Department of Archaeology and Ancient History

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University


Nicolo´ Dell’Unto studied archaeology at the University of Rome, La Sapienza. Upon completion of his Masters, he had a joint appointment as a research assistant at the Institute for Technologies Applied to Cultural Heritage, ITABC-CNR, Italy. There, he took part in several international projects for 3D documentation and visualization of archaeological sites through the use of digital techniques. Later, he obtained a PhD in technologies and management of cultural heritage at the Institute for Advanced Studies, IMT Lucca, Italy. He also worked as a postdoc and lecturer at the University of California Merced before his current position as Associate Professor at Lund University. Since August 2019 he is visiting Associate Professor at the Department of Collection Management at the Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo.


About the research

My research is mostly focused on the development of digital methodologies for the investigation and the analysis of archaeological contexts. In particular I am interested on how the use of new technologies such as: Laser Scanners, Photogrammetry Techniques, GIS and Virtual Reality, are influencing the way of how we investigate and perceive the past.


Books (1)
Articles (19)
Book chapters (16)
Conference contributions (18)
Supervision at Lund University (1)

Research portal (Lund University)


Other tasks and qualifications

  • November 2017- Einar Hansen prize, for outstanding achievements in humanities.
  • January 2017- Highly Cited Research in Journal of Cultural Heritage
  • September 2014- Best Paper Award in the category senior researchers, international conference From Space to Place”, Duke University, Duran, North Carolina, USA, 13-15 October 2014.
  • March 2013- Lunds Studenkårs Pedagogiska pris, VT 2013.

Nicolo Dell'Unto

Senior Lecturer, Reader
Department of Archaeology and Ancient History

Contact information

E-mail nicolo.delluntoark.luse

Phone +46 46 222 31 86

Mobile +46 73 808 97 78

Room A122

Visiting address Helgonavägen 3, Lund

Postal address Box 192, 221 00 Lund

Internal post code 30