Vincenzo Capozzoli
Vincenzo Capozzoli is head of the digital Pole for archaeology and history of art at the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. During his PhD study between San Marino and Germany, he studied the topography of Archaic and Classical Athens and in particular on its 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 excavations coordinator in Pantelleria), Berlin (Post-Doc Topoi) and Matera (Assistant Professor) before coming to Paris 1 in 2011 (Post-Doc “Research in Paris). Here, he coordinated until 2015 the research project on Ancient Lucania, directed by Alain Duplouy. With Alain Duplouy and Agnes Henning, he is the head of the Project. For more info, see his Academia page.

Alain Duplouy
Alain Duplouy is Reader in Greek archaeology at the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Alain received his PhD from Brussels and Paris universities in 2003 in both archaeology and history, and his Habilitation from Paris in 2017. He was British Academy visiting scholar in Leeds in 2009, Fulbright scholar at UCLA in 2011 and Fellow in Hellenic Studies at Harvard University in 2018/9. 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 member of the Ancient Cities partnership (, he is also involved in the making of the European MOOC « Discovering Greek and Roman cities ». As co-director of the Pietragalla project, his main duty is to keep the peaceful atmosphere among project members, to entertain and to feed them properly. For more info, see his personal webpage.

Agnes Henning
Agnes Henning is one of the three heads of the Pietragalla Project. She is specialized on Lucanian fortified hilltop settlements with a focus on the 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, awarded with the so called travelling scholarship of the German Archaeological Institute. In the following years Agnes held several positions at universities and research institutions in Kiel, Berlin, Heidelberg and Rome. Since more than 20 years she is a team member of the German excavations of ancient Selinus (Sicily). For further information visit her at HUB.

Responsible for the 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).

Responsibles for field activities

Rachel Ramadan-Fourcadier
Rachel Ramadan-Fourcadier is a French student in archaeology and studied mostly in Paris but also in the south of France (Montpellier). Core member of the Project, she has seen it grown since the very beginning. Either in Pietragalla than in Paris, she is contributing actively to the successful completion of the Project. After a bachelor in Classical archaeology, she specialized for her Master dissertations in matters of religion and the practice of cults in pre-roman Italy under the direction of Alain Duplouy and graduated this year.

Gregor Schuster
Gregor Schuster started working on the Pietragalla Project in 2017 and is 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 the research on fortification architecture. In 2020 he successfully discussed his master thesis concerning the documentation of the two circuits of city walls surrounding the 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 the museums of the collection of antiquities in Berlin.

Paloma Lorente Sebastien
Archaeologist and funerary anthropologist, Paloma Lorente Sebastián is a member of the Pietragalla Project since the birth of the project. During her masters she studied the funerary practices in the indigenous Lucania between the VIII-III BC (at University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne) and in the roman funerary context of Martres-De-Veyre (Puy-de-Dôme, France) (at University Bordeaux). Currently, she continues her investigations in the research projects Lucanie Antique and ArcheoMartres

Responsibles for the Digital Valorisation 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 Panthéon Sorbonne. For her master thesis she is working on the History of Asia Minor’s excavations and the Ottoman Empire’s cultural heritage legislation under the direction of Alain Duplouy. During her studies she developed an increased interest for the cultural heritage in all its aspects and matters. She had the chance to do an internship for the conservation of the Cernuschi Museum’s 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’s team as responsible for the digital enhancement of the project.

Other members

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

Old members

Elisa Brandstatt (P1: 2019), Mathilde Courcier (P1: 2018), Aline Dauvillier (P1: 2017), Lou Godefroy (P1: 2018), Alexander Hoer (FU:2017), Felicia Kant (HU: 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).