Due to the  worldwide pandemic, no field session could take place in Pietragalla  in 2020. Nevertheless, the team worked together remotedly for several weeks during the summer to bring the documentation up to date and to proceed the interpretation. 

APRIL

  • Meeting between Paris, Berlin and Pietragalla to discuss the results and methods of the 3D scan conducted by Vito Muscio during the past campaign
  • Online presentation by Alain Duplouy and Vincenzo Capozzoli about the main results of the first three years of archaeological research at Monte Torretta di Pietragalla as part of a Master’s seminar at the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.
  • Official meeting of the Pietragalla Project team

JUNE

  • Participation in the European Archaeology Days:
  1. Introduction to the Pietragalla Project by Vincenzo Capozzoli
  2. Talk by Sabrina Mutino, archaeological officer of the Basilicata Archaeological Superintendency
  3. Talk by Alain Duplouy on valorisation
  4. Intervention by Agnes Henning on research perspectives
  5. Institutional Greetings by Paolo Cillis, Mayor of Pietragalla
  6. Institutional Greetings by Luciano Cillis, member of the Italian Parliament

JULY

  • Lecture by Alain Duplouy: ‘Archaeological prospecting. Principles and Applications’.
  • Lectures by Agnes Henning on the introduction to the stratigraphy and topography of the Monte Torretta site and by Lucia Lecce on the documented material culture at Monte Torretta

AUGUST

  • Work on the online database and development of a completely reviewed GIS
  • Processing, retouching and database entry of photos of archaeological material
  • Online lectures by Paloma Lorente Sebastían on funerary practices in Lucania between the 8th and 3rd centuries BC.