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Filippo Brandolini, PhD

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow 

HiLSS Project


McCord Centre for Landscape - School of History, Classics and Archaeology

Newcastle University, Armstrong Building, 

Newcastle upon Tyne - NE1 7RU

Phone: +44 (0)191 208 4455


Social Media Editor: Open Quaternary  and JOAD

Reviewer Board Member: Land


Post-Doc (2020)

Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Universita' degli Studi di Milano (Milan, Italy)

PhD Internship (2019)

McCord Centre for Landscape, School of History, Classics and Archaeology, Newcastle University (Newcastle upon Tyne, UK)

PhD Internship (2018)

Institut de géographie et durabilité, Faculté des géosciences et de l'environnement, Universite de Lausanne (Sion, CH)

Field Geoarchaeologist (2014 - 2018)

Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Universita' degli Studi di Milano (Milan, Italy)

Web-GIS operator (2013)

Superintendent of cultural heritage of Lombardia (Milan, Italy)



PhD in Environmental Sciences (2016-2020)

Dipartimento di Scienze e Politiche Ambientali, Universita' degli Studi di Milano (Milan, Italy)

The PhD course in Environmental Sciences provides highly multidisciplinary training for the study of environmental complexity. The course aims at fostering the interdisciplinary integration of Natural Sciences, including physics, biology and Earth sciences. PhD students will be trained in the study of past and present biotic and abiotic processes that shaped our environment, taking into consideration past and extant interactions and functional relationships while making full use of ecological, evolutionary, geological and geomorphological approaches.

Postgraduate School of Archaeological Heritage (2013 - 2015)

"Scuola di specializzazione in beni archeologici ", 

Dipartimento di Beni Culturali e Ambientali, Universita' degli Studi di Milano (Milan, Italy) 

M.A. in Archaeology (2010 - 2012)

Dipartimento di Beni Culturali e Ambientali, Universita' degli Studi di Milano (Milan, Italy) 


B.A. in Cultural Heritage Studies  (2006 - 2009)

Dipartimento di Beni Culturali e Ambientali, Universita' degli Studi di Milano (Milan, Italy) 


  • Forti, L, Mariani, GS, Brandolini, F, Pezzotta, A, Zerboni, A. 2022 -  Declassified intelligence satellite imagery as a tool to reconstruct past landforms and surface processes. The submerged riverscape of the Tigris River below the Mosul Dam Lake, Iraq. Earth Surf. Process. Landforms. 2022.  DOI:

  • Mariani  G.S., Brandolini F., Melis R.  2022 - Landscape and geology as controls on Bronze Age human dispersal: a case study from Sardinia (Italy),  Journal of Maps, DOI: 10.1080/17445647.2021.1999339

  • Brandolini F. 2021 - Tecniche digitali e geoarcheologia per lo studio del paesaggio medievale: Uno studio interdisciplinare in Pianura Padana centrale, BAR International Series, S3043, ISBN: 9781407358543.

  • Brandolini F.  (2021, January 4).  Spatial Humanities: the application of Neyman-Scott Cluster Process in landscape archaeology (Version 1.0.1).  Zenodo.

  • Brandolini F.,  Domingo-Ribas G.  (2020, December 22) - A Colab-Python script code to identify palaeo-landscape features (Version 1.0.0).  Open Research Europe.  Zenodo.

  • Brandolini F. Degli Esposti M., Mariani G.S., Lischi S., Cremaschi M., Zerboni A.  - SfM-photogrammetry for fast recording of archaeological features in remote areas. Archeologia e Calcolatori, 31, 2, 2020, pp. 33-45. doi:10.19282/ac.31.2.2020.04

  • Brandolini F., Cremaschi M., Pelfini M. 2019 - Estimating the Potential of Archaeo-historical Data in the Definition of Geomorphosites and Geo-educational Itineraries in the Central Po Plain (N Italy), Geoheritage 11, 1371–1396 (2019). doi:

  • Brandolini F., Cremaschi M. 2018b - Valli-Paludi nel Medioevo: il rapporto tra uomo e acque nella Bassa Pianura Reggiana. Le bonifiche “laiche” per colmata, in Sogliani F., Gargiulo B., Annunziata E., Vitale V. (Ed.), VIII Congresso Nazionale di Archeologia Medievale. (Matera, 12-15 settembre 2018), Vol. 2, Sezione III - Territorio e Paesaggio, Firenze 2018 pp. 72 - 75.


​2020 European Research Council, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, MSCA-IF-2019

​2020 European Geosciences Union,Roland Schlich ECSTS Grant

​2016 Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (Milan, Italy) - Ph.D Scholarship
2014 Italian Institute for Early Medieval Age Studies in Spoleto (CISAM, Spoleto, Italy) -

Postgraduate fellowship “The courts in early middle ages”.