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Campagne di scavo archeologico

Archaeological excavation campaigns - a.y. 2021/2022

Excavations at the "Riparo Bombrini" (Ventimiglia, Imperia) and Arma Veirana (Erli, Savona)

Excavation supervisor: Fabio Negrino, in collaboration with other Italian (Bologna, Ferrara) and foreign (Germany, USA and Canada) universities.

For information and registration: fabio.negrino@unige.it

Excavations at Arma dello Stefanin (Aquila d'Arroscia, Imperia) and archaeological reconnaissance in the Maritime Alps.

Research leaders: Claudine Gravel-Miguel, Fabio Negrino, Julien Riel-Salvatore.

For information and registration: fabio.negrino@unige.it

Survey activities at the Via San Francesco site (Sanremo, Imperia).

Research leaders: Stefano Benazzi, Katerina Harvati, Fabio Negrino, Marta Pappalardo, Andrea Zerboni and other researchers from Italian and foreign universities.

For information and registration: fabio.negrino@unige.it

Survey activities in the Balzi Rossi archaeological area (Ventimiglia, Imperia) and in the coastal area between Albenga and the Principality of Monaco.

Research leaders: Fabio Negrino, Marta Pappalardo, Andrea Zerboni and other researchers from Italian universities.

For information and registration: fabio.negrino@unige.it

Director: prof. N. Cucuzza

Universities and Research Institutions Involved: University of Catania, University of Genoa, CNR - IBAM

The complex of the Minoan Villa of Kannià represents one of the most remarkable archaeological evidences related to prehistory in the inner area of central Messara. In addition to the earliest Neolithic frequentation of the area, the site features an imposing Late Bronze Age building, partially reused in the 13th century B.C. as a cult structure. The work conducted on the site by the University of Genoa (study of the archaeological evidence and continuation of excavation activities) contributes to its enhancement: with this in mind, a project for the restoration of the architectural remains will be developed.

For information and registration: Nicola.Cucuzza@lettere.unige.it

Director: prof. P. Militello

Universities and Research Institutions involved: University of Catania, Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Uninettuno Telematic University, University of Genoa, CNR - IBAM

The site of Haghia Triada, the subject of excavations since 1902, constitutes one of the best-known Bronze Age settlements in Crete, particularly interesting for the overlapping of monumental buildings from different periods, for the presence of a necropolis used over a wide chronological span, and for a sanctuary frequented until the middle of the historical period. The archaeological area is open to the public: many of the objects found at the site are displayed in the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion, one of the most visited in Greece. The work conducted by the University of Genoa involves both the study of the archaeological evidence and the continuation of excavation activities.

For information and registration: Nicola.Cucuzza@lettere.unige.it

Director: prof. P. Militello

Universities and Research Institutions Involved: University of Catania, Ca' Foscari University of Venice, University of Salerno, La Sapienza University of Rome, Uninettuno Telematic University, University of Udine University of Genoa, CNR - IBAM.

Festòs, systematically investigated since 1900, is one of the main archaeological sites on Crete, with a continuity of occupation from the most recent phases of the Neolithic to the full historical period, brought to light particularly in the Minoan palace hill: excavations and research, however, also concern other areas of the settlement. The paleo-environmental investigations conducted over the past 20 years have enabled the acquisition of relevant data on the oldest phases of the site, significantly increasing our knowledge of it. The University of Genoa is particularly engaged in the study of mason's marks and cultic practices between the end of the 2nd and the millennium BC.

For information and registration: Nicola.Cucuzza@lettere.unige.it

Director: Dr. M. Turco, professors O. Palio, N. Cucuzza

Universities and Research Institutions involved: University of Catania, University of Genoa, Soprintendenza ai Beni Culturali e Ambientali della provincia di Catania

The hill of Sant'Ippolito (in the territory of the municipality of Caltagirone, Sicily) is the only center in which Paolo Orsi identified, on the basis of some excavation work, the existence of all four prehistoric phases he distinguished in Sicily. The recently launched project aims to conduct a systematic survey in the area, which has never been adequately carried out until now, through surface reconnaissance and excavation work, as well as an enhancement activity.

For information and registration: Nicola.Cucuzza@lettere.unige.it

Archaeological survey activities in Pompeii (NA)

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Director: Silvia Pallecchi

The investigations involve the archaeological excavation of a series of workshops facing the Via dell'Abbondanza. In the area of these workshops, investigations conducted during the 19th century often removed pavements from AD 79. This circumstance makes it possible to develop deep stratigraphic investigations and analyze the earliest phases of the settlement.

