Conference – Siena

On Saturday, July 14, we will present the results of the second archaeological season at the Conference “Notizie dei Cavi e degli Scavi – Archeologia SABAP-SI 2018”.

Our brand new YouTube Channel

Since today, you may want to check out our YouTube Channel, dedicated to videos of our Archaeological Project.   Here is the link!

Thank you all!!

The 2018 Field School at Monteverdi has just finished and we would like to thank all the people involved within the project: Luca Giannuzzi Savelli, our Project Manager, owner of the land at Castellaraccio di Monteverdi and fabulous host Paolo, Giovanna, Iacopo and Marina Giannuzzi Savelli, owners of the land at Podere Cannicci Elisabeth, Joseph,…

Castellaraccio di Monteverdi – Days 14-15

The last two days at the castle have been spent in enlarging the excavation area towards the south, reaching wall 18 without digging any other context. We were able to expose another section of structure 16, while the other contexts were badly damaged by the roots of the trees that are very persistent in this part of…

Podere Cannicci – Day 16

This morning, we said our final goodbyes to Podere Cannicci. With the memories of the previous night–celebrating our beloved director Dr. Sebastiani’s birthday during lunch and then showcasing all of our hard work to the local people that evening under pink skies–still present in our minds, the IMPERO Team focused on understanding Context 54. Yesterday…

Podere Cannicci – Day 15

This morning heralded some more new visitors at Podere Cannicci! Dr. Sebastiani gave a tour to the Archaeological directors from the National Museum at Prague, supervisors over our very own team member Pepa, while the Podere Cannicci team continued to reveal our two new walls and new possible trench.  Moreover, Dr. Lisa Fentress and Dr. Mariagrazia…

Podere Cannicci – Day 14

Cool breeze, a wonderful discovery, and attentive listeners accompanied the first day of our final week of the season. In an attempt to better understand the interconnectivity of our different exposed contexts, we had our excavation machine open up a new area. To our surprise, two parallel walls within Context 36 were discovered perpendicular to…

Castellaraccio di Monteverdi – Day 13

Today we cleaned everything at our best to prepare the site for the photogrammetry. At the same time, we reached some conclusions on the excavated area. We are probably in front of two different phases of the Castle, the latest one composed by the visible structures, with few traces of a floor in the north-west…

Castellaraccio di Monteverdi – Day 12

Yesterday we had some heavy rain which prevented us to work for all the day and flooded Cannicci. Fortunately, the castle was in much better condition, after half an hour of maintenance we were able to come back to work. The task of the day was to completely expose and document layer 13 and the…

Podere Cannicci – Day 13

The IMPERO Team at Podere Cannicci had their hands full today dealing with the aftermath of yesterday’s storm. After a day off from excavation, we returned to a flooded site and immediately set to work passing buckets to drain the water from the area. Both students and directors laughed together despite the circumstances, and our…