Memory and Earthquake: the Pilastri Excavation Project (Emilia Romagna, Italy) toward a shared community archaeology approach

Memory and Earthquake: the Pilastri Excavation Project (Emilia Romagna, Italy) toward a shared community archaeology approach

Giulia Osti¹, Lara Dal Fiume¹, Simone Bergamini¹, Rita Guerzoni¹, Micol Boschetti¹, Valentino Nizzo², Margherita Pirani¹, Stefano Tassi¹ ¹Culture Keys workgroup, ²Direzione Generale Musei - Ministero dei beni e delle attività culturali e del turismo ¹info@culturekeys.it, ²valentino.nizzo@beniculturali.it Abstract Even though in Italy public archaeology is neither taught in universities nor it is object of a significant debate, some ongoing initiatives may properly be placed within this field. This is the case of the Pilastri excavation project which started without a clear public engagement strategy but is now pointing toward a more participative and structured one. This paper aims to provide an exhaustive case study as well as remark the potential of the programmatic involvement of the public into archaeological projects and its possible developments and outcomes in...
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