GQB 2015, day 7: Gortyna in the 8th century through a ceramic lens

On 16th July we’re headed to Rethymno for a workshop on Byzantine cities in Crete. Our participation was a last minute deal but I thought it would be useful to provide an overview on the entire city of Gortys, not limited to the GQB area, from the point of view of a ceramic specialist. What… Continua a leggere GQB 2015, day 7: Gortyna in the 8th century through a ceramic lens

GQB 2015, day 5: substitute

I’m a substitute for another guy I look pretty tall but my heels are high As I mentioned the other day, our team is in Gortys at the same time with the University of Padua team directed by Jacopo Bonetto. Since there is no ceramic specialist with them this year, they asked me to take… Continua a leggere GQB 2015, day 5: substitute

GQB 2015, day 4: the people must have something good to read

The people must have something good to read on a Sunday With only ten days of fieldwork, weekends are a social convention that is left for another time, and the alarm is only marginally generous at 8 o’clock. As anticipated two days ago, my main task here is to finalise the study of ceramic contexts… Continua a leggere GQB 2015, day 4: the people must have something good to read

Archaeology and Django: mind your jargon

I have been writing small Django apps for archaeology since 2009 ‒ Django 1.0 had been released a few months earlier. I love Django as a programming framework: my initial choice was based on the ORM, at that time the only geo-enabled ORM that could be used out of the box, and years later GeoDjango… Continua a leggere Archaeology and Django: mind your jargon

Museo archeologico di Portoferraio

Il museo civico archeologico di Portoferraio ospita reperti provenienti da tutta l’isola d’Elba e da alcuni relitti delle acque circostanti. Fortunatamente è stato possibile scattare fotografie all’interno, anche se naturalmente la qualità non è molto buona. Purtroppo non esiste un catalogo, anche se il materiale è in gran parte pubblicato. Scavando a Vignale, un sito… Continua a leggere Museo archeologico di Portoferraio