Nicoletta Maestri

Archaeology Expert

Education

Ph.D., Anthropology, University of California Riverside

M.A., Anthropology, University of California Riverside

B.A., Humanities, University of Bologna

Introduction

  • Received Ph.D. in Mesoamerican archaeology at the University of California, Riverside, where she collaborated with Mexican scholars working in the Maya area, and excavating a site in the region of Palenque
  • Extensive fieldwork experience in Italy, the Near East, and throughout Mesoamerica
  • Member of the Society for American Archaeology 

Experience

Nicoletta Maestri is a former writer for ThoughtCo, who contributed stories on a variety of architectural topics. She has excavated in Italy, the Near East, and throughout Mesoamerica. She has presented several professional papers in Mexico and Europe about the relation of pre-Columbian societies with their environment, especially the Zoque culture of Southwest Mexico. For her doctoral dissertation, she collaborated with Mexican scholars working in the Maya area, and excavated a site in the region of Palenque.

Education

Nicoletta has a BA in Humanities from the University of Bologna, Italy, and an MA in Anthropology from the University of California, Riverside, where she also completed her PhD.

ThoughtCo and Dotdash

ThoughtCo, a Dotdash brand, is an award-winning reference site offering education content created by experts. ThoughtCo reaches 13 million readers each month. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.

Read more from Nicoletta Maestri