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Dr Traviglia is a Marie Curie Research Fellow and Adjunct Professor at the University Ca' Foscari of Venice (Italy) and a Honorary Research Affiliate of the University of Sydney. From 2006 to 2015 she was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the department of Archaeology of the University of Sydney and in the Department of Ancient History at Macquarie University (Sydney), where her research has focused primarily on ancient and historical anthropogenic landscapes. Before, she held positions as Visiting Scholar at  the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (ZRC SAZU) and the University of Washington.

She is internationally recognised as an emerging specialist in Landscape Archaeology, a field to which she is contributing to through the application and expansion of innovative digital survey technologies – such as Remote Sensing, GNSS, and mobile devices – in support of more traditional archaeological field methods and research. Broadly speaking, her research revolves around human-environment interactions: she uses social, cultural, ecological and spatial perspectives to study diachronic transformations of regional landscapes. Her work specifically focuses on analysing long term landscape transformations and the impact such transformations had on ancient communities as a way to investigate the human responses to variability and environmental change. Currently, she researches the nature of ancient land divisions and landscape engineering, using the exceptionally well preserved landscapes of the UNESCO world heritage site of Aquileia (Italy) to unlock Roman settlement dynamics, principles and agenda.

She is a member of the Executive Steering Committee of the International Computer Application and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA) association and its Publication Officer; she is also a member of the IKUWA (International Congress of Underwater Archaeology) Steering Committee. 

She is the co-Editor of the Open Access Journal of ComputerApplication in Archaeology (JCAA) and has chaired the 41st Computer Applications in Archaeology Conference (CAA2013 Perth Across space and time ) in 2013 and the  6th International Congress of Underwater Archaeology (IKUWA 6) in 2016.

She is a one of the Management Committee (MC) members of the COST Action CA15201 Archaeological practices and knowledge work in the digital environment (Arkwork) and one of its Core Team Members.

Dr Traviglia is the PI of the EU funded (MSC actions) VEiL project. Within it, she develops new methods based on Computer Vision for automatically identifying land division system elements from remote sensing imagery.








§ 2016: “Reconstructing Roman suburban settlement dynamics from ploughsoil assemblages: material culture from Aquileia”. In Ancient History: Resources for Teachers.

§ 2015: “Beyond the City Walls: Surveying the Periphery of Aquileia”. In Australian Archaeological Fieldwork Abroad III. Special issue of Ancient History: Resources for Teachers

§ 2015: (a cura di) Across space and time. Papers from the 41st Conference of Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, Amsterdam University Press, Amsterdam.

§ 2014: "Beyond spreadsheets: tablet automation of the artefact inventory process" (con S. White e A. Wilson). In CAA2014. 21st century archaeology. Proceedings of the 41st Conference of Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology. Concepts, methods and tools, a c. di F. Gilighy et al., Archaeopress Archaeology, Oxford.

§ 2012: "Uncovering Angkor: Integrated Remote Sensing Applications in the Archaeology of Early Cambodia" (con D. Evans). In Satellite Remote Sensing: A New Tool for Archaeology, a c. di Lasaponara R., Masini N., Springer, New York.

§ 2011: "Integrated archaeological investigations for the study of the Greater Aquileia area", Proc. of 1st Workshop 'The New Technologies for Aquileia' NTA-2011, Aquileia, Italy, May 02, 2011,, ISSN 1613-0073, online

§ 2011: "Remote Sensing applications and archaeological research in the Northern Lagoon of Venice: the case of the lost settlement of Costanciacus" (con D. Cottica), Journal of Archaeological Science,Volume 38, Issue 9, (September 2011) pp 2040-2050.

§ 2009: "Dalla ricerca d'archivio al remote sensing: metodologie integrate per lo studio del paesaggio antropico. Il caso dell'antica Costanziaco, Laguna Nord di Venezia" (con D. Cottica, D. Busato, L. Fozzati), Agri Centuriati. An International Journal of Landscape Archaeology, 5.

§ 2008: "Identificazione di tracce archeologiche sul territorio tramite sensore aviotrasportato MIVIS: l'esempio di Aquileia romana", Archeologia Aerea 3

§ 2008: "Vicus Costanziaci between land and sea: Remote Sensing applications for the detection of the lost islands in the Venetian Lagoon" (con D. Cottica, L. Fozzati). In Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on "Advances in Remote Sensing for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Management", Aracne, Roma.

§ 2008: "The combinatorial explosion: defining procedures to reduce data redundancy and to validate the results of processed hyperspectral images"". In Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on "Advances in Remote Sensing for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Management" Aracne, Roma.

§ 2008: "A view on Greater Angkor: a multi-scalar approach for investigating the Khmer forests". In Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on "Advances in Remote Sensing for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Management", Aracne, Roma.

§ 2008: "Nuove ricerche sulla Laguna Veneta in periodo Romano", in Missioni Archeologiche e progetti di ricerca e scavo dell'Universià Ca' Foscari - Venezia, VI Giornata giornata di studio, Venezia 12 maggio 2008, S. Gelichi (ed.), Poligrafo, Venezia, pp. 151-157

§ 2007: "Le trasformazioni tardo-antiche e la frequentazione alto-medievale (Fasi 5a, 5b: dalla fine del IV all'inizio del VII sec.)". In C. Morselli (ed.), Trieste Antica. Lo scavo di Crosada, pp. 86-98.TriesteEditReg

§ 2007: "Le tracce del tardo Medioevo (Fasi 6a, 6b: XIII-XV sec.)". In C. Morselli (ed.), Trieste Antica. Lo scavo di Crosada, pp. 98-103Trieste, EditReg

§ 2007: "MIVIS Hyperspectral Sensors for the Detection and GIS Supported Interpretation of Subsoil Archaeological Sites". In J.T. Clark, E. Hagemeister (eds). Digital Discovery: Exploring New Frontiers in Human Heritage. CAA 2006. Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology. Proceedings of the 34th Conference, Fargo, United States, April 2006, pp. 287-299. Budapest, Archaeolingua (in English) [peer reviewed]

§ 2006: "Archaeological usability of Hyperspectral images: successes and failures of image processing techniques". In From Space to Place. Proceedings of the 2nd International conference on Remote Sensing in Archaeology, Rome, Dec. 4-7 2006, pp. 123-130. Oxford, Archaeopress (in English)

§ 2005: "Integration of MIVIS Hyperspectral remotely sensed data and Geographical Information Systems to study ancient landscape: the Aquileia case study", Agri Centuriati. An International Journal of Landscape Archaeology, 2, Padua (Italy), pp. 139-170 (in English)

§ 2005: "A semi-empirical index for estimating soil moisture from MIVIS data to identify subsurface archaeological sites". In 9° Conferenza Nazionale ASITA, Federazione delle Associazioni Scientifiche per le Informazioni Territoriali ed Ambientali, 15-18 Novembre 2005, Catania, ASITA Catania, Atti Volume II, pp. 1969-1974 (in English)