Marco Baioni

Director of the Museo Archeologico della Valle Sabbia – Gavardo (Italy – Brescia) and curator of the Archaeological Museum "Platina" – Piadena Drizzona (Italy - Cremona). Graduated from the University of Milan with a thesis on Bronze Age settlements of Mantua’s territory.  His interests are in pre- and protohistory of the Northern Italy mainly in the period between the late Neolithic and the Middle Bronze Age in this area. He dealt with the publication of the excavations of Monte Covolo (BS), the cemetery of Sorbara - Asola (MN) and the megalithic site of Saint-Martin-des-Corleans (AO). Since 2007 he has been directing the excavation in the Early Bronze Age pile dwelling of Lucone in Polpenazze (BS). He is a member of the national and international coordination group for WHL site "Prehistoric pile dwellings around the Alps". His publications concern various themes, in Italian in English in national and international journals and conference proceedings.

Claudia Mangani

Curator at the Archaeological Museum "G. Rambotti" - Desenzano del Garda (BS). Graduated from the University of Milan with a thesis on the pile-dwelling settlements of Lucone di Polpenazze (BS). Specialised at the University of Bologna with a study on the Golasacca cemetery of Cerinasca d'Arbedo (CH). Second level master's degree in Museology, Museography and Cultural Heritage Management at Università Cattolica (Milan). Her research interests are pile-dwelling sites, Bronze Age, Iron Age and Museology. Since 1988 she participated in archaeological excavations, in particular wetland excavations (Lucone di Polpenazze-BS pile dwelling, Lavagnone-BS pile dwelling). Since 2009 she was part of research team of the Lucone di Polpenazze pile-dwelling.

Publications: in national and international journals, focusing on research interests with particular regard to pile dwellings and Golasecca culture.

Scientific associations: national UNESCO coordination table for "Prehistoric pile dwellings around the Alps"; International Coordination Group (ICG Palafittes) for the same site.

Margarita Gleba

She holds a PhD in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology from Bryn Mawr College, USA. Her interests are in pre- and protohistory of the Mediterranean region, archaeology of textiles and other organic materials, and the use of scientific methods in archaeology. She was research project manager at the Danish National Research Foundation's Centre for Textile Research, Marie Curie Fellow at the Institute of Archaeology University College London, principal investigator of the European Research Council Starting Grant project "PROCON –Production and Consumption of Textiles in the Mediterranean from 1000 to 500 BCE" and currently continues her research at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany.

Roberto Micheli

Archeologist of the MiBACT - Soprintendenza Archeologia, Belle Arti e Paesaggio del Friuli Venezia Giulia, Trieste (Italy) - From 2010 to the present. Graduated in Ancient History at University of Trieste, PhD in Prehistory and Prohistory at University of Udine. Since 1988 he has participated or directed several prehistoric and protohistoric excavations in Italy and has collaborated in Italian archaeological research in Iran and Pakistan. Since the mid-90s he is a member of the ISMEO (former IsIAO) Italian Archaeological Mission in Swat (Pakistan). Research interests: pile-dwellings, mortuary practices, personal ornaments, Neolithic, South Asia prehistory.

He is the author of numerous publications in Italian and English in national and international journals and conferences on the main research interests. Publications available in electronic format on the and ResearchGate platforms.