Department of Archaeology and Ancient History

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University


I am Associate Professor (Docent) of Archaeology (2020). I obtained my Master's Degree from the University of Pisa in 2005, then I received my PhD from the IMT Institute for Advanced Studies in Lucca with a thesis on the use of Web3D technology and GIS for assessing the archaeological risk in the alluvial coastal plain of Pisa . As a visiting PhD I spent a research period at the University of Oxford. Between 2009 and 2012 I had collaborations both with Archaeological Superintendence of Tuscany and the University of Pisa. In 2013 I joined Lund University where I have been involved in several research projects and fieldwork activities conducted in Sweden, Italy, Greece, Egypt, and Lebanon. My research focuses on the way digital technologies can improve landscape and site interpretation and how 3D spatial analysis can contribute to investigating the sensory dimension of the ancient space.


About the research

My research interests lie in the field of digital technology applied to archaeological research. My primary focus is GIS and the use of spatial analysis to face specific research issues (predictive modelling, visual analysis, cognitive perception in the ancient landscape). Part of my current research is focused on the development of a 3D-GIS to manage the dataset related to the insula V 1 in the context of the Swedish Pompeii Project, with the aim of testing some spatial analysis techniques inside the reconstructed virtual environment. I am also involved in other research projects in which the combined use of digital methods is tested to improve the quality of data analysis and interpetation.


Books (1)
Articles (14)
Conference contributions (14)

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Giacomo Landeschi

Department of Archaeology and Ancient History

Research Engineer
Humanities Lab

Contact information

E-mail giacomo.landeschiark.luse

Visiting address
Helgonavägen 3, Lund (researcher)
Helgonabacken 12, Lund (research engineer)

Postal address
Box 192, 221 00 Lund (researcher)
Box 201, 221 00 Lund (research engineer)

Internal post code
30 (researcher)
20 (research engineer)