Meo is archaeologist and culture manager. After his PhD and a stay at the Centre for Textile Research of the University of Copenhagen, he is now a researcher and contract professor at the University of Salento.
In addition to field research, as director of the archaeological excavation in Muro Leccese, he is in charge of the study of textile production in southern Italy in the first millennium BC.
In particular, he studies the economic and productive role that weaving and fabric colouring had in the populations of southern Italy. The study is carried out through the analysis of the technologies used, the selected materials and the protagonists: the study of what remains of the textile instrumentation allows us to reconstruct the quality of ancient productions, defining the density of the warps and also proposing the width of the fabrics made; the study of the fabrics found in the archaeological excavations allows us to trace the processing, the decorations and also, through the scanning electron microscope analysis, the nature of the fibres (wool or linen). The protagonists are instead studied through historical-epigraphic sources and the names imprinted on the instrumentation: even if weaving is traditionally considered feminine, in areas where it is possible to identify a production destined to the sale of products, there are male names next to female ones.