Andrea Vianello (M.A., Ph.D.) is a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of South Florida. He has worked at excavations in Crete, Britain and Italy. His research focuses on material analysis (obsidian, metals, ceramics, etc.) and the prehistoric (Neolithic to Late Bronze Age) Mediterranean cultures. He works with pXRF, SEM-EDS, SEM and XRD equipment and also carries out stable isotope analyses on carbon and nitrogen for diet and oxygen and strontium for mobility.
He is researching exchanges and trade, human-environment interactions especially pertaining to wetlands, cultural transmission, and socio-economic issues. His monograph on Late Bronze Age Mycenaean and Italic Products was presented to acclaim at the XV World Congress UISPP in Lisbon, September 2006. He has published extensively in academic journals, edited volumes and monographs, and has been co-editor of a special issue of Open Archaeology. He is currently co-editor of the publication of the proceedings of the International Obsidian Conference in STAR and is preparing a volume on communicating archaeology to different audiences.
He has a strong interest in the use of digital technologies applied to archaeology, with special concern for Web technologies to disseminate results. He has been a regular contributor to the CSA Newsletter and helped CyArk and has worked at the University of Oxford on a national project (Humbul, then Intute) to use digital resources in academic teaching.
He is a member of the Society for American Archaeology (SAA) and the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA) and has presented his original work over 75 times at international conferences and organized several sessions. He has received funds from INSTAP for a multi-year project on foundation deposits and is a 2017-2018 Shohet Scholar of the International Catacomb Society.
At USF he is researching primarily mobility in Medieval Italy, Mediterranean Neolithic exchange networks as well as wetlands. He is a member of the Anthropocene group at the Institute for the Advanced Study of Culture and the Environment. He is co-supervising student research at the USF Laboratory for Archaeology Science, including Ph.D. research.