Research Output per year
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
- 211 Architecture
- earthen architecture
- Urban planning
- 1171 Geosciences
- Sustainability science
- 5143 Social and cultural anthropology
Research output: Book/Report › Anthology or special issue
Mudbricks, Construction Methods, and Stratigraphic Analysis: A Case Study at Tell Timai (ancient Thmuis) in the Egyptian DeltaLorenzon, 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 journal › Article › Scientific › peer-review
Remarks and hypothesis concerning the stereoscopic examination of mud and lime plasters in Minoan Architecture: case studies for Monastiraki and KnossosLorenzon, 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 proceeding › Conference contribution › Scientific › peer-review
Brysbaert, A., Klinkenberg, V., Gutiérrez Garcia-M., A. & Vikatou, I. (eds.) (2018). Constructing monuments, perceiving monumentality and the economics of building. Theoretical and methodological approaches to the built environment. Leiden: Sidestone Press. [Book Review]Lorenzon, M., 5 Nov 2019, In : Archäologische Informationen. 42, p. 418-419
Research output: Contribution to journal › Literature review (scientific) › Scientific
Projects per year
Building sustainability: investigating earthen architecture and social practices in the Ancient Near East
01/01/2020 → 31/12/2022
Project: University of Helsinki Three-Year Research Project
Silverman, J. M., Svärd, S., Lahelma, A., Nikki, N., Töyräänvuori, J., Jokiranta, J., Laine, L., Kletter, R., Bonnie, R., Thomas, S., Holmqvist-Sipilä, E., Kouki, P., Wasmuth, M., Wallis, C., Lorenzon, M., Jauhiainen, H., Jauhiainen, T., Alstola, T., Bach, J., Fink, S., Konstantopoulos, G., Zaia, S., Sahala, A., Miettunen, P. H., Avneri Meir, R., Aissaoui, A. I., Arpe, O. P., Luukko, M. I., Kovanen, H., Linden, K., Bennett, E. R., Saari, S. & Vanderstraeten, E.
01/01/2018 → 31/12/2025
Project: Research project
Activities per year
Activity: Visiting an external institution types › Academic visit to other institution
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited talk
From architectural analysis to architectural theory: the case study of Levantine urban planning and ontology of public spacesMarta Lorenzon (Speaker)
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Oral presentation