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Between a rock, a gully, and a hard place : archaeological prospection of Metal Age remains in the uplands of the Raganello Basin (Calabria, Italy)

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This paper discusses the challenges of archaeological prospection in two common situations in Mediterranean mountain landscapes: rock debris slopes and alluvial basins. Burial by subsequent rockfall episodes provides favourable preservation circumstances on debris slopes, but hinders the detection of archaeological remains. Erosive landscape zones are the arenas of multiple depositional and post-depositional processes which may be difficult to recognize in surface artefact distribution data and geophysical datasets. We present case studies from recently concluded research on the formation processes and detection potential of small Metal Age artefact scatters in such situations in the Raganello basin of Calabria (southern Italy). We demonstrate how detailed interdisciplinary work on these kinds of small-scale archaeological traces can reveal unexpected temporal and spatial dimensions of past human activity.
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Archaeological prospection, geophysics, protohistory, Italy

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De Neef, Wieke, Martijn van Leusen, Kayt Armstrong, and Burkart Ullrich. 2019. “Between a Rock, a Gully, and a Hard Place : Archaeological Prospection of Metal Age Remains in the Uplands of the Raganello Basin (Calabria, Italy).” In Funde in Der Landschaft : Neue Perspektiven Und Ergebnisse Archäologischer Prospektion, ed. Christoph Keller and Christine Wohlfahrt, 26:159–169. Bonn: LVR Amt für Bodendenkmalpflege im Rheinland.
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De Neef, W., van Leusen, M., Armstrong, K., & Ullrich, B. (2019). Between a rock, a gully, and a hard place : archaeological prospection of Metal Age remains in the uplands of the Raganello Basin (Calabria, Italy). In C. Keller & C. Wohlfahrt (Eds.), Funde in der Landschaft : Neue Perspektiven und Ergebnisse archäologischer Prospektion (Vol. 26, pp. 159–169). Presented at the Funde in der Landschaft, Bonn: LVR Amt für Bodendenkmalpflege im Rheinland.
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De Neef W, van Leusen M, Armstrong K, Ullrich B. Between a rock, a gully, and a hard place : archaeological prospection of Metal Age remains in the uplands of the Raganello Basin (Calabria, Italy). In: Keller C, Wohlfahrt C, editors. Funde in der Landschaft : Neue Perspektiven und Ergebnisse archäologischer Prospektion. Bonn: LVR Amt für Bodendenkmalpflege im Rheinland; 2019. p. 159–69.
MLA
De Neef, Wieke et al. “Between a Rock, a Gully, and a Hard Place : Archaeological Prospection of Metal Age Remains in the Uplands of the Raganello Basin (Calabria, Italy).” Funde in Der Landschaft : Neue Perspektiven Und Ergebnisse Archäologischer Prospektion. Ed. Christoph Keller & Christine Wohlfahrt. Vol. 26. Bonn: LVR Amt für Bodendenkmalpflege im Rheinland, 2019. 159–169. Print.
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  abstract     = {This paper discusses the challenges of archaeological prospection in two common situations in Mediterranean mountain landscapes: rock debris slopes and alluvial basins. Burial by subsequent rockfall episodes provides favourable preservation circumstances on debris slopes, but hinders the detection of archaeological remains. Erosive landscape zones are the arenas of multiple depositional and post-depositional processes which may be difficult to recognize in surface artefact distribution data and geophysical datasets. We present case studies from recently concluded research on the formation processes and detection potential of small Metal Age artefact scatters in such situations in the Raganello basin of Calabria (southern Italy). We demonstrate how detailed interdisciplinary work on these kinds of small-scale archaeological traces can reveal unexpected temporal and spatial dimensions of past human activity.},
  author       = {De Neef, Wieke and van Leusen, Martijn and Armstrong, Kayt and Ullrich, Burkart},
  booktitle    = {Funde in der Landschaft : Neue Perspektiven und Ergebnisse archäologischer Prospektion},
  editor       = {Keller, Christoph and Wohlfahrt, Christine},
  isbn         = {9783982039916},
  keywords     = {Archaeological prospection,geophysics,protohistory,Italy},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Köln},
  pages        = {159--169},
  publisher    = {LVR Amt für Bodendenkmalpflege im Rheinland},
  series       = {Materialien zur Bodendenkmalpflege im Rheinland},
  title        = {Between a rock, a gully, and a hard place : archaeological prospection of Metal Age remains in the uplands of the Raganello Basin (Calabria, Italy)},
  volume       = {26},
  year         = {2019},
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