BIAGI Paolo

Qualifica Professore in quiescenza
Telefono 041 234 8863
E-mail pavelius@unive.it
Sito web www.unive.it/persone/pavelius (scheda personale)
Struttura Dipartimento di Studi sull'Asia e sull'Africa Mediterranea
Sito web struttura: https://www.unive.it/dsaam
Sede: Palazzo Vendramin

Curriculum vitae

Personal information

Biagi Paolo, born in Brescia on 30 January 30th, 1948, Italian citizenship

URL for web site: www.harappa.com/category/slide-place/rohri

 

EDUCATION

1981
PhD, London University Institute of Archaeology, UK. Supervisor John Nandris
1972
Master (Italian Dott.) Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italia
 

CURRENT POSITION

December 2002 - 1st October 2018
Full Professor of Prehistory and Protohistory,

Ca' Foscari University of Venice
1st October 2018 Retired
 
PREVIOUS POSITIONS

1988 - 2002
Associate Professor of Palaeoethnology, Ca' Foscari University of Venice
1981- 1988

 

1978-1981
Confirmed Researcher, University of Genoa, Institute of Archaeology, then DARFICLET

Curator, Natural History Museum, Brescia
FELLOWSHIP(S)

1974-1977: Italian Ministry of Public Instruction (MPI) at the Institute of Geology, Palaeontology and Human Palaeontology, Ferrara University

1977-1978: National Research Council (CNR), Institute of Archaeology, Genoa University

 
 
 
 
SUPERVISION OF GRADUATE STUDENTS AND POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS

2003-2006
1 post-Doc student, UCL London (Leverhulme Project co-Direvtor); External examiner PhD Karachi University, Dept. of General History
2006-2009
2 PhD, 5 MA Students
2010 - Present
External examiner (12 PhD students Taxila Institute for Asian Civilizations, 1 PhD Peshawar University)
2014 - 2018
1PhD (Co-supervisor)
2017 - present
1 PhD, 2 MA Students
 

TEACHING ACTIVITIES

2010 - 2018
Ca' Foscari University of Venice (BA Courses in Palaeoethnology and Caucasian Prehistory, MA courses in Prehistory of the Near and Middle East

 
2019                                                                                         Ca' Foscari University of Venice, MA Course in    Prehistory of the Near and Middle East

ORGANISATION OF SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS

29 April-1 May 1988
The Neolithisation of the Alpine region, Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Brescia (25 participants from Italy, UK, France, Switzerland)
29 April-1 May 1993
Highland Zone Exploitation in Southern Europe  (with J. Nandris) Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Brescia - 27 participants from Italy, UK, France, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Poland)
29-31 October 1998
The Neolithic Transition in Europe: Looking Back -- Looking Forward, Ca' Foscari University of Venice (with A.J. Ammerman - 18 participants from Italy, UK,USA, France, Poland, Portugal)
2-5 November 1998
Workshop on PPN Chipped Lithic Industries (Venice - I), Ca' Foscari University of Venice (with I. Caneva, C. Lemorini and D. Zampetti - 35 participants from Italy, UK, France, USA, Israel, Turkey, Jordan, Japan)
20-22 June 2005
A Short Walk Through the Balkans (London UCL – UK) (with S. Shennan and M. Spataro - 20 participants from UK, USA, Canada, France, Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Germany)
9-10 November 2007
Ten Years After: The Neolithic of the Balkans, as uncovered by the last decade of research (with D. Ciobotaru, F. Draşovean and M. Spataro - 30 participants from Italy, UK, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, USA, Germany, Hungary, Serbia) (Timişoara - RO)
17-18 November 2014

 
Anabasi: Sulle orme di Alessandro dalla morte di Dario, Ca' Foscari University of Venice (with C. Antonetti - 15 participants from Italy, France, Russia, Switzerland, Poland)
INSTITUTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

2003-2006
Co-Director Leverhulme Project “Ceramic analysis and cultural process: Early Neolithic pottery in the Balkans”, Director Prof. S. Shennan, Director Institute of Archaeology, UCL, London, UK (). Post-Doc  Student M. Spataro
2016-2018
Erasmus Plus coordinator with the Universities of Tbilisi (GE), Odessa and Nikolaev (UA), and Quaid-i-Azam, Islamabad (PK)
2017 - Present
MOU coordinator with Quaid-i-Azam University, Taxila Institute for Asian Civilizations, Islamabad (PK) and Department of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Ukraine, I.I. Mechnikov University, Odessa (UA)

