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Department of Archaeology

 

Biography

  • PhD Archaeology. University of Cambridge, UK (2019-present)
  • Digital Repository Office Assistant at the British Institute at Ankara (BIAA), Turkey (2018-2019)
  • Research Assistant at the British Institute at Ankara (BIAA), Turkey (2018)
  • MA Archaeology (Distinction). University of Catania, Italy (2017)
  • BA Cultural Heritages (Honors). University of Catania, Italy (2015)

Research

My research aims to investigate spatial structures and cultural variation of northern Mesopotamia, eastern Anatolia, and the southern Caucasus during the Bronze Age (c.2350-1550 BCE), and to propose interpretative models useful for explaining mobility and the circulation of artefacts, technologies, and ideas within this broad region. The project's main purpose is to understand the shape and dynamics of different networks and how they may have been active at a cross-regional scale at different times. These goals will be reached through spatial and geostatistical analyses applied on material culture, such as pottery, small clay objects, and metallurgical-related products.

Publications

Key publications: 

 

Brainerd, L.M. & Russo, S.G. (eds) (forthcoming). Resilience and Archaeology. Archaeological Review from Cambridge 36.1

Laneri, N. et al. (2020). Reconstructing funerary sequences of kurgans in the southern Caucasus: the first two seasons of the Azerbaijan-Italian Ganja Kurgan Archaeological Region Project (GaRKAP) in western Azerbaijan. Anatolica, 46, pp. 103-145. https://dx.doi.org/10.2143/ANA.46.0.3288921

Russo, S.G. (2020). Connecting Cultures, Dividing Countries: A Preliminary Assessment of the Khabur Ware from Girnavaz Höyük, Southeastern Turkey. In: Coppini, C. & Simi, F. (Eds.), Interactions and New Directions in Near Eastern Archaeology. West & East, Monografie 4, Proceedings of the 5th “Broadening Horizons” Conference (Udine 5-8 June 2017), Volume 3. Trieste: Edizioni Università di Trieste, pp. 241-263. http://hdl.handle.net/10077/30237

Crescioli, L. & Russo, S.G. (2017). Interpreting a Probable Pottery Kiln of Middle Bronze Age from Hirbemerdon Tepe, SE Turkey. Anatolica, 43, pp. 83-101. https://dx.doi.org/10.2143/ANA.43.0.3262796 

Russo, S.G. & Laneri, N. (2017). Hirbemerdon Tepe and the Upper Tigris Region during the Middle Bronze Age. In: Bircan, U., Coşkun, A., Temel, M. & Kılıç, P.G. (eds.), Uluslararası Diyarbakır Sempozyumu (Cilt 1). Diyarbakır: Diyarbakır Valiliği, pp. 135-153.

Teaching and Supervisions

Research supervision: 

 

Supervisor: Dr Augusta McMahon

Advisor: Dr Enrico Crema

 

Teaching:

I am currently involved in the supervision of the following courses:

  • A3: Introduction to the Cultures of Egypt and Mesopotamia

Other Professional Activities

  • Member of King’s College, Cambridge
  • Cambridge Trust Scholar (2019-present)
  • Member of the Cambridge Ancient Near East Seminar Committee (2020)
  • Member of the British Association of Near Eastern Archaeology (BANEA) (2020)
  • Research Assistant in the PLOMAT project (2020)
  • Member of the Archaeological Review from Cambridge (2019-present)
  • Member of the British Institute at Ankara (BIAA) (2018-present)
  • Member of the Ganja Region Kurgan Archaeological Project (GaRKAP), Azerbaijan (2018-present)

Job Titles

PhD Student in Archaeology

General Info

Not available for consultancy
Research Expertise / Fields of study: 
Material Culture
Cultural Evolution

Contact Details

Affiliations

Person keywords: 
Cultural Evolution
Material Culture Studies
Archaeological Theory
Bronze Age
Movements and Interactions
Subjects: 
Archaeology
Assyriology and Mesopotamian Archaeology
Themes: 
Material Culture
Rethinking Complexity
Geographical areas: 
Mesopotamia and the Near East
Periods of interest: 
Copper/Bronze Age