Preliminary results of the fourth archaeological excavation campaign at Vetricella

The first weeks of September marked the end of the archaeological excavation campaign at the site of Vetricella (Scarlino, GR) 2019, which saw the involvement of the ERC nEU-Med project Team along with trainee archaeology students. The excavation operations focused on the opening of two evaluation trences  in the South-East portion of the site (sectors III-IV) (Fig.1), in order to try to define in more detail the dynamics that affected the construction and the subsequent abandonment/filling of the inner defensive… Continue reading

pXRF analysis on samples of fine ware from the site of Vetricella

At the Department of History and Cultural Heritage (University of Siena), in collaboration with Department of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Pharmacy, ceramic samples from the site of Vetricella (Scarlino, GR) and the surrounding area, were selected for preliminary screening with XRF technology. This screening is aimed at an elemental and statistical study.     Continue reading

Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 december 2019: seminars

On Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 december 2019 from 9.00 a.m to 11.00 a.m at Complesso dei Servi (DSSBC) Siena, will be held two lessons of Alessandra Pecci (Universitat de Barcelona): Tuesday 3, in Aula 1 – Complesso dei Servi: “Food production, trade and consumption: organic residue analysis of archaeological materials”. Wednesday 4, in Aula 6 – Complesso dei Servi: “Food production, trade and consumption: organic residue analysis of archaeological materials. II Examples from the Mediterranean and Mesoamerica”. The seminars… Continue reading

The activities of the nEU-Med project presented to the students of the Master’s Degree course in Archaeology

During the presentation of the the Master’s Degree course in archaeology (University of Siena) at the Palazzo San Galgano (Siena), were presented through two posters, the scientific activities of the European ERC nEU-Med project:   the archaeological excavation of the site of Vetricella (Scarlino,GR) multidisciplinary surveys for the study of the historical landscape of medieval Tuscany       Continue reading

The nEU-Med project on ARCHEO 2019

In the issue of April 2019 of the magazine “ARCHEO” , you can find the article dedicated to the ERC nEU-Med project, which, thanks to multidisciplinary connotation and focus on southern Tuscany, aims at the reacting the significant economic changes occurred in the first centuries of the Middle Ages.   DOWNLOAD THE PDF ARTICLE Continue reading

Ostracod analyses on sediments from the Vetricella ditch and the cores drilled in the Pecora and Cornia valleys

At the Institute of Environmental Geology and Geoengineering of the CNR, the analyses of the ostracod associations occurring in the ad hoc sampled sediments from the Vetricella ditch and from the cores drilled in the alluvial plains of the Pecora and Cornia rivers are in progress. Ostracods are small crustaceans (average length 1 mm) with the body enclosed between two calcareous valves. These are the fossils found in sediments. They can live in all aquatic environments, from the deep sea… Continue reading