Bridging the Past and the Future

Davide Tanasi is Professor in the Department of History and Affiliate Faculty in the Department of Anthropology of the University of South Florida. He is a specialist in the archaeology of ancient Sicily and Malta and in the application of scientific techniques and digital methods for the documentation, characterization, interpretation and global dissemination of archaeological and historical material culture and an expert of popular science and public archaeology.

Field Archaeology

Co-Principal Investigator and Senior Partner of the Melite Civitas Romana an international and collaborative archaeological excavation project at the Roman domus of Rabat (Malta)

Digital Archaeology

Founder and Scientific Director of the Institute for Digital Exploration (IDEx), a research-driven digital archaeology laboratory, at University of South Florida’s Department of History

Archaeological Science

Scientific Director and Coordinator of the Mediterranean Diet Archaeology Project with the University of South Florida’s Institute for the Advanced Study of Culture and the Environment

A spotlight on my latest publication

At the Crossroads of the Mediterranean: Malta and the Central Mediterranean During the Roman Period – edited by David Cardona, Davide Tanasi and Rob Brown

For many thousands of years the Maltese Islands have played a significant role in the history of the Central Mediterranean. Studies focusing on the Roman period in the region are only now starting to gain the prominence they deserve. This Special Issue aims to bring together experts who will explore different facets and new perspectives on Roman Malta and the Central Mediterranean to promote discussion on a variety of topics that seek to answer wide-ranging questions.

Open Archaeology, special issue (DeGruyter 2021).

Available in Open Access. 

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Davide Tanasi is an expert of Classical Archaeology listed on Florida ExpertNet, the statewide portal of applied research expertise in Florida’s universities

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