 
MEMBERSHIP OF SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES

1979 - Present
Prehistoric Society (London)
1990 - Present
Società per la Preistoria e Protostoria della regione Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Trieste (President)
1992 - Present

1995 - Present
Ateneo di Scienze, Lettere Arti, Brescia (Member)

Natura (Cremona)
2004 - Present

2009 - Present
Lithic Studies Society (London)

Society of Antiquaries (London)

COMMISSIONS OF TRUST

HEC (High Education Commission, Islamic Republic of Pakistan Government) Approved PhD Supervisor

2016 - present)
1 PhD Student Supervisor (Mrs. Romana Heider) Taxila Institute of Asian Civilizations (Islamabad)
 

1987-1988:

2002-2006:
Director: Italian Archaeological Mission in the Sultanate of Oman

Director: Italian Archaeological Mission in the Banat and Transylvania (Romania)

 

 
Member of the international commission (6 members) for the designation of the Archaeology Chair of Edinburgh University (2009). 

Member of PhD judging commissions at the University of Rome "La Sapienza" (1), Paris Sorbonne University (1), Valencia University (1), Neuchatel University (1), and Nice University (1- President of the Commission)

 

No career breaks.

 

Early achievement track record

1) Papers issued in Scopus referenced journals

1) Biagi P., Torke W., Tosi M. and Uerpmann H-P. 1984. Qurum: a case study of bioarchaeology in Northern Oman. World Archaeology, 16 (1): 43-61.

2) Bagolini B. and Biagi P. 1990. The radiocarbon chronology of the Neolithic and Copper Age of Northern  Italy. Oxford Journal of Archaeology, 9 (1): 1-23.

3) Biagi P. and Cremaschi M. 1991. The Harappan flint quarries of  the Rohri Hills (Sind - Pakistan). Antiquity, 65 (246):  97-102.

4) Biagi P. and Nisbet R. 1993. Environmental History and  Plant Exploitation at the Aceramic Sites of RH5 and RH6 near the Mangrove Swamp of Qurm (Muscat - Oman). Bulletin de la Société‚ Botanique de France, 139 (2-4): 571-578.

5) Biagi  P., Cremaschi M. and Nisbet R. 1993. Soil Exploitation and Early Agriculture in Northern Italy. The Holocene, 3 (2): 164-168.

6) Biagi P. 1994. A  Radiocarbon Chronology for the Aceramic Shell-middens of Coastal Oman. Arabian  Archaeology and Epigraphy, 5: 17-31.

7) Biagi P. 1994. An Early Palaeolithic site near Saiwan (Sultanate of Oman). Arabian Archaeology and Epigraphy,  5: 81-88.

8) Biagi P.,  Kazi M.M. and Negrino F. 1996. An Acheulian  workshop at Ziarat Pir Shaban on the Rohri Hills (Sindh - Pakistan). South Asian Studies, 12: 49-62.

9) Peretto C., Biagi P., Boschian G., Broglio A., De Stefani M., Fasani L., Fontana F., Grifoni R., Guerreschi A., Iacopini A., Minelli A., Pala R., Peresani M., Radi G., Ronchitelli A., Sarti L., Thun Hohenstein U. and Tozzi C. 2004 - Living-floors and Structures from the Lower Palaeolithic to the Bronze Age in Italy. Collegium Anthropologicum, 1 (28): 63-88.

10) Biagi P. and Nisbet R. 2006 - The prehistoric fisher-gatherers of the western coast of the Arabian Sea: a case of seasonal sedentarization? World Archaeology, 28 (2): 220-238.

11) Efstratiou N., Biagi P., Elefanti P., Karkanas P. and Ntinou N. 2006 - Prehistoric Exploitation of Grevena Highland Zones: Hunters and Herders along the Pindus Chain of Western Macedonia (Greece). World Archaeology,  28 (3): 415-435.

