Forskningsprojekt

Ulf R. Hansson, Antiquarianism and Proto-Archaeology in Early Eighteenth-Century Rome

Ulf R. Hansson, Antiquarianism and Proto-Archaeology in Early Eighteenth-Century Rome This research project traces and examines antiquarian field activity in the city of Rome and in the Roman Campagna in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth century. Special focus is on developments during the early decades of the eighteenth century which culminated in the high …

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Acquarossa

Acquarossa The excavations at Acquarossa took place between 1966 and 1975, with supplementary compaigns in 1978 and 1991. They were conducted under the auspices of the Swedish Institute of Classical Studies in Rome, in association with the then Soprintendenza alle Antichità dell’Etruria Meridionale and supported by, among others, Gustaf VI Adolf, king of Sweden and …

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Luni sul Mignone

Luni sul Mignone ”Pian di Luni” or “Luni” is the name of a plateau, built by the volcanic rock, tufa, and lying by the river Mignone in the Comune di Blera, about 65 km northwest of Rome. The crown of the mountain consists of a relatively flat plain, c. 550 metres long and 150 metres …

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The Vignale Archaeological Project

The Vignale Archaeological Project Project background After more than fifty years of archaeological work at the Etruscan site of San Giovenale, the field research continued. In order to widen and fully understand the complexity of the ancient site, an investigation of the landscape in the immediate surrounding felt compulsory. In 2006, Vignale Archaeological Project therefore …

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Common Ground. A research platform for digitized archaeological collections and archives at the Swedish Institutes in Athens, Rome and Istanbul.

Common Ground. A research platform for digitized archaeological collections and archives at the Swedish Institutes in Athens, Rome and Istanbul. Common Ground is a project that unites the Swedish Institutes in Athens, Istanbul and Rome in the creation of a joint digital platform for Swedish archaeological research in the Mediterranean. It is funded by Riksbankens …

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Johnny Bengtsson, Societal change and Internationalisation in Central Italy during the Bronze and early Iron Age. The case of Luni sul Mignone

Johnny Bengtsson, Societal change and Internationalisation in Central Italy during the Bronze and early Iron Age. The case of Luni sul Mignone This project concentrates on socio-economic and demographic changes during the Late Bronze Age and early Iron Age in Central Italy. Research on the transfer of knowledge, as well as international contacts, will widen …

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Hedvig Landenius Enegren, Spinning and Weaving Tools. Textile Technology at Etruscan Acquarossa and San Giovenale

Hedvig Landenius Enegren, Spinning and Weaving Tools. Textile Technology at Etruscan Acquarossa and San Giovenale This project involves a study of the textile implements (loom weights, spools, spindle whorls, needles) recovered during excavations at San Giovenale and Acquarossa in the 1950s –1970s conducted by the Swedish Institute of Classical Studies in Rome. These two archaeological …

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Francavilla di Sicilia

Francavilla di Sicilia The Swedish-Sicilian Francavilla project began in 2016 and is organised as a collaboration between the Swedish Institute in Rome and the Parco Archeologico Naxos Taormina with the support of the Comune di Francavilla. Background Francavilla di Sicilia is a small town situated in the valley of the Alcantara river, some 20 km …

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Transhumance Trails & Rural Roads (TT&RR)

Transhumance Trails & Rural Roads (TT&RR) A European network of traditional itineraries The interaction between humans and domesticated animals started the process of civilization in the western world. Transhumance is a specialized form of animal husbandry that strives to optimize the economic yield of livestock, capturing natural resources by moving herds over distant geographical areas …

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