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H 290 x W 205 mm

434 pages

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Published Jul 2018

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781784917913

Digital: 9781784917920

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archaeology; communities; Sicily; Palermo; Lipari; Tindari; Glasgow; authorities; safeguarding; heritage; politician; museum

When Archaeology Meets Communities: Impacting Interactions in Sicily over Two Eras (Messina, 1861-1918)

By Antonino Crisà

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When Archaeology Meets Communities examines the history of nineteenth-century Sicilian archaeology through the archival documentation for the excavations at Tindari, Lipari and nearby minor sites in the Messina province, from Italy’s Unification to the end of the First World War (1861-1918).



Acknowledgements; Preface; Introduction; Chapter 1 - Contextualising archaeology in post-Unification Italy and Sicily (1861-1918); Chapter 2 - Sites and contexts of the province of Messina through antiquarianism and archaeology; Chapter 3 - The great events: excavations, safeguarding and exports; Chapter 4 - Minor events: casual discoveries, acquisition of finds and local issues; Chapter 5 - Shaping an evolving archaeology in Sicily; Chapter 6 - Sicily and the province of Messina in context; Appendix; List of Figures

About the Author

ANTONINO CRISÀ is an archaeologist, ancient historian and numismatist, and currently research fellow at the University of Warwick, Department of Classics and Ancient History. He studied at the University of Milan (BA 2004, MA 2008) and worked as a ‘Classics Teaching Assistant’ at the University of Leicester (2012-16), where he obtained his PhD in Archaeology (2015). As a field archaeologist, he has excavated in Sicily (Tindari), Sardinia (Nora), northern Italy (Milano, Calvatone, Bagnolo San Vito, Adria, Bergamo, Casale sul Sile) and Syria (Palmyra). His research explores numismatics and the history of archaeology in Sicily between the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries (antiquarianism, coin collectors, nineteenth-century archaeological excavations, archives and museum collection). Dr Crisà has been honoured by the publication of his best numismatic papers within the Italian National Competition for Young Numismatists (Cronaca Numismatica) (2006) and Premio M. Cagiati – XV International Numismatic Congress of Taormina (Accademia Italiana di Studi Numismatici) (2015).