About us

Luciana Percovich

In the Milanese feminist movement (feminist struggle, feminist group for women's medicine, women's bookshop, women's university), in the 70s she directed the non-fiction series Il Vaso di Pandora for La Salamandra Edizioni. You have written in various magazines dealing with medicine, science, anthropology, mythology. You collaborated with the Laima association of Turin in the organization of the international conferences Culture Indigene di Pace (2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016). Since 2005 she has directed the series of women's history and spirituality Le Civette Saggi for the Venexia publishing house.
Books: Consciousness in the body. Women, health and medicine in the seventies, Franco Angeli, 2005; Dark Shining Mothers. The roots of the sacred and of religions, Venice, Rome, 2007; She who gives life. She who gives shape, Venice, 2009; To the Place of Origins. A path of research of the female self, Castelvecchi, 2016, She who gives life, She who gives form 2021– EBOOK

Elvira Visciola

Architect, born in Puglia, she worked in Milan, Rome and Pescara where she currently lives. She is an expert traveller, she is passionate about history and archeology and she is the co-designer of the Preistoria In Italia site for which she coordinates the research and data collection.

Alessandra de Nardis

What we have set ourselves is a great commitment: to find the traces of the civilization that preceded us! One step at a time, one datum at a time, the signs will become visible, like the statuettes that are re-emerging from the earth.
I'm Graphic, 3D, Web Designer, photographer by necessity, independent researcher in prehistoric archeology and mythology; founder of the blog-magazine of gender culture Authors of Civilization and project product manager Prehistory in Italy.


Arianna Carta

In the 90s I approached feminist studies thanks to Liana Borghi and then graduated in cultural anthropology at the University of Florence with a thesis on female power among the Igbo population (Nigeria). In Florence I collaborated with the Libreria delle donne and obtained a Master's degree in Gender Studies at the Central European University. I am carrying out an interdisciplinary PhD at the University of Koper on female power in Sardinia and the links between Neolithic female representations and the role of women in traditional culture. My other passions are rocks, climbing and dancing.

Barbara Crescimanno

Researcher and teacher at the School of Music and Traditional Dances Arci Tavola Tonda; you collaborate with the UniPa Chair of Ethnomusicology; she coordinates the TrizziRiDonna ethnocoreutic research group and leads a research path on the relationship between music and the sacred feminine; treatment performances of narrative theater, training and education courses between dance, percussion and vocality and the two-year training course CHORÓS Dances, Voices and Rhythms of Southern Italy. In 2019 you created the conference “The sacred in women. Figures and ritual forms in the Mediterranean area between memory and contemporaneity". She is building the WebMaps DEE and NINFE of SICILY and the Tarantella area.

Cristina Muntoni

Professor of History of Female Sacredness, researcher of the Scientific Commission of Cesim, Center for Identity and Memory Studies, founded by Giuseppa Tanda, full professor of Sardinian Prehistory and Protohistory at the University of Cagliari.

Daniela Degan

Lives and works in Rome. She is a free researcher, with a degree in economics, she has been working in this field for over 30 years. Over the last few decades you have developed a research path on the themes of economic degrowth, altered economy and the archetypes and myths of the sacred feminine, the spirituality of the Mother Goddess in the Mediterranean and in Europe. She is co-founder of the "Roma Degrowth Itinerant Workshop", organizer and animator of the workshops on the Roman territory since 2006; she is a trainer on the topics of alternative economies, and participatory methodologies aimed at consensus.

Donatella Livigni

Performer of Singing in Nature, teacher of Vocal Functionality and anthropologist of sound. Born in Naples and raised in Rome and abroad, she deals with research and training in pedagogical-functional practices related to sound, voice and sacred spaces - sites with archaeological, acoustic, symbolic and therapeutic interest.

Eleonora Ambrusiano

Sicilian by birth, with a background in social sciences and education, she has worked in adult education and as a special education teacher. She lives and works in Umbria. She is a curious and passionate seeker, she follows the path of the Sacred Feminine, facilitating circles of women in which to share experiences and knowledge. She is currently working on the rediscovery of the sacred names and traditions of the Goddess in Sicily.

Enrica Tedeschi

Degree in sociology (1974); PhD in Social Theory and Research (1987); Specialization in historical-religious studies (1991): qualifications obtained at La Sapienza in Rome. Research fields: contemporary neo-religious movements; historical cultures of popular devotion (including shamanism and magic); cultural antropology; socio-cultural and communicative processes; methodologies of ethnographic writing.

Francesca Principi

Originally from Ancona, graduated in Archeology at the University of Bologna, later specialized in prehistory with the Erasmus Mundus Master in "Quaternary and prehistory", University of Ferrara. You have participated in archaeological excavations in Italy and have worked for many years in the museum sector, above all with the Museum of Prehistory “L. Donini” of San Lazzaro di Savena (BO) and the National Archaeological Museum of the Marche (AN), mainly dealing with teaching.

Francesca Re

Master's degree, he is completing his studies in demo/ethno-anthropological cultural heritage at the University of Sassari. She is involved in the development of cultural projects aimed at the rediscovery of proto-Sardinian traditions, she directs the Galana Laboratory, created to pass on the knowledge of various natural techniques through workshops and artisan productions based on Sardinian herbs and essences. Trained as a European Weaver, she keeps alive the tradition of weaving and dyeing processes of natural yarns.