12) Biagi P. 2011 - Changing the prehistory of Sindh and Las Bela coast: twenty-five years of Italian contribution. World Archaeology, 43 (4): 523-537. Doi: 10.1080/00438243.2011.624695

13) Biagi, P. 2013 - The shell middens of Las Bela coast and the Indus delta (Arabian Sea, Pakistan). Arabian Archaeology and Epigraphy 24, pp. 9-14. doi: 10.1111/aae.12013

14) Efstratiou N., Biagi P. and Starnini E. 2014 - A New Epipalaeolithic Site at Ouriakos in the Northeast Aegean (Island of Lemnos, Greece). Adalya, XVII: 1-23.

15) P. Biagi and E. Starnini 2014 - The Levallois Mousterian assemblages of Sindh (Pakistan) and their relations with the Middle Palaeolithic in the Indian Subcontinent. Archaeology, Ethnology & Anthropology of Eurasia, 42 (1): 18-32. Doi: 10.1016/j.aeae.2014.10.002.

16) P. Biagi 2015 - Modeling the Past: The Paleoethnological Evidence. In W. Henke, I Tattersall (eds) Handbook of Paleoanthropology. Springer Verlag, Berlin-Heidelberg (2nd revised Edition) Doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-27800-6_24-3.

17) P. Biagi, E. Starnini and C. Beltrame 2016 - The Mercurio Gunflints: A techno-typological and cultural assessment. The Antiquaries Journal, 96: 363-389. doi:10.1017⁄s0003581516000214.

18) P. Biagi, R. Nisbet and B. Gratuze 2017 - Discovery of obsidian mines on Mount Chikiani in the Lesser Caucasus of Georgia. Antiquity Project Gallery, 91 (357), e5, June 2017: 1-8. doi: 10.15184/aqy.2017.39.

19) E. Starnini, P. Biagi and F. Mazzucco 2018 - The beginning of the Neolithic in the Po Plain (Northern Italy): Problems and Perspectives. Quaternary International, 470: 301-317. doi: 10.1016/j.quaint.2017.05.059.

20) P. Biagi and R. Nisbet 2018 - The Georgian Caucasus ad its resources: The exploitation of Mount Chikiani uplands during the metal ages. Antiquity Project Gallery 92 (362) e7: 1–9. doi: 10.15184/aqy.2018.53.

21) V.S. Sparacello, C. Panelli, S. Rossi, I. Dori, A. Varalli, G. Goude, E. Starnini and P. Biagi 2019 - Neolithic funerary behavior from the 6th millennium BCE in the north-western Mediterranean: the re-discovery of Arma dell’Aquila (Finale Ligure, Italy). Quaternary International (in press). doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2019.02.003.

22) Biagi P and Starnini E 2018. Neanderthals and Modern Humans in the Indus Valley? The Middle and Late (Upper) Palaeolithic Settlement of Sindh, a Forgotten Region of the Indian Subcontinent. In: Nishiaki Y, Akazawa T (eds.) The Middle and Upper Paleolithic Archeology of the Levant and Beyond. Replacement of Neanderthals by Modern Humans Series. Springer, Singapore: 175-197. doi:10.1007/978-981-10-6826-3_12.

23) P. Biagi, R. Nisbet and T. Fantuzzi 2018 - Mangroves: Environmental changes and human impact along the northern coast of the Arabian Sea (Pakistan) from the beginning of the Holocene to the present. Archaeologische Mitteilungen aus Iran und Turan (in press: first proofs, 32 pages)

24) P. Biagi, R. Nisbet and E. Starnini 2019 - The prehistoric fishers of the northern and western coasts of the Arabian Sea. In Jawad L. (ed.) The Arabian seas (Arabian/Persian Gulf, Sea of Oman, North Arabian Sea, Gulf of Aden, the Red Sea) Biodiversity, Environment Challenges and Conservation Measures. Springer Verlag (Accepted for publication).

25) J. Sakalauskaite, S. Andersen, P. Biagi, M. Borrello, A.C. Colonese, F. Dal Bello, A. Girod, M. Heumüller, H. Koon, G. Mandili, C. Medana, K. Penkman, L. Plasseraud, T. Cocquerez, H. Schlichtherle, S. Taylor, C. Tokarski, J. Thomas, J. Wilson, F. Marin and B. Demarchi 2019 - Pearls of Grace: “Palaeoshellomics” reveals the Use of Freshwater Mother-of-Pearl in Prehistoric Ornaments. eLIfe (In press).

