School of History, Classics and Archaeology

Staff Profile

Dr Francesco Carrer

Research Associate

Background

I received a bachelor’s degree in Archaeology from the University of Padova in 2004. I obtained a master’s degree at the same University in 2007, with a thesis on prehistoric and protohistoric archaeology. I then moved to the University of Trento in 2008 for my PhD in the Department of Humanities. Here, my research project addressed the issue of the integration of ethnoarchaeological interpretation and spatial analysis in the study the pastoral landscapes in the eastern Alps (Trentino province, Italy). Between June 2012 and May 2013 I was Post-doctoral research fellow at the Department of Humanities of the University of Trento, with a project focused on the archaeological survey and spatial analysis of prehistoric and historical sites in the uplands of San Vito di Cadore (Veneto region, eastern Alps, Italy). In June 2013 I was Marie Curie research fellow at the Department of Archaeology of the University of York. My research project aimed to investigate how the herders of western Alps shape their seasonal landscapes in the uplands of Western Italian and French Alps.
My research interests are in landscape archaeology and ethnoarchaeology, mountain archaeology and spatial analysis. I am specifically interested in seasonal pastoralism, from an ethnographic and an archaeological perspective, and in the use of GIS applications for the analysis of upland alpine landscapes.

Research

PROJECT COORDINATION


Total Archaeology Project (2013 - ongoing)

Research area: Cadore (Belluno province, Italy)

Co-coordinators: Dr. F. Cavulli & Prof. A. Pedrotti (Department of Humanities, University of Trento - Italy), Dr. F. Fontana & D. Visentin (Department of Humanities, University of Ferrara - Italy)


EthWAL - Ethnoarchaeology of Western Alpine upland Landscapes (2013-2015)

Research area: Monregalese (Cuneo province, Italy), Parc National des Ecrins (Dept. des Hautes-Alpes, France)

Co-coordinator: Dr. K. Walsh (Department of Archaeology, University of York - UK)


ALPES - Alpine Landscapes, Pastoralism and Environment in val di Sole (2010 - ongoing)

Research area: Val di Sole (Trentino province, Italy)

Co-coordinator: Prof. D.E. Angelucci (Department of Humanities, University of Trento - Italy)



PROJECT COLLABORATION


Verifying the first evidence of dairy farming in the alpine region (2014-2015)

Research area: Engadin (Grisons canton, Switzerland)

Coordinators: Dr. T. Reitmaier (Grisons Archaeological Office, Switzerland), Dr. O. Craig (BioArch, Department of Archaeology, University of York - Italy)


"Le Vette" project (2014-2015)

Research area: National Dolomiti Park (Belluno province, Italy)

Coordinators: Dr. F. Cavulli & Prof. A. Pedrotti (Department of Humanities, University of Trento - Italy), G. Fogliata (ARCA - Italy), P. Cesco Frare


Investigating human evidence in the uplands of San Vito di Cadore - Italy (2012-2013)

Research area: San Vito di Cadore (Belluno province, Italy)

Coordinators: Prof. A. Pedrotti (Department of Humanities, University of Trento - Italy)


APSAT - Ambiente e Paesaggi dei Siti d'Altura Trentini (2008-2012)

Research area: Trentino province, Italy

Director: Prof. G.P. Brogiolo (Department of Archaeology, University of Padova - Italy)


Publications