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    Professor Marcella Frangipane

Professor Marcella Frangipane is Full Professor of Archaeology (Prehistory) at the Sapienza University of Rome, and Associate Member of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), Corresponding Member of the DAI in Berlin, the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, and the Archaeological Institute of America. She has participated in excavations in Mexico, Italy, Egypt and Turkey, becoming field vice-director of the expedition at the Late Predynastic site of Maadi (Egypt), and, in 1990, the director of the Italian projects at Arslantepe, Malatya and Zeytinli Bahçe, Urfa (Turkey). The Arslantepe Project is the core of her research activity, which has oriented her main interests toward themes such as the rise and early developments of hierarchical societies, centralised economies, bureaucracy, and the state. She has also received two honorary titles by the President of the Italian Republic and an honorary PhD by the University of Malatya.