Dr. Patrick Cassitti

Research fellow

Room 01.06, Am Kranen 14,        D-96047 Bamberg

Tel: +49 (0)951 863 3938 
Fax: +49 (0)951 863 5387


Consultation hours: by arrangement

Brief biography

Patrick Cassitti studied Ancient History and Prehistory at the Universities of Bologna, Innsbruck and Kiel.  Between 2007 and 2010 he was a member of  academic staff at the office of Archaeology of the UNESCO-World Heritage Site Convent of St. John, Müstair (Switzerland). He has been teaching undergraduate courses at the University of Innsbruck from 2008 to 2011 as an adjunct lecturer. In 2011 he was appointed research fellow at the Chair of Medieval and Post-Medieval Archaeology in Bamberg. 

Full biography

Research interests

Material culture of post-medieval Europe; Production of copper-alloy objects in Nuremberg in the 15th - 18th centuries and its role in the increasingly globalized economy of the period; Material culture of changing funerary customs in central Europe from the medieval to the post-medieval period; Practices of waste disposal and manuring from the middle ages to the recent period and its effects on the scatter of archaeological objects in the landscape.


Patrick Cassitti teaches courses on european medieval and post-medieval archaeology with an emphasis on archaeological method and practice. Further information can be found in the UnivIS.

Selected publications

Zeugnisse von Schriftlichkeit, in Stiftung Bozner Schlösser (Hrsg.), Rittertum in Tirol (=Runkelsteiner Schriften zur Kulturgeschichte 1), Bozen:Spectrum Verlag (2008), 49-58.

Zur Kleidung auf den Lengberger Spielkarten, in Harald Stadler et. al. (Hrsg.), Die Spielkartenfunde aus den Gewölbefüllungen von Schloss Lengberg (=Lengberger Studien zur Mittelalterarchäologie 2/Nearchos Beiheft 10), Innsbruck:Golf Verlag (2011), 66-75.

Jenseits der Zeichnung. Vergangenheit, Gegenwart und Zukunft archäologischer Illustrationsmethoden, in Harald Stadler (Hrsg.), Zwischen Schriftquelle und Mauerwerk. Festschrift Bitschnau (=Nearchos 20), Innsbruck:Golf Verlag (2012), 228-242.

With Daniel Berger and Benjamin Fourlas: ‘St Peter in Volders’ and related base metal figurines resembling the famous statue in the Vatican Basilica, Post-Medieval Archaeology 47/2, 2013, 323-358.

Die Buntmetallfunde bis c.1950 und die Knochenfunde bis c.1200 aus Kloster St. Johann in Müstair. (= Müstair Kloster St. Johann 5), in preparation.

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Deutsche Gesellschaft für Archäologie des Mittelalters und der Neuzeit e. V., full member

Gesellschaft für Archäologie in Bayern e. V., full member

Centre for Medieval Studies (ZEMAS) of the University of Bamberg, full member