Vincenzo Capozzoli
Vincenzo Capozzoli is head of the Digital Pole for Archaeology and History of Art at Paris 1 University. During his PhD between San Marino and Germany, he studied the topography of Archaic and Classical Athens and in particular of the city fortification system. Since 2004, he has been working within several research projects of the Scuola della Specializzazione in Archeologia di Matera, on roofsystems and architectural terracottas from South Italy from the Archaic to the late Hellenistic age. He as held various positions in the Universities of Tübingen (as field excavation coordinator in Pantelleria), Berlin (Post-Doc Topoi) and Matera (assistant professor) before coming to Paris 1 in 2011 (Post-Doc “Research in Paris”). In Paris, he also coordinates the research project on Ancient Lucania, directed by Alain Duplouy. For further information, see his Academia page.

Alain Duplouy
Alain Duplouy is a Reader in Greek archaeology at the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Alain received his PhD in archaeology and history from Brussels and Paris universities in 2003 and his Habilitation from Paris in 2017. He was British Academy Visiting Fellow in Leeds (2009), Fulbright Scholar at UCLA in 2011 and Fellow in Hellenic Studies at Harvard University in 2018/9, and will be Alliance Visiting Professor at Columbia University in 2021. He has led archaeological fieldwork programs in Greece (Itanos) and Italy (Laos and Pietragalla) and has published extensively on elites and citizenship in archaic Greece. As a member of the Ancient Cities Partnership (, he is also involved in the making of the European MOOC « Discovering Greek and Roman Cities ». He also directs the research project on Ancient Lucania at Paris 1 University. For further information, see his personal webpage.

Agnes Henning
Agnes Henning is specialized on Lucanian fortified hilltop settlements with a focus on fortification walls. From 2010 to 2014 she led a project on the settlement structures in ancient Lucania surveying the site of Monte Croccia. When not climbing in the Lucanian mountains she is a permanent Scientific Collaborator at Winckelmann-Institut of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Curator of the institute’s collection of antiquities. She gained her PhD at Köln University with a thesis on the tower tombs of Palmyra (Syria) in 2001 and was awarded the prestigious travelling scholarship (Reißstipendium) of the German Archaeological Institute. In the following years Agnes held several positions at universities and research institutions in Kiel, Berlin, Heidelberg and Rome. For more than 20 years she has been a team member of the German excavations of ancient Selinus (Sicily). For further information, see her HUB page.

Archeological Finds Lab

Lucia Lecce
Lucia is currently a Phd student at the Berlin Graduate School of Ancient Studies within the Program Ancient Objects and Visual studies. Her research focuses on the relation between Greek Colonies and Italic peoples in ancient Lucania. Since her first excavation in Pompeii in 2005, she has always been fascinated by the study of the material culture in its several aspects, and she has decided therefore to explore different archaeological contexts and populations: Western Greeks, Italics and Romans. She participated to several archeological fieldworks and research projects, having the chance to work for international research Institutions (i.e. Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Bonn Universität, Leiden University, Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome, University of Cape Town).

Field activities

Rachel Ramadan-Fourcadier
Rachel Ramadan-Fourcadier is a French archaeology student. She obtained her Undergraduate degree in Classical archaeology in Montpellier (south of France) and her Master’s degree at Paris 1 where she specialized on religion and cult practice in pre-roman Italy under the direction of Alain Duplouy. As a core member of the project she has seen it grow since the very beginning. Both in Pietragalla and in Paris, she is contributing actively to the successful developement of the project.

Gregor Schuster
Gregor Schuster started working on the Pietragalla Project in 2017 and has been a core member of the team since then. He finished his Bachelor degree in cultural studies and cultural history, where he took part in several study trips to Iran, Jordan, Turkey, Italy and Israel to study the ancient history and archaeology of those countries. This made him change subjects for his Master in Classical Archaeology, which he studied at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and for an Erasmus semester at the Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza”. During his Master studies Gregor specialized on fortification architecture. In 2020 he successfully defended his Master’s thesis on the documentation of the two circuits of city walls surrounding Monte Torretta di Pietragalla : “The fortifications of the South Italian hilltop settlement on Monte Torretta di Pietragalla”. For several years Gregor was tutoring freshman students of Classical Archaeology at the Humboldt Universität and recently started to work for Berlin Museums on their antiquities collections.

Paloma Lorente Sebastien
An archaeologist and funerary anthropologist, Paloma Lorente Sebastián has been a member of the Pietragalla Project since its birth. During her Master’s degree at Paris 1 University she studied the funerary practices in indigenous Lucania between the 8th and the 3rd centuries BC and at Bordeaux University she sutied the roman funerary context of Martres-De-Veyre (Puy-de-Dôme, France). She is currently continuing her investigations as part of Lucanie Antique and ArcheoMartres research projects.

Digital Enhancement and 3D Models

Guido Antinori
Guido Antinori graduated in Archaeological Sciences at Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne University with a direct interest in Middle Eastern Archaeology and Mesopotamian glyptic arts. In his dissertation, Guido studied an ancient Iranian glyptic assemblage stored in the University focusing on the employment of modern technologies by proposing the application of a relational database as an analytic tool. Nurturing his interest in scientific mediation, Guido obtained a second degree in “development and promotion of archaeological heritage”, with a study and related internship inscribed in the framework of the Pietragalla Project. From March to July 2019 he was dedicated to the establishment of a promotion program for the Project: making use of digital media, the aim was to enhance the public outreach of the Pietragalla Project.

Romane Jamet Roudenko-Bertin
Romane is a student in Cultural Heritage at Université Paris 1. For her Master thesis she is working on the history of excavations in Asia Minor’s and on the Ottoman Empire’s cultural heritage legislation under the direction of Alain Duplouy. She has had the opportunity to do an internship at the Cernuschi Museum on the conservation of its ancient collections. Romane also went on a field survey in ancient Samnium (actual Molise) with the Università degli Studi di Napoli. In 2019 she joined the Pietragalla Project team as head of digital enhancement.

Other members

David Andreas (HU), Emma Bisson (P1), Michelle Grau (HU), Mara Iacoviello (Università “La Sapienza” – Roma), Felicia Kant (HU), Auxanne Lebeller (P1), Mia Molitor (HU), Hannah Volger (HU), Mariana Silva Porto (P1).

Previous members

Elisa Brandstatt (P1: 2019), Mathilde Courcier (P1: 2018), Aline Dauvillier (P1: 2017), Lou Godefroy (P1: 2018), Alexander Hoer (FU:2017), Miriam Nova (P1: 2017), Luciarita Nunziata (P1: 2017-18), Cristiana Pace (P1:2019), Patrick Rieger (HU:2019), Jessica Schneeweis (HU:2019), Rolf Spoleder (HU:2017).