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Department of Archaeology

 

The project Science @ Tarquinia aims to provide the complementary scientific support for the long-standing study of the ancient Etruscan city of Tarquinia by the University of Milan. This Unesco World Heritage site is well known for its magnificent painted tombs, its city walls, the Temple of Ara Regina and the monumental zone where the University of Milan has worked for over 30 years. The collaborative work (which started in September 2019) includes flotation, micromorphology, AMS dating, isotopic analysis and aDNA. The sedimentary geology of Tarquinia has proved very beneficial in providing good preservation of the chemical signatures, leading to striking new information on the diet, mobility and biological character of the ancient populations of this coastal city. The work is supported by the University of Milan, international funds of the University of Cambridge and the McDonald Institute.

The Tarquinia @ Science project is closely integrated with the E4 Project (comparing Etruria, SW Germany and Denmark in the first millennium BC) of the CRC1266 at the University of Kiel, bringing the following scholars into collaboration: Oliver Nakoinz (Kiel), Cheryl Makarewicz (Kiel), John Meadows (Kiel), Victoria Alliata (Kiel), Camilla Zeviani (Cambridge).

http://www.etruscologia.unimi.it/index.php/progetti/80-progetti/124-tarquinia-project

http://www.etruscologia.unimi.it/index.php/progetti

 

Team Members

Project lead for Milan and overall director

Giovanna Bagnasco

 

Simon Stoddart (Cambridge)

Giovanna Bagnasco (Milan)

Matilde Marzullo (Milan)

Cristina Cattaneo (Milan)

Giulia Brioschi (Milan)

Ornella Prato (UCL)

Frijda Schmidt (Cambridge)

Rachel Ballantyne (Cambridge)

Charly French (Cambridge)

Federica Sulas (Cambridge)

Molly Sheldrake (Cambridge)

Laura Motta (Michigan)

Fanny Gaveriaux (Rome)

Angela Trentacoste (Kiel)

Wolfgang Müller (Frankfurt)

Paula Reimer (Queen’s Belfast)

Carmen Esposito (Queen’s Belfast)

Rowan McLaughlin (British Museum)

Caroline Malone (Queen’s Belfast)

Dan Bradley (Trinity College, Dublin)

Emily Breslin (Trinity College, Dublin)

Valeria Mattiangeli (Trinity College, Dublin)

Project Lead

Project Tags

Themes: 
Environment, Landscapes and Settlement
Rethinking Complexity
Periods of interest: 
Copper/Bronze Age
Iron Age
Other Late Prehistory
Geographical areas: 
Europe
Mediterranean
Research Expertise / Fields of study: 
Museum Studies
Osteoarchaeology
Material Culture
Human Population Genetics
Human Population Biology and Health
Zooarchaeology
Biomolecular Archaeology
Built Environment
Artefact Analysis & Technology
Archaeological Theory
Archaeometallurgy
Field Methods
Environmental Archaeology, Geoarchaeology, and Landscape studies
Cultural Heritage
Archaeobotany
Subjects: 
Archaeology
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