Dott. Stefano Pagnotta, MD

Archaeometrist and Archaeologist
Via G.Moruzzi 1, 56124 Pisa, Italy


Dr. Pagnotta has a Bachelor Degree in Conservation of Cultural Heritage from Suor Orsola Benincasa University and a Master Degree in Archaeology from Pisa University. Actually he attends the first year of PhD in Earth Sciences. Since 2013, he has had a Scholarship at the Institute of chemistry of organometallic compounds ICCOM-CNR Research Area of Pisa, in spectroscopic methods for the analysis of matrix materials inhomogeneous.

Research Interest

His research interests include: Applied laser spectroscopy, X-ray fluorescence, Multispectral imaging, Colorimetry, archaeometry, Prehistorical anthropology, Forensic and anthropological analysis, Pottery analysis, Prehistory and Geoarchaeology.

Scientific Activities


• Scientific maturity achieved on 13/07/2001 at the High School Vincenzo Cuoco, Naples, experimental class of earth sciences


1. Grifoni E, Briganti L, Marras L, et al. The chemical-physical knowledge before the restoration: the case of The Plague in Lucca, a masterpiece of Lorenzo Viani (1882-1936). Heritage Science. 2015; 3: 26. doi:10.1186/s40494-015-0055-0
2. Lorenzetti G, Legnaioli S, Grifoni E, Pagnotta S, Palleschi V. Laser-based continuous monitoring and resolution of steel grades in sequence casting machines. Spectrochimica Acta Part B: Atomic Spectroscopy. 2015; 112: 1-5. doi: 10.1016/j.sab.2015.07.006
3. Palleschi V, Pagani L, Pagnotta S, Amato G, Tofanelli S. Application of Graph Theory to the elaboration of personal genomic data for genealogical research. Peer J PrePrints. 2015; 3: e1467.
4. DAndrea E, Lazzerini B, Palleschi V, Pagnotta S. Determining the composition of bronze alloys by means of high dimensional feature selection and Artificial Neural Network. Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC). IEEE International. 2015; 2049-2054. doi:10.1109/I2MTC.2015.7151598
5. DAndrea E, Pagnotta S, Grifoni E, et al. A hybrid calibration-free/artificial neural networks approach to the quantitative analysis of LIBS spectra. Applied Physics B. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. 2015; 118(3): 353-360. doi:10.1007/s00340-014-5990-z
6. Pagnotta S, Grifoni E, Legnaioli S, Lorenzetti G, Palleschi V. Comparison of brass alloys composition by laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy and self-organizing maps. Spectrochimica Acta Part B: Atomic Spectroscopy. 2015; 103: 70-75. doi:10.1016/j.sab.2014.11.008
7. Tofanelli M, Pardini L, Borrini M, et al. Spectroscopic Analysis of Bones for Forensic Studies. Spectrochimica Acta Part B: Atomic Spectroscopy. 2014.
8. DAndrea E, Pagnotta S, Grifoni E, et al. An Artificial Neural Network approach to Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy Quantitative Analysis. Spectrochimica Acta Part B: Atomic Spectroscopy. 2014; 92: 52-58. doi:10.1016/j.sab.2014.06.012
9. Grifoni E, Legnaioli S, Lorenzetti G, Pagnotta S, PalleschI V. Extracting Time-Resolved Information from Time-Integrated Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectra. Journal of Spectroscopy. Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 2014: 5. doi:10.1155/2014/849310
10. Bartolozzi G, Cucci C, Marchiafava V, et al. A multidisciplinary approach to the investigation of La Caverna dellAntimateria (1958-1959) by Pinot Gallizio. Heritage Science. Chemistry Central Ltd, 2014. doi:10.1186/s40494-014-0029-7
11. Agrosi G, Tempesta G, Scandale E, et al. Application of Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy to the identification of emeralds from different synthetic processes. Spectrochimica Acta Part B: Atomic Spectroscopy. 2014; 102: 48-51. doi:10.1016/j.sab.2014.10.012
12. Scuotto M, Bassi C, Lezzerini M, et al. X-ray fluorescence analysis on a group of coins from the ancient roman city of Tridentum (Trento, Italy). X-ray Spectrometry. 43(6): 370-374. doi:10.1002/xrs.2567
13. Baldassarri M, De Holanda Cavalcanti G, et al. X-Ray Fluorescence Analysis of XII–XIV Century Italian Gold Coins. Journal of Archaeology, Hindawi Publishing Corporation. 2014. doi:10.1155/2014/519218
14. Pagnotta S, Arias C, Legnaioli S, et al. SOM Based algorithm for clustering archaeological pottery: an improvement of P-K-Means technique applied to the Libs integral intensity database. Acts of IV Conference. Diagnosis, Conservation and Valorizzation of Cultural Heritage. 2013: 417-426.
15. Sorrentino G, Giuntoli S, Lezzerini M, et al. Spectroscopic studies on Etruscan archeological findings. Diagnosis, Conservation and Valorizzation of Cultural Heritage. 2013; 53-60.
16. AA. VV. Trasanello. Four steps in Murgia Prehistoric (exhibition catalog), some illustrations and reconstructions, by Angels L, materials of the excavations from 2007 to 2009, the National Archaeological Museum Ridola, [Arabic] Matera, 2010.
17. Pagnotta S. On a slag Copper Beach Baratti: short note in Micro, the newspaper of the Italian Micromineralogisti. 2007; 35-40.