Francesca Rebbelato

She lives in Udine, has a degree in Pedagogy and is a primary school teacher. She is a researcher of myths, traditions and stories related to female spirituality, especially of her own region. She has studied oriental dance and folk dance for years. She has completed training in Family Constellations.

Giusi Di Crescenzo

I was about 20 years old in '68 when a "coincidence" gave me the opportunity to experience feminism and start a search towards freedom from the oppression of only rational thought through the encounter with Zen meditation and then with history of the civilization of the Great Mother. I am attracted by quantum physics, by its no longer talking about separate atoms, but of waves of energy, of probabilities, of patterns that change when observed, by its way of seeing the world as Shamans and Witches have always done.

Grazia Dentoni

She has been working since 1992 in the field of art and entertainment as an actress, author, director, theater trainer and perinatal educator. She is the founder of the Ananche cultural association, she gives life to cultural projects such as Nuraxia, Matrilineare, Rural and Peasant Theaters, which she likes to call "Theatres of Peace".
Author of Or Rhu A S'Andhira, Also 2011 and documentaries like The Amazons (2002) Fragments of freedom (2005) Crossing the Wall (2007), Nouraxia (2009). In 2016 she collaborates with Mother Sardinia by Sirka Capone (homage to Marja Gimbutas) and in 2018 participates in Sardinian women and goddesses by Daniela Vismara (RAI). In 2021 Matrigimbutas is selected for the ASWM conference.

Laura Violet Rimola

Born in February 1982, she is a free researcher in the field of animist spirituality and female traditions, and the author of numerous essays, fairy tales and articles on the sacred feminine. Founder of the portal Il Tempio della Ninfa (2003), dedicated to the study and dissemination of traditions, legends and forms of female spiritual path, as well as of the site The Mother Goddess in Northern Italy (2014), maintains web pages on the ancient traditions of women. Since 2017 you have managed the Pettirosso Edizioni publishing house, with which you have published Land Flowery Virgins. Legends and Tales of Flowers and Maidens e The Queen of Serpents. Short collection of fairy tales, legends and folk tales.

Maria Laura Leone

Archaeologist, palethnologist and professor of art history, she carries out research in prehistoric art and cognitive archaeology. Among her works, the interpretation of the Stele Daunie, as simulacra that reveal the use of the Opium Poppy, and the paintings of Grotta dei Cervi (in Porto Badisco, Otranto) as expressions deriving from Modified States of Consciousness. She collaborated with the Camuno Center for Prehistoric Studies in Valcamonica, participated in research missions between France, China and Israel and held conferences in Italy, Sweden and Greece. In 2001 he created the online scientific journal www.artepreistorica.com. On the same site and on www.grottacervibadisco.it you can read and download some of his publications.

Marina Leopizzi

Palermo passionate about archeology and in particular the works of Marija Gimbutas, known thanks to the Women's Library UdiPalermo of which she has been a member for more than 20 years. She is looking for expressions of the Goddess Civilization in her own island.

Oretta DiCarlo

Oretta Di Carlo is a psychotherapist, trainer and soul healer. He was born in Sabina and grew up and worked in Rome, working in both the public and private sectors. You have always been involved in social work through psycho-socio-pedagogical initiatives, with particular attention to the realization of the talents of children, young people and women. In recent years she has dedicated herself to the study and recovery of awareness of the sacred feminine and to the construction of a new balance between masculine and feminine energies based on partnerships.

Roberto Marras

I am a high school Literature teacher from Genoa, with long and intense experience in Italian schools abroad: Tunis, Asmara, Belo Horizonte, Lagos. Both for professional duty and for passion, I have never stopped studying, obtaining several postgraduates ranging from studies in ancient history, to classical literature, to comparative literature, but as an independent researcher I am certainly devoted to "prehistory" especially from Sardinia, the homeland of my paternal family, especially after having "discovered" revolutionary scholars such as Marija Gimbutas, to whom this site pays due homage.

Sarah Perini

Graduated in 2003 in Foreign Languages ​​​​and Literature at the University of Turin, with Cultural History specialization, she participated in anthropological masters and seminars at the Interdepartmental Center for Women's Studies of the University of Turin with Anna Brawer and Luciana Percovich, deepening the gender studies and the work of Maria Gimbutas and Riane Eisler.

Susanna Magnelli

I am an architect and I have taught in the Faculty of Architecture, in Pescara and in Florence, Analysis of the City and the Territory, with particular regard to their history.
In the last period of activity I taught planning for environmental emergencies for the Geography course.
Currently I deal with the individual forms of perception and relationship with the space that I have called "Inner Landscapes".

Tatiana Melaragni

I was born in Rome on the right bank of the Tiber (Veio gate). Archaeologist, Etruscanologist with a passion for the Middle East, I'm also a tour guide. I have had several work experiences in Israel, Syria and Jordan and I am carrying out a series of projects to re-evaluate a forgotten part of history, the Neolithic. In particular I dealt with the civilization of Rinaldone, thanks to the strong friendship with Giovanni Feo.