Archaeologist and epigraphist, he is the discoverer of the Poesia Cave and of the site of Roca as well as the first director of the archaeological explorations here.
Archaeologist specialised in Aegean Bronze Age. He is Professorof Aegean Archaeology at at the University of Salento and he is the director of the excavation.He has worked in Italy and Greece and has participated to the investigations at Roca since the early 1990s.
Professor of Underwater Archaeology at the Università del Salento. Her research interests include coastal landscape archaeology and ancient ports (particularly on the Adriatic Sea). She has dealt also (in collaboration with specialists) of the geomorphological implications of her work.
Ph.D. candidate at the University of Salento. His research interest focus on dynaimcs of change in coastal landscapes. His fields of expertise include also underwater photography /photogrammetry.
Archaeologist, Elena is concluding her specialisation at the University of Basilicata. She studies the buildings and Medieval material culture of Roca (pottery and metals).
Archaeologist specialised at the Italian School at Athens (with which he continues to collaborate). He is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Salento. His research interests encompasse the analysis proto-historic architecture and reconstruction of Final Bronze Age monuments at Roca.
Archaeologist, specialised at the University of Salento, where he currently works. He is the responsible of the Geographic Information System related to the Underwater Archaeological Map of Southern Apulia published online on the platform ArcGIS.com.
Specialised at the University of Salento where she currently works. Her interests include the study of coastal landscape through the use of aereal photograph and archaeological photo interpretation.
Maurizio Di Bartolo
Studied at the University of Salento, his field of expertise is ancient ship building. Has many international collaborations, specifically with the University of Zadar (Hr) and with the DRASSM (Département des Recherches Archéologiques Subaquatiques et Sous-Marines) at Marseil.
Has a MA and a PhD from the Institute of Archaeology, UCL (UK). He was Ph.D. fellow at the British School at Athens and is assistant-directodr of a research project aimed at the study of Aegean-type material. His interests encompasse also approaches to pottery consumption and production, archaeological theory and history of Archaeology.
Has a BA from the Università del Salento. Her field of expertise is the medieval settlement and material culture of Roca. In particular she is interested in medieval and post-medieval pottery and in the relations with the Balkans.
Earned a Ph.D. at the University of Salento. Her focus is on Bronze Age contextsand materials with a specific focus on metallurgy, as well as on the study of archaeological evidence of cultic practices.
Ilaria has concluded her specialisation and works at Roca since 2001. She studies context and local materials from the Final Bronze and Early Iron Age phases at Roca.
Archaeologist, earned a PhD and has a research fellowship at the University of Salento. He's assistant-director of the excavation project at the Bronze Age settlement of Scogli di Apani. His focus is on Ancient and Middle Bronze Age of the Southern Italy, fortified coastal settlement and local handmade pottery as well as on spatial and functional analysis of protohistoric contexts.
He earned his degree at the University of Salento. His research focus is on Landscape Archaeology and management of spatial data through an archaeological geo-database created for Roca. He collaborates also with the University of Siena.