2020 Grant Recipient
Federico Zaina is an archaeologist specializing in Bronze and Iron Age material culture of Southern Anatolia and Southern Mesopotamia. He completed his PhD at the Sapienza University of Rome in joint supervision with the University of Paris 1 - Panthéon Sorbonne in 2015 on the reconstruction of the Early Bronze Age stratigraphic sequence and urban layout of Tell Ingharra/Kish. As a field archaeologist, he took part in different excavation campaigns directed by Nicolò Marchetti including Taşlı Geçit Höyük (2009-2010) and Karkemish (2011-2019) in Turkey and the QADIS survey project in southern Iraq (2016-2020). He has been also team member of several EU-funded projects like the JPI “Heritage and Threat” (2015-2018) on the documentation of endangered archaeology in the Near East, the Erasmus+ Capacity Building “WALADU” (2017-2020) and “BANUU” (2020-2023) projects on the development of archaeology curricula in Iraqi universities and the EuropeAid “EDUU” (2017-2020) for education and cultural heritage enhancement in Iraq. He is currently Research Fellow at the Department of Architecture, Built Environment and Construction Engineering (DABC) of the Polytechnic University of Milan, where the White-Levy project will be based.