Cristiano Iaia
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Orcid ID: 0000-0002-6158-9491

Cristiano Iaia is a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Prehistory and Protohistory at the University of Turin in Italy. He trained as an archaeologist at Sapienza University in Rome, where he got his PhD. He has taught European prehistory and protohistory courses in the Modena and Viterbo universities (2008-2012). Between 2015 and 2017, he has been Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at Newcastle University (UK). Cristiano’s main area of interest is the later prehistory of Italy, particularly the technology of metal artefacts and its interlinkage with social practices. Protohistoric Central Italy is the main focus of his research activities. He is the author of two monographs and several academic papers on topics ranging from ideology in funerary rites, classification and analysis of metalwork and the relationships between material culture and identity issues.