Archaeology of the Near East (Mesopotamia and Arabia)

Associate Professor

Anacleto D’Agostino is Associate Professor of Archaeology and Art History of the Ancient Near East at the University of Pisa. He has participated in excavations and surveys in Syria, Turkey and Iraq since 1998 and currently is director of the Uşaklı Höyük Archaeological Project (Turkey) and co-director of the archaeological expedition to Tell as-Sadoum (Iraq), both based at Pisa University. His current research focuses on settlement and stratigraphical sequences, center-periphery dynamics, archaeology of the ancient empires, cross-cultural encounters in the border regions and forms of interaction between Mesopotamia plains and Anatolian highlands. Recent publications in 2021 (single authors or in collaborations) include “Excavations at Uşaklı Höyük. Recent Results. Chapter Six” in The Archaeology of Anatolia, Volume IV. Recent Discoveries (2018-2020), edited by S.R. Steadman, G. McMahon, pp. 56-74, Cambridge Scholar Publishing; “Excavations at Tell as-Sadoum, ancient Marad (Iraq). Summary report on the 2019 archaeological season”, Egitto e Vicino Oriente XLIV, pp. 189-218; “Dendrochronological analysis and radiocarbon dating of charcoal remains from the multi-period site of Uşaklı Höyük, Yozgat, Turkey”, Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 38: 103078; “Lo spazio urbano e i luoghi del potere ittita a Uşaklı Höyük, in Anatolia centrale” in Lo spazio pubblico, lo spazio privato, edited by S. Schirmo, pp. 45-62, Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Istanbul (in Italian and Turkish).