Davide Tanasi

Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities
University of South Florida
E-mail: dtanasid@usf.edu
Page: http://usf.academia.edu/DavideTanasi

Short biographical information:

Davide Tanasi is Assistant Professor at the Center for Virtualization and Applied Spatial Technologies (CVAST) and the Department of History of University of South Florida and Affiliate Assistant Professor at the Department of Classics of University of Washington. His research interests include the archaeology of ancient Sicily and Malta, Mediterranean prehistory, archaeometry of ancient ceramics, computer graphics in archaeology, and digital communication of cultural heritage. He has authored a hundred scientific papers in these fields and produced 3D documentaries about Sicilian archaeology and cultural heritage. Between 2012 and 2015, he directed the Field School in Archaeology of Arcadia University in Sicily.

Recent publications:

Tanasi D. 2016,
Enhanced analysis and transcription of non-Hellenic inscriptions from Archaic Sicily through open source digital techniques, in G. Gallo, F. Stanco (eds), Open Source, Free Software e Open Format nei processi di ricerca archeologica, Proceedings of the 8th ARCHEOFOSS Conference, Catania 18 -19 June 2013, Archeopress, pp. 189-199 (co-authored with F. Stanco, B. Basile, F. Cordano, G. Lamagna).

Tanasi D. (ed.) 2015,
The late prehistory of Malta: essays on Borġ in-Nadur and other sites,
Oxford: Archaeopress, 2015 (co-edited with N.C. Vella).

Tanasi D. 2015,
“Technological analysis of Sicilian prehistoric pottery production through small angle neutron scattering technique”,
Periodico di Mineralogia 84.1, 2015, pp. 1-22 (co-authored with G. Barone, V. Crupi, F. Longo, F. Majolino, P. Mazzoleni, S. Raneri, J. Texeira, V. Venuti).

Tanasi D. 2015,
“Petrochemical characterization of Bronze Age pottery from the settlement of MT. San Paolillo (Catania, Italy)”,
Rendiconti Lincei. Scienze Fisiche e Naturali, 04/2015, pp. 1-10 (co-authored with C. Rodriguez-Ruiz De Almodovar, R. Bermudez Coronel-Prats, G. Barone, G. Cultrone, P. Mazzoleni).

Tanasi D. 2015,
“Archaeometric identification of Maltese imports in prehistoric Sicily: Zebbug pottery from Licata-Caduta (Agrigento)”,
Malta Archaeological Review, 2010–2011, Issue 10 (2015), pp. 23-30 (co-authored with G. Barone, D. Gullì, P. Mazzoleni, S. Raneri).

Tanasi D. 2014,
Forensic facial reconstruction of a woman from Copper Age Sicily: the case study of Scintilia (Agrigento), in D. Gullì (ed.), Storie sepolte. Riti, culti e vita quotidiana all’alba del IV millennio a.C., Palermo: Regione Siciliana 2014, pp. 67-80 (co-authored with S. Matlock, M. Darfler).

Tanasi D. 2014,
Virtual Archaeology and Historical Revisionism. The Neglected Heritage of Greek Siracusa,
in W. Boerner (ed.),
Proceedings of the 18th Conference on Cultural Heritage and New Technologies (CHNT), Wien, Austria, 11th-13th November 2013, pp. 1-12, digital edition 2014 (co-authored with F. Gabellone, I. Ferrari).

Tanasi D. 2014,
‘Siracusa 3d reborn’: An ancient Greek city brought back to life, in A. Ferrari (ed.),
Proceedings of the 6th International Congress on Science and Technology for the Safeguard of Cultural Heritage in the Mediterranean Basin, Athens, Greece 22 – 25 October 2013, Roma: VALMAR, pp. 220-227 (co-authored with F. Gabellone F., I. Ferrari).

Tanasi D. 2013,
“A case study for an archaeometric characterisation of Sicilian Middle Bronze Age Pottery
(15th-13th c. BC)”,
Swiatowit XL (LII)/A, pp. 47-66.