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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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September 28, 2014 | No Comments

Emptyscapes project web site is on.

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2014 Fieldwork season, Rusellae & Veii landscapes

July 1, 2014 | No Comments

From the beginning of July to the end of August will take place fieldwork campaign 2014.

Fieldwork will be focused within the chosen study areas, implementing a complementary set of survey techniques including large-scale magnetic prospection, aerial survey and field-walking survey.

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Public lecture, The Royal Netherlands Institute Rome (Italy)

May 20, 2014 | No Comments

The Royal Netherlands Institute Rome and Leiden University organized a symposium (G. Cantoro and T. D. Stek) on ARCHAEOLOGY FROM THE SKY.

Public lectures with take place at the Royal Netherlands Institute RomeWednesday on May 28th, 2014 from 16:00 to 19:00.

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