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H 290 x W 205 mm

94 pages

40 figures, 3 tables (colour throughout)

Published Sep 2021

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781803270784

Digital: 9781803270791

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Prehistory; Protohistory; Museums; Heritage; Access; Museology

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Understanding and Accessibility of Pre-and Proto-Historical Research Issues: Sites, Museums and Communication Strategies

Proceedings of the XVIII UISPP World Congress (4-9 June 2018, Paris, France) Volume 17, Session XXXV-1

Edited by Davide Delfino, Valentino Nizzo

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Museums are increasingly seen as the place where scientific research and heritage education meet; 8 papers here consider the mediation of language from research usage to public usage, making a museum visit an educational experience, universal accessibility, local community involvement, and use of media and new technologies for public outreach.



Understanding and accessibility of pre-and proto-historical research issues: sites, museums and communication strategies – Davide Delfino and Valentino Nizzo ;
Abandonment, rehabilitation and accessibility of open air sites: the case of El Castillar – Arróniz Pamplona, L., Sirvent Cañada, L.M., Fonseca de la Torre, H.J., Bayer Rodríguez, X., Meana Medio, L., Pérez Legido, D., Calvo Hernández, C. ;
Beyond Museum Walls: The Potential of Untraveled Prehistoric Heritage Sites as Archaeotourism Destinations – Patrick M.M.A. Bringmans ;
Reality, strategies and projects to Prehistory and Protohistory in the state museums and archaeological sites in the Molise region (Southern Italy) – Viviana Carbonara, Davide Delfino, Annarosa Di Nucci, Leandro Ventura ;
Unlocking La Cotte de St. Brélade: making Jersey’s Pleistocene heritage accessible – Peter Chowne, Jonathan Carter ;
Parco Archeologico Didattico del Livelet: education, ancient technology and experimental archaeology (Revine Lago, Treviso, Italy) – Marta Modolo, Maura Stefani, Fabio Sartori, Carlo Ingegno, Daniele Magagnin, Angela Bressan, Alessandra Marton, Giulia Conte, Gianmarco Mason, Samantha Rizzotto, Valentina Riva, Francesca Carpené, Carlotta Maniglia, Paola Nardellotto, Marta Meneghini, Erika Follador ;
The Temple Machine. A New Communication Model for the Villa Giulia National Etruscan Museum – Valentino Nizzo ;
Education, dissemination and new technological approaches for a museum opened behind closed doors: the University Museum of Paleontology and Prehistory ‘P. Leonardi’ – Ursula Thun Hohenstein, Alba Pasini, Alessandra Tarter, Chiara Messana, Anna Scalco, Federica Scali, Chiara Camisani Calzolari, Anna Carla Chiarelli, Giovanni Prencipe, Giorgio Poletti, Marco Bertolini ;
La carte de visite. Impact formel, contrainte méthodologique et choix impopulaires pour l’Aire mégalithique du Parc archéologique et Musée de Saint-Martin-de-Corléans à Aosta (Italie) : un cas d’étude – Gianfranco Zidda, Paola Rolfo Arzarello, Francesca Martinet, Luca Raiteri, Massimo Venegoni, Umberto Di Michele

About the Author

Davide Delfino is an archaeologist in the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities – Regional Direction of Museums of Molise, visiting professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Tomar (UNESCO Chair in Humanity and Cultural Integrated Landscape Management), internal researcher of the Geosciences Centre (University of Coimbra), and member of the Land and Memory Institute of Mação (Portugal). He has been Secretary of the UISPP/IUPPS Scientific Commission ‘Metal Ages in Europe’ from 2015. His scientific interests focus on warfare and landscape occupation in the Metal Ages, excavation of hill-top settlements, archaeological forgeries, and museology. He is the author of about 90 national and international scientific publications and has organised several international conferences and conference sessions in Portugal, Brazil, France and Spain. ;

Valentino Nizzo completed his studies at the ‘Sapienza’ University of Rome with a PhD in Etruscology. He carried out post-doctoral work on ‘Global Archaeology’ at the Italian Institute of Human Sciences in Florence, and then was appointed in 2010 to the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, first at the National Archaeological Museum of Ferrara and then at the General Directorate for Museums. In 2014 he became associate professor of archaeology, and in 2017 director of the National Etruscan Museum of Villa Giulia. His interests focus on the historical and material culture issues of Etruscan- Italic civilisations, on the earliest Greek colonisation, on the comparison between archaeology and anthropology, on funerary ideology and the mechanisms of archaeological communication.