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Typological examination of Middle and Final Bronze Age (1625- 800BC) pottery from the Eremita Cave in Borgosesia (Vercelli, Italy)

ContributorsShala, Lekë
Number of pages135
Master program titleMaster ès sciences, mention archéologie préhistorique
Defense date2023-05-15
Abstract

The Eremita cave is located in the north-west of Italy, in the province of Piedmont, in the Monte Fenera massif, and is characterised by its Bronze Age occupation. This site was the subject of ten years of research by the Laboratory of Prehistoric Archaeology and Anthropology of the University of Geneva, under the direction of Prof. Marie Besse, between 2012 and 2021 (Besse and Viola 2013a; Besse and Viola 2013b; Besse et al. 2014; Derenne 2016; Derenne et al. 2020). All the archaeological material found during the campaigns is kept at the Carlo Conti Museum in Borgosesia (Vercelli, Italy). During a survey in 2012, spiral beads and a bronze pin were found in the centre of the cave. These findings led to a request for an excavation campaign, which began in 2013. Structures and a number of ceramics, fauna, human cremation remains, bronze objects and flint were discovered. A monograph on the site is being prepared under the direction of Professor Marie Besse. Meanwhile, a summary of the data from the 2012-2015 excavations has already been published by Eve Derenne in her Master's thesis (Derenne 2016). Several studies have been and are being carried out on stratigraphy, phosphate sediments (Kai Fechner, Inrap), ceramics (Eve Derenne, University of Veina; Delia Carloni, University of Groningen; Kaltrina Igrishta, University of Geneva), copper (Florence Cattin, University of Bourgogne), faunal remains (Patricia Chiquet, University of Geneva), anthracology (Janet Battentier, University of Geneva) palynology (Daniele Colombaroli, University of London; Jacqueline Van Leeuwen, OOCR, University of Bern), human remains (Claudine Abegg, University of Geneva; Henri Duday, University of Bordeaux), radiocarbon dating (Irka Hajdas, ETH, Zurich), geology and Ph. (Stephanie Girardclos, University of Geneva; Katrina Kremer, ETH, Zurich) and lithics (Amjad Al Qadi, University of Lyon). A geographical information system was also created by Jean-François Buard (University of Geneva) to monitor the spatial distribution of the data. My research has two main aims. The first is to compile the information on the excavations up to 2022, following the publication by Eve Derenne, who did her part for the 2012-2015 excavations. The main aim is to have an overview of the stratigraphic and chronological sequence (US, 14C, Harris matrix diagram) (Chapter 5). The second is the study of the pottery, with a typological approach to the entire corpus of pottery found in Eremita cave between 2012 and 2022 (Chapters 6, 7 and 8). It is well known that ceramics play an important role in the study of the chrono-cultural context and the movement of people. My research has two main aims. The first is to compile the information on the excavations up to 2022, following the publication by Eve Derenne, who did her part for the 2012-2015 excavations. The main aim is to have an overview of the stratigraphic and chronological sequence (US, 14C, Harris matrix diagram) (Chapter 5). The second is the study of the pottery, with a typological approach to the entire corpus of pottery found in Eremita cave between 2012 and 2022 (Chapters 6, 7 and 8). It is well known that ceramics play an important role in the study of the chrono-cultural context and the movement of people.

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Keywords
  • Archéologie
  • Préhistoire
  • Europe
  • Italie
  • Piémont
  • Grotte
  • Eremita
  • Poterie
  • Céramique
  • Technologie céramique
  • Typologie
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SHALA, Lekë. Typological examination of Middle and Final Bronze Age (1625- 800BC) pottery from the Eremita Cave in Borgosesia (Vercelli, Italy). 2023.
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