Valeria Poscetti received her Master’s Degree in Archaeology with first class honours in 2003 (University of Rome Sapienza). In her Master’s Thesis in Ancient Topography she focused on the application of geophysical methods in Archaeology.
Her background includes: Landscape Archaeology, Classical Archaeology, Ancient History, Ancient Epigraphy, Archaeology of the Roman Provinces, Structural Engineering (basics) Geoarchaeology, Applied Geophysics and Geographical Information Systems (GIS).
Since 2001 she has been involved in the field of archaeological geophysical prospections. By collaborating with the Department of Applied Geophysics (University of Rome) she acquired theoretical and practical knowledge on the acquisition, processing and interpretation of geophysical data. She participated in several archaeological projects in France (e.g. Vieux-la-Romaine http://www.vieuxlaromaine.fr/cms) and Italy (e.g. “Missione Archeologica a Mozia” http://www.lasapienzamozia.it/mozia/), collaborating in fieldwork (stratigraphic excavations and geophysical surveys).
In 2009 she started her doctoral program at the University of Vienna, working on the thesis “Archaeological Interpretation of GPR data”. During her doctoral program she also attended courses on Prehistory (Neolithic) and Protohistory. Since 2011 she has been collaborating with the Vienna Institute for Archaeological Science-University of Vienna (VIAS, http://vias.univie.ac.at/) and with the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection and Virtual Archaeology (LBI ArchPro), working on the interpretation of Ground Penetrating Radar data and scientific dissemination. She is associated fellow of the Initiative College for Archaeological Prospection (IC-ArcPro, http://ic-archpro.univie.ac.at/home/) at University of Vienna.
Her current research interests are: visualization and interpretation of GPR data; 3D GIS. She is Italian native speaker and is fluent in German, English and French.