Università degli studi di Firenze
Marina Pucci, archaeologist, has a tenure track position in near Eastern Archaeology at the Università degli studi di Firenze (Italy). She has been working at excavations (five campaigns at Tell Afis and seven at Tell Shech Hamad) in Syria from 1997 to 2009 and in Turkey from 2012 (Tell Atchana/Alalakh, Zincirli) until now. She completed her PhD at the Freie Universität Berlin on Syro-Hittite architecture (M. Pucci 2008, Functional Analysis of Syro-Hittite Architecture, Oxford), has been responsible for the analysis of the neo-Assyrian domestic architecture from Tell Schech Hamad (M. Pucci 2008 , “The Neo-Assyrian Residences of Tell Shekh Hamad,, Syria”, in J.M. Córdoba et al. eds, Proceedings of the 5th ICAANE vol. 3, Madrid, p. 49-63; M. Pucci 2010, M. Pucci, “The Discovery of the City-Canal of Dur-Katlimmu” in H. Kühne ed., Studia Chaburensia vol.1, Dur Katlimmu 2008 and Beyond, Wiesbaden, p. 163-174) and, from 2009 to 2012, she has been working at the Vorderasiatisches Museum in Berlin on the materials excavated by the German team at the site of Zincirli (Gaziantep). From 2007 to 2013 she has carried out a project at the Oriental Institute in Chicago for the analysis and publication of the materials from the site of Chatal Höyük, which were brought to light during the American excavations in the Amuq. Since 2013 she is responsible for the Iron Age materials from the excavations at Atchana. Her research focuses on the material culture of Internal Western Syria, the Qoueiq plain (Syria and Turkey) and The Amuq plain (Turkey) from the Late Bronze Age I to the iron Age III.