Aimée Francesca Scorziello received her undergraduate (ALB) and Master’s (ALM) degrees at Harvard University in the field of Classical Civilizations. She has excavated at field schools in Ashkelon, Israel and in Pompeii, Italy.
As a study-abroad student at Harris Manchester College in Oxford, England she bemused tourists outside the Sheldonian Theater, where she and her archaeology tutor sunk a trench to investigate a 16th century town dump, stirring up both dirt and curiosity in equal measure.
She has served as an Andrew F. Mellon Curatorial Intern in the numismatic collection at Harvard University’s Arthur M. Sackler Museum, and as a teaching assistant in Harvard College’s former Core Program. In addition to excavating, Ms. Scorziello has carried out research in Sardis in western Turkey, collaborating with Harvard professor (Emeritus), David Mitten, to document the spolia (re-used architectural and sculptural pieces) in the Roman synagogue on site.
For the past six summers, she has been Project Assistant for the Pompeii Archaeological Research Project: Porta Stabia, directed by Prof. Steven Ellis of the University of Cincinnati, managing daily operations for the dig, and conducting historical research into the city-block VIII.7.1-15 (part of the ancient city’s entertainment district). Ms. Scorziello has since turned her sights to nautical archaeology, and recently joined the ProMare team as a consulting archaeologist, where she will use her background in ancient studies, terrestrial excavations, as well as her Italian language skills to work on projects in Italy.