Maurizio Forte, PhD, is William and Sue Gross Professor of Classical Studies Art, Art History, and Visual Studies at Duke University. He is also the founder of the DIG@Lab (for a digital knowledge of the past) at Duke. His main research topics are: digital archeology, Etruscan and Pre-Roman archeology, classical archeology and neuro-archeology. His primary archeological research questions concern the development, transformation and decline of ancient cities.
He was professor of World Heritage at the University of California, Merced, (School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts) and Director of the Virtual Heritage Lab. He received his bachelor’s degree in Ancient History (archeology), and a Diploma of specialization in Archeology, from the University of Bologna, and his PhD in Archeology from the University of Rome “La Sapienza”. He has coordinated archeological fieldwork and research projects in Italy as well as Ethiopia, Egypt, Syria, Kazakhstan, Peru, China, Oman, India, Honduras, Turkey, USA and Mexico. Since 2010 he is director of the 3D-Digging project at Çatalhöyük and since 2014 he is the field school director of the Vulci 3000 field school in Italy, a program he runs through the Institute for Field Research.
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