Veronica Cicolani

Veronica Cicolani
French National Centre for Scientific Research | CNRS · UMR Archéologie et philologie d'Orient et d'Occident (AOROC)

Researcher CNRS AOrOc-UMR 8546 CNRS-PSL ENS Paris


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Introduction Veronica Cicolani currently works at the French National Centre for Scientific Research. She does research in Archaeology and History of Archaeology. Her work is focused on the social complexity and humain interactions during the First millenium in Europe by multidisciplinarity approaches. Their current project is a technological analysis of bronze productions in Europe during the First Iron Age.
Additional affiliations
October 2019 - present
French National Centre for Scientific Research
  • Researcher
May 2019 - September 2019
EPI 78/92 Yvelines
  • Attachée de conservation contractuelle
  • Mission archéologique Tavush, Arménie
July 2018 - November 2018
Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris
  • Ingénieur de recherche
  • documentaliste, gestion de données archéologiques (Atlas interactif), données numismatiques, épigraphiques
November 2005 - June 2010
University of Tours
Field of study
  • Iron Age Networks, Social Structures, Golasecca and Celtic world
September 2003 - June 2004
September 2002 - June 2003


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Projects (7)
How did exchange networks work during the Early Iron Age? Research on the interactions between the Celtic and Italic worlds often focus on the elites and their ostentatious manifestations exemplified by luxury imports and value items. However, this perception of the society hides a more complex reality, as illustrated by recent archaeological finds in Northern Italy and France. To overcome these imbalances, this project focuses on production techniques of daily objects (ornaments) and their dissemination across both sides of the Alps, adopting a continental perspective. The characterization of bronze italic craftsmanship becomes the new key to re-reading cultural interactions and to model the Protohistoric trade. Thanks to an interdisciplinary approach applied to a large dataset, the project ultimately proposes a global revision of socio-cultural interactions in the Early Iron Age.
Archived project
The community of archaeologists working on the Iron Age has been structured over the last half-century around fifteen French UMRs and as many European universities. These academic organisations contribute to form a network of researchers facilitated, since the 1980s, by perennial structures such as the Association Française pour l'Etude de l'Age du Fer (AFEAF) and the Bibracte project (oppidum excavations and European research centre). The main objective of the IRN NEMESIS project is to contribute to the enlargement of the scientific network of protohistorians active in the field of Celtic studies and to identify new fields of research that can be shared on a wider geographical scale. In this respect, IRN wishes to support researchers who prepare ambitious research projects of high scientific level and international scope with the aim of being submitted to European calls for proposals (ANR, European Research Council, Horizon Europe). The geographical area selected, from the Atlantic to the Black Sea, includes regions which witnessed the gradual emergence of urban societies during the Iron Age (8th - 1st c. ECB). Within this space, European protohistorians focus their research on the rhythms of evolution of human communities (Celtiberians, Celts, Dacians...), the formation of territories and the evolution of social structures. Among the scientific issues arising from current challenges, we have chosen four particularly relevant and unifying themes to found the NEMESIS network: Agglomerations and settlement networks (emergence and development of urbanization); Economy and exchanges (production, nature and intensity of exchanges, trade flows, monetarization); Environment, agriculture and landscapes (agricultural systems and techniques, social and political implications); The religious factor as a vector of the organization of territories and societies. In practice, IRN's activity will be centred on annual meetings in a "thematic workshop" format. These workshops will be designed and organised in turn by the partner teams, with the aim of encouraging co-productions between a French and a European team. The core group of the project is composed of two French partners (Ausonius UMR5607 and Bibracte EPCC) and three foreign partners (univ. Babeș-Bolyai of Cluj-Napoca, univ. Masaryk, Brno, University of Durham) associated with seven UMRs/French universities.
Developed by and for archaeologists and geologists at the ENS, Ecole normale supérieure de Paris, Chronocarto is now open to the PSL community. It currently supports several online and password-protected collaborative projects. A few of these projects are already open to the public. PORTAL Small-scale mapping Medium Scale Mapping Large Scale Mapping Databases AOROC Collection on Nakala, TGIR Huma-Num AOrOc Collections on the net. Data-processing tools This portal’s aim is to promote the gathering of data by developing multimedia management, search engines and spatial analyses. The objective is to make these data easy to consult and to optimize a clear vision of all of the documentation, wherever it’s stored on the Internet. The portal thus refers back to the web and to GIS Chronocarto. It distinguishes the different projects according to their scales and their databases (from which the data are extracted). Then AOrOc (Laboratoire d’Archéologie et de Philologie d4Orient et d’Occident. UMR8546 CNRS-ENS) made available additional tools (developped by his searchers) to the public.