Andrea Vianello (MA, PhD Sheffield) is a Research Fellow at the University of South Florida. He has taught archaeology since 1998. He has worked in excavations in Crete (Phaistos, Knossos), Britain and Italy. His research focus has concentrated on the Late Bronze Age in the Mediterranean, especially on exchanges and trade of material culture, cultural transmission and socio-economic issues. In particular, he has produced some reference work on the exchanges of Mycenaean-style ceramics and artefacts in Italy and Iberia. His monograph on Late Bronze Age Mycenaean and Italic Products has been honoured to be presented by the author to a crowd of archaeologists at the XV World Congress UISPP in Lisbon, September 2006. Other interests include the use of digital technologies applied to archaeology, with special concern for Web technologies to disseminate results. He is a regular contributor to the CSA Newsletter and previously worked for 5 years at the University of Oxford on a national project (Humbul, then Intute) to use Web publications in academic teaching. Recently he worked more specifically on Web publishing for archaeologists. He is also interested in semiotic methodologies within archaeology and especially those applied to rituals, gestures, memory and within the field of cognitive archaeology. He is a regular member of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA) and has presented his work at the EAA's annual meetings since 2001. He has attended and presented his work at numerous international conferences, and has been invited to lecture at the University of Toronto, the 10th World Congress of Semiotics at La Coruna, the University of Durham as well as other venues. He is currently involved in a project in Italy involving scientific analyses with pXRF with prof. Tykot and Dr Freund. He is also working towards the publication of two grant-funded researches in Crete. Dr Andrea Vianello has published extensively in peer-reviewed academic journals, edited volumes and monographs, though nothing prepared him for the difficulties of writing a dictionary! "Rivers in the prehistory", a new volume, is now out and has been launched at the 21st European Association of Archaeologists meeting in Glasgow (see video).