PCA 11

PCA European Journal of Post-Classical Archaeologies, 11
2021, 428 pp., 190 a colori
Brossura filo refe, 17 x 24 cm
ISBN: 2039789520211

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The archaeological study of communities in the past was the subject of a seminar organised in Venice as the final event of the Visiting Programme “The Past in the Present. Community archaeology: current practices and challenges”. At the Venice conference, the debate was centred on how we can define a community – a concept that is not at all straightforward, as P. Gould outlined in his introductory paper – and why communities and their landscapes in different regions developed in different ways and along different timescales. The subject has been analysed in the long-term from Roman to modern periods by S. Rippon, G.P. Brogiolo and A. Stagno et al., who reveal how traditional periodization has inhibited our understanding of the past, and in particular how significant short-term political events must be seen against a background of medium- and long-term continuities in the annual cycle of farming life. In this number of PCA, the Variae section comprises numerous subjects and a broad chronological and geographical span: from the late Roman and early medieval urban evolution of Saguntum in Spain (J. Benedito-Nuez et al.) to late medieval urbanism in Ascoli Piceno in Central Italy (G. Marra); from early Byzantine evergetism in the Eastern Mediterranean (E. Zanini) to modern and contemporary archaeology in Florence (C. Bonacchi and M. Lorenzon) and Puglia (G. De Felice). Anthropological study is represented by the analysis of paleotraumatology or signs of war in osteological material in Apulia during Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages (the team of S. Sublimi Saponetti, University of Bari) and a paper relating to the Mudéjar population in Spain (E. Dorado et al.). The volume closes with the dossier section on the role of archaeology, and cultural heritage more generally, in schools: S. Schivo analyses the role of archaeological content in history handbooks, while the team at the University of Girona presents a mobile app created attract teenagers’ interest in Cultural Heritage through the creation of augmented contents for museums and archaeological sites.