Fabio’s core research interest is how societies have perceived and conceived their environment and used that knowledge to time and adjust social, productive and magico-religious behaviours. This involves the modelling and analysis of prehistoric dispersals, especially those that happened across large spatial and temporal scales.
The second strand of Fabio’s research focuses on more regional scales and explores the celestial alignments encoded in prehistoric architecture and how they can help us peek at how past societies conceived the world and made sense of their place in it.
His research has featured in an episode of the BBC Four/PBS documentary series Revolutions: The Ideas That Changed the World. He has also collaborated in the development of, and featured as an expert in, a National Geographic documentary Chasing the Equinox.
Past research around the celestial alignment of ancient monuments has also attracted considerable attention by the media, both in the UK – including New Scientist, The Guardian, The Telegraph – as well as globally, such as CBS, Times of Malta, Smithsonian Magazine.
You can find Fabio on Twitter: @FSilva_skyscape