Davide Marco Zori

Assistant Professor of History and Archaeology
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Davide Zori's research concentrates on the Viking expansion into the North Atlantic. He conducts archaeological fieldwork in Iceland addressing the interaction of the Norse settlers with new environments, the construction of a migrant society, and the subsequent evolution of endemic political systems. He employs a multidisciplinary approach to the Middle Ages, combining material culture and written evidence. Dr. Zori joined the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core in 2014 and is affiliated faculty of the Department of History.


Ph.D. 2010 University of California, Los Angeles. Cotsen Institute of Archaeology.

M.A. 2014 University of California, Los Angeles. Cotsen Institute of Archaeology.

B.A. University of Florida. Departments of History and Anthropology.

Courses Taught at Baylor

History Department Courses: The Vikings; Early Medieval Europe

BIC Courses: World Cultures I and II; Social World I and II

Recent Publications

Viking Age Archaeology in Iceland: Mosfell Archaeological Project. 2014. Davide Zori and Jesse Byock (eds.) Brepols Publishers, Turnhout.

Interdisciplinary Modelling of Viking Age and Medieval Settlement in the Mosfell Valley. 2014. Davide Zori. Viking Age Archaeology in Iceland: the Mosfell Archaeological Project. Brepols Publishers, Turnhout.

Feasting in Viking Age Iceland: Sustaining a Chiefly Political Economy in a Marginal Environment. 2013. Davide Zori, Jesse Byock, Egill Erlendsson, Steven Martin, Thomas Wake, and Kevin Edwards. Antiquity 87 (335): 150-165.

Curriculum Vitae

Davide Marco Zori