Enrico is an archaeologist actively engaged in the development and use of quantitative and computational methods to study the past, in particular using agent-based computer simulations and spatial statistics.
After obtaining a PhD at University College London with a thesis on long-terms cycles of settlement nucleation and dispersion, he spent several years researching in Great Britain, Spain, and Japan.
He has been recently appointed a University lecturer in computational analysis of long-term human cultural and biological dynamics at the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology.
Enrico’s most recent work focuses on the development of computational techniques for reconstructing prehistoric population dynamics and inferring patterns of social learning from archaeological data.
He also contributes to the field of cultural evolutionary studies and in the theoretical and methodological cross-fertilization between the biological and the social sciences.