• Reconstruction of the Early Phrygian gate complex at Gordion (ca 850–800 BCE).

  • The site of Konar Sandal B during excavation in 2004, Kerman, Iran.

  • Map of the Near East, showing the location of Dinkha Tepe and known transit routes through the Zagros.

  • Site map of Gordion, showing a selection of its topographical and morphological components.

  • Excavations of the Early Phrygian Iron Age citadel gate at Gordion, Turkey in 1955.

  • Burial of a Mongol Lord at Dinkha Tepe, Iran, ca 13th century CE.

  • Satellite image showing the site of Dinkha Tepe in the Gadar River Valley, Iran.

  • Inventory of the estate of Guilhem de Cavalhon, Marseille, 12 November 1405.

  • Plan showing two phases of architectural remains at Dinkha Tepe, Iran.


Department of History
Robinson Hall 210
35 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Email: pizzorno@fas.harvard.edu 
Phone: +1 (617) 496-9768
Office Hours: Tue. 9:00-11:00am and by appointment

Gabriel Pizzorno is Lecturer on History at Harvard University. His research and teaching focus on the history and archaeology of the ancient Mediterranean and the Near East, as well as digital scholarship and methods.

In the Department of History, Pizzorno teaches courses on digital history and ancient history. He also coordinates departmental initiatives in digital research and pedagogy. In this capacity he oversees the Digital Teaching Fellows Program, co–chairs the department’s Digital Working Group, and serves as a member of the Digital Arts and Humanities Committee.

Pizzorno’s extensive archaeological fieldwork experience includes excavation, regional survey, and mapping projects across South America, Europe, and the Middle East. He is currently working on a monograph on Dinkha Tepe, an archaeological site in northwestern Iran. The monograph challenges key aspects of our understanding of the history of the region by weaving together different strands of evidence—stratigraphic, artefactual, textual, landscape, and scientific—to reconstruct the long–term history of the site from the second millennium BCE to the present.

Before joining the History Department at Harvard in 2014, Pizzorno was a Research Associate at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, where he led efforts to digitise, and make available online, the extensive archives of a number of long-running archaeological projects. He received his PhD in Art and Archaeology of the Mediterranean World from the University of Pennsylvania in 2011.