Nicola Giaccone


Nicola Giaccone obtained a PhD in Archaeology at the University of Pisa. He has taken part in many excavations in Calabria and Sicily, focusing his interests on Greek architecture and Greek archaeology, with particular attention to Magna Graecia and Sicily. He has studied architectural elements of Greek temples and sanctuary buildings, ancient building techniques and the archaeology of religion in the Greek world. The results of his research have been several papers on the archaeological contexts of Sicily and Calabria, the productive process and the cultural setting of Greek architectural elements, and the exportation of architectural terracottas. He has also authored a monograph concerning the architectural terracottas of the ancient Kaulonia. Nicola is trying to apply the archaeology of religion to Greek architecture, investigating how Greek religion influenced the building of cult structures, their use and dismantling.