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Diego Calaon

Site Director

I received my Doctorate, entitled ‘Before Venice: lands waters and settlements: GIS tools for a comprehension of the landscape transformations between Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages’ in 2006 from the Ca’Foscari University, Venice. In the same year I became a research assistant at the Department of ‘Scienze dell’Antichità e del Vicino Oriente’, carrying out research on the theme ‘The Eastern Venetia: landscape transformations between Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages’. I have directed a number of archaeological excavations in Italy, Syria, Montenegro and Mauritius. My main research interests are landscape archaeology, colonial archaeology and the development of GIS platforms for analysis of historical-territorial transformations. I have been involved in the project ‘Environmental Imperialism: Colonial Activity in Mauritius’ since 2008.