Concomitantly with the excavation activities, the following are activated on the site: a stratigraphic reading laboratory for elevations; a documentation laboratory for ceramics; an archaeozoology laboratory; a plaster restoration laboratory; a coin restoration laboratory; a metal restoration laboratory; and an early earthworks laboratory.

For information and registration: silvia.pallecchi@unige.it

Archaeological survey activities in Nora (CA)

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Director: Silvia Pallecchi

Investigations are focused on a sector of the ancient Punic and Roman city of Nora, where contexts are being excavated that are framed in the period between the Roman imperial age and the 7th century AD. Over the past few years, the excavation has been focusing on the remains of a fairly large structure, probably with a residential function, characterized by a rather complex stratigraphic situation, with phases ranging between the 3rd and 7th centuries AD.

Concurrently with the excavation activities and stratigraphic reading of the elevations, a laboratory for the documentation and study of the finds and a laboratory for stratigraphic reading of the elevations are being activated at the site.

For information and registration: silvia.pallecchi@unige.it

Archaeological survey activities in Policastro Bussentino (SA)

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Director: Silvia Pallecchi

The investigations are concentrated within a green area, in the historic center of Policastro Bussentino (Santa Marina, SA). In this area, habitation and necropolis contexts referable to phases ranging from the 5th century BC to the 16th century AD are being unearthed. In parallel with the activity of excavation and stratigraphic reading of the elevations, a laboratory for the initial processing and cataloguing of materials recovered during the investigations is active.

For information and registration: silvia.pallecchi@unige.it

Research Project: 2006/2021.

Current activities: studies for final publication of archaeological surveys 2006/2018

Scientific Direction: Fabrizio Benente, Eliezer Stern (IAA), Edna Stern (IAA)

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Collaboration with Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Israel Antiquity Autority (IAA) and University of Haifa

Staff UniGe: Giada Molinari, Enrico Cipollina, Andrea Pollastro

For information and registration: fabrizio.benente@unige.it

Research Project: 2021

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Progressing stage: design of the preventive archaeological survey

Scientific Direction: SABAP Liguria (Nadia Campana)

Archaeological investigation: DAFIST (Fabrizio Benente)

Collaboration: MuSel. Archaeological and City Museum of Sestri Levante

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UniGe Staff: Giada Molinari, Andrea Pollastro, Marzia Dentone (MuSel Sestri Levante)

For information and registration: fabrizio.benente@unige.it

Excavations 2016/2019

Current activities: studies for final excavation edition

Scientific Direction: SABAP Liguria

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Archaeological investigation: DAFIST (Fabrizio Benente)

Staff UniGe: Giada Molinari, Andrea Pollastro, Enrico Cipollina

For information and registration: fabrizio.benente@unige.it

Excavations 2018/2019

Phase in progress: studies for final excavation publication

Scientific Direction: SABAP Liguria

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Archaeological investigation: DAFIST (Fabrizio Benente)

Staff UniGe: Giada Molinari, Andrea Pollastro, Enrico Cipollina, Martina Agresta

For information and registration: fabrizio.benente@unige.it

Project 2020/2021

Progressing stage: final delivery of site cards and route cards

DAFIST manager: (Fabrizio Benente)

Collaborations: DIRAAS, DAD

Staff UniGe: Giada Molinari, Marta Bagnasco

For information and registration: fabrizio.benente@unige.it

Scientific supervisor: Anna Maria Stagno

Reconnaissance in rural and landscape archaeology and historical ecology, architectural archaeology surveys, and excavation essays in various mountainous areas of southern Europe:

  • French Pyrenees (Llò and Eyne in Cerdagna, field resp. Giulia Bizzarri)
  • Basque Mountains (Luzuriaga and Zuazo in Álava and Aizkorri Plateau in Gipuzkoa, field resp. Andrés Menéndez Blanco)
  • Asturias (El Palu, resp. in the field Andrés Menéndez Blanco)
  • Sierra Nevada (Bubión, field resp. Agustín Sanchéz García)
  • Eastern Ligurian Apennines (Monte Fasce and Monte Moro, field resp. Giulia Bizzarri; Valle Sturla, field resp. Davide Attolini)

Collaborations with the Universities of Oviedo, Granda, the Basque Country, and CNRs FRAMESPA-Terrae University of Toulouse II

For information and registration: anna.stagno@unige.it

Scientific Managers: Carlos Tejerizo García and Anna Maria Stagno

Reconnaissance in rural and landscape archaeology and historical ecology, excavation essays in the municipality of Casaio in Galicia (NO of Spain), concerning a large portion of collective lands, an abandoned neighborhood, and a wolfram mine

For information and registration: anna.stagno@unige.it

Investigation manager: Anna Maria Stagno

Rural Archaeology surveys in the municipality of Testico (SV)

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For information and registration: anna.stagno@unige.it