaeological company. After that, he studied at the University of Pisa focusing on digital archaeology and non-destructive archaeometric techniques. For his master degree he analyzed some bricks using non-invasive and portable devices such as hyperspectral camera and XRF. Currently he takes part to the MAGOH projects focusing on the municipalities of the region of Pisa.
Archaeologist, Chiara studied in Rome focusing on Christian archaeology before discovering the amazing word of communication during the Specialization School in Pisa. Since her last thesis she is meditating on the social and educational capacity of archaeology, and its role within the school system. Right now, she is working at the MAGOH project excavating the archives of Prato’s and Florence’s region or decorating the office with discarded objects found around the department! #reuse
Francesco achieved bachelor’s degrees in Sciences of Cultural Heritage and Medieval Archaeology at the University of Pisa. He’s interested in 3D reconstructions and reconstructive methodologies applied to CH. He collaborated with the MAPPALab for different projects and currently working on the MAGOH project with the data implementation of the Florence region. He collaborates with a record label in his spare time, and he plays the keyboard in a band.