Luca Bombardieri is Associate Professor in Aegean and Cypriote Archaeology at the University of Siena, after having served as Lecturer and Associate Professor in Aegean Prehistory and Near Eastern Archaeology at the University of Florence and Torino, in Italy.
He earned his MA and PhD in Archaeology and Ancient History at the University of Florence, under the supervision of Paolo Emilio Pecorella, and joined numerous research project in Syria, where he supervised the excavation of the Neo-Assyrian Palace at Tell Barri/Kahat, in Iraq and in Italy.
In Cyprus he participated in the Kouris Valley Survey Project in 2007-2008; since 2009 he is scientific director of the Erimi Archaeological Project, focusing the fieldwork and research activities at MBA Laonin tou Porakou, in collaboration with the Department of Antiquities of Cyprus. Luca is co-director of the book series Studi Ciprioti and member of the scientific board of the Cahiers d’Etudes Chypriotes.
His research covers a broad range of interests, including aspects of social organization and ideology of Prehistoric communities in Cyprus, the prehistory of Mediterranean islands and modern reception of Mediterranean prehistoric art and ideology.