 

2. Research monographs (editor)

1) Bagolini B., Barbacovi F., Biagi P. 1979. Le Basse di valcalaona (Colli Euganei). Alcune considerazioni su una facies con Vasi a Bocca Quadrata e sulla sua collocazione cronologico-culturale. Monografie di Natura Bresciana 3: 1-72. Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Brescia,

2) Biagi P., Barker G.W.W., Cremaschi M. (eds) 1983. La stazione di Casatico di Marcaria (Mantova) nel quadro paleoambientale ed archeologico dell'Olocene antico della Val Padana Centrale. Studi Archeologici, 2: 5-135. Bergamo.

3) Nisbet R. and Biagi P. (eds) 1987 - Balm' Chanto: un riparo sotto roccia  dell'età del  Rame nelle  Alpi  Cozie.  Archeologia dell'Italia Settentrionale, 4: 5-154. New Press, Como.

4) Biagi P. (ed.) 1990. The Neolithization of the Alpine Region. Monografie di Natura Bresciana 13: 1-235. Museo Civico di Scienze Naturali, Brescia,

5) Biagi P., Nandris J. (eds) 1994. Highland Zone Exploitation in Southern Europe. Monografie di Natura Bresciana 20: 1-338. Museo Civico di Scienze Naturali, Brescia,

6) Biagi P. (ed.) 1995. L'insediamento neolitico di Ostiano-Dugali Alti (Cremona) nel suo contesto ambientale ed Economico. Monografie di Natura Bresciana 22: 1-144. Museo Civico di Scienze Naturali, Brescia,

7) Baroni C. e Biagi P. (eds.) 1997 - Excavations at the high altitude Mesolithic site of Laghetti del Crestoso (Bovegno, Brescia - Northern  Italy).  Monografie  dell'Ateneo di SS  LL  AA  di Brescia. Brescia.

8) Biagi P (ed.) 2000. Studi sul Paleolitico, Mesolitico e Neolitico del bacino dell'Adriatico in ricordo di A.M. Radmilli. Società per la Preistoria e Protostoria della Regione Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Quaderno 8: 1-277. Trieste.

9) Caneva I., Lemorini C., Zampetti D., Biagi P. (eds) 2001. Beyond tools. Redifining the PPN Lithic Assemblages of the Levant. Studies in Early Near Eastern Production, Subsistence, and Environment 9. Berlin, ex Oriente, 1-455.

10) P. Biagi (ed) - Spataro. E 2002. The First Farming Communities of the Adriatic: Pottery Production and Circulation in the Early and Middle Neolithic. Società per la Preistoria e Protostoria della Regione Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Quaderno 9: 1-255. Trieste.

11) Ammerman A.J. and Biagi P. (eds) The Widening Harvest. The Neolithci Transition in Euroipe: Looking Back, Looking Forward. Archaeological Institute of America. Colloquia and Conference Papers, 6: 1-343. Boston.

12) P. Biagi (ed.) - Karmanski S. 2005. Donja Branjevina: A Neolithic Settlement near Deronje in the Vojvodina (Serbia). Società per la Preistoria e Protostoria della Regione Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Quaderno 10: 1-308. Trieste.

13) Spataro M and Biagi P (eds.) 2007. A Short Walk Through the Balkans: The First Farmers of the Carpathian Basin and Adjacent Regions. Proceedings of the Conference held at the Institute of Archaeology UCL on June 20th-22nd, 2005. Società per la Preistoria e Protostoria della Regione Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Quaderno 12: 1-237. Trieste.

14) Starnini E and Biagi P (eds.) 2007. Makkay J. The Excavations of the Early Neolithic Sites of the Körös Culture in the Körös Valley, Hungary: The final Report. Volume I The Excavations: Stratigraphy, Structures and Graves. Società per la Preistoria e Protostoria della Regione Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Quaderno 11: 1-284. Budapest.

15) Biagi P (ed.) 2011. Franco C. La Fine del Mesolitico in Italia. Identità culturale e distribuzione territoriale degli ultimi cacciatori-raccoglitori. Società per la Preistoria e Protostoria della Regione Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Quaderno 13: 1-278. Trieste.

