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Alberto  Prieto

Alberto Prieto

2018 Lecturer in Art History and Archaeology

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A.B., Harvard University, 1994
M.Litt., University of Saint Andrews (U.K.), 1996
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 2005

Alberto Prieto began to study the ancient world at the age of 10, continued those studies during his secondary education, and pursued university degrees in all three branches of classical scholarship. After participating in an excavation field-school at Cetamura del Chianti in Tuscany, he served as a trench director for three summers at the Lydian capital Sardis in modern Turkey and excavated on the Palatine hill in Rome.

For his doctorate, Prof. Prieto participated in pioneering multidisciplinary archaeological fieldwork in Magna Graecia, at Metaponto in Basilicata, and Crotone in Calabria, where he directed intensive field surveys and developed professional interests in Greek and Roman history, archaeological theory and methods, Mediterranean geoarchaeology and landscape history, history of agriculture and technology, digital imaging, and geospatial technologies.

In 2007 he moved to Rome to pursue a professional degree in film-making with a specialization in cinematography, teach courses in the archaeology, history, and topography of Rome and the Roman world, supervise excavation field schools, and produce educational videos about Roman civilization and conservation of cultural heritage.