MARTINA BERNABALE

PhD Student

PhD program:: XXXIV
email: martina.bernabale@uniroma1.it
phone: (+39)064991 4156
building: Geologia-Mineralogia
room: 312




tutor: prof.ssa Caterina De Vito

TITLE OF STUDY Master's Degree in Science and Technology for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage (class LM-11) EDUCATION AND TRAINING November 2018 - ongoing PhD in Earth Sciences, Environment and Cultural Heritage curriculum University of Rome - Sapienza University of Rome, Piazzale Aldo Moro, 5, 00185 Rome. Title: An intergrated multi-analytical approach for the study of iron and bronze weapons from Motya (Sicily, Italy) My research consists in an archaeometric study of metallic weapons from the archaeological site of Mozia (Sicily, Italy) using a multi-analytical approach (SEM-EDS, EMPA, Micro-Raman, XRD, VMP, LA-ICP-MS, SIMS ) in order to identify the nature of the alloys used, the microstructure, the corrosion products and the provenance of the raw materials. January 2016 - July 2017 Master's Degree in Science and Technology for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage (class LM-11) University of Rome - Sapienza University of Rome, Piazzale Aldo Moro, 5, 00185 Rome. Title obtained with an experimental thesis: Geochemical characterization of obsidians from Iraqi Kurdistan for provenance studies. On the occasion of the internship for the thesis, I decided to undertake a petrological study of Anatolian obsidians in order to hypothesize their provenance. The chemical analyses of the major, minor and trace elements were carried out with the use of the Electron Microprobe Analysis (EMPA) at the Department of Earth Sciences of Sapienza University of Rome and Laser Ablation Coupled with Mass Spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) of the CNR-IGG of Pavia. Degree mark: 110 cum laude October 2012 - January 2016 Bachelor's Degree in Technologies for the Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage (class L-43) University of Rome - Sapienza University of Rome, Piazzale Aldo Moro, 5, 00185 Rome. Title obtained with an experimental thesis: Characterization of the constituent materials and the state of conservation of the frescoes located in the Baglione chapel in the Basilica of Santi Cosma e Damiano The internship for the study of the materials and pigments of the seventeenth-century fresco took place at the Department of Chemistry of Sapienza where I carried out the stratigraphic sections and the related investigations with the Optical Microscope and the SEM-EDS for elementary chemical analysis. Degree mark: 110 cum laude 2012 Classical high school diploma Liceo Classico / Linguistico Tito Lucrezio Caro, Via Venezuela, 30, 00196 Rome Rating: 81 PERSONAL SKILLS Mother tongue Italian Other languages English UNDERSTANDING SPOKEN WRITTEN PRODUCTION Listening Reading Interaction Oral production B2. B2 B2 B2 B2 Upper Intermediate - B2; ABA English American and British Academy (May 2018) French A1 A1 A1 A1 A1 Levels: A1 / A2: Basic user - B1 / B2: Intermediate user - C1 / C2: Advanced user Common European Framework of Reference for Languages Computer skills and competences ▪ Windows operating systems; ▪ Microsoft Office tools (Power Point, Word, Excel, Access); ▪ internet Explorer, Google Chrome; ▪ Surfer, Chromas, XPowder12, OriginLab, etc ... Other skills ▪ Knowledge of the following analytical methodologies: Scanning electron microscopy (SEM-EDS); X-ray diffractometry (XRD); Electron Microprobe Analysis (EMPA); Laser Ablation Coupled with Mass Spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS). ▪ Good ability to use different artistic techniques (acrylic tempera, oil on canvas, watercolor, pencil, marker, china, charcoal) FURTHER INFORMATION Articles M.Bernabale, L. Nigro, D. Montanari, A. M. Niveau-de-Villedary and C. De Vito (2019). Microstructure and chemical composition of a Sardinian bronze ax of the Iron Age from Motya (Sicily, Italy), Materials characterization. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matchar.2019.109957 Schools "Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy School on Cultural Heritage" (VII edition), La Venaria Reale Conservation and Restoration Center (Italy), 12 - 16 November 2018. Conferences Oral presentation: Bernabale M., Nigro L. & De Vito C., (19/09/2019). Microstructure and chemical composition of Iron Age archaeological objects from the Phoenician-Punic site of Motya (Sicily, Italy). SIMP-SGI-SOGEI 2019, Parma (Italy). Honors and awards Recognition of Excellent Graduate of Sapienza for the 2016/2017 Academic Year Projects Author in the scientific blog "Research For Cultural Heritage", dedicated to the dissemination of the sciences applied to cultural heritage Educational support activities Tutoring for the Geomaterial for cultural heritage course, Sapienza University of Rome, November-December 2019 Project "Un ponte tra scuola e università", Sapienza University of Rome, 21 February 2019 ASL Widespread Laboratory of Cultural Heritage Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome, 21 January - 13 February 2019 Support in the management of social networks of the Bachelor's Degree and Master's degree courses in Sciences applied to cultural heritage, under the supervision of Prof. Gabriele Favero

Research products

  • 11573/1400191 - 2020 - A Sardinian early 1st millennium BC bronze axe from Motya (01a Articolo in rivista)
    MARTINA BERNABALE, Lorenzo NIGRO, Caterina DE VITO, Francesco MURA, DARIA MONTANARI
  • 11573/1327545 - 2019 - Microstructure and chemical composition of a Sardinian bronze axe of the Iron Age from Motya (Sicily, Italy) (01a Articolo in rivista)
    MARTINA BERNABALE, Lorenzo NIGRO, Caterina DE VITO, DARIA MONTANARI
  • 11573/1327819 - 2019 - Microstructure and chemical composition of Iron Age archaeological objects from the Phoenician-Punic site of Motya (Sicily, Italy) (04d Abstract in atti di convegno)
    MARTINA BERNABALE, Lorenzo NIGRO, Caterina DE VITO

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