PROF. EMMANUEL ANATI BIOGRAPHY
Emmanuel Anati is founder and Executive Director of the
Centro Camuno di Studi Preistorici in Capo di Ponte, Italy, and Professor
Ordinarius (ret.) of Palaeo-ethnology at the University of Lecce, Italy.
Born in Florence, Italy, in 1930, Anati studied Archaeology and Historical Geography
at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem (B.A., 1953; M.A., 1955). He specialized in
Anthropology and Social Relations as a Fulbright scholar, at Harvard
University, Cambridge, Mass. (A.M., 1959), and in Ethnology at the Sorbonne,
Paris (Docteur es Lettres, 1960). He continued his training in the social
sciences at the Universities of London and Oxford (1960-62) with a research
grant from the American Philosophical Society.
His principal scientific interests are the art and religion of prehistoric and
tribal cultures. He has conducted research in Western Europe, the Near East,
and other countries. Anati's work in Valcamonica, where he founded and heads
the Centro Camuno di Studi Preistorici, has led to UNESCO's inclusion of the
rock art of this alpine valley in its list of World Cultural Heritage. In
Valcamonica he created a school for specialization in prehistoric art, the only
existing institute of its kind in this field.