The Italian Archaeological Expedition in Central Anatolia (MAIAC)

The Team

The reconnaissance and excavations of the site of Uşaklı Höyük and the surrounding area has been possible thanks to the work and dedication of: archaeologists and students of the Universities of Florence, Pisa, Istanbul (Koç), Ankara (Bilkent), Yozgat and Parisi (I Pantheon-Sorbonne), of the Inter-University School of Specialisation in Archaeological Heritage (Udine-Trieste-Venezia), of the Specialisation School of Archaeological Heritage of the Sapienza, University di Roma; of topographers and geologists of the University of Siena; of Hittitologist from the University of Florence; of labourers and the youths of Yozagt, Sorgun, Şahmuratlı and Taşlık Köy who have worked in the field and provided invaluable assistance in resolving the numerous logistical and management problems that the expedition has had to face over the years.

Direction:
Stefania Mazzoni, director
Anacleto D’Agostino, codirector
Mustafa Kibaroğlu, deputy director
Valentina Orsi, assistent director

Archaeologists and scouts:
Guido Della Lena Guidiccioni, student (2008-2015)
Raffaele Ranieri, student (2008-2010, 2012, 2013)
Vincenzo Ippolito, archaeologist (2010-2013, 2015)
Silvana Rubanu, candidate (2010, 2012-2015)
Giuseppe Minunno, archaeologist (2012-2016)
Melissa Ricetti, archaeologist (2012-2015)
Margherita Dallai, candidate (2012-2015)
Federico Devoto, student (2011-2014)
Chiara Spinazzi Lucchesi, archaeologist (2012-2014)
Clizia Murgia, student (2012-2014)
Livio Warbinek, student (2012-2014)
Murat Akar, archaeologist (2008, 2010)
Francesca Simi, archaeologist (2012, 2013)
Marta Aquilano, PhD candidate (2012, 2014)
Sabina Calderone, PhD candidate (2016-2017)
Iolanda Cacozza, student (2014-2017)
Caterina Fantoni, student (2014, 2015)
Giuseppe Mancuso, student (2012, 2013)
Alessandro Salotti, student (2014-2017)
Tolga Han Arun, student (2014-2017)
Else Bracale, student (2013, 2014)
Martina Di Marcoberardino, student (2008, 2011)
Dario Fossati, student (2008, 2009)
Çiğdem Maner, archaeologist (2013)
Nicola Barbagli, student (2012)
Francesco Barsacchi, student (2008)
Walter Bucci, student (2009)
Margherita Carletti, student (2015)
Diletta D’Andrea, student (2013)
Ekin Demirci, student (2008)
Margherita Forni, student (2014)
Anne Laure Lardiere, student (2015)
Federico Longo, student (2009)
Giuseppe Marchese, chemist (2013)
Anete Mezmaca, student (2015-2017)
Anna Maria Nardon, student (2014)
Maria Francesca Pullia, student (2013)
Sebastiano Soldi, archaeologist (2008)
Adnan Güzel, student (2014)
Kübra Yildirim, student (2014)
Ali Yildirim, student (2014)




Emre Çevik, student (2014)
Fatih Güleç, student (2014)
Ertuğrul Sözügeçer, student (2014)
Ali Ataş, student (2014)
Nasir Şen, student (2014)
Yasemin Yurt, student (2014)
Hümeyra Özkan, student (2014)
Merve Ayaz, student (2014)
Fatma Yikici, student (2014)
Duygu Özkan, student (2014)
Tolga Mehmet Aksay student (2014).
Christopher Caletti, student (2016-2017)
Giacomo Casucci, student (2016-2017)
Giuliana Paradiso, student (2016)
Stefano Spagni, specialist archaeometallurgy (2016)
Gabriele Biancalani, student (2017)

Geological researches and remote sensing:
Riccardo Salvini (2009-2010)
Alice Cartocci (2009-2010)
Maria Cristina Salvi (2009-2010)

Hittitologists:
Alfonso Archi
Franca Pecchioli
Giulia Torri
Carlo Corti

Topographic and geophysical prospections:
Gabriella Carpentiero (geophysical survey 2008-2012)
Emanuele Mariotti (topography 2008, 2009)

Graphics:
Gabriella Carpentiero (2008-2014)
Barbara Chiti (2008, 2009)
Raffaele Trojanis and Silvia Bernardoni (2015)
Francesco Leprai (2016)
Marco Barbarino (2017)

Line drawings of pottery sherds and objects:
Sergio Martelli (2008-2017)

Restoration:
Anna Maria Graziani (2013-2017)

Fieldwork