STARNINI Elisabetta

Qualifica
Cultrice della materia
E-mail
elisabetta.starnini@unive.it
Sito web
www.unive.it/persone/elisabetta.starnini (scheda personale)
Struttura
Dipartimento di Studi sull'Asia e sull'Africa Mediterranea
Sito web struttura: https://www.unive.it/dsaam

http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3933-0854
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Education

Ph.D. Prehistory of the Mediterranean, University of Genoa, Italy, 2002.
M.A., Palaeoethnolgy, University of Genoa,1991.
B.A., Palaeoethnolgy, University of Genoa, 1984.

Appointments

2022-present Associate Professor of Prehistory and Protohistory, University of Pisa

2019-2022  Senior Researcher of Prehistory and Protohistory, University of Pisa
2018-2019  Junior Researcher of Prehistory and Protohistory, University of Pisa
2010-2018 Archaeologist, Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Archaeological Superintendence of Liguria, Genova, Italy, Director of the National Prehistoric Museum of Balzi Rossi (Ventimiglia, Italy).
2012-2019 Contract Professor of Prehistory and Protohistory, School of Humanistic Sciences, University of Turin (Italy)
2009-2010 Visiting Professor of European Prehistory at Mykolayiv State Humanitarian University of Petro Mohyla (Ukraina),
2009-2010 Lecturer for European, Balkan and Merditerranean Prehistory, Master course “Oriente e Occidente nell’Antichità”, State University of Genova (Italy).
2008-2009 Contract researcher in Prehistory of South Asia, Dipartimento di Scienze dell'Antichità e del Vicino Oriente, University Ca' Foscari, Venice, Italy.
2007-2008 Lecturer for Lithic materials, Department of Earth Sciences, State University of Milano (Italy).
2005-2006 Contract Professor for Laboratory of analyses of ancient materials, Dipartimento di Scienze dell'Antichità e del Vicino Oriente, University Ca’  Foscari, Venice (Italy).
2004-2005 Lecturer for Lithic materials, Department of Earth Sciences, State University of Milano (Italy).
2001-2002 Contract Professor for Archaeometry, Department of Archaeology, University of Genoa (Italy).
1982-2010 Techno-scientific Assistant, Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Archaeological Superintendence of Liguria, Genova, Italy.

Research and Academic Activities

Research activity. In the years 2008-2010 she was co-director, as Italian leader, of the research project, “Characterization of archaeological stone artefacts of the late Neolithic Tisza culture with advanced technologies” in the frame of the Hungarian–Italian Intergovernmental Science & Technology Cooperation Program. In the years 2004-2007 she co-directed, as Italian leader, the research project, “Archaeometry of the first ceramic
pirotechnology in the Carpathian Basin” in the frame of the Hungarian–Italian Intergovernmental Science & Technology Cooperation Program.
Prehistory of the Mediterranean, University of Genoa, Italy, 2002.

She was responsible of the Research Project “MARMO” [MARBLE] “Metodologie di Analisi per la Ricerca sul Marmo preistoricO” [Methodologies of Analysis for Researching on prehistoric marBLE”] funded by the Tuscany Region and the Department of Civilizations and Forms of Knowledge of the University of Pisa (2020-2022).
She was awarded Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Balassi and Tempus Foundation scholarships since the past ten years to conduct research on the Neolithic of the Carpathian Basin at the Institute of Archaeology of the Academy of Science of Hungary (in 1993, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2011, 2012 and 2013, 2017, 2019, 2020, 2022).
She has carried out fieldwork research and excavations, mainly of prehistoric sites, in Southern and Northern Italy, Sardinia, Denmark, Hungary, Greece, Pakistan, Libya and the Sultanate of Oman. Her work has almost always been devoted to the study of the Neolithization and the evolution of the lithic technology and typology, raw material procurement and trade patterns between the Mesolithic and the Bronze Age, with particular attention to the employment of archaeometrical analyses.
Member of the Joint Rorhi Hills Project (Sindh-Pakistan) since 1993.
Member of the International IGCP/UNESCO 442 Project entitled “Raw materials of the Neolithic/Aeneolithic polished stone artefacts: their migration paths in Europe” and secretary of the Italian national working-group.

