Federico BuccellatiFederico Buccellati began his university studies at St. John's College in Annapolis, MA where he received a B.A. in Philosophy from this Great Books school. He then pursued a Magister in Tübingen, Germany in Near Eastern Archaeology with a second major in Philosophy. He then moved to Frankfurt (Main) Germany, and wrote his PhD within the Research Training Group (Graduiertenkolleg) “Value and Equivalence.” His thesis, entitled “Three-Dimensional Volumetric Analysis in an Archaeological Context: The Palace of Tupkish at Urkesh and its Representation,” focused on the research potential in 3D models, merging volumetric data with ethnographic parallels. Two PostDoc scholarships at the Goethe University in Frankfurt allowed him to develop research projects in Old Assyrian Glyptic and the transition between Mittani and middle Assyrian periods.