Stefano Campana is specialized in landscape archaeology, remote sensing, GIS and ubiquitous communication for purposes of research, recording and conservation. His work is focused on the understanding of past landscapes from prehistory to the present day, with particular emphasis on Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages. The principal context for his work has been Tuscany but he has also participated in and led research work in the UK, China, Turkey, Palestine and Turkmenistan. He is active in the international sphere from long time and has established a sound reputation for pioneering research and the rapid publication of books and articles in international journals and in the conference proceedings for meetings. In 2011 he has been proposed and admitted as a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London and in 2012 he has been invited as member of the General Management Board of HIST, the Governing Board of the International Centre on Space Technologies for Natural and Cultural Heritage, under the auspices of UNESCO and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He currently leads a research team of eight archaeologists (Laboratory of Landscape Archaeology and Remote Sensing) and he directs numerous research projects, field surveys and excavations. In 2009 he founded a very successful spin-off company of the University of Siena, ATS s.r.l., aimed at technology transfer from the LAB to the market of Cultural Heritage.
Principali ambiti di ricerca:
- Landscape Archaeology
- Late antiquity and early middle age archaeology
- Archaeological methodology
- Remote sensing archaeology
- Digital archaeology
Progetti di ricerca in corso:
- 2004-ongoing - Archaeological excavation at S. Pietro ad Asso (SI).
- 2010-2015 - EU Culture 2007: Archaeolandscapes Europe;
- 2010-2015 - Stanford University: Large scale GPR prospection (IDS STREAM Xsys) of Çatalhöyük (Turkey)
- 2012-2014 - Bertarelli Foundation: Between Montalcino and Mount Amiata (Siena/Grosseto);
- 2012-2014 - Bertarelli Foundation: Santa Marta Project (GR).
- 2012-2013 - EU : Archeospot: mobile technologies for the visualization of a UNESCO archaeological landscapes: Orcia Vally;
- 2012-2013 - EU: Archaeological Park of PAVA;
- 2012-2013 - ARCUS Ministry of Cultural Heritage: Geographical Information System for the Tuscan Archaeological Heritage;