Reviewer and Referee. Starnini has been manuscript reviewer and referee for the following periodicals: Archaeometry, Proceedings the European Meeting on Ancient Ceramics, Atti dell'Associazione Italiana di Archeometria, Journal of Field Archaeology, Geoarchaeology, European Journal of Archaeology, Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, Asia Anteriore Antica, Quaternary International, PLoS ONE and Journal of Archaeology and Anthropological Sciences. Book reviewer for Acta Achaeologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae, Germania.

Collaborators an Other Affiliations
Gyorgy Szakmany, Sandor Josza, ELTE University of Budapest; Zsolt Kasztovszky, Institute of Isotope and Surface Chemistry of the Academy of Sciences of Budapest; Mauro Cremaschi, University of Milano; Paolo Biagi, University Ca’ Foscari of Venice; Barbara A. Voytek, University of California at Berkeley; Claudio Capelli, Roberto Cabella, Michele Piazza, University of Genova; Tiziano Mannoni†, Istituto per la Storia della Cultura Materiale; Claudio D'Amico†, University of Bologna; Alasdair Whittle, British Academy and University of Cardiff; Nikos Efstratiou, University of Thessaloniki (GR).

Teaching. Starnini has taught undergraduate and graduate classes at University of Torino, Genova, Milano, Venezia and Pisa; she delivered lectures to Ph.D. students at University of Siena and Pisa; visiting lecturer at University of Budapest, Ankara, Beograd. Visiting Professor at University Petro Mohyla of Nikolayev (Ukraina) from 2009.

Training undergraduates and graduate students in archaeology, methodology, archaeometry and prehistory in the classroom and in the field. Starnini directed and co-directed excavations at many sites, among which the early Neolithic site of Isorella (BS, northern Italy), Middle Neolithic site of Bancole (MN, northern Italy), Sites 480 and 862 on the Rohri Hills (Sindh, Pakistan).

Graduate and Postdoctoral Advisors
Prof Santo Tinè† (BA and MA Dissertation Chair, PhD Advisor) University of Genova; Paolo Biagi, University of Genova and Venice (BA, MA Advisor and Postdoctoral Advisor); Tiziano Mannoni†, University of Genova (BA, MA Advisor).

Thresis Advisor and Ph.D. Advisor for:
Sonia Ghersi (MA, 2002, University of Genova), Fiorenzo Fuolega (MA, 2006, University of Venice), Federica Orsida (MA, 2008, University of Milano), Davide Delfino (PhD, 2010, Universitdade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Duro, Vila Real, Portugal), A. Dutto, (MA, 2013, University of Torino), A. Mastroluca, (MA, 2015, University of Torino), F. Rosa, (MA, 2015, University of Torino), M. Ribero, (BA, 2015, University of Torino), E. Perissinotto, (MA, 2015, University of Torino), G. Bonello, (MA, 2017, University of Torino), A. Ribotta, (BA, 2018, University of Torino), M. Blanchet, (MA, 2018, University of Torino), R. Babich, (BA, 2018, University of Torino), M. Bruschini, (MA, 2018, University of Pisa), M. Faccio, (BA, 2019, University of Torino), S. Corona, (BA, 2019, University of Torino)

Publications:
She is author and co-author of more than 300 publications, including monographs, articles in journals, conference proceedings and books, published in Italy, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, Iran, Pakistan, Turkey, USA, Russia and dealing with Eurasian Prehistory and Protohistory.

Links:
https://unimap.unipi.it/cercapersone/dettaglio.php?ri=127837
http://cisbec.dcci.unipi.it/afferenti/10-afferenti/20-starnini.html