As the excavation draws quickly to a close, the team was hard at work looking for evidence of a southern boundary wall in our area as the GPR (Ground Penetrating Radar) suggested. Despite our hard work, we were unable to find such a wall in this trench. Just goes to show that things are not always as they seem but it was a good reminder at the end of the season of why the physical part of an excavation is so important.
Welcome to the Badger Den!
Amici Party 2017
A special thank you to all our Pantescan friends without whom our excavation would be nowhere near as smooth as it is. Getting to know everyone has been one of the best parts about digging on Pantelleria. We are grateful for your hospitality and your friendship and we hope that you had as much fun at our annual Amici Party as we did!
A sneak peak into an archaeological dig.
Although Cinque Denti looks like a cove caused by erosion of the sea, it is actually a 6km wide volcanic caldera. It is the youngest of the island’s two calderas being a measly 45,000 years old. To learn more about the island’s hot past visit the Smithsonian Institution’s Global Volcanism Program, https://volcano.si.edu/volcano.cfm?vn=211071
Lago do Venere 2017
Hi Heather here newly connected online! Its been a great first couple of weeks. Updates to follow 🙂
In other news… on Motya
A new book on the excavations at Motya is out now.
Nigro and Spagnoli 2017 Landing on Motya.
Arrivo a Pantelleria il 16 maggio, e gli studenti arrivano il 19 maggio.
Lago di Venere Season 2017
The Brock University Archaeological Project at Pantelleria is almost set for the 2017 season of working at the Lago di Venere! Stay tuned for more info on pantelleriaproject.org and our FB page Pantelleria Excavation Project.
New Project Video!
Please check out our new BUAPP video!
See what we were up to in the field with stunning views of the Lago di Venere and the archaeological site.
Many thanks to Clive for all of his hard work on this, Back to Monsoon for the music, and Prof.ssa Giglio for permission.