Friday, March 9, 2012

"Coils over Spoil – Metal detecting and archaeological interpretation at Gabii" at 22nd TRAC 2012

The use of metal detectors in Mediterranean archaeology regularly generates a lot of discussion on the internet. The Gabii Project carried out a controlled experiment using metal detectors to check stratigraphically excavated soil with metal detectors in order to track the recovery rates of metallic artifacts - and we have some interesting and significant results to share! The first look at this evidence will be offered by Laura Banducci (Ph.D. candidate, IPCAA, University of Michigan) and Jason Farr (Ph.D. candidate, IPCAA, University of Michigan), who will present their study as a poster entitled "Coils over Spoil Metal detecting and archaeological interpretation at Gabii." This presentation will take place as part of the 22nd Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference (TRAC) taking place in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The poster will be presented on 30 March 2012, from 5.30 to 7.00 pm.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Gabii Project at AISCOM XVIII

The Gabii Project will share research into a series of floors discovered in the context of several Republican period buildings on the site at the upcoming eighteenth meeting of Associazione Italiana per lo Studio e la Conservazione del Mosaico (AISCOM) in Cremona, Italy, March 14 to 17, 2012. The paper presented by Anna Gallone, and authored in collaboration with Jeffrey A. Becker and Marcello Mogetta, under the title “Gabii in età repubblicana: i rivestimenti pavimentali di alcune unità abitative,” will explore the nature of several paved floors and attempt to contextualize them with respect to other archaeologically attested pavements in Republican Italy.