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Structure Department of Cultural Heritage: Archaeology and History of Art, Cinema and Music
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Qualification Ricercatore a tempo determinato di tipo B
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Curriculum Vitae

2012: Università degli Studi di Milano - PhD in Natural and Environmental Sciences

2006: Ghent Universiteit, Belgium - MSc in Soil Science (2-year degree)

2004: Università di Padova- BA (hons) in Archaeology


2008: University of Cambridge (McBurney Geoarchaeology Laboratory) - exchange doctoral student

2002-03: Boston University - exchange undergraduate student


Since 2018: Researcher at Università di Padova.

2012-2017 Researcher (chercheur) in archaeo-pedology at Centre de Recherches en Archéologie et Patrimoine (CReA - Patrimoine) of ULB - Université Libre de Bruxelles.



NICOSIA, C (2018). Geoarcheologia delle Stratificazioni Urbane Post-Classiche. ANTENOR QUADERNI, vol. 45, p. 1-164, ROMA: Edizioni Quasar

NICOSIA C, Stoops G (a cura di) (2017). Archaeological Soil and Sediment Micromorphology. Chichester, West Sussex, England:John Wiley & Sons Ltd

Peer-reviewed journals

Canti MG, NICOSIA C (2018). Formation, morphology and interpretation of darkened faecal spherulites. JOURNAL OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL SCIENCE 89, p. 32-45.

Dal Corso M, NICOSIA C, Balista C, Cupitò M, Dalla Longa E, Leonardi G, Kirleis W (2017). Bronze Age crop processing evidence in the phytolith assemblages from the ditch and fen around Fondo Paviani, northern Italy. VEGETATION HISTORY AND ARCHAEOBOTANY 26

Devos Y, NICOSIA C, et al. (2017). An integrated study of Dark Earth from the alluvial valley of the Senne river (Brussels, Belgium). QUATERNARY INTERNATIONAL 460, p. 175-197

Cremaschi M, Zerboni A, NICOSIA C, et al. (2015). Age, soil-forming processes, and archaeology of the loess deposits at the Apennine margin of the Po plain (northern Italy): New insights from the Ghiardo area . QUATERNARY INTERNATIONAL 376, p. 173-188

Peresani M, NICOSIA C (2015). Comparative study of two late Pleistocene sequences with paleosols and aeolian deposits at the southern Alpine foreland. GEOGRAFIA FISICA E DINAMICA QUATERNARIA 38, p. 41-53

Quiros Castillo JA, NICOSIA C, Polo-Diaz A, Ruiz del Arbol M (2014). Agrarian archaeology in northern Iberia: Geoarchaeology and early medieval land use. QUATERNARY INTERNATIONAL 346, p. 56-68

Devos Y, NICOSIA C, Vrydaghs L, Modrie S (2013). Studying urban stratigraphy: Dark Earth and a microstratified sequence on the site of the Court of Hoogstraeten (Brussels, Belgium). Integrating archaeopedology and phytolith analysis. QUATERNARY INTERNATIONAL 315, p. 147-166

NICOSIA C, Langohr R, Carmona P, et al. (2013). Land use history and site formation processes at the Punic site of Pauli Stincus in west central Sardinia. . GEOARCHAEOLOGY 28, p. 373-393

Cremaschi M, NICOSIA C (2012). Sub-Boreal aggradation along the Apennine margin of the central Po plain: geomorphological and geoarchaeological aspects. GÉOMORPHOLOGIE 2, p. 155-174

NICOSIA C, Langohr R, Mees F, et al. (2012). 2012. Medieval Dark Earth in an active alluvial setting from the Uffizi gallery complex in Florence, Italy. . GEOARCHAEOLOGY, vol. 27, p. 105-122

NICOSIA C, Balista C, Cupitò M, Ertani A, Leonardi G, Nardi S, Vidale M (2011). Anthropogenic deposits from the Bronze Age site of Fondo Paviani (Verona, Italy): pedochemical and micropedological characteristics . QUATERNARY INTERNATIONAL, vol. 243, p. 280-292

List of taught course units in A.Y. 2019/20
Degree course code (?) Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
LE0616 COMMON LEN1032865 6 1st Year (2019/20) First