International Congress: People/environment relationships from the Mesolithic to the Middle Ages – Salerno, 4-7 settembre 2007


Recent geo-archaeological findings in Southern Italy 

Organising institutions and Committee
The Congress is organised by the Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra of the Federico II University of Naples, in collaboration with the three governmental authorities (Soprintendenze Archeologiche; S.A.) supervising at the archaeological patrimony of the Campania Region: the S. A. of Napoli and Caserta Provinces, the S. A. of Salerno, Benevento and Avellino Provinces and the S. A. of Pompeii. The Organizing Committee includes:

-Aldo Cinque (Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Università Federico II)

-Giuliana Tocco (Soprintendenza Archeologica per le Province di Salerno, Avellino e Benevento

-Paola Romano (Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Università Federico II)

-Claude Albore Livadie (CNRS , Centre Camille Jullian, Aix en Provence).

-Rosario Lambiase (Chief geologist ; Salerno Municipality)


Vincenzo Amato (University of Naples, Italy)
Biagio Giaccio (C.N.R. – I.G.A.G., Rome, Italy)



The purpose of the meeting is to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of the  progress in environmental geo-archaeology that has recently emerged from case-studies in Southern Italy. Attention will be on a relatively large time window (Late Stone Age to Middle Age) because it is not an aim of the congress to detail a specific period. There is rather the intention to focus the interdisciplinary area of geo-archaeological research that explores the two parallel – and often interacting – histories of human communities and of the host landscapes. In this respect the congress plans to collect and discuss not only specific results, but also contributions about approaches, methods and techniques. Problems and perspectives related to the teaching of geo-archaeology and to the practice of “salvage archaeology” will be also treated; probably by means of Topic Debates.


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