Friday 6 november 2020: presentation of alum landscape volume

Friday 6 november 2020 Elisabetta De Minicis (Università degli Studi della Tuscia) and Enrico Basso (Università degli Studi di Torino), will present the volume: “Alum landscapes Archaeology of production and network economy” Edited by: Luisa Dallai, Giovanna Bianchi, Francesca Romana Stasolla, All’Insegna del Giglio,2020 TO FOLLOW THE WEBINAR CLICK THE LINK BELOW Link to GMeet     Continue reading

Alum landscapes. Archaeology of production and network economy

Luisa Dallai (edited by), Giovanna Bianchi (edited by),        Francesca Romana Stasolla (edited by)  Download eBook     Alum is an extremely versatile and precious raw material, used since classical times in alchemy, pharmacy, leather tanning and in various fields of metallurgy. Since the Middle Ages, the best known use of alum obtained from the processing of alunite has been linked to dyeing; it is in fact an excellent mordant, and even today, artisan dyestuffs make extensive use of it.… Continue reading

nEU-Med WEBinars: seminar recordings are available

nEU-Med WEBinars recordings are now available. To review the contributions of the researchers to the volume: “The nEU-Med project: Vetricella, an Early Medieval royal property on Tuscany’s Mediterranean” edited by G. Bianchi and R. Hodges, Florence, All’Insegna del Giglio, 2020, you can request the recordings of the seminars by writing to us at: Below the list of available seminars: Lorenzo Marasco, Arianna Briano: Vetricella e l’antropizzazione della pianura tra VIII e XIII secolo Serena Viva: Antropologia  di una comunità… Continue reading

nEU-Med WEBinars: May 2020

On the occasion of the publication of the volume: The nEU-Med Project: Vetricella, An Early Medieval royal property on Tuscany’s Mediterranean edited by G. Bianchi and R. Hodges, Firenze, All’Insegna del Giglio, 2020, the researchers will present their contributions with  a series of on-line seminars. TO FOLLOW THE SEMINARS CLICK THE LINK BELOW Link to virtual classroom GMeet   DOWNLOAD PDF VOLUME Continue reading

The nEU-Med project: Vetricella, an Early Medieval royal property on Tuscany’s Mediterranean

            Giovanna Bianchi (edited by), Richard Hodges (edited by)      Download eBook           This volume presents the multi-disciplinary research focussed upon the key site of the project, Vetricella, and its territory. Vetricella is thought to be the site of Valli, a royal property in the Tuscan march. It is the only Early Medieval property to be extensively studied in Italy. Located on Italy’s Tyrrhenian coast, the archaeology and history of this site provide… Continue reading


The archaeometric analysis carried out on the coins of the neumed project are almost completed. The large amount of data is providing useful information to answer at historical-numismatic questions. In particular, the use of different types of analytical techniques hallowed us to study the archeological samples from all points of view. Now, we are able to know information about the provenance of the metal and the ore source, the production technology and the alterations products. The interpretation of the datasets… Continue reading