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Curriculum vitae

Dr. Marta Lorenzon (PhD in Archaeology, University of Edinburgh) is an archaeologist and architectural specialist. Her research concentrates on developing an interdisciplinary methodology in the study of ancient architecture, combining geoarchaeology, ethnoarchaeology and social anthropology. Since 2005 she has worked in the Mediterranean region, in the Americas and Asia with a research focus in earthen architecture, knowledge of production, conflict archaeology and identity construction.

Her core expertise lies in the archaeology of architecture, geo-ethnoarchaeology, and community outreach. Currently, Lorenzon's research at ANEE concentrates primarily on the built environment as a key instrument to investigate the process of identity creation in ancient and modern times, the relationship between power and architecture in the first millennium BCE Near East, and the use of computational archaeology in diachronic settlements analysis.

Fields of Science

  • 615 History and Archaeology
  • Classical archaeology
  • Aegean archaeology
  • Near Eastern Archaeology
  • Egyptology
  • geoarchaeology
  • 211 Architecture
  • Sustainability
  • earthen architecture
  • Urban planning
  • 1171 Geosciences
  • Sustainability science
  • Geoarchaeology
  • 5143 Social and cultural anthropology
  • Anthropology

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.


Minoan mudbricks: earth and fire in Bronze Age Crete

Lorenzon, M., 2020, (Accepted/In press) UISPP – International Union of Prehistoric and Protohistoric Sciences . (Earthen construction technology Proceedings of the session IV-5 of the XVIII° UISPP congress, Paris, June 2018 )

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or special issue

Mudbricks, Construction Methods, and Stratigraphic Analysis: A Case Study at Tell Timai (ancient Thmuis) in the Egyptian Delta

Lorenzon, M., Nitschke, J. L., Littman, R. J. & Silverstein, J. E., Jan 2020, In : American Journal of Archaeology. 124, 1, p. 105-131 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Remarks and hypothesis concerning the stereoscopic examination of mud and lime plasters in Minoan Architecture: case studies for Monastiraki and Knossos

Lorenzon, M., 2020, (Accepted/In press) Cutting-edge Technologies in Ancient Greece: Materials Science Applied to Trace Ancient Technologies in the Aegean World. Panagiotaki, M., Tomazos, I. & Papadimitrakopoulos, F. (eds.). Oxbow Books

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

In Giordania l’archeologia pubblica è una solida realtà

Lorenzon, M., 31 Jan 2019, In : Archeostorie .

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialGeneral public



COST Action

Marta Lorenzon (Visiting researcher)
11 Feb 202014 Feb 2020

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Science, ASCSA

Marta Lorenzon (Visiting researcher)
16 Feb 202021 Feb 2020

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

Religiouscape: Materiality and Identity in the Eastern Mediterranean

Marta Lorenzon (Invited speaker)
12 Feb 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Tel Aviv University

Marta Lorenzon (Visiting researcher)
4 Nov 201916 Dec 2019

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution