The nEU-Med WEBinars: a series of on-line lectures

The nEU-Med WEBinars are a series of on-line lectures held and recorded for the publication of the book The nEU-Med Project: Vetricella, An Early Medieval royal property on Tuscany’s Mediterranean, Giovanna Bianchi and Richard Hodges editors (Firenze, All’Insegna del Giglio, 2020).


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The WEBinars present the multi-disciplinary research focussed upon the key site of the project, Vetricella, and its territory. Vetricella is thought to be the site of Valli, a royal property in the Tuscan march. Located on Italy’s Tyrrhenian coast, the archaeology and history of this site provide new insights on estate management, metal production and wider Mediterranean relations in the later first millennium AD.

The researchers of the nEU-Med team present and discuss their contributions collected in the volume: the stratigraphic sequence, the archaeological interpretation of the contexts, the finds (including pottery, glass artefacts, metals and coins), the environmental conditions, the exploitation of natural resources, livestock farming, the biological characteristics and pathologies of the human community.