The Project

Discover the structure and the ambition of our scientific program and its partners. Between research and promotion, here you will find out our approach and method of investigation.

History and Research

Discover the history of Monte Torretta, the ancient times along with the modern times. The history of the archaeological research and the history of the settlement is retraced here.

Diffusion and Promotion

Since its establishment, the Pietragalla Project, has been dedicated to disseminating and promoting scientific research and raising awareness to the general public. The communication of the project was made through traditional scientific methods, conferences and...

Blog

News from Pietragalla

Sustainable archaeology for a balance between nature and society, past and present.



The Pietragalla Project is an international research program established by the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. The main objective of the project is the study and promotion of the archaeological and cultural heritage of the archaeological site of Monte Torretta di Pietragalla, located in Basilicata, Italy

The term “sustainable archaeology“, used to define one of the guiding principle of the project, is embodied by the strict and close relationship between the academic partners and the local institutions involved in the Pietragalla Project. The awareness that research cannot exist for its exclusive sake, but as an instrument for the community. Thus, only the collaboration between local and foreign institutions and realities allows to investigate the past, protecting history and territory, towards a better understanding of our present.