Chiara Piccoli is employed as a Teaching/Research staff member of the Digital Archaeology Research group. Within the group, she teaches 3D modelling in archaeology and is the internship coordinator for the MSc in Digital Archaeology. Her expertise lies in the use of 3D modelling techniques and 2D-3D GIS to visualize and analyze archaeological evidence. She is currently completing her PhD research which focusses on archaeological visualizations of Greek cityscapes, and, in particular, on the development of research-driven, intellectually transparent 3D reconstructions.
Chiara obtained a BA in Cultural Heritage at the University of Trento (cum laude) and an MA in Greek and Roman Archaeology at the University of Siena (cum laude). She participated in several excavations and surveys in Italy, Greece and Morocco. From 2010 to 2014, she was employed at the Faculty of Archaeology of Leiden University as a researcher for the European project CEEDS, which aimed at developing novel integrated technologies that support experiencing, analyzing and understanding complex datasets. Besides her archaeological curriculum, she obtained a Master Degree in Book and Digital Media Studies at Leiden University, where she gained experience in the digitization of archive materials.
Her research interests include Greek and Roman urbanism, visual studies, and the exploitation of digital tools and new technologies for documentation, visualization, analysis and dissemination.
See the 3D scene developed during her PhD research.