I am currently enrolled as PhD student in the Management and Development of Cultural Heritage track at IMT Institute for Advanced Studies and I am member of the LYNX Research Unit, the Center for the interdisciplinary Analysis of Images.
I am a visiting research student at the University of Groningen, Institute of archaeology and I collaborate with the Visual Computing Lab at the Institute of Information Science and Technologies of the Italian National Research Council (ISTI-CNR) in Pisa.
I am currently applying digital technologies to the analysis of underwater archaeological sites. Particularly my research aims to build both a suitable theory and a new methodology for the prediction of ancient routes and potential shipwreck locations in the Mediterranean Basin.
Ritondale M., Deep discoveries from the seabed of the Pontine Islands: the shipwrecks of Ventotene, Santo Stefano and Zannone, in Assemblage 13. The Sheffield Graduate Journal of Archaeology. (2014): 26-38.
Gambin, T., Ritondale M., Zarattini A., I cinque relitti di Ventotene, in Ghini G. (ed.), Lazio e Sabina 6. Atti del Sesto Incontro di Studi sul Lazio e la Sabina Roma 4-6 marzo 2009. Edizioni Quasar. Roma 2010
Presentations and Lectures
"The Roman shipwreck of Punta dell’Arco (Ventotene) and the lead transport in the late Republic" - Deguwa 2016, IN POSEIDON´S REALM XXI Archaeological Heritage Office of Saxony. Dresden 21-24 April 2016
"Application of network analysis to the trade routes of antiquities passing through the pontine islands" - 43rd Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology. Annual Conference. Siena 30 March - 3 April 2015
" Best practices to re-use remote sensing data coming from marine geophysical surveys for the 3D reconstruction of underwater archaeological deep-sites" - 44th Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology Conference (CAA 2016). Oslo, 29th Match–2nd April 2016.
" Evocative virtual exploration of underwater sites: Issues and approaches" - 44th Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology Conference (CAA 2016). Oslo, 29th Match–2nd April 2016.