Stefano Palalidis studied Archaeology at “La Sapienza” University of Rome and received his Master`s Degree in 2015. Since 2017 he has been doctoral fellow at the Excellence Cluster Topoi with the thesis “The funerary traditions in the Yamnaya cultural horizon (ca 3400 – 2200 BC): Development and differentiation”. He also has participated in the PhD program Landscape Archaeology and Architecture (LAA) at the Berlin Graduate School of Ancient Studies (BerGSAS).