Topic ID #35778 - posted 6/1/2015 12:42 AM

"La Biagiola" field-school in Tuscany: froma an Etruscan villa to a Lombard graveyard

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The evolution of an Etruscan villa through centuries: from the Roman period to the Lombard occupation, up to a Modern era rural settlement.

“La Biagiola” archaeological site, near Sovana di Sorano (GR), Tuscany, was discovered by the volunteers of Gruppo Archeologico Torinese in 2004, during a survey project led by the Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici della Toscana.

After a few sample digs, held from 2008 to 2011, the Association “Cultura e Territorio” (ACT) has been entrusted of the following archaeological research.

At present, the history of the site is quite clear in outlines: on an Etruscan villa, at least three phases of a Roman villa, a Lombard grave field and a modern farm follow each other.

The excavations are carried on thanks to Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici della Toscana, “la Biagiola vitivinicola”, Kaustic Plastik and the municipality of Sorano.

Now we are ready to start the excavation of the Medieval grave field and to explore new facilities of the Roman villa.

In 2015, after the first campaign success, we intend to open again the Summer School to archaeology foreign students, who wish to experience archaeological excavations in Italy.

The aims of the 2015 Campaign are:

    completing the excavations of the Roman ruins’ nearby to uncover the ancient villa plan;
    exploring the Lombard necropolis;
    investigating some service facilities of the Roman farm: a likely oil or wine press area.

The program will be attractive for both Classical and Medieval archaeologists.

Post ID#20674 - replied 6/1/2015 12:50 AM

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