Marta Lorenzon

PhD Student-Archaeology


I am currently pursuing my PhD at the University of Edinburgh.  After getting my MA in Near Eastern Archaeology at the University of Florence (Italy), I got a Postgraduate Certificate in Historic Preservation from Columbia University (USA). I have conducted fieldwork  since 2002 in the Mediterranean region (Israel, Syria, Greece, Egypt, Spain and Italy), in the Americas and Asia with a research focus on earthen architecture and material culture.

Responsibilities & affiliations

Associate Fellow 2015-2016 Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Science, American School of Classical Studies in Athens

Current research interests

building materials, earthen architecture, material culture, craft specialisation, geoarchaeology and ethnoarchaeology

Affiliated research centres

Project activity

PhD Project: Earthen Architecture in Bronze Age Crete. From raw materials to construction.

M.Lorenzon and I.Zermani, 2016 “Common Ground: Community Archaeology in Egypt, Interaction between population and cultural heritage” in Journal of Community Archaeology and Heritage 3(3), pp.183-199. Available at:

M.Lorenzon and C.Nelson-Vijoen, 2016 “Interdisciplinary methods of data recording, management and preservation”, In S. Campana, R. Scopigno, G. Capenitiero and M. Cirillo (eds) CAA2015 “ Keep the revolution going” Proceedings of the 43rd Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, pp.187-90

M. Lorenzon and S.Chapman, R.Littman and J.Silverstein, 2014, “3D modeling and mudbrick conservation at Tell Timai, Egypt”,  in CHNT 18, International Conference on Cultural Heritage and New Technologies (CHNT 18), November 11-13, 2013. Proceedings.