16) Biagi P (ed.) E. Starnini. Fired Clay, Plastic Figurines of the Körös Culture from the Excavations of the Early Neolithic Sites of the Körös Culture in the Köros Valley, Hungary. Società per la Preistoria e Protostoria della Regione Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Quaderno 14: 1-314. Trieste.

17) Antonetti C and Biagi P (eds.) 2017. With Alexander in India and Central Asia. Moving East and Back to West: 1-292. Oxbow Books, Oxford and Philadelphia.

18) Biagi P and Starnini E (eds.) 2018. Gli scavi all'Arma dell'Aquila (Finale Ligure, savona): Le ricerche e i materiali degli scavi del Novecento. Società per la Preistoria e Protostoria della Regione Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Quaderno 15: 1-267. Gorizia.

 

3. Invited presentations to peer-reviewed, internationally established conferences:

Lectures delivered on invitation at the Universities of Halle and Tübingen (D), Budapest (H), Ljubljana (SLO), Zagreb (HR), Odessa, Nikolaev (UA), Moscow Academy of Sciences (RU), Ankara, Istanbul (TR), Athens (GR), Tbilisi (GE), UCL (UK), New York, Berkeley, Stanford, Los Angeles (USA), Karachi, Jamshoro, Hyderabad, Islamabad, Quetta, Khairpur (PK), King Saud University Riyadh (SA), National Museum Islamabad (PK), Academy of Sciences, Budapest (H), National Museum Tbilisi (GE).

Visiting Professor, Department of Archaeology, Ljubljana University (April 1995). Associate Researcher of the Department of Anthropology, Berkeley University, USA (May 1997), Visiting Professor Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University, Peshawar, Pakistan (2016). Organizer of Archaeology courses at P. Mohila University, Nikolaev, Ukraine (2009 and 2010). Visiting Professor Tbilisi State University, Georgia Millennium Programme (October 2012).

Member of the Scientific Committee of the ISKM Congress (Budapest November 2019) and coordinator of the session "Raw material exploitation strategies: mining and surface
collecting" (with E. Starnini).

 

4. Prizes/Awards/Academy memberships: 1) Professor Honoris Causa, I.I. Mechnikov University, Odessa, Ukraine (2014), 2) Professor Honoris Causa, Black Sea State University P. Mohila, Nikolaev, Ukraine (2016), 3) Gold Medal Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur, Sindh, Pakistan (2002), 4) Gold Medal Brescia Municipality, Italy (2002), 5) Premio Brescianità - Ateneo di Brescia, Italy (2015) 6) Premio della Ricerca, Ca' Foscari University of Venice (2015), 7) Honorary Fellow Society of Antiquaries, London UK (2009).

 

5. Editorial board of scientific journals: 1) Adumatu (Riyadh, SA),  2) Journal of Asian Civilizations (Taxila Institute for Asian Civilizations, Islamabad, PK), 3) Grassroots (Pakistan Study Centre, Jamshoro, PK), 4) IRJAH - International Research Journal of Arts and Humanities (Sindh University, Jamshoro, PK), 5) Sindhological Studies (Sindh University, Jamshoro, PK), 6) Ancient Sindh (Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur, PK), 7) Journal of Research Society of Pakistan (University of Punjab, Lahore, PK), 8) Praehistoria (Miskolc University, H), 9) Archivio de Prehistoria Levantina (Valencia University, SP), 10) Natura (Provincia di Cremona), 11) Atti e 12) Quaderni della Società per la Preistoria e Protostoria della Regione Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Trieste, 13) Journal of Social Sciences (Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad)

 

6) Others: ERC grants reviewer (3 Reviews between 2014 and 2017), ESF (European Science Foundation) Projects Reviewer (2018-2021), ASN Abilitazioni Scientifiche Nazionali (Archaeology - L-ANT): member of the evaluation committee for Associate and Full Professorships 2016-2018, 3) Scopus index 10, 4) Peer-reviewer of the following international impact factor journals: 1) Antiquity, 2) Radiocarbon, 3) Quaternary International, 4) Climate of the Past, 5) Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, 6) Journal of Field Archaeology, 7) Journal of Archaeological Science, 8) BAR International Series, 9) PlosOne

 

Languages: English (spoken and written: fluent), Russian (spoken and written: good)