2016 Grant Recipient
Tell Kazel (Syria). Settlement development and material culture during the Late Bronze and Iron Ages. Excavations in Area II (1985-2008)
Barbara Chiti is an archaeologist specializing in the ancient Near East. She carried out her academic education at the Università di Pisa (Italy) and then at the Université Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne (France). Her main research interests include the architecture and urbanization processes in Syria during the Early Bronze Age (3rd millennium BC), the emergence and development of complex societies, as well as the Late Bronze - Iron Age transition (13th-11th centuries BC) in the Northern Levant. Since 2007, Barbara Chiti has been participating in various research programs led by international Institutions, such as the Archaeological Museum of the American University of Beirut (Lebanon), the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (France) and the Institut français du Proche-Orient (http://www.ifporient.org/node/1221) in Beirut (Lebanon). Besides, she has taken part in many field projects in the Near Eastern region, including Tell Afis, Tell Kazel, Tell al-Rawda, Tell Hariri in Syria, Tyre and Ej-Jaouze in Lebanon and Uşakli Höyük in Turkey, as well as having worked on a few prehistoric sites in Italy. Part of Barbara Chiti’s research has been published in proceedings, monographs and peer-reviewed journals. Some of them are available on the following web-page: https://u-paris1.academia.edu/BarbaraChiti.