Nicolás C. Ciarlo, National Research Council of Argentina (CONICET). Ecuador 871 (C1214ACM), Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina; e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Nicolás C. Ciarlo is a maritime archaeologist, working at the Area of Research on Underwater Archaeology, Program of Historical Archaeology & Pluridisciplinary Studies, National University of Lujan (UNLu), and Teaching Assistant in Anthropology at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Argentina. He received his Bachelor of Archaeology (six years degree) and degree as Anthropology Teacher from the School of Philosophy & Letters, UBA. He completed his Ph.D. in archaeology at the same university with a dissertation titled ‘Technological innovation and naval conflict in Western Europe, 1751-1815: archaeological and historical contributions to the knowledge of metallurgy and their applications on warships’.

He also completed additional post-graduate coursework in epistemology and history of science at the Tres de Febrero University. During these years, he was supported by the National Research Council of Argentina (CONICET) and received awards from the Advisory Council on Underwater Archaeology and the Society for Archaeological Sciences for the research conducted with metals artifacts from mid 18th to early 19th century shipwrecks. After his doctorate, he received a Postdoctoral Scholarship from the CONICET to analyze the cargo of a British ship from the Napoleonic Wars sunk in Catalonia, Spain.

Since 2004 he has conducted studies on metal artifacts from historical shipwrecks at the Archaeometallurgy Group of the School of Engeneering, UBA, where he also performed as Teaching Assistant of the ‘Metallography for Archaeological Materials’ graduate course. He has also taught courses in historical and maritime archaeology and co-organized national scientific meetings in archaeometry. Dr. Ciarlo’s main research interest is the relationship between technological innovation, naval conflicts and science during the beginnings of industrialization in Europe, with focus on metallurgy. More information on his research publications can be found at:ásCiarlo