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Towards Counternarratives of Mediterrenean LandscapesRusellae Landscape2018 Test Excavation Team

Towards Counternarratives of Mediterrenean Landscapes

Improving Critical Thinking in Archaeology

Rusellae Landscape

Developing new Paradigms in Landscape Archaeology

2018 Test Excavation Team

Shedding new Light on Past Landscapes



The Emptyscapes project is an interdisciplinary program designed to stimulate changes in the way in which archaeologists in Italy study the archaeology of landscapes, leaving a site-based approach in favour of a truly ‘landscape’ perspective.

The aim is to promote

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The sample area in this case study lies in Central Italy, in Maremma, a wide costal region in southern Tuscany and northern Lazio bordering the Tyrrhenian Sea.

Rusellae was an important Etruscan and subsequently Roman city, which survived until the

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The city of Veii, situated about 15 km north of Rome occupied what is now a broad plateau of gently rolling countryside about 190 ha in extent.

The best way to begin discussion of this sample area is perhaps to

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The project has been funded within the Marie Curie action

(FP7-PEOPLE-2013-IEF n. 628338)





Culture 2007 ArchaeoLandscpes Europe project

(Grant Agreement nr. 2010/1486/001-001)



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Latest Posts

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UAV LiDAR survey – Riegl

March 18, 2016 | No Comments

The virtual absence of LiDAR case studies for archaeological purpose in the Mediterranean area is both obvious and remarkable. The main reason may lie in differing methodological approaches, differing schools of thought or in cultural or environmental biases of various Read more »

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March 10, 2016 | No Comments

From March March 12 to March 15, Emptyscapes project has been at Kirkwall, Orkney-UK.

Orkney, 12th-15th March 2016

Saturday 12th March: Papers, Orkney College
9.30 Assemble at College – Tea and coffee
10.00 Introduction
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Key-note on Drones in Archaeology, Rome (Italy)

February 1, 2016 | No Comments

2nd International Conference of Aerial Archaeology: From Aerostats to Drones: Aerial Imagery in Archaeology
3-5 February 2016, Belgian Academy – Rome

Key-note talk
Expanding the Boundaries of Aerial Archaeology: from Balloons to Drones

In addition to traditional platforms for low-level Read more »


Seminar, University of Rome “La Sapienza” (Italy)

December 15, 2015 | No Comments

Within the ongoing collaboration with ‘Progetto Veio’ at the University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’ Dr Valeria Acconcia coordinates the organization of a working party including the research team of Prof Gilda Bartoloni (University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’), Prof Maria Teresa Read more »


Fieldwork 2015 report, Cambridge (UK)

November 5, 2015 | No Comments

On November 10th, within the seminar of the Faculty of Classics the PI will present the activity and outcomes of the fieldwork campaign 2015.

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Key-note, Nicosia (Cyprus)

October 29, 2015 | No Comments

The Cyprus Institute invited the PI to give a key-note talk on Emptyscapes project on November 2nd, 2015.

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Festival of Ideas, Cambridge (UK)

October 23, 2015 | No Comments

A brief Tour of European Research

10:00-10:10 am Remarks and Introduction

10:10-10:15 Alice Leplongeon. “Homo sapiens and his stone tools in prehistory: tracing human dispersals within, out of and back into Africa”.

10:15-10:20 Giulio Lucarini. “African veggie food under the microscope. The Read more »

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UAV LiDAR survey – Yellowscan

September 20, 2015 | No Comments

On October 2nd 2015 Emptyscapes project is going to move to Montpellier (France) to assist to the Yellowscan Demo day.

On Friday 2 October 2015 YellowScan is going to host a demo day at its location near Montpellier, France. Read more »

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Key-note at ISAP, Warsaw (Poland)

September 15, 2015 | No Comments

The Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology of the University of Warsaw, Scientific Association of Polish Archaeologists and International Society for Archaeological invited the PI to give a key-note talk Read more »


2015 Fieldwork season, Rusellae & Veii landscapes

July 20, 2015 | No Comments

In August will take place fieldwork campaign 2015.

In both landscape blocks filed activity will be aimed to geo-archaeological and bioarchaeological sampling.

Borehole survey has been carefully planned in close collaboration with prof Charles French.

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