Monte Torretta di Pietragalla
Sustainable archaeology for a balance between past and present, nature and society
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.