Dr. Andrea Camilli is the principal director of the Cantiere delle Navi Antiche di Pisa and of the Centro di Restauro del Legno Bagnato, and was the project manager in the creation of the Museo delle Navi Antiche. He earned his Ph.D. in archaeology at the Scuola Nazionale di Archeologia (Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza"). His main research interests and publications include the ancient topography and urbanism of ancient Italy, the archaeology of villas and small settlements, using GIS in archaeology, maritime and underwater archaeology, and wood conservation. With the Centro di Restauro del Legno Bagnato, he works on methods for the conservation of organic materials and new technologies for archaeology. Dr. Camilli’s other interests include hiking, cooking, reading, and drawing (especially comic strips).