Curiculum vitae


Sommaire Curriculum Vitae of Cristiano Nicosia

Cristiano Nicosia, born in Thiene (Vicenza, Italy) on Sept. 16th, 1978. Nationality: Italian.

Sommaire 1. EDUCATION (all transcripts available upon request)

• 1997 High school diploma in sciences.

• 2004: BA (hons.) in Archaeology at the University of Padova (4-year degree).

Thesis title: Micromorphological analysis in the Valli Grandi Veronesi region: formation processes of the archaeological record and pedo-alluvial dynamics at the end of the Bronze Age.

Grade: 110/110 cum laude.

Supervisor: Prof. G.Leonardi.

• 2002-2003: two consecutive 6-month “Padova-Boston” exchange scholarships. Undergraduate exchange student at Boston University, U.S.A. under the supervision of Prof. P. Goldberg.

• 2004-2006: MSc in Soil Science at Gent University, Belgium (2-year MSc program “Physical Land Resources – Option: Soil Science)”. Thesis title: Archaeo-pedological study of medieval Dark Earth from Firenze, Italy.

Grade: great distinction (767/1000).

Supervisors: Prof. R. Langohr, Dr. F. Mees, Em. Prof. G. Stoops.

• 2007-present: PhD student in natural and environmental sciences at University of Milano, dept. of Earth Sciences.

Thesis title: Holocene buried soils in the middle Po plain (northern Italy): palaeo-ecological, pedological and geoarchaeological aspects. Supervisor: Prof. M. Cremaschi

• Jan.-Apr. 2009: Visiting PhD student at McBurney Geoarchaeology Laboratory, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Seminars & Workshops

• 10-13 Oct. 2003 – Boston University, U.S.A., Workshop “Archaeological Soil Micromorphology”.

• 14-16 Dec. 2004 - Velaine-en-Haye (Nancy) – France, Colloque : “ Sylva 2004 : colloque foret, archeologie et environment “.

• 16-19 Giu. 2005 – Tautavel, France, Workshop “Micromorphology of Palaeolithic occupation Floors”.

• 13-17 Feb. 2006 – University College London, England, “Seminars and training in Archaeological Soil Micromorphology”. (Org.: Dr. R.I. MacPhail)

• 27-28 Feb. 2006 – Gent, Belgium, Workshop “Broadening Horizons multidisciplinary approaches to the study of past landscapes”.

• 29 May – 2 June 2006 – Pedological excursion in Hungary. Org.: Belgian Soil Science Society.

• 21-22 Sept. 2006 – IPNA/Univ. Basel, Switzerland, “International Workshop on Archaeological Soil Micromorphology”.

• 3-5 Apr. 2008 – IPG Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, “International Workshop on Archaeological Soil Micromorphology 2008”.

• 27-29 June 2008 – UCD Dublin/World Archaeoogical Congress 2008 – “Soil micromorphology workshop”.

• 27-29 May 2009 – Organizer of the “Archaeological Soil Micromorphology Workshop”, Poviglio (RE), Italy.

Language skills: English, written and spoken (3 years of higher education in english in the U.S.A. and Belgium; TOEFL Certificate with the grade 270/300). French, written and spoken.

Sommaire 2. WORK EXPERIENCE

Fieldwork (rescue and research excavation, consulting work, field sampling)

Rotzo (Vicenza); Montegrotto Terme - campaigns 2001, 2006, 2007 (Padova); Vicenza town centre; Fimon-Arcugnano (Vi); Sovizzo (Vi); Adria (Rovigo); Este (Pd); Villabartolomea (Verona); Poviglio – campaigns 2004 and 2008 (Reggio Emilia); Luserna - campaigns 2000, 2001, 2004 (Vi); S. Giorgio di Angarano (Vi); Cittadella (Pd); Nogara (Vr); Peschiera (Vr); Castelletto di Brenzone (Vr); Lazise (Vr); S. Gregorio nelle Alpi - campaigns 2006, 2007, 2008 (Belluno); Passo Vezzena (Trento); Saint-Martin de Corleans (Aosta); Fondo Paviani - campaigns 2007 and 2008 (Vr); Noceto (Parma).

Soil micromorphological analyses carried out (research and contract works):

Valli Grandi Veronesi (Vr); Guattari Cave (Latina); Rotzo (Vi); Malga Croiere (Trento); Castello del Tartaro (Vr); Cinquefrondi/Anagnina (Rome); Gricignano d’Aversa (Caserta); Gaggio (Modena); Villa di Villa (Treviso); Firenze town centre; Malga Rivetta (Tn); Nogara (Vr); Caesar Forum (Rome); Santarem-Tagus Valley (Portugal); Palatino “Nova Sacra Via” (Rome); Metz (Lorraine – France); Montegrotto (Pd); Perteghelle (Vr); Cittadella (Pd); Basili di Rossano (Cosenza); Léry (Normandie, France); Vieil Evreux (Normandie, France); Monte Loreto (Genova); Mogge di Ertola (Savona); Passo Vezzena (Tn), Coccanile (Ferrara); Montale (Mo); Tell Beydar (Siria); Ghiardo (Parma), Val Sorda (Vr); Castelletto di Brenzone (Vr); Palazzo “ex-Obizzi”, Padova; Strasbourg (Alsace – France) excavation “Rue Brûlée”.

I am hired as an external consultant by the Soil Survey of Veneto (ARPAV) for micromorphology in the “Soil Map of Veneto 1:50000” project,

Sommaire 3. SCIENTIFIC PRODUCTION

Presentations at congresses

• 8-10 May 2004, Ferrara. Convegno Nazionale degli Studenti di Antropologia, Preistoria e Protostoria: Analisi micromorfologiche in tre siti arginati delle Valli Grandi Veronesi: processi formativi e dinamiche pedo-alluvionali alla fine dell’Età del Bronzo.

• 16-19 June 2005 – Tautavel, Workshop “Micromorphology of Palaeolithic occupation Floors”: The Late Pleistocene stratigraphic sequence of Grotta Guattari (Latina – Italy): a study of formation processes”

• 31 Aug.-1 Sept. 2005 – Poviglio (Reggio Emilia), Workshop “Le periferie delle terramare”: Il progetto AMPBV: la periferia delle terramare (A. De Guio, C. Balista, A. Vanzetti, Wilkins, R. Whitehouse, C. Nicosia).

• 19-22 Jul. 2006 – Lisbon “Tagus Floods Workshop 2006”: Palaeoenvironments Of The Tagus Valley During The Last 15 ky: Sedimentological, Palynological And Micromorphological Evidence Of The Entre Valas Sev Coring (Santarém, Portugal) (M. TERESA AZEVÊDO, S. FAVARETTO, A. MIOLA, PAOLO MOZZI, C. NICOSIA, E. NUNES & I. SOSTIZZO).

• 15 Apr. 2008 – “European Geoscience Union General Assembly 2008”, Vienna: Climate and humans in soil genesis since the late Pleistocene. Micromorphological aspects of the Haplic Luvisols, Sols Lessivées à Pseudogley, Aqualfs in the Ghiardo area (Northern Italy) (M. Cremaschi, C. Nicosia).

• May 3 - 5, 2009 – “Black Soils and Black Sediments – Archives of Landscape Evolution - Distribution, Formation, Degradation, and Properties” - International Workshop, Dresden: “Anthropogenic deposits from the Bronze Age site of Fondo Paviani (Verona, Italy): pedochemical and micropedological characters” (C. Nicosia, C. Balista, M. Cupitò, G. Leonardi, S. Nardi and M. Vidale).


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