Castellaraccio di Monteverdi – Day 1, 2021

On Monday May 31, 2021, we started our third archaeological season at the deserted medieval village of Castellaraccio di Monteverdi.

This year, we will be focusing on the excavation of the second room of the keep, by removing the large collapse of its walls after the dismissal at the end of the 13th century.

Moreover, we will try to continue the exploration of the building located along with the fortifications on the north-western side of the settlement, where we intercepted parts of a possible residential structure in 2019.

Due to international travel bans and restrictions of the ongoing global Covid-19 pandemic, we have no American students. The team is made up of Prof. Alessandro Sebastiani (SUNY – Buffalo), Prof. Michelle Hobart (The Cooper Union), Alessandro Carabia (University of Birmingham), Dr. Edoardo Vanni (University of Siena), Luca Giannuzzi Savelli, Benedetta Baleani, Cleo Barbafiera, Marta De Pari, Chiara Mendolia, Maria Teresa Sgromo, Federico Saccoccio, Debora Tanganelli, and Dr. Flavia Vanni.

Together with the excavations, this year we also start the restoration of some of the vessels coming from the nearby necropolis at Podere Cannicci with Laura Franci directing the operations.

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