Dr Marco Nebbia
(email at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Marco is a landscape archaeologist interested in the origins of prehistoric urbanism.
He holds a BSc (2008) and MA (2012) in landscape archaeology obtained at the University of Padova (Italy).
During the Master, he co-founded the commercial unit ArcSAT s.n.c specialised in preventive and rescue archaeology.
In 2017, he obtained a PhD in Archaeology at Durham University.
During his doctoral research at Durham University he focussed on the Chalcolithic Trypillia mega-sites that developed in Ukraine during the 4thmillennium BC. He combines quantitative methods such as spatial statistics and social theory to investigate the transition from village to urban identities and how this affected the built environment as well as the landscape in its broader sense. He is also interested in cross-cultural comparative studies on the origin of global urbanism and on how to combine large scale patterns with the local in(dividual) scale.
Capacity building and knowledge transfer
Alongside Marco has been involved in capacity building projects at Durham where he designed and delivered a number of training courses on GIS and remote sensing directed to staff members of the Department of Antiquity of Libya (DOA). The training sessions focus on the use of GIS as a tool to produce risk maps that will help the DOA in prioritising fieldwork in conflict areas. The datasets used in the courses were collected during field surveys conducted by the same members of DOA. Marco used this opportunity to develop a collaborative methodology in order to monitor and protect the cultural heritage in Libya.
Marco is currently employed in this Department within the British Council Cultural Protection Fund funded project Training in Action to design and deliver training on field survey techniques and GIS data management to staff members of DOA and the Institut National de Patrimoine de Tunisie (INP). Marco carries out the field training on a multi-period coastal site in southern Tunisia.
- Landscape Archaeology
- Field Archaeology
- Origins of prehistoric urbanism
- Quantitative methods in Archaeology
- GIS and Remote Sensing
- Social Theory
- Approaches to Cultural Heritage Management
Chapter in book
- Johnston, S, Litkevych, V., Diachenko, A., Gaydarska, B., Voke, P., Nebbia, M. & Chapman, J. (2018). The Nebelivka experimental house construction and house-burning, 2014 – 2015. In Alternative approached to house studies. Spasić, M. Gradski Muzej Beograda.
- Brogiolo, G.P, De Guio, A., Betto, A., Nebbia, M. & Fasson, E. (2012). I primi risultati del remote sensing e cartografia storica nel territorio di Montegrotto Terme. In Montegrotto Terme e il termalismo in Italia. Aggiornamenti e nuove prospettive di valorizzazione. Bassani, M., Bressan, M. & Ghedini, F. Padova University Press. 26: 15-54.
- Nebbia, Marco, Gaydarska, Bisserka, Millard, Andrew & Chapman, John (2018). The Making of Chalcolithic Assembly Places: Trypillia Megasites as Materialised Consensus Among Equal Strangers?. World Archaeology 50(1): 41-61.
- Nebbia, N., Leone, A., Bockmann, R., Hddad, M., Abdouli, H., Masoud, A. M., Elkendi, N., Hamoud, H., Adam, S. & Khatab, M. (2016). Developing a Collaborative Strategy to Manage and Preserve Cultural Heritage During the Libyan Conflict. The Case of the Gebel Nāfusa. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory 23(4): 971-988.
- Nebbia, M. (2014). Review of Gabii Goes Digital [website]. Internet Archaeology 36.
- Chapman, J., Videiko, M., Gaydarska, B, Burdo, N., Hale, D., Villis, R., Swann, N., Thomas, N., Edwards, P., Blair, A., Hayes, A., Nebbia, M. & Rud, V. (2014). The planning of the earliest European proto-towns: a new geophysical plan of the Trypillia mega-site of Nebelivka, Kirovograd Domain, Ukraine. Antiquity Project Gallery 88(339).
- Nebbia, M. (2012). A proposed approach to a layered landscape on a Mediterranean island: the case of Premuda (Croatia). Archeologia Aerea 4/5: 393-395.
- Colecchia, A., Casagrande, L., Cavulli, F., Mura, L. & Nebbia, M. (2011). Paesaggi medievali del Trentino (progetto APSAT). Post-classical archaeologies 1: 245-274.