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David Pickel

David Pickel

PhD Candidate - Classical Archaeology
B.A. Classical Archaeology, Florida State University
M.A. Classical Archaeology, University of Arizona

David is focusing in Classical Archaeology, with research interests in the Mediterranean West, Roman villas, health and disease, malaria, the ancient economy, and network analysis and entanglement theory. He has received a B.A. in Classical Archaeology from Florida State University (2012), a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Classical Studies from the University of Pennsylvania (2013), and an M.A. from the University of Arizona, also in Classical Archaeology (2015). He has participated in excavations in Italy and Portugal, as well as collections research in Greece and here in the United States.

David is currently Director of Excavations for the Villa Romana di Poggio Gramignano Archaeological Project, a multidisciplinary research project which aims to better understand and contextualize the Augustan period villa at Poggio Gramignano, located along the Tiber river near the town of Lugnano in Teverina (Umbria), and its related late Roman (mid 5th cent. CE) infant cemetery.