Teaching/Research Staff Member
Simone is a multidisciplinary researcher with an interest in studying archaeological objects as well as art materials. Within the Nexus 1492 project, he does spatial analysis using GIS, organises the excavation database and supports the research project with material distribution maps.
Simone holds a bachelor degree in Science and Technologies for the Cultural Heritage from the Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy (2012), a Master of Science in Archaeometry from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (2016) and a master degree cum laude in Material Culture Studies from Leiden University (2017).
Simone’s previous studies were both on ceramic manufacturing and clay procurement practices in Europe and Central America. He carried out compositional analyses on ceramic paste and glaze (pXRF, SEM-EDS, ICP-MS) on 16th and 17th-century European faience, performed during an internship with the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands in Amsterdam. With the Proyecto Arqueológico Centro de Nicaragua (PACEN) he carried out an extensive clay survey (50km2) together with geochemical analysis and petrographic analysis on pre-Hispanic ceramics in the Central of Nicaragua.