Andrea Vianello


Andrea VianelloWelcome to the personal website of Dr Andrea Vianello, archaeologist specialised in Aegean and Mediterranean archaeology. You can find here some information on my past and current academic activities, and a few papers. I was the subject reviewer in archaeology for Intute at the University of Oxford. I am currently involved in a field project in Sicily (hint: see photo), focusing on prehistoric material evidence (museum based work). It is a multi-disciplinary collaborative research project. Occasional updates can be found on the blog, the first publications are coming: first paper and latest paper on lithics. The last collaborative presentation is online.

I am co-organising a new session on science and archaeology, to be held at the EAA in Glasgow, September 2015.

Many papers are available in this website, please check the Conferences (for unpublished) and Publications (for published) papers. Students and colleagues are welcome to contact me requesting any particular paper not available in the public website.

Check out my page at Amazon. Please note, I do not favour any particular bookshop or market seller. My books can be purchased in most bookshops, online and on the high streets.

I maintain an updated version of the Gazetteer, originally published in Late Bronze Age Mycenaean and Italic Products in the West Mediterranean. A Social and Economic Analysis. The Gazetteer is useful even if you are interested in the topic and have not seen the book yet.

Feel free to look around and if you have any comments contact me.



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Rivers in prehistory cover    

    Rivers in prehistory, my latest book, can be purchased NOW. Further information can be found here.

​    The book was launched at the EAA in Glasgow, see here:



    Blurb from Archaeopress, the publisher

    vi+166 pages; illustrated throughout in colour and black & white. 169 2015. ISBN 9781784911782.

    Retail price: £38

    Table of contents (PDF from Archaeopress)






First REVIEW in: International Journal of Nautical Archaeology by Colin Martin.

The first 34 pages are devoted to an ‘Introduction’ and two scene-setting essays (by) Andrea Vianello. His philosophy and approach are non-prescriptive, emphasizing the dichotomy between the physical attributes of riverine environments and the varied and not always logical responses of human societies to them. (...) Slick generalizations and explanatory theories are notably absent; in their place are factual observations, questions and paradoxes. This combination of papers does not constitute a text book, but it is a good foundation for debate and progress in this neglected field. (...) The volume as a whole carries an important message. Like the sea and things nautical, rivers and lakes have for too long been ‘elephants in the rooms’ of archaeologists and historians, so obvious that they are effectively invisible. Andrea Vianello and his fellow authors have revealed them as essential elements in holistic landscape studies, without which life could not function. It is up to others to follow their example. (...) An excellent book. Some of the illustrations are outstanding, especially of the Yangtze and of Arab marshlands.


Check out also the session that I have co-organised at the EAA and the recent presentation in Barcelona.